ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Monday Feb 24, 2020

CJ Stander was praised for how he dealt with Owen Farrell but it should never have happened

While England were ultimately convincing 24-12 winners in Sunday’s Six Nations clash, Ireland – and indeed other – fans certainly took note of an incident early in the second half. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Footage of Owen Farrell holding on to CJ Stander for a ridiculously long time at the bottom of a ruck was highlighted on social media, catching the attention of many fans on twitter in particular.

Players hanging on to others has long been considered an area of the game that officials need to be watchful for. Time and time again, it isn’t noticed, so players take the law into their own hands.

OUCH: George Ford celebratory kick drills spectator in the face

The way that Stander dealt with him, by striking repeatedly to try to get him to let go, has been lauded,  although that too seems a little bit counterproductive.

Officials of the game need to find a way to punish players for holding others back, a regular occurrence. If not, it will continue to happen and retaliators will continue to look like the bad guys, even if fans seem to be fully in support of whatever form of justice they dish out.

ADVERTISEMENT

Some definitely saw the funny side of it anyway.

There has been much talk about the officiating, with the breakdown a bit of a mess at times.

This instance in particular, just four minutes in, shows the chaos forwards were getting away with.

ADVERTISEMENT

What did you think of the officiating in this match? Let us know in the comments below!

Related Articles

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Retallick cheap shot on Michael Hooper missed...

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Outspoken de Villiers gives his unique verdict...

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    This collection of brutal bump offs will...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 20 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: Quade Cooper stars in lovely Wallabies try with trademark backdoor pass

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Koroibete montage shows what Wallabies will miss after winger's shock exit

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Analysis of Dombrandt performance shows unseen work of potential England number eight

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Six minutes of Nick Tompkins highlights will leave fans questioning his lack of Test caps

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    These Adam Radwan highlights reels demonstrate why fans are so excited by young speedster

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 DAY AGO

    HEAD LOSS: The time Steyn clobbered Kolbe, saw yellow, then clapped the crowd

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Horror knock out a result of 'inadvisable' body position by 110kg Samoan number eight

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Barnes sends water boy to the bin after ridiculous scrap in Chiefs vs Wasps clash

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    High tackle Yellow card should have been Red, results in suspension for Gabriel Oghre

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: The worst cases of tripping in modern professional rugby

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Wasps coaches handed one-week bans after misbehaving on the sidelines

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Re-live Danny Care’s crazy brain fade which sent Martin Johnson into a rage

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Analysis of Dombrandt performance shows unseen work of potential England number eight

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Six minutes of Nick Tompkins highlights will leave fans questioning his lack of Test caps

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Hat-trick of drop goals exposes potential weakness in new law change

View All

Funnies

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Erasmus celebrates Boks win over All Blacks in his UNDERWEAR

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Twenty years on since hilarious All Blacks howler almost gave Argentina famous test win

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Five minutes of Mike Phillips scrum half 'sh*thousery' is comedy gold....mostly

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Five minutes of Faf de Klerk on-pitch shenanigans is pure gold to watch

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Montoya calls All Blacks star a pu**y in hilarious head loss moment

View All

Amateur

  • 51 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    New Tongan Thor montage is five minutes of mesmerising hits and skills

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    A deeper look at Jason Robinson's incredible path to the top

  • 35 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 40 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 41 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

View All