Any evidence of these better cases?
So now a ball must be grounded 'in a meaningful way'?
1) There are way too many to list, and you know that. Just think back to all of those times you had to listen to Eddie or Stevo banging on about 'he had no control over that' or the like. And most of those 'tries' were rightly disallowed also.
2) Yes, for me. I'd never be happy to see a try given for a fleeting fingertip brush. Looking for a try for that smacks of desperation.
We're asking a VR to knock Australia out of a tournament on a very, very flimsy basis. It was never going to happen, regardless of the nationality of the VR, and rightly so. Of course I'd have liked to have seen the Aussies out, but not in that way. As it is, the Aussies can still go out, and I hope, if it happens, it's clear cut and unarguable.