I didn't agree with him about Tuilangi but I didn't know what he was talking about regarding Lawes. Lawes has been cited. Anyone seen what he did?
WATCH | Courtney Lawes tackle on Alun Wyn Jones | Ruck
there was another incident involving lawes which was a double tackle on biggar when he fielded a kick. Two players hit biggar hard at the same time. No issue with the timing, biggar had landed, but both players hit with the shoulder, the contact point marginal, no arms. If arms had been involved it would have been perfect. to be fair, biggar just got up. Lawes was silly saying he was going to smash biggar in the build up given the marginal nature of the tackle. Courtney Lawes vows to smash clubmate Dan Biggar when England face Wales | Ruck
the disappointing thing is we are discussing these issues, not the dazzling feet of Watson or the length of the field (well, three quarters) try by tipuric started by the equally dancing feet of Tomkins.
One concern I have is the black and white application of the law. There was an incident in a club game on the weekend. A prop coming in for a tackle, aiming for the hips, his shoulder 3 feet off the floor. As the ball carrier was being targeted another defender tackled him so he fell into the prop. Nothing the prop could do. Good technique on his part, going for a perfectly legal tackle and got red carded as a result. Before long, all you'll need to do is run with your nose on the ground and everything will be a penalty and card. To be honest the prop didn't deserve to be penalised, let alone carded.