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Originally posted by PlangentThrowback PlangentThrowback wrote:

Clearly the inability to scrum isn't a penalty offence.  However, referees now seem to interpret going backwards under pressure as a reason to award a penalty.  But it isn't what the laws say.

On the other hand there were several scrums yesterday in which Bristol were penalised but it was Ealing that stood up.  Now I know that there may(probably) have been shenanigans before that that meant the penalty was awarded correctly but it does look odd.  I also spoke with our hooker after the game and he reiterated (in more explicit terms) what he said on the radio immediately after the game that he felt the officiating of the scrums hadn't been correct and that Bristol had been legal and also that there is a big difference between the way scrums in Premiership and Championship are officiated. 

Certainly last time we were here Anthony Perenise (who rarely got penalised in the Premiership) had loads of trouble with the officials (and rightly because his technique is terrible) and then, on promotion, went back to being a decent prop.  Now his technique hadn't changed so the only difference was the official interpretation.


Bristol were smashed in the scrum. The penalty was given for ' shearing off 'The Bristol tatic in answer to going backwards at a steady rate was to spin off sideways. The Ealing pack stayed square the shearing / spinning off is illegal.

Will Davis , number 1 loosehead was immense he powered through the Bristol tighthead. It looked like both Alun Davis , hooker and Will targetted the tighthead.when you go forward that much it is ploy to stand up to emphasise the disintegration of the oppistion scrum.

We have all seen our respective clubs get ' stuffed' in the scrum best to take it on the chin.

The Bristol defence was superior to Ealings by far and it will be hard pressed to find a better Try than the Bristol winning Try.

Edited by No 7 - 02 Oct 2017 at 11:49
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PlangentThrowback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2017 at 11:58
Hey, I'm not saying that Bristol's scrum was anything other than stuffed (and ironically Will Davis was let go because he was 'good in the loose but not in the tight').  But there was a lot going on that a more experienced ref might have seen differently.  However, Bristol ought to have had the experience and ability to deal with that or made it clear to the ref what was happening.  There were several ploys that Ealing successfully used that are common at the levels I played at.  Bristol should have been able to deal with that and signally failed.  How ironic that the reason Ealing didn't even get a losing bonus point was because they were penalised at the last scrum!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote No 7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2017 at 12:05
Will Davis had something to prove and I know that he was fired up for this particurlar game.

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Other way round, but still ironic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sid James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Oct 2017 at 16:33
Originally posted by Albionlass Albionlass wrote:

Originally posted by Sid James Sid James wrote:

Originally posted by Albionlass Albionlass wrote:

Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Has anyone heard from Exiled_Scots ?

He is assessing the referees performance along with his good buddy Sid James Wacko

Albionlass,
If you are referring to my earlier posting re: the dominant Ealing scrum, I thought I had asked a reasonable question. You obviously couldn't provide an informed or reasonable response.
p.s. still waiting on your apology for your incorrect comments last season.


First question , incorrect .This is what i am referring to:

Originally posted by Exiled_Scots Exiled_Scots wrote:

Thank
you referee Fergus Kirby - you managed to personally destroy the game
today with the most inept performance seen for a long time at the RAG by
a match offical. Hopefully your assessor will have strong words with
you, but I doubt it.

Who was it again who said match officials
never influence the out come of a game, rather it's the players? Well
they should have been at the RAG today to have that theory totally
squashed.

Careful ES,
The 'can't play without them' brigade will be on your back. Remember, the ref is always right.

As per your usual condemnation disrespect  of  refs as per last season .

second question ,  enlighten me


I see you're still a laugh.
Your interpretation of my comment is as incorrect as your previous comments about me last season. Apology?
My comment was not aimed at the referees but rather at those who follow them blindly. We all make mistakes, as you did last season.

I think I should leave you to enlighten yourself further.
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