Referees in New Zealand
- Jul 12, 2005
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Steve Hansen refereeing?
Presumably devoid of refereeing errors this time ?
Oh yeah, can I just say to those that didn't see the game:
Sir Ruchie was yellow carded, in front of a NZ public, for a bit of cynical interference at the breakdown.
Shall I put that in bold? :france: Allez Romaine!!
When you watch a game where you've just had ya bum smacked by 30+ points and you've had your supporters hat on rather than your neutral referee's hat.......... you can find a penalty at just about every phase. The reality is that there were a couple of non-calls that deserve discussion that went the AB's way and probably a few more ruck and scrum feed infringements that were not pinged against the Wallabies.
I'll discuss the two non-calls that went the ABs way only and leave the others that went the other way for others to raise if they wish.
1. As already pointed out by irishref,
"Folau made his only decent break in the first half from deep and got into the AllBlack's 22, was tackled very high but ref played on, without an advantage. 2 further passes by Aus, they lost possession and a breakaway try is scored by the AllBlacks".
2. Folau makes a long run down the left in the 2nd half and is tackled by the last defender about 1m in from touch. As he hits the ground, a second defender falls on him and then the two defenders roll the tackled player out over the touch line. Instead of PK to Aus, we have a LO to the ABs. AR was right alongside the tackle. Of course this situation could have been avoided if Folau had some support available to either pass or dummy to. I need to see a replay of this one so I can see how far away his support was. Really hoping they actually make it into the camera view so that I know they weren't all just standing 50m back yelling "Go Izzy"
No peno for Jane's high tackle did affect the result.
14 point swing at that stage was huge
1. 10 point swing as there was no guarantee that the Wallabies would have scored a converted try.
2. People who were at the ground said they heard Stu Berry and Poite communicate about the Jane tackle (presumably on "Sports Ears"). Seems the TO3 didn't miss it, they saw it and decided it was "play on".
3. Just prior to the Jane tackle, there was a blatant late tackle on Jane himself after he kicked, also not called.
Correct.4. Its impossible to say what effect any of this had because as soon as you substitute what you think a decision should have been for what actually happened, the game restarts in a different place.
Hardly idiots. It is rather perceptive to recognise and debate the ebb and flow of the territorial battle coupled with possession and points total at a given point of a game and the effect it has on the rest of the match.This is what annoys me about idiots who, after a 5 point loss bemoan the two missed penalty goals in the first half. They don't understand that if either of them were successful, the game restarts differently (half way instead of 22m) and will unfold differently as a consequence. Who is to know that if Jane had been PK....