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RD, sorry to put a down tone on everything, but are you struggling to find videos these days or have you made a decision to omit certain incidents nowadays?

Only I remember many videos when I first became acquainted with this site which involved red cards/yellow cards, now there appears to be very few etc... I understand the frequency of cards seems to be less than in the past, but there are still 1 or 2 incidents I've read about fairly recently which never cropped up here (I'm not bluffing but please don't ask me to elaborate.. the memories are long gone). Not to mention a recent 'citing' of Taofifenua, for kicking a player in the head.

I understand you can't cover every rugby event, I'm just wondering if you've made a decision to focus on the highlights, more than the lowlights... if that makes sense...

9 Hours, 37 Minutes ago

Metuisela Talebula brilliant finish to 90m try in London Welsh thrashing

Awesome multiple effort to begin with and great finish.

2 Days, 10 Hours ago

Friday Funnies - Nigel Owens is straighter than this lineout throw

Not a fan of this incident to be honest...

I don't have a problem with Nigel Owens or the phrase he used, but more the timing... As Canadian content said above, he should have saved it for someone who was complaining. (at least obviously complaining)..

I just feel like there was a bit of a silence and he thought he'd get a few laughs by filling that silence and nothing came of it.. just a sort of awkward 'ok then' type of situation.

Also, as 10stone10 said, if someone else had said it, can you imagine the sort of s**t-storm that would ensue...

4 Days, 9 Hours ago

All Blacks snatch victory at the death in thrilling Brisbane Test

@ Dan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8WAoTm4jxc

0:14 onwards...

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1 Week, 9 Hours ago

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

Pretty sure he stripped the ball whilst on his feet...

1 Week, 3 Days ago

All Blacks snatch victory at the death in thrilling Brisbane Test

Irish were pretty close fairly recently no?

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

"I do hope the try gets added to the bloke's season stats though."

DEFINITELY HAHAHA :)

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

Think this would get classed as more of an ABH offence that GBH.. but point still taken :)

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

I disagree with you there Canadian content when you start to mention NFL... Take a look at one sport that your own country holds close to heart: NHL...

..anyway, back to the NFL thing.. it's not surprising that rarely punches are thrown... There aren't many people dumb enough to use a closed fist on a helmet designed to protect someones head...so what is left? Body shots? Again...armour.. so that leaves something like, lower body or throat...

PLUS... the other issue I have with bringing NFL into this, is the style of play, stop, start, stop, start...I'm not suggesting one game is easier than another, but 99% of incidents somewhat similar to this (involving scuffles, punches etc) that occur on a rugby pitch could probably be avoided by having a players focus averted for a second or two.. when it comes to situations like this as far as you know/care, you're in a room and the only other person in it is your opponent, yeh there might be obstacles (other players), but your one focus is on the guy you're after... if someone manages to break that, then all of a sudden you realise you have a game to get on with and that your 'problem' is minuscule when compared to the outcome of the game...

Of course that is based on amateur experience, I can only assume it still somewhat translates into the pro game...

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

Agree with you Eddie, but I reckon he was talking about the first hit...

..I'm not condoning on pitch violence, but the first punch was a cracking hit..

1 Week, 6 Days ago

 
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