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Re: Match Thread Saints v Quins
Posted by: tbonethequin
Date: 03/10/2017 11:08
Listening to Brian Moore's podcast, Nigel Owens was on and said the refs are at a meeting / training thing in France this week, and have told they need to clamp down on players taking advantage of the new laws by not releasing the ball when tackles.

As some have said in this thread, as the tacklers have to be so careful not to get penalised for not rolling away, not releasing tackled player, etc, it seems that the attacking players are getting away with claimi9ng they were never fully tackled / not held, and so getting up and carrying on. Owens was saying this has been something of an unintended consequence and refs will need to be hot on it and make sure that where a player has been tackled , he can't just get up and carry on and take advantage of the tackler being wary of being penalised.

I'd have thought it is going to be something where we see a fair amount of inconsistency or 50/50 calls, unless I've misunderstood Owens or the laws

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