Sunday, 5 October 2014

SANZAR should act on spectators using lasers to distract kickers

The remarkable, historic and deserved first Pumas’ win in the Rugby Championship has once again showed the ugly side of some spectators, or shall we say idiots, using a laser pen to distract the kickers. Bernard Foley missed an east kick in the 70th minute which could have changed the final score. The Wallabies kicker was also disturbed in his two successful conversion’s attempts in the first half.

Last year Jaco Peyper allowed Aaron Cruden a second attempt in last year's win for New Zealand when the All Black stand-off was similarly distracted. This year Nigel Owen didn’t acted.

He should have gone under the posts and awarded a penalty try. Harsh? One-eyed? No, I’ll say this under any circumstances. The act was a disgrace by one or two singles, but has shamed a nation of rugby supporters and shall never happen again. A penalty try would have set the bar to clear the waters from any doubt, this dirty tricks do not belong to the sport.

This should not being seen as an excuse for Wallabies loss, but the play field should be level. We are already used to the typical boos of disrespect during kicks, but a limit shuld be set and the Mendoza's affair has to have consequences.
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