ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Monday Jun 11, 2018

Israel Folau try disallowed after TMO spots foul play a few phases back

Australia earned a hard-fought 18-9 victory Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium, ending Ireland’s winning streak at 12 matches. The win was underscored by stand-out performances from Kurtley Beale, Israel Folau and particularly, David Pocock. Folau scored what would have been his first try against Ireland, but the TMO had other ideas.

The star Wallabies fullback was once again an effective weapon under the high ball, while Pocock was his usual menacing self around the breakdown, despite his time away from Test rugby. 

Australia played an incredibly physical match, delivering several big hits early on. However, it was Ireland who dominated certain key statistics, like time of possession and territory. 

Both teams desperately needed a game-breaking play and Australia thought they had one with Folau’s try halfway into the second half. However, Television Match Official Ben Skeen called referee Marius van der Westhuizen’s attention back several phases to what he deemed to be foul play from lock Adam Coleman.

After some discussion, both agreed that Coleman had indeed commited an act worthy of a penalty and Folau’s try was therefore disallowed. 

The incident had no real bearing on the try, so going all the way back to it was viewed as a fairly controversial use of the TMO by many, including the Australian commentators. Phil Kearns claimed: “The game’s become a joke” and “The referees have lost the plot.”

However, Rod Kafer sided with the officials, admitting that Coleman could’ve let up once he knew he was off the ball. Nevertheless, the try was wiped off and Ireland clung to a one-point lead. 

The incident seemed to galvanize the hosts who then scored the last 10 points for the dramatic win through Pocock’s try and Foley’s boot. 

You can see the incident below in the highlights package

credit: rugby.com.au/gettyimages

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 131 WEEKS AGO

    scottish prop saves fire victim

  • 135 WEEKS AGO

    New Rugby X tournament insane

  • 162 WEEKS AGO

    Vunipola stands by his comments supporting...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fans outraged after shocking Owen Farrell moment

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Duhan Van der Merwe makes INCREDIBLE try saving tackle

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tadhg Furlong produces one of the best ever passes by a forward

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Leicester Tigers respond to hilarious fan incident

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Thrilling clash between Munster and Toulouse settled by a place kick shootout

View All

Funnies

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Watch: The Internet Remains Undefeated In Champions Cup Build-Up

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Dad and 7 sons in Ireland forward pack

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking mistake by Brumbies fullback prevents a certain try

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge hits back at Brian Moore

View All

Amateur

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 82 WEEKS AGO

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

  • 119 WEEKS AGO

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

View All

Player Features

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Israel Folau named back in international rugby today!

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    James Haskell sends twitter into another meltdown

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Harlequins full-back to leave at the end of the season

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Fans shocked after some huge recalls in the England squad

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Huge opportunity for young prodigy

View All