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Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

Best comment of the thread.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

Do not feed the troll.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

Gutted I can only like this comment once. Spot on mate.

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

I'm not sure that trying to get the ball under the posts is showboating. This wasn't an Ashton-esque swallow dive, just fumbled it as he tried for the least-theatrical of groundings. He had the space to cut in, did so, but screwed up the score. Nothing there was showboating, to my mind.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

Yeah, but they're a lot bigger than Carlin Isles, so it's easier for them to grip the ball.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

I know the man well from playing alongside him in my imagination. He'll listen to my advice and learn from it.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith with huge tackle

I think this is completely legal. My only criticism of his tackling action is grabbing the guys legs and starting to lift slightly. I don't think he has come too close to making it illegal, but my original post was about the wisdom of such a tackling action. Best to keep it as legal as possible, do whatever you can to make it hard for the referee to ping you.

3 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith with huge tackle

My friend and I tried 'recreating this 1,000 times in a laboratory.' The scientists went absolutely mental. Apparently this isn't the sort of testing rabbits are bred for.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith with huge tackle

I know we stand on different sides of this debate usually, but I think this is an example of a legal hit. No problems with the lack of penalty - there is nothing to penalise - but had he lifted him a little higher and tipped him back a little further, and it might have been a different outcome.

It is a question of where the line is, and I know we don't agree on that, but we can both agree this is legal.

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith with huge tackle

You don't think it's the presence of his arm on the guy's legs at all then? I mean, if you care to look at the picture before the video starts, it's right there! I don't think this hit was illegal, but he should be careful.

There is no need to lift a guy's legs up, it's adrenalin, but professional athletes should be concerned about getting themselves in trouble. Bit, legal hits without even a whiff of lifting/tipping are the way forward.

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

 
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