Clip 2 - 26 April 2017 - Law 22

Check the grounding.

Big RG Snyman of the Bulls is being tackled but slips a little pass to big Jason Jenkins who bursts ahead and with nobody near him puts the ball down for a try.

The referee consults the TMO, telling him that his onfield decision is to award the try but he wants the grounding checked.

The replay makes it clear that Jenkins was not holding the ball in thos centimetres before it made contact with the ground and so the try is not awarded.

Law 22.3 BALL GROUNDED BY AN ATTACKING PLAYER
Try. When an attacking player who is on-side is first to ground the ball in the opponents' in-goal, the player scores a try.

Law 22.1 GROUNDING THE BALL
There are two ways a player can ground the ball:
(a) Player touches the ground with the ball. A player grounds the ball by holding the ball and touching the ground with it, in in-goal. ‘Holding’ means holding in the hand or hands, or in the arm or arms. No downward pressure is required.

holding the ball is what counts.

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