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Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

I watched this live and emailed rugbydump straight after the game requesting this clip. I am so glad it has been put up, thanks rugbydump!

The decision is unbelievably bad, quite often on here I comment on tackles... that although I (dis)agree with the referee I can understand the logic of the other side of the argument. This however is just 100% outrageous.

What this clip doesn't show is the TMO's comments. It's really interesting to listen to- the TMO said there was nothing wrong with it and wasn't foul play at least twice, and advised the referee to go back to Canada's penalty on the 22 which would have let them take the lead with a couple of minutes left. The referee watched the replays on the screen and overruled the TMO saying it was dangerous and the Canadian lead with the elbow, the TMO disagreed then just kind of went quiet before eventually non-committally going with the ref. Basically what is the point of the TMO in this situation if the ref just watches the TV in the stadium? On a side note when did this current fashion of the ref watching the clip begin and what is the guidance on the situation?

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Rene Ranger treats Henry Slade like a speed bump in Barbarians match

You cannot be serious. Dangerous play, there are about a thousand things more dangerous than this which go on in rugby?
Losing balance is not the same as deliberately jumping into the tackle. Essentially it is the same result as a 6'7'' guy running into a 5'7'' guy and using his momentum to force the smaller player downwards - not dangerous, believe me, I've been on the receiving end enough times.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Mathieu Bastareaud big dump tackle on Jaques Cronje in Top 14 semi final

I am now without doubt, I am witnessing the demise of the game I have spent the last two decades enthralled by.

This has to stop, do-gooder idiots with no playing experience are ruining the game.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Salesi Ma'afu banned for one week for punch on Tom Youngs that went viral

Not to be a pedant but if you watch that tackle it was hardly a conventional rugby union 'tip-takle'.
More the result of the rugby league style tacking and the attacking player unfortunately getting his head in an awkward position.
I don't really think this rugby league tackle can be considered evidence that a tackle that used to be textbook is now outlawed in rugby union.

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1 Year, 3 Months ago

Strong wind blows London Irish restart kick backwards

Other than it being a good one to chat about in the bar afterwards, nothing happens - play on!

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Rhys Patchell's 62m penalty kick vs Glasgow Warriors

Stuart Barnes ruining another piece of nice rugby...

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Midweek Madness - David 'Superman' Marty flying over the ruck

Pffft, I knew backs couldn't ruck but this is taking the biscuit

1 Year, 9 Months ago

The Nude Blacks get the better of their Australian counterparts in annual match

Not straight
Nice tackle
No studs on show

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll's incredible skill at training - Lions RAW teaser

A true rugby player who got to his position through having a gift and working hard. I'd love to see if any of the juiced up Goliaths coming through the ranks of English rugby now could do that in the final years of their career.

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Leicester's Jordan Crane smashes bystander into pool on stag do



2 Years, 2 Months ago