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    Ewen McKenzie takes refereeing gripes to IRB

    Ewen McKenzie has written to the head of referees after Australia's 20-13 loss to England at Twickenham last week. The Wallabies coach believes Australia were unfairly penalised throughout the match and that referee George Clancy's perception of the visitors at the set-piece played a significant role.


    "It's down to matters of consistent interpretation," McKenzie said. "I haven't got my mind around the fact that you can win your own scrum ball cleanly and still get seven penalties against you, and [England] get none. It defies some logic there. It's a matter of opinion and the guy in the middle is closer to the action but I'm just looking to understand that dynamic. We'll find out when they get back to me."

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/un...107-2x3f9.html
    Cé go bhfuil an namhaid trampled underfoot mo thír, fhios ag an teanga d'aois na Breataine Bige aon Retreat. Evan James 1856

    #2
    He's right.
    Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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      #3
      Aussies fearing the Italian scrum?
      The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

      Originally posted by the plastic paddy
      Gwan the Welsh

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        #4
        Originally posted by Huwie View Post
        Aussies fearing the Italian scrum?
        Seen the overhead of the first scrum?



        Guess who got done for not scrummaging straight?
        Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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          #5
          Yep. Clancy's refereeing of the scrum was Poite-esque. He'd made his mind up on reputation and let Vunipola away with murder.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Thomond78 View Post
            Seen the overhead of the first scrum?



            Guess who got done for not scrummaging straight?

            Great picture, you have to sympathise with the Aussies, the officials were seriously poor. George Clancy !
            Cé go bhfuil an namhaid trampled underfoot mo thír, fhios ag an teanga d'aois na Breataine Bige aon Retreat. Evan James 1856

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              #7
              Think that one's bad?

              Have at look at the England LH in this baby.

              Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                #8
                Lets hope the Argies get a fair shake in the scrum from the refs

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Thomond78 View Post
                  Think that one's bad?

                  Have at look at the England LH in this baby.

                  Do you know if the Aussies were penalised on that? Would be good to see the pictures of the scrums they were penalised on, if they are available anywhere? Unless of course this is one of them !
                  Cé go bhfuil an namhaid trampled underfoot mo thír, fhios ag an teanga d'aois na Breataine Bige aon Retreat. Evan James 1856

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                    #10
                    Lawes doing all he can to roll Mako.
                    I am the million man.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Owain View Post
                      Do you know if the Aussies were penalised on that? Would be good to see the pictures of the scrums they were penalised on, if they are available anywhere? Unless of course this is one of them !
                      Not sure, doesn't seem to be on any timeline.
                      Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Thomond78 View Post
                        Not sure, doesn't seem to be on any timeline.

                        Okay, I'm sure the Aussies have submitted them to the IRB anyways.
                        Cé go bhfuil an namhaid trampled underfoot mo thír, fhios ag an teanga d'aois na Breataine Bige aon Retreat. Evan James 1856

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                          #13
                          Dayum, that's crooked.
                          Tis but a scratch.

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                            #14
                            Here is the scrum timescales for the match :

                            7min: England's set piece is tested early. Good work from the front row results in a free kick from the first scrum.

                            14min: Australia have conceded another penalty from the scrum as the drive in not straight.
                            England's pack have dominated the early exchanges in that area and it's a good sign.

                            20min: It's more of the same at the set piece. England win a penalty from the srum, kick for touch and then fail to claim the line out.

                            23 min :England win another scrum penalty.

                            Sportsmail's Sir Clive Woodward reports from Twickenham: This game is a bit of a farce - every scrum turns into a penalty to England and it is currently England's only real attacking weapon. The referee is just non-stop whistle and I cannot remember such a poor game after 25 minutes.

                            44min: England win a free kick from the scrum and Farrell kicks it down the throat of the Wallaby defence.


                            78min: David Wilson may not look like much of an athlete but the prop has just destroyed the Wallaby scrum, winning a penalty in the process.

                            80Mins : That's it! England get a penalty at the scrum yet again and Farrell boots it in to touch!


                            Looking at the clock on the picture, it would appear that Australia were penalised at that scrum !
                            Cé go bhfuil an namhaid trampled underfoot mo thír, fhios ag an teanga d'aois na Breataine Bige aon Retreat. Evan James 1856

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                              #15
                              Neither George or Dudley Phillips can be too proud of their peformances last Saturday. The touchline call Phillips got wrong was a huge turning point. And once again Clancy proved his inability to referee the scrum properly. Still who would be a ref !

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