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Posted by: P G Tips
Date: 14/11/2019 11:09
BoB, Dorset Boy
Agree completely with your posts.

Shipwrecked, the hooker of the side putting in is mandated to strike: which make the fact that his opponent is not even more odd!

I don't think Tony was being "defensive" -that is not his style. He is engaging, informative and entertaining. However, this is not the first time he has declined to explain the reasoning behind a refereeing trend or interpretation. I would say he was being evasive and there may be some explanation for that beyond his control.

(My speculation is that World Rugby come up with the interpretations leaving individual Unions limited wiggle room in some cases. Just my guess).

I could have asked so many follow up questions but there was a constant queue of hands and it would have been unfair & counter productive to monopolise!


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