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You mean Kevin Mealamu? Did you see the game or just hear if from someone at the pub?

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Rupeni Caucaunibuca playing well after returning to the ITM Cup

Looked like an exciting game considering it was between two average teams and ended in a draw

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Two Argentina players cited after eye-gouge and biting claims in Mendoza

Have you seen the full match? In the 32nd minute Slipper shoulders Woodcock instead of tackling him. It's almost exactly the same as the Nonu shoulder on Slipper. There are so many shoulders used each game that it's very rare they get cited. Except Butch James' but his usually involve trying to take someone's head off at the same time

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Two Argentina players cited after eye-gouge and biting claims in Mendoza

At 1:08 it almost looks like a chomping motion. He grabs the hand down, I assume to stop him from gouging him, then instead of pulling his head out goes for a bit of a nibble then pulls away.

Re-read my comment above, I never said anything about banning Eben. I said if they ban Senatore, who bit to stop a choke, they would need to ban Louw, IF he bit to stop a gouge. But I'm not saying they should ban Louw if he did it in reaction to a gouge.

And I can't be expected to explain why he held his head like he'd been kicked. The Argentines seem to have a similar flair for the dramatic like the French.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup with Wellington win over Wallabies

The ref says "2's never come out of the 10". Once Genia kicks, anyone in front of him (offside) must retreat 10m back from where the ball is going to land. Genia or another onside player can put them onside but until that moment they have to make an effort to retreat. By the time it landed, Mowen had put Moore onside but he had already stopped by that stage so was considered not retreating enough. It was borderline really but seemed like the right call

That's my take on it anyway

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Two Argentina players cited after eye-gouge and biting claims in Mendoza

Difficult situation really. If they ban Senatore for biting when EE was choking him, they'd have to ban Louw for biting Matera during the gouge. Not exactly the same circumstances but not too far apart.

I'd like to see another angle of what Steyn's doing with his thumb. Considering all the biting going on, I wouldn't want to be tea bagging a guy

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Two Argentina players cited after eye-gouge and biting claims in Mendoza

Can't see an eye gouge but it looks like Louw grabs his hand, bites it, then gets up and pulls off his head gear. The type of reaction you might expect from someone that has just been gouged, unless he's a very good actor

1 Year, 3 Months ago

All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup with Wellington win over Wallabies

What exactly were you getting at with this comment?

"Is it a conspiracy that these topics come up regularly? I think not...I think it's the truth..."

1 Year, 3 Months ago

All Black player interviews after Bledisloe Cup win in Wellington

Nonu pretty upset with himself. Not sure if it's because he was expecting a ban or if it's just that he hasn't played up to his usual high standards for the last couple of games. If Conrad Smith is taking a break later this year I doubt they'll drop Nonu in a hurry though

1 Year, 3 Months ago

All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup with Wellington win over Wallabies

Instead of speaking hypothetically, what if we talk about the game on the weekend and look at specific types of penalties? Seven times the ABs were penalised in their own 22 while the Wallabies had the ball. That includes ruck infringements and killing off an attack by being offside. Shocking, I know, that's almost one cynical penalty every ten minutes.

And take a guess how many times the Wallabies were penalised in their own 22 while the ABs had the ball? Seven. These are not penalties for accidental offside or dropping a binding the scrum. They are only defensive ruck infringements and offside in the 22m.

Please explain to me how that is uneven?

1 Year, 3 Months ago

 
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