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France vs Wales match thread, Sat 20th March 8pm

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,453 ✭✭✭swiwi_


    Wales are playing pretty well. It has to be said.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,906 ✭✭✭✭PhlegmyMoses


    That was defo held up right?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Have to admit Wales are performing admirably with 17 men.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,400 ✭✭✭jammiedodgers


    Another questionable decision for Wales.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,765 ✭✭✭DellyBelly


    Wales look like they can score in every attack.. They so deserve this Grand Slam in fairness


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  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭Bluwave


    “No definitive evidence that it was held up”




    Other than the flicking video of it being held up......


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭MaybeMaybe


    Wtf, held up surely


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,595 ✭✭✭✭sligeach


    Wales getting more dodgy decisions. Sure they may as well finish the tournament as they have done throughout it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,913 ✭✭✭✭GreeBo


    Terrible decision by the ref there.


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 7,724 ✭✭✭fitz


    Pearce didn't want to admit he might have got the onfield call wrong. Think that should have been called as held up.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,643 ✭✭✭irelandrover


    To be fair that's a good decision. Once the on field decision was try you can't say definitely it's been held up all the time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭Bluwave


    Tbf I think that try was deserved because of the grubber from tupiric.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,392 ✭✭✭touts


    That is an absolutely shocking decision by Barnes as TMO.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭waynescales1


    Garbage officiating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,874 ✭✭✭McFly85


    If that decision was given against Ireland I’d be fuming. Held up all the way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,906 ✭✭✭✭PhlegmyMoses


    DellyBelly wrote: »
    Wales look like they can score in every attack.. They so deserve this Grand Slam in fairness

    I think they look impressive so far today but have not been impressed with them throughout the whole tournament. They are a very weird team and wouldn't worry me if I was in any team playing against them tbh. Weird team but ultimately doing the job


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭Bluwave


    To be fair that's a good decision. Once the on field decision was try you can't say definitely it's been held up all the time.

    Especially if you ignore the video of it being held up all the time


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,294 ✭✭✭MaybeMaybe


    Does the ref have the ref have to call it one way or another? Can they say they don't know?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,300 ✭✭✭✭razorblunt


    Imagine wales were on the receiving end of of all decisions / luck they’ve been given this tournament. I think Welsh Rugby Twitter would melt down entirely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,144 ✭✭✭✭lawred2


    Bluwave wrote: »
    Tbf I think that try was deserved because of the grubbed from tupiric.

    That was class

    But so was the actual effort to hold the ball up


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,251 ✭✭✭✭fullstop


    To be fair that's a good decision. Once the on field decision was try you can't say definitely it's been held up all the time.

    Ref’s wording was key. If he said “try, yes or no?” TMO probably would have said held up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,643 ✭✭✭irelandrover


    Bluwave wrote: »
    Especially if you ignore the video of it being held up all the time

    Can you 100% say the back of the ball doesn't touch the ground? You can't see the whole ball.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,144 ✭✭✭✭lawred2


    MaybeMaybe wrote: »
    Does the ref have the ref have to call it one way or another? Can they say they don't know?

    Most definitely


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,906 ✭✭✭✭PhlegmyMoses


    razorblunt wrote: »
    Imagine wales were on the receiving end of of all decisions / luck they’ve been given this tournament. I think Welsh Rugby Twitter would melt down entirely.

    Steve Jones would have finally entered orbit using his own rage as fuel


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭Bluwave


    I for one think Wales will do very well when they have to play South Africa in the summer


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,874 ✭✭✭McFly85


    MaybeMaybe wrote: »
    Does the ref have the ref have to call it one way or another? Can they say they don't know?

    If they don’t know they don’t change the on field decision, which is what happened.

    I just think that you can see it being help up throughout the move


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,861 ✭✭✭Augme


    Technically the TMO decision is right. But the on-field call is wrong. You need to be able to see the ball being grounded to call it a try and it's not possible for that to have been the case. They just assumed it was grounded and gave the try. I guess you could argue just the benefit go to the attacking team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,736 ✭✭✭✭molloyjh


    touts wrote: »
    That is an absolutely shocking decision by Barnes as TMO.

    Thats not on Barnes. The leg at the end prevents him seeing the whole thing and so he can't overrule the onfield decision. The initial decision was the problem there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,499 ✭✭✭Jump_In_Jack


    Zammit played the ball on the ground before the try.
    He was not on his feet and the ball came to him and he picked it up and passed it.
    Seemed like a foul play to me, the ref watched it on the replay and said nothing.
    Is that not a penalty to France for playing the ball while not standing up?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,176 ✭✭✭✭ednwireland


    Augme wrote: »
    Technically the TMO decision is right. But the on-field call is wrong. You need to be able to see the ball being grounded to call it a try and it's not possible for that to have been the case. They just assumed it was grounded and gave the try. I guess you could argue just the benefit go to the attacking team.
    you arent looking through the refs eyes he was right there and called it a try in real time so as you couldn't see the back of the ball and assume ref did see it. then unless video contradicts what he initially called it's a try.


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