A penalty try is awarded between the goal posts if foul play by the opposing team prevents a probable try from being scored, or scored in a more advantageous position. A player guilty of this must be cautioned and temporarily suspended or sent off. No conversion is attempted.
In news other than Justin Marshall's somewhat rusty knowledge of the laws of the game - thought the end of year tour, and England's start to the 6N, show that forwards need some power. In that regards, thought Shannon Frizzell stood out in his wee cameo for the Highlanders, while in this game Ioane and to a lesser extent Robinson, showed good moments.
Watching the Blues, you sort of thought they had a charity spot in the team for a local kid with special needs. This week's lucky winner was Michael Collins. For the Crusaders, Braydon Ennor went pretty well.
Think the Blues have potential, that was a respectable enough loss against last year's champions.