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Nemani Nadolo banned for four weeks for tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli

The thing is, I'm not against bans.....(I refuse to say 'per se' here)... But this ban is ridiculous...

What I find is that bans are somewhat important in order to remove the player from the game until he learns to play nicely or he gets put into a place where he doesn't play as many games as others because he's sitting on the side line...

Perhaps I'm bringing up the best (or worst) examples, which support my case, but a couple of weeks ago we had a video of a South American player kicking someone in the head/face. More recently we've had Silvere Tian abusing a referee. Then when you consider the numerous gouging cases we've had over the last few years - gouging is disgusting and something I wish didn't exist. All of the above says to me that bans aren't a bad thing. I have to admit bans are not so much a deterrent, but more a punishment.

....but of course, to reiterate my first comment about THIS ban...GTFO!

2 Months, 13 Hours ago

Nemani Nadolo banned for four weeks for tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli

Oh GTFO...

2 Months, 15 Hours ago

Joe Marler could be in trouble again after appearing to kick an opponent in the head

I was tempted.... But figured my wife might see the comment and clout me...

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Jason Emery suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous challenge on Willie le Roux

Ummm... French never throw punches... Name one case??

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Joe Marler could be in trouble again after appearing to kick an opponent in the head

Totally agree. I think perhaps there was a couple incidents which were more or less typical of any front row players greeting each other..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cZXpcQwZ-0

I think the other one was Rob Vickers punching Marler but with no reaction.

Either way I think it was fairly innocuous and really everything was somewhat understandable. Marler grabbed Ayerzas' head guard which was sort of unnecessary rucking, for which I can understand Ayerza grappling... then from there I think Marler has to be cleared of further wrong doing.

I don't like seeing any players getting into these sort of funks, especially when they're all somewhat stupid petulant actions. (Not watering down the kick, but it wasn't the worst thing I've seen).

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2 Months, 1 Day ago

Joe Marler could be in trouble again after appearing to kick an opponent in the head

He seems stuck in a rut of idiocy. I'd agree with your comments about him rising, it was interesting to see, he was a great player going from strength to strength, but currently it's almost as if his attitude since pulling on an England shirt has changed, he's become more stupidly aggressive.

Far cries from the boy with the silly sponsors shaved into his hair...

He's been cited btw..

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash

To be fair all those assertions were probably going through Poites' head anyway... that's how he came to the conclusion of a yellow...

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash

I do agree with you there Oliver (hooray!!), I think perhaps as above, silently commending might be a bit better... but I wouldn't hop up to Farrell and pat him on the back about it..

What I want to see more of, is players accepting situations and walking away, rather than appealing, or moaning, or shaking heads and grunting etc etc.

As for your spelling, honestly your English is far better than my French! :)

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Willie le Roux survives horror landing as Jason Emery sees red

Fortunately he kneed himself in the face... I guess that's what stopped him biting a chunk out of his own arse....

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash

Erm, Silvere Tian?

I agree perhaps it's odd commending something that should be a given, such as "Well done scrum half, you put the ball into the scrum straight".....yeah, seems odd...

But I see what Dan is saying, we've had too many antics creeping into the game of late and I suppose someone walking off when they feel they've not done wrong is a show of respect towards the official - which should be somewhat commended... evenly silently...

2 Months, 1 Day ago