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    There is nothing Barrett could have done to avoid or mitigate what happened here. I have seen referees give YC for this, but I agree 100% agree with the decision the TO4 made here.

    Its good to see some common-sense coming back into rugby refereeing at this level.
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    Isn't jumping into a tackle foul play?

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    I thought that, especially with a leading knee.
    Surely that is as bad as a fend with an elbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post


    There is nothing Barrett could have done to avoid or mitigate what happened here. I have seen referees give YC for this, but I agree 100% agree with the decision the TO4 made here.

    Its good to see some common-sense coming back into rugby refereeing at this level.
    Frankly it was the only reasonable answer. calling that tackle foul play just opens the flood gates otherwise.

    What was black #9's beef after having it explained - i can't lip read :-). He didn't seem convinced of the clear explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Isn't jumping into a tackle foul play?

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    Me too. I guess whilst the To4 didnt discuss that, it coems down what PK trumps what PK ... though I'd hope foul play trumps offside .

    There's also a consideration (not generaly covered iin RU I accept) of players being responsible for their OWN safety and being PKd for irreseponsible personal acts (CF dropping one's own lifter!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    Frankly it was the only reasonable answer. calling that tackle foul play just opens the flood gates otherwise.

    What was black #9's beef after having it explained - i can't lip read :-). He didn't seem convinced of the clear explanation.

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    cheers Ian

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    I can understand the decision but would have been happier with penalising the winger for dangerous play, Both towards the tackler and himself. It is something we don’t want in the game and it was a missed opportunity to ensure that youngsters coming through are put off from doing it. I used to penalise it for this reason when refereeing and quite happy to support a referee who decides to do the same at any level.

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    Agree with Balones, I'd also penalise the winger for jumping into the tackle. As a result of his actions his knee makes contact with the tacklers head. Really not sure what his thought process was.

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    If I saw a players actions directly cause a knee to the head of another I’d be considering a sanction, certainly nothing against gold. It’s one of those crapppy one’s I have to explain every season at least once, it’s not against the laws to jump - until it becomes dangerous, at which point it’s too late :-(

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