Blood rule delays during Perth game
Got a (serious) question on this.
When the refs send somebody off for blood, is it like some "semi-official" policy to then phaff around for ever, so that the team is not disadvantaged?
Redhage got sent off a minor scrape below his knee, and by the time the refs were satisfied he was on the sidelines ready to sub back in.
Then Damo "dribbled" all over the court, and I could have gone for Pizza in the time it took to satisfy the refs. Even after the wipers had spayed and scrubbed everywhere, the refs were still not happy. So again, by the time the game was ready to restart, he was back sitting on the bench, fully bandaged, ready to go.
There was also a NZ player sent off at one point, although I wasn't paying as much attention to the phaffing duration at that point.