To make a mark, a player must be on or behind that player’s 22-metre line. A
player with one foot on the 22-metre line or behind it is considered to be ‘in the
22’. The player must make a clean catch direct from an opponent’s kick and at the
same time shout “Mark”. A mark...
Clearly not quickly enough. At the end of the day Foley was in the wrong. Yes the refere COULD have acted differently. SHOULD he have acted differently? Thst is open to debate. BUT the CAUSE of the problem was Foley. Even other Aussie players were trying to shift him. If Foley had not been a...
Could the referee havre chosen a different answer to the Aussie pillock? Yes
Was the ref correct in law? Yes
Will players think before acting in the way the Aussie did? Yes
Is that a good thing? Yes.
All good then.
I think it is different to the other cases you cite. He warned him checked his watch and blew. I posted early suggesting he might have chosen a different approach but the details comming out put the blme firmly on the player. Even teammates are shouting at him to shift.
I think Simon's post was for context. That is the referee already judged that Australia were taking the piss. When the referee does that. Why not listen?
Was the referee right? well the law book says he is the sole judge so when he telly you you're wasting time then you're pretty darm stupid...
If you suspect that any player is play acting you can sanction them under existing laws. Time wasting / acts contrary to good sportsmanship etc. The laws are there. However, you need to be sure. Use a bit of common sense. I often do n't stop the clock if I suspect that an "injury" is not...
So many commentators (South African mainly??) have missed the important fact that FDK committed an act of foul play. That deserved action. White's actions should not detract from that.
However White should have been carded for his actions and the PK against FDK should stand.
Does it matter. I turn to count and you kill the ball. Let it play "try" is scored. Wait a moment to count before awarding the score if 16 . Blow for that offence score at the time (minus the try which has not been awarded yet) stands.