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Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card

Remember when it was only the bans than actually used to confuse us and not the laws themselves? Ahhh thems were the days...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card

So accidents are acceptable if they occur in what was originally going to be a legitimate challenge?

So will world rugby be issuing a pardon for the countless blokes recently banned and carded due to jumping for a high ball?

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

Agreed, but Brad was trying to tackle a much bigger bloke.... Courtney Lawes smashings and drive backs are normally on smaller players... Or smaller than him anyway... (Which is acceptable IMO)

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

Oh Jimmy I totally agree with you, the reasons for my views are that it would appear by many standards that one should go gracefully into the future rather than kicking and screaming whilst they're being dragged their anyway.... So I'm still making my mind up on which attitude to take....

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Double tackle KO of Geoff Parling leads to a red card and citings

You cannot run and duck with your head below your hips!

You can run with your head low and duck, but your head doesn't need to be on the ground to do it!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Double tackle KO of Geoff Parling leads to a red card and citings

Ref*

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Double tackle KO of Geoff Parling leads to a red card and citings

Couple of points....

The red probably felt that the latest directives are soft as shit, so was apologising for the fact that two big boys cannot be allowed to play a tough game anymore.

Secondly, you say Parling did not duck into the tackle as his head remained above his hips...... Mate, find yourself a clear bit of space and a camera, then film yourself trying to run with your head below your hips, it'd probably be one of the funniest things I've ever seen...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

Jimmy, I'm honestly not sure if I'm trying to be humourous anymore or if I'm being serious...

I had no issues with the hit on Plisson 2 years ago....Oliver; who may be along shortly certainly did, as did many of our French brethren, but I did not ... But 2 years later, how do I feel about this hit today? :/ Sure, I don't really care myself, but then in my mind I still think rucking is fine... But when I restart my mind in 2017 rugby mode, I'm honestly not sure if I'd consider a penalty and/or yellow for this.... Especially for the outcome based bloody nose caused by a shoulder to the nose.....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

Number 9 landed left shoulder first, Courtney's shoulder made contact with the 9's face upon landing...

Surely in this pansy day and age it's at least a yellow?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Double tackle KO of Geoff Parling leads to a red card and citings

This was:
A) Nothing when I first started playing at senior level - maybe a penalty
B) V shortly after this would have definitely been a penalty - maybe a yellow depended on the referees take.
C) Few years went by and it became more and more like a yellow...
D) Today, this SHOULD have been a red card for both...

I don't know how I feel about the game these days... I mean even when clear directives are given, referees are still ballsing it up...Even the most liberal referee should have given a yellow and a red.... But to completely ignore Brad hit first is farcical.... I'm not sure which side of the fence I'm on these days...

If you're going to fuck up the game completely, at least get your minions to fuck it up in a way that we can all understand....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago