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

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

3 Days, 7 Hours ago

All Blacks snatch victory at the death in thrilling Brisbane Test

Irish were pretty close fairly recently no?

3 Days, 18 Hours 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 :)

5 Days, 11 Hours 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 :)

5 Days, 16 Hours 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...

5 Days, 16 Hours 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..

6 Days, 6 Hours ago

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

...how exactly does 'this' scenario make rugby look like soccer?

...unless of course you're saying Lance Hohaia never got hit and actually just dived?

6 Days, 6 Hours ago

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

Dan, if you want to start diving then join a swimming club and get lessons from them, don't take lessons from those nancies...

6 Days, 8 Hours ago

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

Dan, if you want to start diving then join a swimming club and get lessons from them, don't take lessons from those nancies...

6 Days, 8 Hours ago

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

Prop scored a try... always a winning situation..

6 Days, 8 Hours ago

 
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