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Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

Unforunately Pretzel, while you may think that's the case it is not. To be defined, within the laws, as the tackler, you have to be performing a tackle, ie wrapping your arms around the ball carrier. If you are just pulling someone down, as the Scottish forward is, you are not defined as a tackler, and the breakdown situation that occurs is different, as in there is no offside line. This was something that was clarified in a referees meeting that I attended in pre-season.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

I have indeed heard of a two man tackle, however, this is not one. For the Scottish forward to actually be taking part in the tackle then he would need to be wrapping, or at least attempting to, his arms around the ball carrier. As he's not then he is not considered part of the tackle. So, I refer you back to the original point of it being irrelevant. Watch it carefully again.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

Whether or not he was involved in bring the player to the ground is irrelevant due to the way in which the initial tackler brought the ball carrier to the ground.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

So it was Barclay, however, according to the laws he was most certainly not fine where he was. He entered from the side, considering the gate runs from the way the tackler and ball carry hit the ground. In order for him to have been fine he would have had to come round from behind where the original tackler had landed, not just step his foot around to make it seem like he had. Them's the laws, check them out if you aren't convinced. As for the Scots getting pinged plenty, not exactly. The ref consistenly allowed them to hold onto the ball for longer than should be allowed.
To be honest, I thought that Poite's refing of the ruck was atrocious, allowing both teams to get away with certain things. However, if he'd been stricter, then I believe Wales would have come out further on top and Scotland may have had another player in the bin.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Wales looking strong after solid win over Scotland

jockandy, on their feet most certainly means on their feet, supporting your own body weight. I understand exactly how the law works, no need for any explanations. The Scottish forwards and ball carriers were constantly slowing down the ball at the ruck, not releasing for the Welsh forwards when they were ON their feet. In doing so, due to further rucking, people would go off their feet. But don't let facts get in the way of what you think was happening.

As far as your claim against Shingler is concerned, how about watching the footage once again? Notice who Shingler clears out by 'coming in from the side.' Correct me if I'm wrong but he actually clears out a Scottish forward who, lo and behold, is coming in from the side...you may argue that two wrongs don't make a right, but then that would prove your lack of knowledge in terms of how refereeing is carried out.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

 
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