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Souths Penalty Try

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Does anyone else think that the decision to award Inglis a penalty try was a tad generous ? My understanding of a penalty try is for situations where an illegal act stops a definite try. Inglis still had to catch the ball, get to the line and then ground it. Granted the odds were in his favour, but how often have we seen players tackled and rolled over to prevent a grounding when a try looked certain. I wonder if they would have been so generous if that was the try that put souths ahead in a closer game.
     
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They got it right IMO. Maybe it was a BODPT :S
     
  3. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think Foran actually touched the ball in the lead up to this try.
     
  4. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    I was fine with it. If you aren't going to give a penalty try for that, you may as well ditch the rule.
     
  5. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    I was fine with it as well. Inglis just had to fall over the line with a little momentum on his side.
     
  6. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    Definitly BODPT,as Inglis was tackled a fraction before his hands touched the bal,l as the defending player grabbed him from behind and didn't really know for certain whether he was in possession of the ball.
    Can live with the penalty try, no problem if it was just a penalty,but I don't think it warranted a sin bin.
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought it should be a penalty try, but have seen plenty of those not given over the last few years. Case in point being Billy Slater in the Anzac test earlier this year, was even more clear cut than last night

    1 big question I do have is how Ferguson didn't also march off for 10mins ?
     
  8. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Penalty try for sure. Inglis ended up sitting on the try line almost. If he had the ball, he just needed to roll over. No sinbin.
     
  9. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Oh Nicci.........one of your best.
     
  10. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    They tend to either give a penalty try, or use the sin bin. Not both. A penalty try and sin bin is a pretty heavy penalty to pay.
     
  11. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Based on the way this has been handled in the past it was a very generous decision.

    He had to catch the ball so I don't know how the referee could be certain.

    Also if the defender had waited to tackle him legally there is even less certainty he would have scored.

    But it is Souths so no one will turn it into a controversy.
     
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  12. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, maybe it was one of the same game day balls from the night before. :p
     
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    ads Well-Known Member

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    Exactly how I feel. The issue isn't this one - its that they've been so reluctant to use it other times.
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    Yeah this is apparently the official policy - they said after the Origin one. So sometimes its actually in your favour not to get a penalty try and have the other team down a person.
     
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  14. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I guess one thing that concerns me is that there are dozens of examples through the season where tries have been prevented by miracle tackles that hold the player up over the line. In this case Inlis does end up pretty well on the line, but he is sliding on his bottom and in the process of being pulled back, so no moral to have grounded it IMO. Ferguson is no slouch so it's not like Inglis brushes him off with ease, if he waits the extra half a stride till Inglis touches he ball he is still in great position to drag hm down backwards like he did and prevent the try.
     
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  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haha. I was also amazed that Matai escaped getting cited over this incident.
     
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    ads Well-Known Member

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    My view is that if your team has done something that is worth a penalty try you lose the right to get a shot at a miracle play. The rule should only be most likely to score rather than having to be certain.
     
  17. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Bookies refuse to pay out on Inglis try
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/bookies-refuse-to-pay-out-on-greg-inglis-penalty-try/story-e6frexnr-1226475397733
     
  18. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's fair enough from the TAB, the penalty try is an option so no way should they pay out on Inglis.
     
  19. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I fail to see how it could be an advantage to give up a certain penalty try in favour of an opposition team being a player down for 10 minutes. Just because a team is down to 12 men doesn't make the other team certainties to score.

    The old saying "a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush" comes to mind.
     
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    ads Well-Known Member

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    I thought in Origin it worked in NSW favour that QLD were down a player. Of course there is no way of knowing what would have happened the other way around.
     

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