We get away with it because we don't do it, when the dust settles and the DVD is watched that becomes apparent to the panel
We want a fast open game our opponents don't want that so revert to the tactics displayed by yourselves last weekend
Your game plan was to slow it down push the ref for a short ten and take the halves at every opportunity. Your pitch allows for those tactics and
those tactics if allowed will result in a flare up at some point, a better ref would have stopped it first five minutes
So no comment on the Higson decision, then?
Slowing down the game is not against the rules, nor is putting pressure on half-backs. Keighley executed that exact same game plan against us the previous week and it worked fantastically.
I don't think the RFL are corrupt, I don't think they favour the big clubs, but I do believe they have made a right mess of this decision.
Higson doesn't attempt a tackle, there is no attempt to wrap the arms, our player doesn't even get the ball, the referee's whistle had already gone (for a penalty for obstruction) and contact is with the head. Astonished.
Edited by Tom Coates, 16 May 2014 - 09:53 AM.