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Ulster's Nick Williams suspended for 8 weeks for striking Rhys Patchell

I don't have a problem with different points of view and these last two posts have been genuinely interesting. I completely agree with your comment about the grand final last year being the worst incident.

I'm delighted you have identified me as upper class. Carsons was up all night writing that post and he'll be delighted.

I really can't explain clearly enough how my issue isn't about your view on the game. You must stop thinking that you are the only one here who believes the game should be played that way. I don't agree with you, and that's fine. Your last two posts have been much better because they are detailed and explain what you mean.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

Ulster's Nick Williams suspended for 8 weeks for striking Rhys Patchell

It's a gladiatorial sport. Give them swords, tridents, nets and let them hack each other to death. I'd watch that.

The game has got more physical since I first started watching it and so player welfare has become more of an issue.

You complain that we overlook your points. To be fair you write like a child. You have poor grammar (genuinely, please stop putting a space before commas), your sentences sometimes need to be read twice over before they make sense, and you use strange "sarcastic" references which are cryptic at best. You flit between trolling and genuine comments. I would say that you are somewhere below the general RugbyDump standard, but somewhere above Youtube. Maybe Facebook is about right. If you want to be taken seriously, write seriously.

I take pride in the fact that I am the only person on RugbyDump who posts under his own name and his own picture. I'm not remotely ashamed of my views and I am happy to engage in serious dialogue to defend them.

You should have seen a lot of the early disagreements I had with DrG. We massively disagree on a lot of things, but there is a healthy respect there. That respect is earned over time by repeatedly engaging sensibly in constructive debate. As yet you have not earned that respect.

You are assuming that the negative response to your views is because you are a lone view in the wilderness. There are many people here who would agree with much of what you say, but the way in which you say it is below the standards which we have come to expect and enjoy here.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

Ulster's Nick Williams suspended for 8 weeks for striking Rhys Patchell

Admittedly my posts aren't usually all that constructive, I can be tempted into a more detailed effort from time to time.

I'm the new namby-pamby type that you clearly despise. I think that now that these players are bigger than ever they should be protected more than ever. In every major physical sport I can think of player welfare has become more of an issue as we learn more and more about the long-term impacts. The NFL, NRL and UK RL and RU are all good examples.

I think why DrG and others, such as myself, have found you unhelpful is that you have made some bizarre references to food groups in, what I can only assume, is an attempt to create a bizarre parody of our views. At the same time DrG does tend to get a bit excitable and clearly him telling you to go forth and multiply wasn't helpful.

Length of service on RD means nothing. You can rock up overnight and be welcomed in - you'll see me making much that comment elsewhere on this site to others. It's just that your comments haven't tended to add much generally, although you have made some great points.

Lastly I don't want you to think that my criticism of you is a criticism of a physical playing style. I love watching it. I just want a style where needless risk is avoided by enforcing rules which have been enacted due to increased knowledge of physical risks.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

How Valuable is Manu Tuilagi To England's World Cup Ambitions?

Bloody immigrants, coming over here, bulking up our backline.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

How Valuable is Manu Tuilagi To England's World Cup Ambitions?

Assuming it's going to be Cameron in Number 10 come the Autumn...

5 Months, 1 Day ago

How Valuable is Manu Tuilagi To England's World Cup Ambitions?

Willybumcockweasel.

Hur hur hur.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

Julian Savea and Eben Etsebeth slap one another while smiling

Etsebeth is an absolute enforcer as only South African Afrikaners can produce. It's great having a villain type of player as long as they're not doing anything genuinely dangerous. A bit of a wind-up merchant, able to dish it out but also take it...

I'd hate him for the 80 minutes my team were playing him, but he has my absolute respect after the game.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

Julian Savea and Eben Etsebeth slap one another while smiling

Yep, absolutely. And I wish my team had one.

5 Months, 2 Days ago

Ulster's Nick Williams suspended for 8 weeks for striking Rhys Patchell

I'll just reply to this comment and ignore the moron below.

You're absolutely right. I don't see why this is more serious. The injury was worse, but the intent wasn't as bad. He was trying to shake the player up by hitting a little illegally, but it wasn't all that bad compared to some of the stuff we've seen.

5 Months, 2 Days ago

Francois Steyn banned for 5 weeks after rescinded red card is overturned

Donotfeedthetroll.

5 Months, 3 Days ago