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    Has Barnesy had to pop into Sports Direct for some AR flags?

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    Default Re: France v Scotland

    It would appear that based on what has been happening throughout the 6 Nations, release of bind and changing position by the No8 at scrums is now allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balones View Post
    It would appear that based on what has been happening throughout the 6 Nations, release of bind and changing position by the No8 at scrums is now allowed.
    Mais oui. Aldritt did it twice in one scrum.
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    Surely it’s irrelevant if France scored the try if Barnes felt a penalty try could be awarded. No advantage to get 5 points against 7 points and a yellow card?

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    A point of law that I've never understood.

    French player follows his own kick and is tackled illegally just before the try-line, although he still manages to ground the ball.

    How is it fair that the decision is a try with conversation with the corner, rather than a penalty try and a YC?

    Not only is the player being penalised for trying to complete the move, but France are now in a worse situation (harder conversation and playing against 15) than they would have been otherwise. Feel like it rewards the team that commits cynical foul play.

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    Default Re: France v Scotland

    You can award a PT if you think the try could have been scored in a more advantageous place. This was not the case here.

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    But the cynical foul play was still committed - why does it not get sanctioned just because France happened to score anyway? Wouldn't the French player have been better off not grounding it and claiming the penalty try and YC?

    I'm not saying WB got it wrong, more that the law needs rethinking.

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    Well you wanted a controversial decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balones View Post
    You can award a PT if you think the try could have been scored in a more advantageous place. This was not the case here.
    On the "beam up the player committing foul play" principle there's surely an argument French player could have been under the posts had he not been tackled early?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aphrodite007 View Post
    But the cynical foul play was still committed - why does it not get sanctioned just because France happened to score anyway? Wouldn't the French player have been better off not grounding it and claiming the penalty try and YC?

    I'm not saying WB got it wrong, more that the law needs rethinking.
    I’m not saying you are incorrect but it it usual to award a YC for dangerous/dirty play rather than an ordinary penalty, but you can if you think it is appropriate. But here there was some doubt because the tackle came in as the French player was trying to play the ball so it could be deemed mistiming.

    Anyway, I don’t care because Wales have won the championship!

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