Clip 4 - 9 May 2019 - Law 9

The Stormers are penalised at a tackle. Richie Mo'unga of the Crusaders kicks out for a five-metre lineout. Codie Taylor, the Crusaders' hooker, gets ready to throw in and eventually six Crusaders line up in the lineout with six Stormers to oppose them.

Herschel Jantjies, the Stormers' scrumhalf, takes up a position in the tramlines as Taylor's immediate opponent.

Taylor throws in to Scott Barrett who catches the ball at No.2 in the lineout. The Crusaders form a maul, spin it round and Todd goes over for a try, which is awarded.

But whoa! Look what happens to Jantjies. He does not join in the maul but stays in position to guard the tramlines. Taylor's goes up behind Jantjies and gives the scrumhalf a hefty push in the back that sends him sprawling some five metres from his station. Then Todd has a free run around the front of the lineout.

Law 9.14: A player must not tackle an opponent who is not in possession of the ball.

Instead of scoring a try, the Crusaders should have been penalised. advert