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'Worst Sterling fall since Brexit referendum'

Discussion in 'Personal' started by burajda, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I've seen the incident - how any ref could give a penalty for that is beyond me.

    Almost as bad as the ref we had at Cambridge a few weeks ago.
  3. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  4. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

  5. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    There was a similar situation in a Premiership Rugby Union game about 3 weeks ago. Billy Vunipola was at the bottom of a ruck by the try line and as he drove forward, he 'scored'. The ref awarded the try.

    However, Billy knew he hadn't scored as he had knocked on (dropped the ball forward before he scored, deep inside the ruck).

    Unlike Mr Sterling, Billy went to the ref and told him it was no-try as he had dropped the ball. The try was disallowed. He didn't get any grief or negative reaction from his team (although I imagine he got a ribbing in the bar afterwards!).

    Make of it what you will....
    Jesmond12 likes this.
  6. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    A rare event judging by representative rugby.
  7. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    It's a rare event in any sport where a player (particularly a professional) will walk to a referee/umpire and admit something like this.

    However, what do you men when you say 'A rare event judging by representative rugby' - are you talking about fair play?
    racroesus likes this.
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I mean teams like Ulster and Ireland. Albert Foundry might have been a shade more honest back in the day.

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