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Huge Curwin Bosch step sets up try for Sharks against Highlanders

1. Great step
2. Great run
3. Great effort by the highlander who got stepped back to make it back and make that tackle..
4. Hideous potential hospital pass from Bosch that was perfect to get over the heads of defenders
5. Great catch by Du Perez
6. Nice try...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Prop Logovi'i Mulipola lines up conversion in last game with Tigers

Would probably beat me for the 10 shirt that's for sure...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Tackler almost hurdled but still sent off for dangerous play

But I mean the referee decisions are causing mixed bags. I think it's great that there was no protestation from the players here. I personally have never played a game where a referee has changed his mind due to someone bitching at him about something or other. I'm aware that fairly recently a pro game pro player got in a referees ear (Ireland game? Or Wales game?), but it's very rare that a referee will go "oh, you guys don't reckon it was a red card...hmm.. ok, uhh, is a yellow ok then? Or idk, penalty try to you because he jumped?" so it's testament to the code of respect that you just try your best not to bitch at the referee... I think this young kiwi may have said "fuck" after the card? Whether that was "fuck" *you're a shit referee that's a terrible decision* or "fuck" *I can't believe I've got myself sent off* is anyone's guess.

But going back again, the laws are so stringent in some respects that they're being used in perhaps the wrong cases.
Was this intentional? was it really that bad? Would a yellow card be unreasonable? No... But, this referee opens the book, law dictates that xyz = red

Dagg incident:
Was it intentional? Probably not. Was it really bad? It was pretty damn bad. Would a red card be unreasonable? No probably not.. referee opens law book, reads "to the head with force = red" and still says yellow... Which I believe was intent based, rather than incident and outcome based.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Pumped up Jordan Taufua dominates Billy Meakes with thumping midfield hit

Looks dangerous to me, break out the protractor and spirit level, could have gone beyond the horizontal if it wasn't for landing on his own elbow... Red card.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Tackler almost hurdled but still sent off for dangerous play

Oh for crying out loud... I can't wait for those incidents where someone intercepts the ball RIGHT on the 22.. or was it just in the 22, or just out of the 22, oh no, um TMO,, multiple angles, an eventual decision, followed by a "controversial points awarded" post on RD, couple with some significant bitching from yours truly and everyone else that thinks it's a fucking stupid idea..

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Tackler almost hurdled but still sent off for dangerous play

Yeh, but 1010 that only shows discipline in respecting the referee.. we know the laws state red is probably correct, but it's the laws I have issues with, not necessarily the referees.

The issues I have is that we see situations like the recent tackle on Dagg was it? Where I said I'm surprised it was a yellow card when the referee even said the words "high and with force" - by all accounts, in this day and age that should be a red... Then in this situation, a ridiculous moment if play, very little could be done and it's a red, when perhaps the lenient side of things could have allowed a yellow - or preferably nothing at all...

We've got real mixed bags..

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Baptiste Serin howlers gift Racing 92 brace of tries against Bordeaux

of course Yachvili* (is what I meant)

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Baptiste Serin howlers gift Racing 92 brace of tries against Bordeaux

Of course... I skimmed through the names, but was looking more at positions, I think I may even have even search for just "scrum-half".

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Tackler almost hurdled but still sent off for dangerous play

A 9 point try? I'm missing something?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Tackler almost hurdled but still sent off for dangerous play

It's funny that the book says red, it didn't used to say red... Or at least the words leading up to it didn't use to contain incidents like this... As FD said.. change the book..

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago