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Ben Youngs cited for striking London Irish's Jamie Gibson

Are you serious, Williams gets a straight red in the world cup for slapping Brussow after a similar situation and this is just a penalty reversal?!? Could the touch judge have been any closer with a clearer site of what happened - safe to say he has absolutely bottled it.
I don't want to see bans for this sort of thing, just consistency, a yellow would have sufficed without any need for a ban in my opinion!
On a side note - Youngs is a nasty little man who needs a taste of his own medicine sooner rather than later...

2 Years, 2 Weeks ago

Keven Mealamu struck with bottle after Bulls vs Blues game

100% agree, according to Google Definitions:
reckless; (of a person or their actions) Without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action
Pretty sure Ranger though about the consequence of his actions - "hmmm if I try to tackle this guy into touch he might not score..." and it's pretty clear he did care about the consequence given that he sprinted across a pitch to do so.
Absolutely disgraceful suspension decision!

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

I 100% agree with you stroudos. I remember playing a few years ago and nobody batting an eyelid at what would now be tackles receiving at least a yellow card, nobody ever got injured. The there was the BOD incident and there was a lot of fuss, things calmed down a bit; then a citing body was brought in, a lot of the time they were bored as they had nothing to do so started picking up players on smaller items. Stuart Barnes makes a big fuss on Sky every time something that causes some backs to wave their arms in the air happens. Now the game is getting silly. Remember Tindall's tackles on Gregan in the RWC final, nowadays that would be worthy of a 6 week ban, at the time everyone loved it. Davies, only a little man, is completely right - the game is getting soft.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

Everyone is missing the main point with the first offence. It wasn't a tackle, there was no ball carrier or even ball - it was an off the ball assault, therefore red card. second offence play on - shocking decision even to award a penalty; Wayne Barnes - you wally!

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Friday Funnies - Stephen Donald low blow

CITE HIM!!!

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Young hooker Christopher Tolofua demolishes fullback Juan Imoff

Imoff should get a lengthy ban for booting Tolofua in the goolies

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Maxime Medard and Louis Picamoles tear Lyon apart

"which is legal if not held" - he was held, therefore if "he tried getting back up" it should have been a penalty.

2 Years, 3 Months ago

Maxime Medard and Louis Picamoles tear Lyon apart

Pretty sure that the first try would have been disallowed a few years ago on the grounds of "double movement". A lot of times tries are scored now after a good tackle when the tackler releases (so not to get penalised) and the tackled player then plays the ball (not immediately) either by waiting an age for the offload or getting up and running again. These cases should result in a penalty to the defending side.
Anyway gripe over, 2nd try was very nice!

2 Years, 3 Months ago

Referee Nigel Owens - 'This is not Soccer'

Cracking effort Nigel!

2 Years, 3 Months ago

Mathieu Bastareaud breaks Agen scrumhalf Alexis Bales

This was infront of the referee, he obviously saw it. He played advantage because of a knock-on then brought play back when there was an injured player on the pitch. Wasn't even a penalty, yellow card is completely inexplicable. What is going on in the game - I'm thinking someone high up has said something to referees that hasn't been made public...

2 Years, 3 Months ago

 
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