Did he say he was staying?
Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:40 PM
I'm not sure that you're correct. advantage from a knock-on has always ended whenever a member of the offending side touches the ball - i don't believe that advantage can be played continuously. I know that a rule has been introduced to give the non-offending side a free play but, once again, I believe that this ends when a member of the offending side plays the ball.
If you can point me to a source of the changed rule i would be grateful.
You're probably right BSJ, you generally are, but I wouldn't really complain about the Donny try in the first half. It shows the importance of killing the loose ball, even if you think the ref will blow for an infringement, as he won't always oblige. Having said that I thought the referee had a decent game last night and couldn't be blamed in any way when his control broke down and the fisticuffs began, which was more a matter of the commitment of the 2 sides boiling over a bit.
I thought that 3 out of the 4 tries in the first half were gifted by mistakes, the Donny one and 2 of ours, but both sides scored a well worked try apiece in the second half, which turned into a great contest. In balance we may have been under a bit more pressure in the second half than Doncaster, especially after they scored, but the defence, particularly on our own line was as solid as we have seen this year. Hope its a sign of better things to come,
If you had offered 6th or 7th place before the season began I would have taken it. It was only the heady feeling created by the first 3 or 4 matches of the season that made us disappointed with what came afterwards.
Edited by STEVE P, 23 August 2013 - 12:42 PM.