Italy fans can't believe England try was allowed, 'what's the point of TMO' - Ruck

Italy fans can’t believe England try was allowed, ‘what’s the point of TMO’

In a fierce showdown in Rome on Saturday afternoon, England clashed with the Italians, and the winning try by Alex Mitchell is stirring up controversy online.

The question on everyone’s mind: Should this try have stood?

Mitchell’s pivotal try post-interval flipped the script on a close scoreboard, and George Ford’s precise kicking ultimately secured England’s victory as the game concluded with a tight 27-24 scoreline.

One user wrote: “Why not asking for TMO review? This was a clear completed tackle by Allan, Mitchell was held while on the ground and he should have left the ball. Italia very unlucky with this decision.”

A second said: “Knee on floor while ankle still held, didn’t release…hmm”

Another commented: “Terrible decision.”

“So double moments are aloud now. Clearly tackled, never released the ball before getting up and lunging for a try. What’s the point in TMO,” wrote a fourth.

Alex Mitchell try:

What does the law say?

Law 14: The Tackle states: For a tackle to occur, the ball-carrier is held and brought to ground by one or more opponents.

Being brought to ground means that the ball-carrier is lying, sitting or has at least one knee on the ground or on another player who is on the ground.

Being held means that a tackler must continue holding the ball-carrier until the ball-carrier is on the ground.

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“Too many prawn sandwich type” – Six Nations fan bases ranked from worst to best

The guys over at Host A Fan have attempted to rank the Six Nations fan bases.

They’ve based their ranking, from most important to least, on six different categories:

  1. Home Stadium Atmosphere 
  2. Passion
  3. Away Support
  4. Online Public Vote
  5. Anthem & Other Songs

Read their full analysis and ranking by CLICKING HERE.

Or check out the brief ranking below:

#6. France4.3

They Said: ” The French also score below-average rating for both Away Support and Home Stadium Atmosphere, the latter not helped by the fact you need a telescope (never mind a pair of binoculars) to see the pitch (never mind the action) from some of the seats at the Stade de France.”

#5. Italy 4.4

They Said: “Like the French, they are let down by Away Support and, most impactfully, Home Stadium Atmosphere, which can often suffer from one-sided, processional performances on the pitch, although thankfully, these are becoming rarer occasions.”