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    Default Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    Have just seen this ‘fend’ in the semi final between Pontypool and Merthyr . Any thoughts?

    https://twitter.com/bbcscrumv/status...477331970?s=21

    Initially I’ll admit I missed it and followed the ball, then on the first replay thought it was yellow. Red still seems harsh but after several replays I can see why it’s red under the current guidelines.
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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    contact with the throat/head, not ahand off (or if it is he neded to make it more clear!)

    red card.

    learn not to do daft things next week.

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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    What surprised me is that G14 appeared to be dumbfounded at the decision.

    Compared to the acceptance by Tom Youngs in the LEI-EXE match, are different standards expected by players in the different Unions?
    Be reasonable - do it my way.

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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    Referee needs an anatomy lesson.

    Elbow is not forearm!

    However I think the correct decision was reached.

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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    "Fend with forearm "...no such thing!

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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    Quote Originally Posted by Decorily View Post
    Referee needs an anatomy lesson.

    Elbow is not forearm!

    However I think the correct decision was reached.
    Yes, it sounded odd, that his attempt to reiterate the TMO’s words came out wrong and the TMO didn’t bother to correct the mistake. A poorly executed forearm smash more like; why do players close their eyes on contact?
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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    Quote Originally Posted by chbg View Post
    What surprised me is that G14 appeared to be dumbfounded at the decision.
    I think he was expecting a not a

    If you had a poll of Referees, I wouldn't be surprised if a sizeable percentage would have given a

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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    I think he was expecting a not a

    If you had a poll of Referees, I wouldn't be surprised if a sizeable percentage would have given a
    Yes. The question is why?

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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    There is no doubt that there was contact with the throat/jaw by the forearm.
    I do not believe that it was intentional in the split second he gathered the ball and tried to set himself for a handoff.
    Is there any mitigation in reading it like that for a Yellow?
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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    Quote Originally Posted by ctrainor View Post
    There is no doubt that there was contact with the throat/jaw by the forearm.
    I do not believe that it was intentional in the split second he gathered the ball and tried to set himself for a handoff.
    Is there any mitigation in reading it like that for a Yellow?
    Not for me he raised his arm toward the face. Simple as that. Even if it has been a "hand off" it still would have been to the face area. If a tackler can't make contact with the ball carrier's face neither can the ball carrier make contact with the tackler's face.

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