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Canadian Taylor Paris scores try from 105m out in PRO D2 Semi Final

Well well well, how's 'aboot' that magnifique try!!! Blinding pace!

As for the turn over, I think it's fine in the sense that it was over the try line and you're allowed to attack the ball as Browner has said (if I read that correctly), it would be impossible to defend if you weren't allowed to hold up the ball/player.

I'm not sure if it's a grey area, or if it is actually in the law books, but players holding the ball carrier and/or the ball over the try line is quite a common occurrence. I suppose the only alternative to the ball being ripped like this, would be for the referee to blow quickly and say that the ball was held up - scrum 5, but I'd say the turnover was very quick.

8 Hours, 12 Minutes ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Fair enough, I just figured that perhaps hitting at the knee as he did and then wrapping may do even more damage/equal damage.

Very unpleasant either way!

14 Hours, 44 Minutes ago

Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

You're right there browner, there is certainly no escaping 'my team beating your team' mentality and as you've said, it's a sad fact (in my opinion) that rugby is now more a business than a sport. Of course to the players it still has a huge sport aspect, but to 'the suits' and 'the man', if they can make money off it, they will.

There is indeed two sides to every coin, this promotes the game and gives us the 10 million viewing angles we're now accustomed too etc.

I suppose maybe I'm looking at this a bit short term. If Naiyaravoro makes it big in the NH, young fijians might all band together to become the next star (I'm aware there have been many star fijians in the past) and a few generations later we may see them flock back to Fiji (and other PI) to take up coaching roles and in turn promote their own nations.

I suppose the only thing I'd say against your comment above is that I might feel a little embarrassed if I were to turn around and say "my X beat your Y".. only for you to reply with "yes but my team were full of home grown players, your team is full of 'foreigners'" or something like that. If everyone does it, then thats fine.. haha..

14 Hours, 46 Minutes ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Out of interest, do you think that would have had a better outcome had the guy actually wrapped? I can't see it being any better.. (not defending the guy by the way...)

1 Day, 7 Hours ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Oh don't get me wrong, he came in from the side and an injury occurred as a result...

Dailymail mode (Stroudos :P) A drink driver runs over someone and claims it was an accident... whilst I doubt he actually intended to run over anyone, he shouldn't have been behind the wheel in the first place..

Same thing here...minus the uh, drink...and the car... and the person getting run over by the car...

I just think the conclusions drawn by the judicial lot make no real sense. Hate to say it, but I sort of agree with Phill below. Based purely on the judicial report, I would say the guy shouldn't be suspended.

1 Day, 7 Hours ago

Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

Ditto Davies. It's an awkward topic, because as you say, speaking about it sort of makes it come across as "we don't want your kind"... it's simply not the case. I just sort of prefer the idea of teams that are really '*insert nation here* to the core' ... whether that be someone who has clearly gone to another nation to live, work and retire etc then fair enough.. but I don't like the idea of people doing things like 'international seasons'..

1 Day, 16 Hours ago

Kenyan Collins Injera celebrates milestone try by signing ball and camera

Just to add about the camera as others have said, normally they have filters over the lens anyway.. If you think the amount of weather these things are subjected too, I'm pretty sure they do all they can to keep the actual lens protected.

1 Day, 16 Hours ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Phill does make a good point (as have others) regarding the official wordings. I mean yes Matty, as you said, there are multiple offences, but none have really been picked up in a manner that justifies the punishment...

Highlighted the side entry - but that was just deemed as 'meh'
No arms therefore charging was highlighted, but deemed accidental..

I guess if you had no video evidence and simply the report to read, you might question why someone is being punished for what has been accepted as an accident..

But you are indeed right in that it's a drop in an ocean of crap calls!

1 Day, 22 Hours ago

Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

*Just to add:

It's also not like he's a second tier player, or a b team player that would never make their first team, so he's seeking opportunities elsewhere. Sort of seems like Fiji could use the guy as well...

1 Day, 22 Hours ago

Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

What a monster.

Obviously all decisions are in the hands of himself and others, but what do people feel about the fact he could play for Scotland?

To me it seems a little bit, wrong(?)...

I don't know, I sort of think that with any team... I suppose fans of teams might watch a team thinking "it could be me".. but this guy is Fijian, and not just ancestrally, so it's sort of back to that little 'Toulon mercenary' argument again...

Credit to the guy though!

1 Day, 22 Hours ago