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Owen Franks somehow escapes punishment after fingers in Wallaby face

Even a 1 week ban could be seen as an acknowledgement of player wrongdoing - such as you stated, 'recklessness' but nothing is a bit farcical...

15 Hours, 10 Minutes ago

Owen Franks somehow escapes punishment after fingers in Wallaby face

It's a fine line between things like this encouraging the conspiracy theorists and things like this actually being the proof of the conspiracies...

I personally don't buy the idea of a mandate being sent out to all the banning bunch to tell them if the bloke is french multiply the approved ban by 10. However as a non French fan, I am starting to see more and more trends of the French appearing to get a more raw deal than other teams. This could be multiple reasons such as repeat offenders, repeat offences in a club, plus the fact France has undeniably had a more colourful rugby history within their D2! However consistency is all that is needed and I'm sure that NZ tends to have a slightly lighter deal when it comes to bans...

None of the above is due to me 'hating NZ' for being top, I admire their skill, I just think if the rest of the world was banned as much as NZ or NZ banned as much as the rest of the world then no one would have any complaining to do...

15 Hours, 11 Minutes ago

Los Pumas beat Springboks in Argentina for first time ever

Bok fans are awful quiet....

1 Day, 6 Hours ago

Explanation and feedback on the new law trials in place in New Zealand

Horses for courses though, at the end of the day it's a style of successful playing.... When I got into senior rugby I used to seal off rucks successfully which secured the ball for our team... I could be rolled as a measure of counter rucking, I was normally low, head to the tackled players body and grab hold of him, the old school way of doing it... I'm happy for changes to be brought in to stop players getting a nasty injury, but I'm not sure about all this rubber foot type of thing thats going to go on, I don't think it will make more scrappy quick thinking passing, pre planned moves will become harder as a result, which is a bit of a shame...

3 Days, 17 Hours ago

Explanation and feedback on the new law trials in place in New Zealand

Rolling can still occur I guess... just not in the way of the ruck.... or have they just created a new 'grey area'..... "went off his feet yes, but didn't cause any interference with the ruck or close area" I can hear being the new referee interpretation.....

Until Joubert gets involved that is...

5 Days, 4 Hours ago

Explanation and feedback on the new law trials in place in New Zealand

Oh sorry, I was under the impression that if you went off your feet at the breakdown it was a penalty already... I guess not...

5 Days, 10 Hours ago

Elton Jantjies boots the ball directly into his captain's face!

I must have had a head knock recently... *whistle*

5 Days, 18 Hours ago

Phil Kearns has some interesting theories about All Blacks success

Reading and comprehension isn't a strong point then guest?

5 Days, 18 Hours ago

Rugby Championship heads to Twickenham with Argentina vs Australia, October 8th

Rugby is a business now.... sadly...

5 Days, 18 Hours ago

Midweek Madness - Tendai Mtawarira goes into Beast Mode yet again!

I respect the need as a rugby news outlet to report these happenings... but I'm personally bored of seeing this activity. It's a great show of strength, but it's also bloody dangerous....

5 Days, 18 Hours ago