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Wilkinson steers Toulon to victory over Montpellier at Stade Mayol

Wilkinson steers Toulon to victory over Montpellier at Stade Mayol
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Toulon beat Montpellier 19-6 at the Stade Mayol this weekend, consoladating third place on the Top 14 table. Jonny Wilkinson kicked 14 points, including a conversion of their penalty try. The match was as physical as expected, with plenty of hits flying in.

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    9:50 PM 05/03/2012

    Ben, Turns out you're mistaken on this rule. You've also picked a really shit example for comparison, because in that scenario the lineout will be awarded to the defender's team, so similarly it would have been a neat move by that player. Again, that's as long as the ref knows the rules! I remember a few years ago Ickle Shane executed this perfectly only for the ref to award the lineout to the wrong team, from which they scored.

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    9:44 PM 05/03/2012

    Fascinating. Didn't know you could do that. Seems the ref/TMO didn't either! But, had Palisson dived straight on the ball instead of that exuberant arms in the air slam-dunk bullshit, he'd probably have been in play anyway and this would be a moot point...

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  •  yorffoe
    yorffoe
    3:02 PM 05/03/2012

    Ben, you should re-read the rules. On the moment I thought it was clearly not valid...but there is really room for interpretation and it is not as straighforward. There was a fair bit of discussion on the french TV regarding this try. It seems that if you are not holding the ball you can be outside the field of play to ground it... Palisson clearly thought it was not valid anyway and in the end it did not affect the results, but ...

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