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Re: A third card for refs to award
andrew pickard (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 09:23
I don't think the citing officers have the time to look at everything that goes on in a match, this allows the ref to bring an incident to their attention.

Re: A third card for refs to award
Purebob (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 09:25
Greg Garner should have a BROWN card to award at his cr@ppy decisions on Saturday... sad smiley

Re: A third card for refs to award
ka ora ka mate (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 10:04
Posted by: dailywaffle (IP Logged)
Date: 21 February, 2012 12:27

Perhaps I am mistaken, but I read it as a way of expanding the TMO's remit to include suspected foul play. And that the ref can then be informed during subsequent play.

If so, then there is a legitimate argument in its favour.

Posted by: SK 88 (IP Logged)
Date: 21 February, 2012 13:09

That is what I thought as well, so a ref would "go up stairs" for who threw a punch whilst play went on then bin/red him 2 minutes or however long later. But some people seem to think its just a citing in real time.

Within the realms of current practice I go with these two

However, I'd prefer to review the whole ethos:

09.50 Chris's review, my post:

Among the great things about rugby are it's complexity, and how it reflects life [discuss? ], life being multi-faceted and so often unfair yet has to be got on with - arbitration, even were every minutest decision to be referred to the t.m.o., will never be precise, and justice is subjective, so far better to step back from the overly, I.R.B. rule-obsessed attempts [or tongue in cheek panel of judges] to sanitise this pivotal role and return to the days of whatever the ref sees, goes, and if he had a big lunch, well, so what .. whatever goes around comes around, and perhaps with professionalism we put too much weight on winning and too little on performance [yes, I HATE to lose], and if we truly know the game [see that? GAME!] was won but for the extra pint a linesman had, well, that's life, that's rugby

... but, ka ora, ka mate I hear you say, and you'd be right, probably, but what is life if sterilised?*

'Profit Motive' .. the Vaseline of genocides.

'Reality' .. the new cynicism

Re: A third card for refs to award
Yorkie (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 10:51
Fair enough DW.

But the ref will spend all game waving a white card and how can "getting more consistancy" be achieved by putting another set of decision makers in the process?

Re: A third card for refs to award
23 February, 2012 13:48
I think they have a green card in hockey for something.

Re: A third card for refs to award
Yorkie (IP Logged)
23 February, 2012 23:14
I think they have a green card in hockey for something.

Charging all the drinks to in the bar after the game?

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