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    Default Ben vs Lei - Red card (Jumper in the Air)

    Can someone please explain how this red card is fair, the ref kept saying he’s in no realistic position to catch the ball, but if you beam blue up, then green is both feet safely on the ground and ball is landing in the bread basket, yet he gets sent off.

    In reverse, yes, Blue has jumped higher, and arrived milliseconds earlier, but has also put himself at risk by jumping, and green who he did clatter. I could be sold on ‘rugby incident’ I think they both had a chance to catch it, but blue’s actions are more dangerous than greens (and this is before you consider the blue player that cuts across green and potentially slows his arrival) - yet decisions like this make me feel that some how i’m seeing it (and would potentially sanction it) wrong, please educate me!

    https://youtu.be/mYRv_iB0w2c

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    Default Re: Ben vs Lei - Red card (Jumper in the Air)

    Because Blue jumped for the ball and green didn't. Even though he was on the ground with his arms in a catching position he was in position to catch the ball because Blue would have intercepted it (and so did) before it reached him.
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    Sadly the Law encourages people to jump.
    Which means more injuries..

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    Default Re: Ben vs Lei - Red card (Jumper in the Air)

    YC to 4 blue who arguably caused the whole thing with his slight check, followed by the ridiculous appealing we have all been told to stamp out ?

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    Default Re: Ben vs Lei - Red card (Jumper in the Air)

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Sadly the Law encourages people to jump.
    Which means more injuries..
    Maybe it should discourage people jumping and using their knees to batter opposition players in the face!

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    ... and it all means the best kick is directly at a defender rather than into space. Which is just bloody daft.

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    Default Re: Ben vs Lei - Red card (Jumper in the Air)

    Are you asking for what a lot of consider to be morally right, for want of a better phrase, or how the Law Lords have dictated these things be handled?

    Because they are at odds with each other.
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    Default Re: Ben vs Lei - Red card (Jumper in the Air)

    Quote Originally Posted by Flish View Post
    Can someone please explain how this red card is fair, the ref kept saying he’s in no realistic position to catch the ball, but if you beam blue up, then green is both feet safely on the ground and ball is landing in the bread basket, yet he gets sent off.

    In reverse, yes, Blue has jumped higher, and arrived milliseconds earlier, but has also put himself at risk by jumping, and green who he did clatter. I could be sold on ‘rugby incident’ I think they both had a chance to catch it, but blue’s actions are more dangerous than greens (and this is before you consider the blue player that cuts across green and potentially slows his arrival) - yet decisions like this make me feel that some how i’m seeing it (and would potentially sanction it) wrong, please educate me!

    https://youtu.be/mYRv_iB0w2c
    We've been here before a number of times.

    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread....hy-no-red-card
    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread....d-or-not/page4
    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread....er-Yellow-Card
    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread....highlight=Ouch

    It's like deja-vu all over again, all over again

    I've said before:

    WR have to stop protecting players that are reckless with their own bodies to this extent.

    A broken neck and severe paralysis is not far away.

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    Default Re: Ben vs Lei - Red card (Jumper in the Air)

    For me, stop play, looked like genuine injuries. Bothe players going for the ball, blue in possession when I stopped play, scrum blue.
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    Default Re: Ben vs Lei - Red card (Jumper in the Air)

    Quote Originally Posted by ctrainor View Post
    For me, stop play, looked like genuine injuries. Bothe players going for the ball, blue in possession when I stopped play, scrum blue.
    I could go with that, genuine contest and all that, will continue to hope I don’t have to make that decision (or deal with an injury after)

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