I suspect Ridley was simply treating this as 'carried back', made that clear to Quins, and would not have allowed gain in ground from a kick.I will as I respect you all.
but I would like to say that soemthing somewhere went very wrong, and the To3s actions did permit one side to at best bend the rules. And I am uncofortable with that. Hope that is more acceptable but I cant think of a better way of putting my doscomfort.
If that was the case, then nothing untoward happened (and explains why the quins kick didn't make touch)
But we'll never know for sure.