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Scotland come up trumps against France at Murrayfield

France may have played badly in your view, but in my opinion they still played better than any of the games this 6N. France seemed to be trying to be too ambitious and snatching at the game, however they still looked dangerous in attack and during turnovers with the likes of Fofana charging down the lines..

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland come up trumps against France at Murrayfield

Commentators stated that they felt because the referee was an ex player he is aware of how things can hinder and how things won't hinder, he clearly felt that the French player did not lose a step and therefore was not hindered... if he'd broken his stride there would definitely be no try.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Tomas Francis only penalised but then cited for contact with Dan Cole's eyes

This was dealt with very poorly. I think Eddie-g may have mentioned it in a previous comment (?), either Francis' actions were accidental = no ban, no sanction, perhaps a warning to be careful as all players should be aware how unfavourable these incidents are, OR: On purpose = red card, ban, etc etc...

You can't really penalise someone for gouging or contact near the eyes, then ban him.

The decision here totally undermines the referees decision and honestly highlights how much of a ballsup the process has become. Clearly World Rugby need to sanction the referee for not making the correct decision on the spot...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Tomas Francis only penalised but then cited for contact with Dan Cole's eyes

Attoub and Dupuy played in a game where Ferris(?) was clearly targeted.... Clear targeting like that in itself is disgusting.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Former Fiji star Seru Rabeni passes away aged 37

RIP big man. Thoughts and prayers with his family.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

England hang on at Twickenham to beat Wales and later become champions

I'm also interested to see the incidents such as the eye gouge and the Marler strike (for which he has been cited)...

I'd say Joe Marler is due a little sit down on the naughty step right about now.

The guy is a great player and a funny bloke, but I feel his little quips - late tackle because of World cup frustration, or digs about referees boots etc etc have perhaps increased his chances of pushing boundaries or trying to...

For the record, what do people think about the comment he made to Lee "Gypsy boy"... I've read travelling community reps are outraged... Of course the real answer is for him to just keep his gob shut altogether, but what if he'd said "Traveller boy"... would that have caused outrage? Would calling Peter Stringer a little leprechaun land someone in a world of trouble? As I said, staying quiet is maybe the best bet, but it'd be interesting to know where the lines are...

or you could just keep things friendly and do what Jerry Flannery did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pxOBZBnCoA

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1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland come up trumps against France at Murrayfield

Oh get real Krip: "No proper kicker"???? Yes because Mr Trinh-Duc is a useless kicking 10...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland come up trumps against France at Murrayfield

The thing is, from a neutral I'd say this was not as bad as their game against Ireland.. They played some strong rugby but weren't clinical enough. The Scots capitalised on everything they had. Also the French seemed to have a game plan with no plan B.. They seemed like playing their front row into the ground then bringing on a fresh front row was the plan... when their new boy went off almost instantly they had to bring back a well used prop.

Seems to me that every neutral reckon this game was very good and that Scotland and France played well. But every French person is insisting that France played badly, almost as if to justify the loss against Scotland...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

England hang on at Twickenham to beat Wales and later become champions

So you're telling me a lifetime supply of beer and pies wouldn't entice you to jiggle a roll out the way to get an edge on the ground? If you can it for pies, you can do it for tries...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Ireland back on form with crushing win over Italy

It was good work from Ireland, but "Ireland back on form"... is not perhaps a sentence I'd throw about and I believe even some of the commentators or pundits said more or less the same thing.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago