Exits from their own territory were not good enough and the side is plagued by not being able to keep any pressure on. The number of times the side has conceded a score just after getting points itself has been significantly higher than Simon Bridges' leadership victories. The Highlanders were not helped by losing fullback Matt Faddes to a yellow card in the first half for an ugly tackle which had Stormers midfield back Damian de Allande landing on his back. When Faddes was off the field, Stormers captain Siya Kolisi found a massive gap in the Highlanders backline defence to slice through and score.
The Stormers were aggressive at the breakdown but went off their feet numerous times to slow the Highlanders' ball down and referee Nic Berry just turned a blind eye. There was plenty of kicking and, as in many games played this season, a lot of it was inaccurate. The first try of the match came from halfback Herschel Jantjies, finishing a nice break after some soft defence by the Highlanders close to the ruck. Marginal for sure, but for me it was fine.
Wrong call by ref. Prof Ross Tucker — a man who does a lot of work with World Rugby around player safety — is in full agreement with Oom. By the time it is caught by Reece, the former ball carrier is still ahead of the ball.
Apologists for chopping out what was once a unique attribute of the game will cite the legitimate and indisputable impact of velocity and inertia on a long pass made at full tilt. These factors were in existence at the inception of all sports. When a soccer player surges across the big box before attempting a perpendicular shot that at the mercy of velocity and inertia fades just wide of the goal post, his team is not awarded a goal.
Football really needs to learn from rugby and award goals that would have been scored had the shooter not fallen victim to physics. In reality, making a long, rugby pass backwards while running at full speed is actually very easy to do. And that brings us to the question seldom asked by those who support the legalisation of the forward pass: why? Back in , before forward passes were legalised, Super Rugby teams averaged 36 tries per season at 2. The stadiums were full. Last year, those numbers were 59 tries at 3. Teams now play in empty stadiums and interest in Super Rugby has never been lower.
So for purposes of this scenario the question should be asked of Mr Jonker — what the heck? I am with Zelim on this one. We know the rule but can you imagine if the try was awarded. What does a crowd of 30k think when the ball is caught 3 meters ahead of the release? They see forward pass now the law makers want the crowd to do some quick maths and work out the momentum of the ball carrier less, the distance of the pass and then from that determine the release angle of the pass to make sure it was a legal pass.
A student ID and so much more, your Stormer Pass gives you access to: Campus Cash (Use in the Campus Café, Stormer Cafes and vending. Crusaders thought they had scored a fourth try with five minutes left of the round 14 match when winger Sevu Reece scored off his kick-and-chase. But the South African television match official said there was “compelling evidence” that substitute back Braydon Ennor had made a.
I am sure someone can actually work out the exact angle of Ennors hands but would make for some pretty lenghty stoppages. Totally agree even with science. I mean look at the white line as marker. That is what we see as humans and for sure that is what Marius Jonker saw. Say no more. But one nudge to the corner and a resulting lineout maul just before half time was thwarted, and the Crusaders may rue that decision not to take the points. However unlikely after their limp loss to the Jaguares in Wellington, with four matches remaining in the regular season this result leaves the door ajar for the Hurricanes to challenge the Crusaders for top spot.
It should also serve a timely reminder to the Crusaders that every team, every week, is keen to hunt them down. Two draws against South African teams — the other to the Sharks in Christchurch — in three weeks hints at vulnerabilities. New Zealand Herald.
The draw pulled the Crusaders 17 points clear of the second-placed Bulls in the combined standings while the Stormers remained 12th. Jean-Luc du Plessis is caught flat-footed in midfield, but manages to set up another phase. Most popular News: Crusaders benefit from 'Canes' intensity - Read The execution of the kick, however, is poor. I'm already a fan, don't show this again.
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