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sandal, there is no north v south argument
Posted 14:31 21st June 2012
I reckon he probably does do it, and hats off to him if he does; all teams and players get away with what they can that is a fact! He does it remarkably well though, and has yet to be spotted for it (again, provided he does). I'm sure he's not the only one too who will try it. I am slightly disheartened by those who have a go at him and McCaw for things like this; why not do it yourselves and stop whinging? At then end of the day, when it comes to stealing at the break down, firtune favours those that take risks.
Posted 16:44 20th June 2012
@ passtheball very good point there.
@ABlack well pointed out.
Posted 14:26 19th June 2012
He has the right to clarification of that specific law. It dictates you are to be on your feet when ripping the ball from a tackled player (as already stated by Melkdave).
He wants clarification on the rule because if the IRB judiciary state its ok to kneel your wait on a player then Wales will also use this option as well, there is nothing wrong in clarifying this before the next match instead of complaining after a test, don't you agree.
Posted 10:29 19th June 2012
If David Pocock has become that good, much like an a younger Ritchie Mc Caw, he must be cheating, surely?
Posted 10:19 19th June 2012
Wales without a test win in the southern hemisphere since 1969? (Obviously, world cups excluded.)
If that is right, how the hell do we get into these north-south arguments? What are the north arguing about?
Posted 04:06 19th June 2012
Edwards comments are hard to take seriously. He was the same Edwards who said that IF Wales had made the 2011 RWC final they would have won and been the world champions!!!
Problem was Australia France beat them in semi...... then Aussie has beaten them 3 times since. They arent even close to being good enough to being world champions. Delusions of grandeur Mr edwards.
Was a good league player.....
Posted 20:57 18th June 2012
What SE means is Pocock resting his knees on a prone player ,thus not supporting his own weight as per the law at the breakdown..This makes it very hard for players to clear him out of rucks legally ie without going off their feet ,as he is able to dig in at a 45 degree angle,as he straightens his legs.Its as if his legs are tied so to speak to the prone player.I must also say that Pocock isnt the only player who seems to do this ,many many do.Referes have alot of things to look at ,and very litle time to do so ,so understanable that its missed .Personally id like that law to be scrapped ,as long as their on their feet .As illegal entry ,and holding onto the ball and player is far more important imo
Posted 20:15 18th June 2012
pocock humiliating opposition midweek and off the pitch. amazing
Posted 15:59 18th June 2012
@markpat, I think he means the tackler is not releasing...i.e. the required sequence is not happening: first tackler release, second tackled player place, pop, or score etc
Posted 15:10 18th June 2012
Legs are being held together? Does he mean that it is preventing the squeeze-ball that is illegal unless not immediate? If it is immediate, how are the legs hold together?
Posted 14:17 18th June 2012