Well done South Africa. Played by the rules and tactically out thought and out fought England. However, as in football, there are things in both games that aren't perfect. For me, the biggest issue with the rugby rules is the way a points scoring penalty is awarded for a technical offence in the scrum. It spoils the game and feel sure a free kick, or even kick to touch and keep the put in would be better. It would mean more tries and fewer penalty dominated games. However, respect for the referee is sacrosanct, there are no problems with fans drinking. The sin bin - tens mins off for a yellow card is maybe an option worth thinking about, as is ten yards back for a free kick if you argue with the ref. In football though, for a few, the issue might be ten mins off every ten minutes!
Football is testing out sin bins at the scefl league level and below.
For those who don't know scefl top league has, Sheppey, bearsted, Chatham, Beckenham, Cray etc.
From what I've seen so far there does seem to be a reluctance by officials to use this, however i can understand this as they don't want to directly impact the game. What we need is for the people in charge to back the officials and allow them to use common sense.
The underdogs won because on the day the Boks turned up and the chariot was delayed on arrival.
The Seth Efrikans won because England made mistake after mistake after mistake and got punished for all but one of them . Seth Efrika were awesome especially that short arsed scrum half of theirs whose name escapes me at the moment.
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