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

Yep, he would, but rugby is just rugby. There are certain things that shouldn't be tolerated and, as such, action should be taken when they occur. Lancaster had no choice, not only due to his past treatment of Care, but also because he's a decent bloke.

Lancaster may not be the most exciting tactician in the game, but he's a decent bloke who has never lost the schoolmaster ethos of coaching the whole person. It's not enough to want the best from players on the pitch, you also have to want the best from them as people. It doesn't mean you should shut the door to them eternally. Schools and sports teams should always be places where redemption is possible, but redemption starts with punishment imposed and reformation chosen.

And I think both Stroudos and DrG are arguing the same thing, but DrG's syntax was a little off in his first post, cue hilarious misunderstandings.

This is why grammar is important.

Dan
A Teacher

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

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

No, he's not done enough for club yet. Too soon.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Host selection process kicks off for Rugby World Cup 2023

It's a joke about the football world cup.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

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

I completely agree. It is not acceptable to behave that way, regardless of your career, fame or wealth. Lancaster has done exactly the right thing. Tuilagi is just one player. Yes, he would have been a really good asset for the team, but this is unacceptable.

Lancaster had previous form in this regard. He dropped Care when he got into trouble and Care said that it helped him realise what he needed to do to change. Tuilagi isn't the bright star in the sky and perhaps needs something of this magnitude to learn from.

I'm disappointed as an England fan, but I wouldn't want someone who assaulted police officers to get a chance to represent his nation a few months later.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Toulon's Xavier Chiocci scores a great prop try against Castres in the Top 14

Imagine a prop blowing hard after a mammoth 3 metre run to the line, then having to neck a pint, before having to jog back for the restart. It'd be carnage.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Toulon's Xavier Chiocci scores a great prop try against Castres in the Top 14

Nice idea. I see a lot of potential there. And props should be handed a pint for the conversion. 3 points if they finish it in one.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

I've used polyglot in the past.

I have kids too, so I completely understand!

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Hi Colombes, unfortunately my comment on your double post got deleted with along with the original post.

I had said that your comments always have something interesting in them. I didn't know that Dulin had previous injuries on that shoulder - it shows how important it is to have commentators from every corner of the rugby world. I always enjoy your comments, you always have a lot of good stuff to say.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

They have something like this in football. If a player is seen to by a medic, they have to leave the field and the referee allows them back on once play has restarted. It is aimed to limit diving. It clearly doesn't deter that, but might work in rugby. Possibly worth a shot.

I think we need to see red cards being dished out for diving/simulation. Bryan Habana had a few high-profile incidences and, for me, were worse than most of the rough stuff we've had highlighted for some time.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

I would LOVE to practice my french, particularly when talking about rugby. I have a basic conversational level of french but have french relatives, and being European is very important to me.

Care to help me practice sometime?

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago