Saturday, 23 June 2007

Strange but true


In November 1886 in a match between Portsmouth Victoria and Southampton Trojans the ball was kicked into the Trojans' in-goal area where it rebounded off a stray dog.

One of the Victoria players gathered the ball and touched down for a try. Quite understandably, the Trojans' players protested, insisting that the ref should have ruled "dead ball", the ball having struck a "spectator".

The objection was referred to the RFU who (surprise, surprise) backed the referee and ruled that the try should stand because, technically, the dog was not a spectator.

Trivial? Oh, yes.

1 comment:

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