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Re: Im a sore English loser!
Posted by: JOGMAN
Date: 28/02/2012 13:26
i don't really have an issue with the Strettle try; he went to the video ref and thats all there is to it
I'm more concerned with the fact that Wales were well aware they could keep giving away penalties at the death and Walsh was never going to do anything about it.
There were around 4 penalty offences in the red zone in the last 5 minutes, all of which could / should have resulted in at least a "next time that happens its a penalty try / yellow card" but he didn't even do that. Just a smile and carry on England
In such circumstances the defending side simply can't keep offending and hope time runs out. If they repeatedly offend the ref must always come back for the offence and the only advantage allowed is an actual try being scored.
I know there is a sort of agreement that if it goes to the video ref then the penalty is finished, but i don't agree with it
For me the driving maul was the worst refereeing decision of all; he accepted it was a penalty offence, but I can't imagine how more well set England could have been for a penalty try. The only Welshman in sight was the one who brought it down and England had four or five players protecting the ball and they were already motoring forward
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