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Controversies galore as Munster knock out Toulon with brilliant late try

I reffed a few games myself i know how hard it is even if it was at a very low level.
I think fans can suck it up when the ref doesn't seem biaised in that game the 3 or 4 calls that were 50-50 turned out munster's way. This, in addition to very unclear explanations from NO i think the fans are entitled to be frustrated.
It is fair to say that this is not Nigel Owens best performance. Maybe a post match press conference with the refs (TMO included) could help clarify the few delicate moments and make everyone (players staf and fans) more aware of the many laws and interpretations that there is...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Controversies galore as Munster knock out Toulon with brilliant late try

"Guirado was not part of the ruck...//... He picks the ball up but does not remove it from the ruck."
If he was not part of the ruck and picks it up then the ruck is over therefore it is a try.

The problem i have is that N.O and the TMO try to find out if it is a knock on or not were it would have been much easier to find out if he was part of the ruck. that creates a whole controversy that could have been avoided quite easily.

3 Weeks, 5 Hours ago

Controversies galore as Munster knock out Toulon with brilliant late try

About the zebo incident: he cleary doesn't try to catch the ball and is very lucky that Ashton touches the ball after him. If Zebo had been a fraction of a second quicker it would have been a clear penalty try... i see a paradox here

bastareau run Ashton try: nothing wrong the start of the pass is backwards (or at least flat) anything else is irrelevant.

about the Murray try: the controversy starts because it is not clear if it is a knock on or not. however If Nigel owen had said: "N°2 took the ball off the ground, therefore the ruck is over then it is a try" i would have had nothing to say.

3 Weeks, 11 Hours ago

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

BD is right when he says rugby is becoming soft: ferris tackle is not dangerous. The yellow card is outrageous the penalty could be contested
BD deserved a red card (i think we all agree) and should be banned for a long time because it was away from the ball.

Ihope that ferris will be able to play next weeks so he can meet Atoub on the field...

6 Years, 2 Months ago

Richie McCaw knee on Morgan Parra, Donald kick, Rougerie eye-gouge, and more

You are right,
The only problem is that against NZ there is only to ways to score point:
1) Scoring penalty from a very hard pressure by the forwards in the rucks
2) Scoring tries after multiple phases (+15) without making mistakes (knock on or penalties)

The bad refereeing in the ruck area resulted in the impossibility to play multiple phases (hence, no tries) and the pressure put by the forward should have resulted in kickable penalties but Joubert forgot to take his responsability.

An other concern of the french fans is also that the 3 kickable penalties given to the AB should not have been given.

6 Years, 5 Months ago

Richie McCaw knee on Morgan Parra, Donald kick, Rougerie eye-gouge, and more

Because when the kiwi press insults a french player it also insults me.

6 Years, 5 Months ago