Post by HVS
On Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 4:50:56 AM UTC+13, Spains Harden
Post by Spains Harden
England fined for crossing halfway during All Blacks "haka" says
the BBC. I'd say "crossing the halfway line" - either way it seems
A brilliant move. (Do we know whose idea it was?)
V for victory, I thought, seeing the overhead shots.
Agree entirely that it was a good move.
But it's been established - France was previously fined for stepping
over the half-way line when doing something similar - that You. Do.
Not. Step. Over. The. Line.
AIUI, there would have been no problem if we (England) had done
exactly the same thing, as long as they'd stayed on their own side of
(cf. cricket, and no-ball deliveries - only themselves to blame.)
Anyhow, they won by playing better rugby.
Even people here admit that.
I was pleased that it was a clean win, with no room for "bad calls
determined the win" whinging (although I believe both teams suffered
from some possibly dodgy calls).
(My wife is from NZ, and my sports-mad brother-in-law - lives in
Rotorua - gave full credit to the England side for their win.)
-- but they were awesome. (Never mind. Tomorrow morning I revert to my not-particularly-interested-in-sports persona.)