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Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Breakaway, I love that we can fundamentally disagree and yet you can make me chuckle out loud. Chapeau, sir, chapeau.

*use of French, ban him for five weeks*

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Those aren't the facts, the ball came off a Scotsman, was played backwards by an Australian, and was then caught by a Scot. Scrum to Australia for a knock-on, not a penalty for deliberate offside.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Surely the TMO protocols were not designed for this sort of situation, where a match-winning penalty, if it is kicked, results from a decision about whether or not a player knocked on. The protocols are designed to be used in try scoring situations because of the importance of those actions. This was more important. This was a RWC quarter-final which had been on the edge all game. Joubert bottled it, just as he bottled the last RWC final.

Is it possible to whinge on behalf of a team that you don't support? Or is that just being aggrieved that an enjoyable RWC match ended with a match-deciding, incorrect decision?

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

New Zealand run riot to thrash France in Cardiff Quarter Final

New Zealand were awesome in this match, absolutely awesome. Bloody good luck to them.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Let's just remind ourselves what happened four years ago...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuIuXrwPCcc

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6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

That was a fantastic match ruined by the incompetence of Craig Joubert. Unfortunately a terrible call, which was clearly wrong based on the slow motion replay of the incident, was what allowed Australia to win the game. TMO protocols be damned, for a decision of that magnitude the right decision would have been to check with the TMO. When those protocols were written they surely did not intend that they would be used to stop a review taking place of a match-defining penalty.

I was also appalled to see Joubert sprint from the pitch at the end without shaking hands with any of the players. I usually support the referee, but on this occasion his decision-making and behaviour were unforgivable.

He allowed New Zealand to win the last World Cup final by failing to ping them three times for penalty offences, any of which would have allowed France to take the lead had they kicked the three points.

And I'm English, cheered for Scotland throughout, and feel gutted that they lost. Time for a lie down.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Not the worst thing a Conservative MP has done to a ten year old child.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

I love that you use a detailed wine analogy. You, sir, are magnificently French.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England finish disappointing World Cup campaign with ten try victory over Uruguay

Huge positive from this game:

I watched it with my 6 year old son and didn't swear once, not even when Teflon Haskell knocked on for the second time with a clear try scoring chance. Thank you, England.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Alesana Tuilagi banned for 5 weeks for 'kneeing' Japanese tackler

I am really enjoying this thread.

6 Months, 4 Weeks ago