The first half was gripping. Both sides defended really well, both sides looked likely to score when they had the ball, was very impressed with AUS innovative ball handling, looked really dangerous. hard to know if that was high risk footy or what they can do. They didnt have the run of the green as Waholo should have got penalised for not releasing on the play that he got the first try. Folau was given a forward pass that came off his lower leg. Given that they lost half a dozen lineouts and scrums, 6-5 scoreline at half time was flattering to the AB's.
Could have rather than should have.
I didn't notice any of the other players releasing until the referee told them to and I haven't noticed penalties for this unless they have been first told to release. The tackler pulling the player upwards is not looking down to see where the player's knees are.
Maybe you know more than the expert commentators who honed onto that in the replay, to them it was clear cut.
Maybe I do but that wasn't the point as I wasn't arguing that the ball carrier's knees had not touched the ground.
I was commenting on the application of the rule: as far as I could see in the entire game nobody was penalised for holding the ball carrier after his knees touched the ground. Why is that? Why did none of "the expert commentators" call for a penalty on the other occasions where the ball carrier was held after his knees touched the ground? These are rhetorical questions.