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England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

Ahem...http://pic.twitter.com/PebUJvP6Io

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

I'm so glad that many of us are like minded when it comes to the laws. There are certain things that they were designed to stop from happening and certain things that unfortunately get rolled into the same category when they shouldn't be.

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Of course there was no card given against Lomu, he's olaying for the All Blacks, they never get shown any cards...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

What can us as fans possibly do... I suppose we could all sign a petition asking the IRB to remove their heads from their anuses - (or is it ani?)

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

IRB should issue an apology to all of us, regardless of whether we're second tier or first tier fans. It's appalling that any of us could play or watch the game with officials having such a varying opinion and view on the laws.

I get it, one lets the game flow a little more than the other - I can live with that if it's evenly spread across both teams. But when a referee makes a decision like this, based on the footage which imo is NOT red card worthy, then it ruins rugby (and not just Canada's chances at a big win!)

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

He probably means the time when Hines gave that diving little sh*t Byrne a backhander for holding onto him - and as such received a yellow for his troubles..

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

I agree with you that this is a non event and not red card worthy. Just to let you know the TMO was Davey Ardrey and he is from the US, so unless he's an expat, he'd probably have an American accent..

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Haha, love it :D

1 Month, 5 Days ago

New Zealand win England series 2-0 with victory in Dunedin

Harsh, asking if Cipriani would be available then not including him at all *chuckle*

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Defining moments for me are when the Canadian player catches the ball, around 0:42 (all in slow motion, he takes the ball low on the outside of his right knee, so his body is low, his arms are low and he currently has the ball in both hands -

0:43 - so 1 second after catching the ball in slow motion (so would we be talking half a second real time?) he is transferring the ball over to the other hand to keep it away from contact. Still at 0:43 we see a Scot make contact with a very spongy part of the arm - the hard pointy part of the elbow is pointing down so that leaves the area where your forearm muscles meet your upper arm muscles (hence the spongy part comment)...

All in all, it's unfortunate, not great technique by the Scottish player and has now (imo) set a precedent as there has been no further ruling, so I look forward to watching 7's next week (when 7 player on each team is all that is left on the pitch!)

1 Month, 5 Days ago

 
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