So when was advantage actually gained? at 60.02 when the line break was made ?It was Quins v Castres - Fri evening, times from game clock
@58:50 - Castres line out on Quins 22m, ball caught by Castres >Maul
@58:59 - Penalty advantage - Quins 7 in the side
@59:16 - Castres break from maul and tackled.
@59:22 - pick and go > tackled.
@59:25 - pick and go > tackled.
@59.33 - wider pass, right to left, to 10 and then passed again,
@59:40 - tackled, ball worked back inside, left to right. 3 phases.
@60:01 -pass 9>10, right to left. 10 jinks inside Marler when outside Quins 5m defensive line, all cover beaten.
@60:04 - drops ball before line - ref comes back for 7 in the side!
Healey comments: "brilliance followed by baloney!"
So my apologies, roughly 10 phases and over 1 min of play.
No further penalties, no new advantage, yet plenty of offensive pressure, enough to create a line break with a clear run in of ~ 7m
Is that piece of string long enough?
Fair enough, so the ref should have called advantage over in the brief two seconds before the drop .. maybe he just was quick enough or perhaps he was waiting a second or two to make sure line break was genuine
Doesn't seem such a big fault