i stronlgy suspect tempo would have given a warning before sanctioning.I haven't seen the game, but I wonder if this was the first and/or only crooked feed in that game, or were there others that were not pulled up?
It doesn't matter whether he had a "chance" or not. The hooker 'must strike for the ball' not necessarily actually strike it!Agree. But to be fair to the hooker he didn’t have a chance because it didn’t get anywhere near him. Any more crooked and it would have gone straight to the outside half!
I wonder if the next pre-match briefing has the SH asking “So as long as the hooker strikes I’m ok to feed straight to the #8, ok?”i stronlgy suspect tempo would have given a warning before sanctioning.
I think the FK was actually prompted by the hooker not striking.