Video Ref

Video Ref

Post by Jim Whur » Tue, 08 Jul 1997 04:00:00


In the St's v Bulls match the referee made, to my mind, a very confused
call to the video ref. If anyone has the rules maybe they could look it
up....

A Bradford player was tackled, St's players claimed a knock-on, the ref
waved play on. Bradford scored and the ref called for the video to decide
if the Bradford player had knocked on prior to the last PTB. Surely this is
not correct use of the Video Ref!!!!

 
 
 

Video Ref

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Tue, 08 Jul 1997 04:00:00

: In the St's v Bulls match the referee made, to my mind, a very confused
: call to the video ref. If anyone has the rules maybe they could look it
: up....

: A Bradford player was tackled, St's players claimed a knock-on, the ref
: waved play on. Bradford scored and the ref called for the video to decide
: if the Bradford player had knocked on prior to the last PTB. Surely this is
: not correct use of the Video Ref!!!!

Any level of doubt is correct use. Forward passes, knock-ons and offsides
are all valid reasons to add doubt and a call to the video ref'
*provided* they happen in the tackle immediately prior to the `try` being
scored.

--
Chris Russell           | Bradford Bulls - Wembley 1997
Electronic Imaging Unit |
University of Bradford  | Tough on St.Helens
TEL: +44 1274 385463    | Tough on the causes of St.Helens.

 
 
 

Video Ref

Post by Adam Hobb » Tue, 08 Jul 1997 04:00:00


In the St's v Bulls match the referee made, to my mind, a very confused
call to the video ref. If anyone has the rules maybe they could look it
up....

A Bradford player was tackled, St's players claimed a knock-on, the ref
waved play on. Bradford scored and the ref called for the video to decide
if the Bradford player had knocked on prior to the last PTB. Surely this
is
not correct use of the Video Ref!!!!

Belive it or not but on seeing highlights of a New Zealand club game
(unsure which teams) I saw the video ref being used for knock ons when a
try wasn't even scored but the ref was unsure which way to give the ball
to!!!!

Hobbsy

 
 
 

Video Ref

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Tue, 08 Jul 1997 04:00:00

: > Any level of doubt is correct use. Forward passes, knock-ons and offsides

: > are all valid reasons to add doubt and a call to the video ref'
: > *provided* they happen in the tackle immediately prior to the `try` being

: > scored.
: >
: Here the "infringement", if one had occured, was prior to the last
: play-the-ball, and hence in the previous tackle. If a try had not been

If that's the case it shouldn't have been used.

: P.S. Has anyone got a recent copy of the rules... the copy I have doesn't
: include the last round of changes.

Mine doesn't either. You should be able to get a copy through Red Hall.

--
Chris Russell           | Bradford Bulls - Wembley 1997
Electronic Imaging Unit |
University of Bradford  | Tough on St.Helens
TEL: +44 1274 385463    | Tough on the causes of St.Helens.

 
 
 

Video Ref

Post by Jim Whur » Tue, 08 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> Any level of doubt is correct use. Forward passes, knock-ons and offsides
> are all valid reasons to add doubt and a call to the video ref'
> *provided* they happen in the tackle immediately prior to the `try` being
> scored.

Here the "infringement", if one had occured, was prior to the last
play-the-ball, and hence in the previous tackle. If a try had not been
scored the ref would not, indeed could not, have used the video ref!!!

P.S. Has anyone got a recent copy of the rules... the copy I have doesn't
include the last round of changes.

 
 
 

Video Ref

Post by Jim Whur » Tue, 08 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> Belive it or not but on seeing highlights of a New Zealand club game
> (unsure which teams) I saw the video ref being used for knock ons when a
> try wasn't even scored but the ref was unsure which way to give the ball
> to!!!!

> Hobbsy

I believe refs are losing their bottle! The number of times they use the
video ref is increasing dramatically in cases where even the defending side
are not disputing a try.