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Romain Taofifenua banned for three weeks for kicking Stuart Olding in the head

Very well written. I can't agree with you more about it. The only way rugby can be truly sanitized is to ban it altogether. This halfway, sort of clean sort of not thing is causing no end of problems. Players, fans and officials, have no real idea what's happening half the time or where they stand. The game is a fairly complicated one and not just for those with double figure IQ's, so these sorts of interferences are less appreciated than a bout of haemorrhoids.

Letter of the law, boot to the head generally = a red, but I'd be happy to see this one result in a yellow card, or a post game yellow (something on the players record so that future offences can be weighed up).

I think when you read about O'Connells effort and the rulings, it's quite shameful that it's not be copied across: "O'Connell has escaped sanction after the incident was viewed by citing commissioner Eddie Walsh to be careless and nothing more. It was decided that he was making a genuine attempt to kick the ball, and there was no deliberate intent."

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

European Rugby Champions Cup Tries of the Week - Round 2

Probably roight, easier to ignore copyright laws when you're more beneath the radar

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

European Rugby Champions Cup Tries of the Week - Round 2

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...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

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

Awesome multiple effort to begin with and great finish.

1 Month, 3 Weeks 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...

1 Month, 3 Weeks 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 Month, 4 Weeks ago

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

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

2 Months, 2 Days ago

All Blacks snatch victory at the death in thrilling Brisbane Test

Irish were pretty close fairly recently no?

2 Months, 2 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 :)

2 Months, 4 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 :)

2 Months, 4 Days ago

 
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