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Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

That was my argument Felipe, the problem is as a group we are the ones who need to police this, not World Rugby, because it's a further grey area.

I posted a link above to Rory Kocketts red card for a slap to the face, I don't believe the other player 'dived', but really you never know, it might have hit Pape perfectly ...and let's say it did hit him in the perfect spot, imagine how pissed he'd be when he stood up and found himself on the end of a yellow card for playacting! (Haha)... Obviously cue jokes about how he should toughen up etc, but joking aside, it's a real headache for any official!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

I know that because Stringer is a terrier, but point still standing, if a small bloke gets this treatment, then is it ok if he falls?

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

I actually saw the link that you pointed out. One is a complete and utter filthy scumbag, and the other is Hartley! Both SHOULD be reprimanded, but only Hartley will...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

"We KNOW we'd all get along if we were arguing about this in the pub" *snigger* if you say so....

Agreed on all other points...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

He's organising a midnight vigil and a collection for Papes family to support them through this brutal time! Pape was mercilessly cut down in his prime by a vicious little back! Horrendous stuff, 100yr ban for the centre!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

https://youtu.be/hdjQpFNqV8E Rory Kockett red card..

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1 Month, 1 Week ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

Haha, poor little bloke, but you must get what I mean though... I mean we can be 99% sure that this was play acting, or even 99.9% but no one but Pape knows exactly what happened, that is the part I don't like...

Put yourself in Papes position, you just dived like this and now the press is hot on your heels, you have two choices, come out and say "yup, I dived, not really something I'm proud of, but I did it...." Or, you say, "actually as he hit me, part of his hand hit my jaw, and it resulted in my biting my tongue, it also hit my nose which really stunned me, so I fell back to reasses what just happened, it really stunned me, but i personally don't think it should be a red card"...that way you don't look like a big girls blouse and you've stuck up for a bloke that people feel you got sent off....

So it's now become a matter than needs policing whereas it more or less was self policed....you just didn't so it...

A while back there was a massive open hand slap on a player in the SH which made him fall, I genuinely don't believe he dived, but it knocked him down - I'll try and link it....

For the record, I do think this was a dive, before anyone suggests I feel anything different...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Dylan Hartley facing another large ban after knocking out Sean O'Brien

Hahaha! He made a bloody lasting impression, I should have bought shares in cous cous companies.....

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

...so now open hand is worth a red?

Dive aside, I'm concerned this was actually deemed red card worthy!!! Id say the actions of the Stade Francais players sums it up. Would you go and shake the hands of an opposition player being sent off if he really deserved it? I can't believe the referee...

Anyway, onto Frances new Olympic diver, I'd say his landing was pretty poor, but the in air theatrics were pretty good.

I think yellow should be dished out for this, but I would actually be happy for World Rugby to give him a week ban under the thoughts of bringing the game into disrepute... Perhaps a well publicised official warning would be sufficient and perhaps a 2 strikes and you're out process?

On the flip side though, who is to say that this didn't hurt? I don't like that the ethos of the players has changed so that a law has to come into place to cover this because the law can be an ass.... Pape is a big bloke, but maybe this caught him perfectly in his Achilles heel.... Or what if this was done to a little bloke like Stringer? Would it be ok for him to tumble? Rugby is changing, attitudes are changing...I don't know what the future will hold...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Dylan Hartley facing another large ban after knocking out Sean O'Brien

Yeh, I was gonna say, 10st10 probably knows more about big hits than anyone on here.... I remember playing as flanker and me and the other flanker relishing the competition against each other on who could reach the fly half first....

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