Rob Louw is correct

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Nov 20, 2022, 08:59

Rob Louw says refs are messing up the game with red cards. Our support the refs regardless group of spineless jelly babies with be in another froth about a real rugby man like Rob Louw Soeaking out. 

By the way Elon unbanned Trump and the poor censorship loving fascist lefties are in a delightful meltdown. They are getting ripped a new one on Twitter. ??????

Nov 20, 2022, 10:00

Refs aren't making the red card rules, they're just applying them.

Nov 20, 2022, 10:03

Yes Pakie...WR should have a look at the card system as a whole.

Nov 26, 2022, 09:35

Let’s assume that the average player runs 100m in 13 seconds.

That’s 10m in 1.3 seconds and 4m in 0.52 seconds.

How about: The attacker’s head should remain above where his shoulder-line was at 4m out. If the head dips below the shoulder line in the final 4m, before being tackled, then the defender doesn’t have sufficient time to respond since he will likely have less than half of a second to change his body position.

Nov 26, 2022, 12:12

Rugby is a sport of collisions. That is the basic interaction and underlying principle of the game. Collisions will never be entirely safe, so we need to discern between foul play and simple consequences of the physics of the game. It generally isn't difficult to do. There have been instances of referees showing leniency to foul play, yet picking up something innocuous as foul play: We could cite the textbook Bismarck tackle of 2013, and the numerous spear tackles the Boks got away with last year. A little common sense will suffice, and less pandering to the do gooders. 

Nov 26, 2022, 13:43

For me, with the red cards when the runner falls head first into the defenders shoulder…the refs shouldn’t be allowed to view it in slow motion.

They should be hampered by the pace of the event in the same way that the defender was.

Nov 26, 2022, 13:48

I agree with that, a sense of timing is crucial. Slow motion can make things look much worse, even premeditated. The reality may be a player had a fraction of a second to process and adjust. Of course, slow motion replay still does have its uses. 

Nov 26, 2022, 16:09

The collisions in American football make rugby look tame. These neck rolls, accidental high contact cards are way overdone. You are far more likely to get serious neck injuries from perfectly legal cleaning of fetchers.

The controllable dangerous play incidents are clothes line tackles which you hardly see any more….and taking out of the jumping receiver. Those should be red cards.

But red cards should be 10minutes off the park, with a substitute player returning. Punish the transgressor, not the team or the spectators.

Rugby has been over lawyered. The latest example is the excess use of TMOs in response to the kind of rubbish Harrassmiss has produced. Get the game back to it’s manly, free flowing roots and limit the lawyering.

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