England fly-half strongly disagreed with rule which allowed Wales to charge down his kick attempt after he moved one step to the left
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England fly half George Ford warned that goalkickers are going to have to “stand like statues” after his conversion was controversially charged down in the 16-14 victory against Wales.
Ford was in the process of attempting to convert Ben Earl’s try in the 20th minute when he took one step left, which prompted Welsh wing Rio Dyer to fly up towards the ball before hooker Elliot Dee kicked it away.
World Rugby’s law on charge downs states: “All players retire to their goal line and do not overstep that line until the kicker moves in any direction to begin their approach to kick. When the kicker does this, they may charge or jump to prevent a goal but must not be physically supported by other players in these actions.”
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