Yes, this analysis is correct. But commentators have trouble with understanding this. Just because you're not automatically HTB if you grab it in the ruck and are tackled, doesn't mean you cant be penalised if you grab it and then make no attempt when tackles.Surely if you run off with the ball after taking it you’ve had prior.
It used to be that if you took possession out of the ruck and were tackled immediately that would be deemed ‘holding the ball’. That is no longer the case ( which is fair enough). But running off with it and then getting tackled should be holding the ball every time.
it's no longer a ruck contest at that point.Surely once you start running with the ball that cancels out the taking it out of the ruck and it becomes prior opportunity?
Wow. He must really hate Sydney because he can't ******* stand us.Jonathon Brown gave Francis points for the match-up. Everyone else is too busy with the circle jerk..
No. SCG is just too small for him. He likes a couple of seconds think music before he disposes. Won't get that on a small ground.Langford??? Seems down this year compared to last.