Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
I didn't e the match but heard it on the car radio and was confused by this. Surely if there was a problem then its either a penalty/scrum or advantage at a contemporaneous moment
England crossed and took out a welsh player (just) and it should have been probably (just) been given at that point by the ref.
However play continued and that phase ended with a ruck. Then after that ruck England went on to score.
I didn't see how the crossing directly affected the try. If you went back another phase or two i would bet you would see another infringment by one of the teams that the ref missed.
Surely the point is that the ref calls the shots with the help of the linesman and keeps the game going. The TMO is used for the last phase of play and the grounding, where any infringements that directly affect the ability to score a try are found?
Going back phase after phase slows the game and takes the flow away more than necessary.