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Unless you are blind or a part-time fan (which I strongly suspect) you maybe didn't see the recent Autumn international between Ireland and the All Blacks.
Nige gave probably the best and most consistent display of refereeing seen in the last 10 years and was widely congratulated for it.
Why was it so good? Because the game flowed beuatifully and nobody noticed Nige until the clock went red.
1 Month, 1 Week ago
As you're obviously brilliant when it comes to enforcing the rules and know all about foul play, why not put your money where your mouth is and do the course?
The game is crying out for refs with 20/20 vision who never get a single decision wrong.
During the interim period before completing the Level 1 course, why not wake up and smell what you're shovelling?
1 Month, 3 Weeks ago
That's a shocker by Poite and just goes to show, when it comes to tackling Dan Carter, international teams are (still) just not allowed to do it.
The reaction of the AB's made it worse, but that's nothing new.
Dish it out but can't take it.
5 Months, 1 Week ago
Whilst we must protect players from petty attacks we must also protect players careers from reactionary decisions. Kiwi in Germany
The sort of attack that, an inch or two either way could have been career-ending you mean? The IRB are supposed to protect players careers by ending this sort of skullduggery and pure violence with proper sanctions and bans.
Take a look around the world media, from fans to pundits to ex players, 90% agree that Horwill has got away with one, pure and simple.
Dress it up any way you like, the worldwide rugby community knows there has been a grave injustice here.
Were the tables reversed I've no doubt AWJ would have been put in the stockade in chains!
8 Months, 2 Weeks ago
So if he's off balance, why did he lessen the distance in his stance instead of increasing it.? He knew his foot would be in close proximity to someone at the bottom of a ruck so why not move his foot to the right, steady his balance and avoid contact with anyone?
You're clearly struggling with the video so I'd suggest you take a look at the sponsor on Chris Pollock's shirt, it'll prove very helpful to you.
8 Months, 2 Weeks ago
I'm questioning whether Horwill could see where he was putting his feet.
And I'm questioning your sanity. He saw alright, that's why he looked down and almost crossed his legs in order to get the stamp in at the face!
If you're supposedly regaining your balance, you widen the stance of your feet, not narrow it! You REALLY need to wake up and smell what you're shovelling.
As for the Aussies it's now blatantly clear that they have their Antipodean friends in their pocket, not to mention the IRB. Furthermore, in regards to Nigel Hampton it's now obvious that QC stands for Quick Cover-up.
That is a frankly shocking and disgraceful summary of what occurred.
One thing is for sure, the Lions fans will remind Horwill of his actions every time he touches the ball in the next Test.
8 Months, 2 Weeks ago
That is pure filth, plain and simple.
And please, let's stop all this "Chavancy knew what he was doing" rubbish. Whether he did or not when did it become the opposing player's right or duty to dish out the punishments?
I may be wrong but I was always led to believe that was the job of the referee!!
The guy was trapped at the bottom anyway, how the hell was he supposed to get out of there?
Typical cheap shot from Yachvilli, I hope they throw the book at him page by page because I hate this sort pure nastiness in our game.
1 Year, 4 Days ago
That is total brain fade form De Luca. What on earth was he thinking?
His reaction at being sent off could hardly have helped either, very blase and matter-of-fact.
13 weeks is appropriate, should give him plenty of time to 'reflect'.
1 Year, 1 Week ago
Can't believe those excusing his actions as a result of Cole lying on the wrong side and thus somehow 'deserved it'.
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it the job of the referee to apply the laws of the game and any sanctions for players committing wrongdoing? Or is Healy now judge and jury for any onfield indiscretions against his side?
3 weeks is simply farcical for that. A full blooded stamp on an ankle deserved 6 weeks minimum. The repercussions for Cole could have been simply disastrous and I'm surprised that Ireland have got the affront to actually consider appealing.
But then, maybe I'm not so shocked after seeing what O'Gara got away with only a few weeks previous.
Healy's is the cheapest shot in the book i.e. stamping on a leg when a player is prone.
He ought to have missed the rest of the campaign and may damage any possible Lions call-up.
1 Year, 3 Weeks ago
That was pure filth form O'Gara. Ok, he was body checked. Does thta give him the right to do what he did? As for the panel saying they accepted he only intended to trip Cox that is almost criminal!
That was a full blown volley into Cox's leg, not a sly sticking out of the foot.
And as for one week, that's farcical.
But then I expect nothing less from a player infamous for his lack of tackling prowess, preferring instead to pull a cheap shot then run and hide like a bitch behind the big boys when it all kicks off.
Coward, nothing less.
1 Year, 1 Month ago