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Francisco Chaparro red carded and banned for 10 weeks for tip tackle

If he had the ball in his hand it would still have been a dangerous tackle.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Francisco Chaparro red carded and banned for 10 weeks for tip tackle

Boooooring. You wrote 'impose himself', which I would understand to mean 'hurt someone' in any language.

There is a right way and a wrong way to hurt someone. You can smash the shit out of someone when they run down your channel, send them back, and do it clean - and 'impose yourself'. They won't come looking for work down there again.

Or you can pick someone up illegally, turn them over, land them on the top of their back/base of their neck and land on their upper body. That is also imposing yourself, but not in a good way.

I also think it's a bit disingenuous to start arguing that FatProp doesn't know what he's thinking. Unless he was distracted by Plato's Analogy of the Cave, which is possible I guess, I would imagine he was thinking along the lines of: "Me hurt hobbit. Me bash good! Man blow whistle. Me see card. Me sad."

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Sharks start Super Rugby with bonus point victory over the Bulls

Words cannot describe how much I would prefer to be there than here, in a wet and windy England. Super Rugby starting again, lots of people with tans, probably plenty of BBQs and cold beers.... AAAAARGH!

Enjoying the highlights RD, even if you must torture me.

2 Months, 2 Hours ago

Seven of the Best tries scored at the 2014 Wellington Sevens

Those refs would be fit enough to grace most mortal 7s teams. There was a really interesting video a few years back about Craig Joubert's fitness regime. Safe to say, they're all in pretty good shape.

2 Months, 6 Days ago

France ease past Italy with comfortable win at the Stade de France

I thought the two examples did serve to demonstrate the problems that referees face. The Huget/Brown incident was nothing. Two heads which made contact, but no genuine malice, just a bit of a niggle.

The Slimani/Rizzo incident was a case of two men trying to hurt each other, albeit none-too-successfully.

In the first case the referee is widely applauded for letting it go. In the second incident I though both men deserved red cards, because using the head as a weapon is a red card offence. But the difference between the two was pretty minimal... Who would want to be a referee?!

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Nigel Owens tells off Mike Brown and Yoann Huget

Mr Owens showed the perfect way to respond to non-incidents like this. Just tell them to shut up and calm down. Perfect. Didn't need to go to the TMO. He used his judgement, which is almost always perfect, and let the game flow. It was pulsating, it didn't need a time-consuming TMO decision.

I'm guessing Mr Owens saw it, saw it was nothing serious, and let the game flow. He had one of the best games on the day, as usual. The man is world class. I cannot believe someone can keep up with 30 professional athletes who are running around the field as much as that and still have enough oxygen getting to his brain to make decisions that effectively.

I'd love to see the stats for referees during games - how far they run, what their heart rate does etc. It'd be really interesting.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

The Top 10 Tries in South African Rugby in 2013

Such quality. Absolutely love it. The Aplon try at the end was the best for me, because I can't resist a bit of individual genius, but there were also some wonderful team tries. I agree with anonymous no7, the one-handed pass try was pretty damn good too.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

It also helps that the people who referee at this level tend to be very eloquent in their explanations. Can't help but respect someone who understands all the laws. I certainly bloody don't.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

I hope they bought him a milk in the clubhouse afterwards. Good lad.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

From the other comments on here, looks like you're the only one who thinks Mr Owens doesn't concentrate on reffing. The general consensus seems to be that he's one of the best we've got.

Nothing wrong with him being comfortable to be the centre of attention from time to time - from time to time he WILL be the centre of attention. Better to be comfortable and not bottle big decisions because everyone is looking at him.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

 
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