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?*
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