Here are 2 clips from a recent game involving Caldy RFC, who play in National 1.
The background of the clips is that Caldy (playing in white) had already had 10 penalties against them.
Watch this clip of a maul in the first half of the game first. You can view it here.
Then watch this clip of a ruck in the second half. You can view it here.
Consider your comments.
Was it correct to give the Caldy 4 a yellow card?
What might have been a better alternative?
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The yellow card to Caldy 4 was harsh. He was never on side BUT was it material? Did he play any part in the tackle Did he affect play?
It might have been better to award a yellow card to Caldy 9 in the first half maul when the penalty count was already high.
Discussions around these incidents felt that the referee had got it into his mind that he needed to award a yellow card, but gave it at the wrong time.