Viewing comments for DanKnapp« back to profile

Rynard Landman red carded for elbow to face against Connacht

Anyone who punches Duane Vermeulen and isn't eating through a straw for the rest of his life is getting off lightly.

6 Days, 2 Hours ago

Rynard Landman red carded for elbow to face against Connacht

RD, can we get Oliver banned from this website?

6 Days, 2 Hours ago

Rynard Landman red carded for elbow to face against Connacht

If I was French then I think I would once again feel aggrieved. Elbow to the head, 8 matches. Knee to the back, 10 matches.

It does seem like you get an extra two to three weeks on the sideline for being French.

1 Week, 17 Hours ago

Rynard Landman red carded for elbow to face against Connacht

Git, that was going to be my joke.

1 Week, 17 Hours ago

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

And I should find a way to get across the sad 'wah, wah, waaaaaah' sound as I realise how wrong I was to respond like that to you.

Maybe someone can invent a tumbleweed emoticon and get me out of this mess.

Sorry man.

*wah, wah, waaaaaaah*

*tumbleweed*

*sound of a clown weeping uncontrollably*

1 Week, 4 Days ago

England lack early intensity but pile points on Italy in second half

Hi Nacho.

In this video it is at 02:25. The clip here isn't as bright as the BBC one. You could clearly, and I promise it was clear, see the ball touching the ground. They showed slow motion, good quality replays on the BBC which showed the ball touching the ground.

I didn't originally think it was a try, but the replays won me over completely. I am being objective, honestly.

I don't expect you to take my word for it, but if you can find a copy of the BBC feed in decent quality you can see it for yourself. The ball is most definitely in contact with the ground.

We might then have a separate discussion about who was in possession of the ball at that time, but a separate angle showed Vunipola's left hand on the ball from above.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Wales edge Scotland in tense Test at Murrayfield

How do you know that some of the smaller nations aren't just complete filth about yer mum? Eh?

That's what I'd do. Just saying.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Wales edge Scotland in tense Test at Murrayfield

Sorry that's not quite right. It's bastards and wankers.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

While I agree that he should feel guilty, as one professional to another, this is not sufficient punishment.

His reckless action (and I'm being thoroughly generous to the man there) brought about a serious injury. I personally believe he knew what he was doing and was trying to find a way to shift Heaslip off the ball. He knew he personally didn't have the strength or skill to do it legally, so attempted to weaken Heaslip's grip with a sly knee to the spine.

I also think that Gethin Jenkin's no arms shoulder charge to clear out a ruck should be met with a ban. We either encourage players to improve their skills to get these guys off the ball, or we condone thuggery. We are seeing a generation of players who are bigger, stronger and faster than ever. We are not always seeing an improvement in skills alongside it. We should be doing everything we can to encourage the development of skill, and banning players for this sort of idiotic move is a healthy step in the right direction.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

England lack early intensity but pile points on Italy in second half

The clip I saw was pretty clear. It was the BBC feed. He didn't ground it immediately, but it was grounded in the ensuing grappling on the ground. No downward pressure is necessary (although I believe it was there), the attacking player just has to be in control of the ball when it contacts the ground.

1 Week, 6 Days ago