sport news ALLAIN ROLLAND: The Lions decided the match not any referee decisions... ...

sport news ALLAIN ROLLAND: The Lions decided the match not any referee decisions... ...
sport news ALLAIN ROLLAND: The Lions decided the match not any referee decisions... ...
ALLAIN ROLLAND: The Lions decided the match through their impressive second-half display, not decisions from the referee... that suggests the officials had a good day at the office The referees didn't decide the match which is a sign they had a successful day It was the Lions' performance after the break which proved to be decisive Officials were right to rule out tries from Willie le Roux and Damian de Allende Hamish Watson decision could have gone either way so referee was not wrong

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In a Test match as intense as this, you are always going to get a host of tight calls. I think most people, though, will be talking about the game: how the Lions played, how good the set-piece was, how well the kick-chase worked in the second half. I would be very surprised to see the discussion around the match to be about the referee.

It was the teams who decided the result of the match, not the officials. That is usually a sign of a successful day at the office.

There will, of course, be some who think some decisions should have gone differently no matter how good the officials were because they support the team who lost. That's life.

Some people will always blame the officials but on the whole they had a good day at the office

Some people will always blame the officials but on the whole they had a good day at the office

INCIDENT 1 - 47min  

Willie le Roux scores a try but it's ruled out for offside after TMO review.

This is the correct decision. You need to look at the kicker's standing foot, NOT the foot that's in the air striking the ball. The back foot sets the offside line, not the point of contact with the ball.

It is no different to when you are defending your goal-line. You might be leaning forward,

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