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Yoann Huget's horrific looking face stamp against Bordeaux Begles

Smarter than Dylan Hartley is not high praise. My Springer Spaniel is smarter than Dylan Hartley.

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

And was in New York when the George Stowers came down.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

And was the man on the grassy knoll at the Nick Kennedy assassination.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

He also faked the Jamie Noon-landings.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Yup, he has now spent 54 weeks of his career suspended. What... a... bellend.

Biting.
Punching.
Elbowing.
Head-butting.
Swearing at a referee.

The man is a total liability in high pressure games. Move on, drop him for good.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Jonny May starts and finishes brilliant length of the field try against Connacht

The problem is that this won't cut it at the top level. The fitness there is another level. A great try, but not one I'm keen to see him attempt to recreate for England.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Dylan Hartley has, I believe, spent 50 weeks of his career in the top flight on suspension. If he gets a ban here then he will probably have spent over a year of his playing career as a suspended player.

It looks to me like he's going to get himself a ban. As Eddie says, he has previous and he's not going to get any time off for good behaviour.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Waratahs Will Skelton and Tolu Latu both suspended for double lifting tackle

Fair enough, but how the hell did he get concussion from that? His head didn't really hit the ground... Thanks MattyP for the info.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Waratahs Will Skelton and Tolu Latu both suspended for double lifting tackle

Given that he didn't land on his head and it didn't seem that he landed all that badly, Whitelock sure stayed down for a while. I hope he really was hurt and wasn't milking it. These sorts of challenges are unnecessary, but so is trying to get another player sent off with your response.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

I wasn't arguing that punching is acceptable at all, but context is considered to be important in a court of law. I'm genuinely not arguing that punching on a rugby field is acceptable, although perhaps at times understandable. I'm explaining it, but not excusing it. I really wasn't condoning it.

We live in a society where we don't want to see that sort of aggression in public, but to a certain extent allow rugby fields to be outlets for it. Therefore we celebrate behaviour on a rugby pitch which we wouldn't think of celebrating in the high street, for example tackling someone so hard that they struggle to get up.

I was trying to make the point that it was this lack of context in Tuilagi's case which made it so much worse. That is not to say that punching on the field is bad, but I can completely understand it when it breaks out, but is also why I have huge amounts of respect for the individuals who can quickly shake hands and forget about it.

I like the way they shake hands at the end of this - you wouldn't see that in the high street:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkaiwfLzAJU

I also think the Tom Young's incident a year or so ago, when he got clocked in the head, was another good case in point.


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1 Month, 2 Weeks ago