Goneva ad­ven­ture

Rugby World - - BOOTCAMP - Rob Minto, Hol­beach, Lincs

Against Sara­cens, Niki Goneva (Fal­cons) dum­mied touch­ing the ball down in his in-goal area, touch­ing it on his foot, then ran the length to score – only to be called back for an ac­tion “not in the spirit of the game”.

His ac­tion was within the laws. We praise a great dummy pass or side­step, both ac­tions that gain an ad­van­tage by de­ceiv­ing an op­po­nent. I don’t see how these dif­fer from Goneva’s.

He wasn’t act­ing out­side the spirit of the game but in a spirit of ad­ven­ture in which the game should be played.

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