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Rene Ranger shows the finger after high tackle by Bundee Aki

Surely it wasn't aimed at the touchie on the far side. It happens before we even know it's just a penalty and no card so why would he flip him the bird?

Ok, lack of class or sportsmanship but maybe there's more to it than we know. Could be that there was already some niggle leading up to it. As long as it wasn't at the official then I don't think it's worth worrying about and certainly less of a concern than head high tackling.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Sharni Williams dubbed Woman of Steel after brutal double knock

Come on guys, give RD a break. There's a reason that we don't play mixed rugby and it's not to protect the men from the women. Maybe fairer s.e.x would sound better but probably wouldn't make it past the moderator

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Wallaby skipper James Horwill cleared and free to play in deciding Lions Test

Even better than a panel, what about a jury of his peers? Oh and we could get a different celebrity each week on as the judge (do you think Mr T is available?), film it, and make it into a reality show so we have something rugby-related to watch during the week.

Sorry, not a very useful contribution, I got a bit carried away :)

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Tamati Ellison's sensational pass puts Ben Smith in for the try

Steps one, draws in two and convinces a fourth to come off his line for an intercept. Not to mentioned changing hands in contact before throwing that pass. Amazing.

RD, you ask if you missed anything. How about highlights of that whole game, or at least the last try at the death. So entertaining, the highlanders were smashed but somehow seemed like they were in it the whole game.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

George North picks up and carries tackler Israel Folau

I suspect the reason we don't see this happen often is that most ball carriers realise that picking up a 100kg man on your shoulder can only end badly, probably for yourself. If anyone endangered GN, it was GN.

On the topic of wrestling moves, did anyone see Same Cane do one earlier this year? He was also upright in the tackle and grappling with someone but couldn't bring them down completely. He kicked his own legs out, using his weight to bring the guy face first to the ground. Hard to describe but definitely looked WWF style. He always seemed like such a nice boy

And then there was the intentional self spear tackle in the NRL, i forget which game, when a player flipped himself over int he tackle, winning a last minute penalty to take the game. dangerous but entertaining

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Midweek Madness - James So'oialo and the odd shaped balls

Haha, I love the way the players keep getting in the way of the camera just at the wrong moment. It reminds me of the scene in Austin Powers with fruit!

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1 Year, 10 Months ago

England beat Wales to win the IRB Junior World Championship 2013

I agree, great to have a TMO at this level but was it just my eyes, didn't the assistant refs award England a penalty that they missed? The ref should be checking those with the TMO

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Scotland score late try to snatch victory from Italy in Pretoria

Hard luck for Parisse, they were outnumbered on that side so he needed to rush up but even worse, the poor soul was limping badly a few seconds earlier so didn't have much chance anyway.

1 Year, 10 Months ago

James Horwill cleared after alleged stamp on Alun-Wyn Jones in first Test

I would love to know if Brett Gosper will announce that the IRB plans to review the case and find a way to get Horwill banned. He did the same to get Adam Thompson a longer ban for a gentle tap to a Scotsman's head

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Alesana Tuilagi straight red card for high tackle on Jean de Villiers

It was bad and I don't have a problem with a red as the team at least deserved one for all of their cr*p. But Basson only got yellow v Italy for a high tackle. Surely the refs could simplify things - high tackle = yellow, always.

1 Year, 10 Months ago