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bessantj
Jul 27, 2004





What does it say?

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tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


bessantj posted:

What does it say?

"World Rugby referee chief Joel Jutge says Gauzere has acknowledged that he was wrong in awarding both contentious first-half Wales scores"

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




tarbrush posted:

"World Rugby referee chief Joel Jutge says Gauzere has acknowledged that he was wrong in awarding both contentious first-half Wales scores"

Ah, managed to get the whole thing

quote:

Joël Jutge, World Rugby’s Head of Match Officials, says Pascal Gauzere has acknowledged to him that he got both contentious first-half incidents wrong in Saturday’s Six Nations clash between Wales and England.

Wales won 40-24 in Cardiff to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive. But there was there was huge controversy after Gauzere awarded Wayne Pivac's side two first-half tries. Jutge told Midi Olympiqe that he had spoken with Gauzere by telephone on Sunday morning and that the Frenchman was the “first to admit” he had erred.

“I think one has to be transparent, say what one thinks rather than let things fester,” Jutge said. “In this game there were two unfortunate incidents, which were not simple to manage. I know from having spoken to him by phone on Sunday morning that Pascal Gauzere recognises that himself.”

The first incident occurred when Gauzere told England captain Owen Farrell to talk to his players about ill discipline, indicating “time off”, before blowing his whistle to indicate ‘time on’ and allowing Wales' Dan Biggar to take a penalty while the visitors were still in a huddle under the posts. Biggar kicked to the corner where Josh Adams gathered and scored.

Former England captain Martin Johnson described it as “appalling refereeing” and former Wales captain Sam Warburton admitted he would have been “fuming” had he been in Farrell’s position.

“From the moment when the referee says ‘time on’ the game can recommence,” Jutge explained. “Except that it was on him [Gauzere] to make sure the English had had material time to reorganise themselves, because it was him who had asked the captain to speak to his players.”

The second controversy centred on whether wing Louis Rees-Zammit knocked the ball on while attempting to gather a grubber kick. The ball went forward but ended up bouncing back off his leg and was eventually gathered by Liam Williams who crossed. Gauzere awarded the try.

“The ball was not under the control of the Welsh wing and went forward on to his thigh,” Jutge said. “In the laws such as they’re written, there isn’t this notion of loss of control, that’s why this situation lends itself to confusion.

“But the reality is that if [Gauzere] had blown up for a knock-on, no one would have been able to complain... it’s one of the perverse effects of the TMO, that we sometimes have a tendency to look too hard with a microscope. There is a balance to be struck and in this case, a simple bit of common sense would have sufficed. There is a loss of control, the ball goes forward, so it’s a knock on. Pascal looked at the situation on Sunday morning and he is the first to admit it. When you make a mistake, it’s best to own up and be transparent. It doesn’t change the fact that he is an excellent international referee.”

England have said they will not make an official complaint to World Rugby, although head coach Eddie Jones was clearly hugely frustrated.

“They're huge decisions,” he said after the game. “We can't debate it, we are not allowed to debate it. All I will end up with is a fine and that won't help anyone.

“The dog won't be able to eat its food, wife won't be able to eat, so I can't say anything.”

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




This fall’s Women’s World Cup is set to be delayed a year because COVID.

GTO
Sep 16, 2003



bessantj posted:

Ah, managed to get the whole thing

“The dog won't be able to eat its food, wife won't be able to eat, so I can't say anything.”

Eddie Jones really living on the breadline...

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer


Better than pushing the decision back and calling it at the last minute.

Bit cautious though. Guess they want to see if the vaccines hit all variants.

drunk leprechaun
May 7, 2007
sobriety is for the weak and the stupid

goatface posted:

Better than pushing the decision back and calling it at the last minute.

Bit cautious though. Guess they want to see if the vaccines hit all variants.

I expect they want to avoid putting it on, but having one or more teams have to sit our for the entire tournament.

It sucks, but is probably the right call.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




goatface posted:

Better than pushing the decision back and calling it at the last minute.

Bit cautious though. Guess they want to see if the vaccines hit all variants.

it's being hosted in New Zealand, the poster child for taking this seriously and keeping things locked down. the travel and quarantine would've been tough, especially since I think NZ has (like Australia and other places) not allowed any non-citizens in for the most part.

but yeah deciding it now makes sense, fingers crossed 2022 isn't 2020 Part III like it could be.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Ya like Little Wayne?


New season, Chiefs still can’t win.

oh no computer
May 27, 2003



cornish pirates just beat sarries lmao. not even a losing BP. maybe they were jetlagged????

oh no computer
May 27, 2003



and gloucester just beat wasps despite being down to 14 men for 52 mins. today is a good day

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Bath took a lead into the last 20 against Exeter and still lost 38-16.

Whoops. Still, completely erased by Sarries losing

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Dragons beat Ospreys 31-20, it's been a great night for rugby results.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

England v France is going ahead, right?

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.




So far but we'll have to see if Galthie decides to take the lads on a jolly for icecream before the match.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.




Sonny Bill has announced his retirement. Always seemed like one of the genuinely good people in rugby.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Oh, Italy.

Skarsnik
Oct 21, 2008

I...AM...RUUUDE!






They've not even been fun to watch for the first half recently

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

This is just sad. They're locked in their 22 and looked dead ten minutes ago.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

LRZ over-running when he's walking.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



i still believe italy will score a point

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.




Italy look alright with ball in hand, especially with Negri carrying but they're just making GBS threads the bed at the worst times.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Their kicking game is so bad.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Job done by Wales.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Second half, continue to laugh.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Ken Owens did a grubber.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Every other time they get tackled they drop it.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

Oh good work that boy. That was pretty and out of nothing.

Italy have scored a try in every game so far.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




goatface posted:

Oh good work that boy. That was pretty and out of nothing.

Italy have scored a try in every game so far.

Yes, very cheeky try. Some good work.

Tyma
Dec 22, 2004

Chwyldro Dawnsio Dawns


At this rate, LRZ is going to break the record before George North.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

AWFUL kick. An absolute waste of the ball.

Aramoro
Jun 1, 2012






At least Wales has the good grace to win this game.

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013


Wales seem pretty good huh

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

They were obviously trying mad poo poo from training by the second half.

oh no computer
May 27, 2003



Aramoro
Jun 1, 2012






Well that's a start.

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



Allez Les blues

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

gently caress.

Fuuuuuuuuck.

Erotic.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

I get that France want to keep momentum, they don't want to stop the game happening. It's energetic. But I think they could have stopped to think there.

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Aramoro
Jun 1, 2012






This game is fuckin on.

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