Controversial activities took place throughout the weekend at the 6-nation tournament. It starts with the match between England and Wales. Although the Welsh had a 10m touchdown from their in-goal, hooker Ryan Elias could not find a jumper. When the ball came into the hands of No. 8 Alex Dombrand, he went on to score the only English try of the game. Yes, but here it is. Looking at the beginning of the action, it looks like Adam Byrd, who was competing with the ball in the air, was pushed by a Maro Itoje elbow. The action was clarified by former international referee Nigel Owens.
Maro Itoje uses his elbow to push the opponent out of the lane, which is a violation. The video referee had to control this activity.
Judge for yourself:
Another contentious moment of the game, when Wales came back to the score, a controversial tackle by Joe Merchant on Josh Adams caught the attention of Welsh fans. In front of his screen, Razi Erasmus, director of South African rugby, took to Twitter to respond after his suspension ended in early January following attacks on the refereeing corps during the British-Irish Lions tour. In an interesting message, he praises the English defense. Except that we see a conscious slow motion on his part focusing on Adams’ merchant’s tackle.
In my opinion this is what makes it always the hardest team to beat Wales !! Dan Biger has BMT to snatch a cross kick from Josh Adams in the 77th minute! England defended well! pic.twitter.com/O4CQwVCjpd
—Rassie Erasmus (assRassieRugby) February 28, 2022
“Dan Bigar had the clarity to hit Josh Adams’ wing in the 77th minute, and it was empty! England defended well! “A bit of a joke on the part of the 2019 world champion? Because we can well imagine a connection from the shoulder of the Englishman to the head of the Welshman. In this case, the red would have been justified, regardless of the circumstances. Adams left the field for the connection protocol …
Ireland – Italy: Double tap?
Italian substitute Alessandro Fusco could be brought back into the tackle of Irishman Ryan Baird if the Italians record 13 runs against 15. Can we talk about a similar situation in this action, as Italian hooker Hem Pive received a red card for dangerous tackling against Dan Sheehan?
I wonder why TMO could not be referred to evaluate this hit.
Definitely inconsistent considering the previous decision in the same match.#IREvITA #GuinnessSixNations # Six Nations #SeiNazioni pic.twitter.com/0M4X6QZZR6
– Italian rugby players abroad (@italiansrugby) 2022 February 27
At no point did Baird get down to his tackle. This prompted Brian Odriscoll and Rory Best on the ITV television channel to question themselves during post-match analysis. “It was worth checking out, as this is a very bad tackling technique “At present, Leinster’s second line is not quoted, while the live error of former Welsh international Andrew Combes (10 caps) is clear:
What do referees look for when there is such a tackling? When watching the match live it was clear that the tackling was high.
Critics rained down on the refereeing corps in both matches. But for the time being, no specialist in arbitration has decided on the tackles of Joe Merchant and Ryan Baird.
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