*Not* Respecting the kicker

smeagol


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Not my game, but comes from a match report within my union.

Visiting side scores a try at the death to level the score. First conversion attempt, an opposing player yells during the charge. Referee calls a re-kick, no charge down allowed.

During the second attempt, a home supporter shouts while the kicker was mid-swing.

Referee let the kick stand, which I think is correct following the letter of the law, but not the spirit.
 

Dickie E


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not much you can do if a spectator calls out. How is the ref to know with any accuracy which side the spectator supported?
 

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Was it a successful kick on second attempt?
 

smeagol


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Was it a successful kick on second attempt?
No, the match ended in a draw.

not much you can do if a spectator calls out. How is the ref to know with any accuracy which side the spectator supported?
Immediately afterwards, the home side’s coach told the spectator to knock it off, and a visiting assistant coach tried to chase down said spectator.
 

Not Kurt Weaver


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The world is filled with arseholes, you never know when you'll meet them, you never know what to do about them, and you never know when if you'll become one.
They seem to collect at sporting events in Merica
 

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Agree nothing the ref can do on the day. However, I suggest reporting it, a possible Code of Conduct.
 

Marc Wakeham


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Potential flash points. Deal with as you see fit. Of course the ref could think it came from the players and allow a retake. Then we have an issue.
 
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TigerCraig


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Potential flash points. Deal wit has you see fit. Of course the ref could think it came from the players and allow a retake. Then we have an issue.
I suppose it's a cultural difference. In Australia it's normal for spectators at all levels to shout at the opposition kicker and try to put them off
 

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It is similar amongs some here. For me it is a matter of the games ethos.
 
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