Recently in Super Rugby the drop kick conversion has been a hot topic. There were several tries reviewed after being awarded that led to players saying they would take a quick drop to keep the try. It happened in week 12 where there was a missed forward pass in the build up to a try.
This is the first in a 3 part series, here I talk about quickly taken drop kicks to stop a try being reviewed. Next time I’ll talk about the TMO and the technology they have and the third piece will be about what is shown on big screens in stadiums.
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The ref does no have to award the try just because the conversion is taken quickly. He can easily stop play ask for the TMO and then let the conversion be re-taken if the try is awarded. And trying to take a quick conversion simply makes it obvious that the try should probably not stand anyway.
Are you sure? Everybody in Super Rugby is suggesting otherwise.
Commentators, players and coaches are all saying that a quick conversion will mean the Laws say the ref can’t call for a review.