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Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks

The demise of the Springboks lie squarely on the shoulders of World Rugby and all unions who are part of the organisation. In the 70's and 80's every man and his dog protested Springbok matches as players were selected based on the color of their skins because of political interference. The same has been happening for the last 20 odd years, starting off slowly but gradually building up to where we are now. And this isn't even the end. 50% of the RWC squad in 2019 has to be non-white.

So where are all our politically correct friends who were so vocal a couple of decades ago? Especially in this day and age where everything non-PC seems to make headline news around the world? Oh, I forgot, it's only racist when it's the other way around....

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

With regards to 'a body part'. When a player runs with the ball and inexplicably loses control of the ball, it hits his knee and touches another player or the ground before he can regather it it will be blown up as a knock on. Which would then be the same as a non-kick with the heel. On the other hand, as you say, if a teammate passes the ball to you and it comes off your knee, chest or head it would be play on.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

Do you not lose possession of the ball when you kick it? Voluntarily so but you do physically lose possession of the ball through a kick which is legal.
In this case he also lost possession voluntarily but the ball traveled forward by a means which doesn't constitute a kick (by law) therefor it must be a knock on. No?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

Apologies for not being a regular. Just thought that it's an interesting law which needed to be discussed. I remember seeing the same happen in a professional match recently, can't for the life of me remember which competition it was or which teams were involved, and it it also lead to a try. And the first thing I thought to myself was that it should have been disallowed.
PS. tooldtooplay doesn't make any sense....

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

So we can agree that it isn't a kick by definition. And one of the definitions of a knock on is if a player loses control of the ball and the ball travels towards the opposition tryline. Did he keep control of the ball by dropping it back onto his heel? No. Did the ball travel forward towards the opposition tryline? Yes. So if it isn't a kick it must be a knock on?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

There's no law dictating who may or may not attempt a kick at goal. Unfortunately there is a law regarding what constitutes as a kick. Now, if he regathered the kick before the ball hit the ground, that would have been class....

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

If knowing the basic rules of rugby make me the life of the party then so be it....

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

Kick: A kick is made by hitting the ball with any part of the leg or foot, except the heel,
from the toe to the knee but not including the knee; EXCEPT THE HEEL

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

The Barbarians sweep aside Fiji in entertaining fixture at Twickenham

Oh sorry, I was looking at his first try. Second one defo looks like a knock on.

3 Years, 3 Days ago

The Barbarians sweep aside Fiji in entertaining fixture at Twickenham

He still has the ball under control. No problem.

3 Years, 3 Days ago