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Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

The issue is tackles are becoming so policed and changing over and over... Remember when dump tackles existed? That was the way of dominating an opponent... Now because you can't lift, you simply aim at the chest and destroy them.... Not allowed to do that anymore? Ok aim at the midriff...Internal injuries/bruising... Ok, ban tackling...

Goal posts are being moved and so is our sense of danger and not for the better...

If you're told pizza is fine one day, you go out eating.
Then eventually people say "only 8 slices is good", that means 8.5 hours is dangerous or bad yes?
Then people see that maybe we're not allowing any flexing room, so 5 slices now.... Well, by that judgement 8 slices or a whole is deadly.
Lowered to 3 slices and now 5 is deadly where once before it was perfectly acceptable, yet people start ranting and raving like it's the end of the world, when in reality all's been fine for a long time when people are sensible...

Idk, pizza is a stupid example but it's all I can think of right now...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card

..I would assume referees have a referee union, I would also assume that they are held accountable for their actions each time they take to the field.... Interpretation is a scary thing, what is dangerous to me might not be to you, or vice versa... Referee saying "Meh, thought it was weak as shit" other referee screaming murder, doesn't look good.... If you all sit in a room and agree that because you're all accountable and none of you wants to be singled out, then if you all make shit calls, chances are no one will be able to do anything....

As for QC's and poorer nations....Why are we surprised? It's been happening in coach form/ player form for years, players leaving the Pacific islands to play for other teams *rolls eyes* in the search of more cash, coaches not heading to those nations because the cash isn't as wonderful as in other places.... It's only natural that as the business of rugby progresses that money becomes even more valuable....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card

Not if they deemed the red card sufficient I guess.... Sounds to me like Barrington's clearing was on a technicality.... "He was cleared of dangerous charging".... That is what he was hauled in front of the judge for..... But if it was for say "dangerous play" or "dangerous tackling" would he still have been cleared?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Two players singled out in French second division mass brawl

Ahhhh D2. Whenever shit just gets stupid D2 reminds us all what rugby used to be like!

Not a bowl of cous cous in miles!!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

Hope you had a nice break!

I suppose the motions of the pre hit are probably replicated on a lot of players he tackles however when he hits a big bloke the cartoonesque outcome isn't repeated...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

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

I've never exaggerated anything in my life... Not even that double length of field try I scored where I basically beat every defender twice....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

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, 2 Weeks 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, 2 Weeks 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, 2 Weeks 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, 2 Weeks ago