Posted 12 September 2010 - 07:01 PM
It appears its being coached into players. What can be done?
Posted 12 September 2010 - 07:57 PM
i do however agree that Tomkins, among others i'm sure, does look for these penalties. But is that any different from players jumping back on the floor when they feel a tackler's hand on their back, or on their ankle?.. to look for the penalty.
in the NRL they have the rule where the ref can decide if a player is responsible of a 'loose carry'. maybe such a rule could help in this type of situation.
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:14 PM
IF YOUR NOT CHEATING, YOUR NOT TRYING
Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:17 PM
When referees get to grips with this a little more and penalise the attacking player doing the holding, it might effect the frequency of which this happens. It should be viewed no more lenient/serious than the 'attacking' player doing the holding.