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Joe Marler fined £20,000 and banned for two matches for Gypsy comment

Gypsy can be an insult for people who like to travel but it's originally for Romany people. They are ethnically from India but people thought they were from Egypt, hence the term. And it still is used as a slur on most of continental Europe, where we also play rugby and have TVs. A lot of the Lees from Wales are descended from Romany immigrants, even if they are white now. I'm not sure about Samson but even if he is a traveller or wasn't offended doesn't really matter. I could call my white atheist friend a k-f-r but I would still expect a ban for using a racial slur.

2 Years, 3 Months ago

Gilbert release the easier handling and far more visible Match XV Plus size ball

I'm outraged and offended, next they'll be making it rounder and telling us we can't pick it up!

2 Years, 3 Months ago

Martin Castrogiovanni banned for stamping on foot of Scotland back

I love the way he walks over, puts the boot in then walks off while it all kicks off. Not condoning violence but top marks for subtlety

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try

It's even better if you watch it at 50% speed, Justin's evil laugh as the poor lad goes flying. I'm not even sure what he was trying to do - looked like he was trying to get out of the way, not make a tackle

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Andy Goode's funny interactions with referee Wayne Barnes

You might have a point there. I did wonder why he praised him for tackling when he didn't actual make one

2 Years, 4 Months ago

New Zealand snatch 7s victory with 8 men on the field

If Sexton could kick under pressure, Ireland win.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Ireland victorious over France but lose key men for Quarter Final

Pperhaps Pape was avenging McCaw by kneeing Heaslip in the back as penance for Rougerie eye gouging McCaw. Now O'Brien has avenged Heaslip by punching Pape. When will it all stop?!

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Traditional War Dances fire up fans as RWC 2015 takes center stage

The trouble is that the home nations for some reason think they need a response to the haka, which resulted in the mexican stand off in Wales (which was brilliantly hillarious) and Swing Low at Twickers. Personally i think they should just treat it like they would an anthem and not put a lot of thought into it but hey that is their choice. As a kiwi i don't mind them singing over the haka as we can respond on the field but somehow it seems a bit rude for a bigger nation to sing over Fiji's cibi. It just doesn't seem very gentlemanly to me.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

World Champion All Blacks stay composed despite Argentina threat

Not even hindsight, I was sitting in a room full of kiwis and the only two options we could see were line out or scrum. They scored two mauling tries against us earlier this year. Kick was absolutely a waste.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

The Top 10 Tries in Rugby World Cup History

The Japan and USA tries really show why you can't afford to miss any single one of the 48 games during the tournament.

2 Years, 10 Months ago