Monday, 8 October 2018

Honest Billy something of a rarity

It comes to something when one of the main talking points from the weekend's Quins vs Sarries clash was the fact that Billy Vunipola admitted knocking the ball on in the act of attempting to score, thus saving the referee the hassle of having to consult with the TMO.

That Billy has been praised for his honesty is fair enough, I guess, but the fact that such honesty is worthy of attention because it is now such a rarity in the game is, I feel,  a little sad.

That said, I once received plenty of stick from team mates for admitting to the the ref that I hadn't grounded the ball properly when playing for my club's 5th XV at the time - so perhaps such acts have always been somewhat rare?

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