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Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

Issue I have overall 1010 is that the rugby universe is a business nowadays, a business that wants to make money, also doesn't want to get sued etc.. the general public who have no knowledge of the game will pass comment that "oh it's so violent, I'm not interested" this generates talk of course, but it's still potentially negative talk... The rugby bosses will either have to decide whether to listen to the small rugby fans, or the large masses of soft public.

Maybe you have a more.guided opinion of the outcome than myself, but are we likely to see suits making the best decisions for the player/fans? Or the best decisions for the bucks? I'm not sure whether history has told us one way or another...

Or to delve further how long before the rugby universe starts getting squeezed by officials outside the rugby universe who have to appeal to the masses?

Negative news regardless of how close or distant can impact greatly depending on which group decides to use it further their point...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

Remember those stories about how when your great grandad used to go out and fetch water for the week, he used to fight off snakes and various beasts, on an arduous journey that took perhaps a week only to return carrying both his horse and the contents of a medium sized river on his back...

...then your grandad used to do the same, but by this point he was carrying back his bicycle and a small rivers supply...

...then your dad was doing the same but it involved driving to the shop and driving back...

...well.... It's down to us now... We're the bunch of wankers who will moan if we turn the tap and the waters not instantly a comfortable temperature, heaven forbid we turn the tap and the water doesn't come out!!!

I guess perhaps this is the realisation point that we should all be having about the world just not being quite as good as it used to be "back in my day" and no one is as tough as the predecessors.... I frankly didn't think I'd reach that point at this age (shy of being a 90's kid) and I certainly didn't expect it to be such a drastic change of worldwide castrations for all... although having said that, judging by the hard bastards that play in the women's game I'd say maybe we're even evolving so that women carry a set of balls, that way as men we can all find a snuggly safe space to curl up with a duvet, watch a romcom and turn into a giant set of fucking pansies*

*Not that I object to much of the R&R of the duvet and safe space above, but clearly the world is driving us towards something ridiculous and as a now old timer I will not go quietly into the night...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

Fun fact, I've never covered myself in kebab or vomit!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

I assume your comment is to CC and not me...

.... although your last sentence is probably applicable to me... especially the shite that's blasted out these days..

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

I have all my own teeth and they're all in the right place, no cauliflower ears (thank the scrum cap god's for that), my nose, although not perfect due to a variation of fists, knees, heads and anything else connecting with it is still symmetrical (Not done a BOD or Tindall)...

....that being said, second row/back row, so my boyish good looks probably disappeared in my first senior game.

Scrapping in bars yehh not for all and not a regular occurrence, but I can't deny it didn't happen... although to be totally honest things like that tend to be more like rugby scraps, posturing, mouthing, pushing no one getting a decent shot off...and everyone getting sent home early and banned from venues for a week or two... Call it money management perhaps?

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

Why not? Why wouldn't you include that? Are we better off telling people that when they step off the pitch after a game they'll feel 10 years younger, won't have any risks of injuries...

Won't run the risk of a permanent injury to any part of your body as a result of playing the game?

That is exactly what can happen, so why suggest otherwise..

How can you surely suggest that we start everyone guessing everything. The other day we had a video of a lock running with his head at the same height as a small blokes hip... and we argue that that's a penalty if not more these days... now we have a player running at a relatively normal height and he cuts back in and gets a head on his chin. Both incidents happened during legal plays and both can't even be classed as reckless, they're accidents...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Richie Mo'unga only given warning for tackle that knocked out Stormers lock

...In comes another fucking law change..

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

Yeh, we should ban punching in boxing, it's too violent, racist, misogynistic, fascist, homophobic, xenophobic, et fucking c...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

I'm getting so done with this BS...

I come from the RD era of TSRB's, I grew up wanting to play the game hard. Comparing battle scars, putting everything on the line (at an amateur level), then enjoying a good piss up, occasional tussle in the bars, ending the night either puking in a bog or stuffing my face with a takeaway source of much needed nutrients, protein and muscle food....or both...

Don't get me wrong, the health benefits of not eating a load of takeaway, drinking a ton of booze and getting in tussles is wondrous...The demise of those aspects of the game can be attributed to age, and heh, maturity, so I'm willing to assign those to the golden era, but the demise of the hard game is something I detest and hate.

Yes, no one wants a head injury, no one wants a spinal injury...but who are we kidding? Front rows have had close to life ending injuries from scrum collapses, certainly life changing injuries, the game is a bloody violent game.

ah bollocks to it, I can't even be fk'd with these guys wanting to 'clean up the sport', I'll start watching UFC or playing league or something at this rate...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Richie Mo'unga only given warning for tackle that knocked out Stormers lock

Ooops, I meant "it's a statement I DISAGREE with..."

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago