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Quade Cooper likely to be suspended following red card vs Lions

What im said...

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

Oliver, whilst I think we agree on the final outcome, I'm not sure our journeys are the same to that point.

You mention how the French may feel ganged up on, being non English speakers... Perhaps this 'paranoia' is because you're not English speakers, so rather you automatically feel outcast so every incident that goes against France just proves your theory, whereas it could simply just be another cock up by a referee.

I understand how you're using 'Anglo-Saxon' for the purpose of your argument, but I really don't think Barnes as an Englishman is going to favour the Welsh over the French.... Unless perhaps he is trying to improve Celtic-Anglo relations?!? That being said, the introduction of SH refs is something I can see myself approving of...

Ignoring any of the Welsh side of the game, I'm sure you yourself must think the Antonio substitution was a bit strange no? Perhaps it is massively coincidental, but he seemed to be holding his arm, complaining about a sore back and just looking completely flat out on his feet.... But suddenly he had a head injury?! All that being said, I still think France should have won the game before it came to that!

The concern I have overall is the continuing penalties and lack of punishment, bar Samson Lee and the future potential Biggar card.... I understand refs in general do try and make it clear that the same offence will be punished - this is why the kiwis tend to avoid cards as they don't commit the same offence twice in succession... But for me, it was a 'scrum offence'... And continually...

That being said, and to follow; loosely, 'a penalty try is awarded when a try WOULD have been scored had the offence not been committed', I can see why Barnes was not completely keen to award a try as there was no clear march towards the try line in any of the scrums BUT...This to me was caused by the Welsh dropping the scrums before they get properly going...

But all in all, I'm glad the French won, they deserved it!!

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Quade Cooper likely to be suspended following red card vs Lions

In the amateur era, no...
In the pro era, no...
In the cous cous era, definitely..

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Quade Cooper likely to be suspended following red card vs Lions

Given the rulings these days, that had to be a red card tbh...

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

Brilliant tournament and brilliant weekend....,minus...The Welsh France match...

The list of issues is the same as everyone has stated. I don't see how Barnes could yellow card Vakitawa and not yellow card at least ONE of the two similar Welsh infringements. It's really hard as a player not to throw your hand out to try and catch something, but fair is fair and you can't penalise one and not the other. Then of course the final 20....

..On one hand I don't know whether Wales deserved to win just that 20 mins through the few interesting moments and their defence, or whether France should have just won it about 5 minutes into that extra time through a penalty try. I have serious doubts about that HIA, but I don't think we'll ever know the truth, or believe the truth if/when it's presented... The alleged bite on North, if it WAS a bite, then there is no denying it... French fans, don't get upset about it... BUT, I wondered if it was some sort of friction mark as I couldn't see where it occured either?

I think to sum up that game, the right team won, unpunished slap downs and the constant penalties definitely weigh into a French win category for me...

Plus the Welsh groaning and moaning at every instant makes me want them to get wrecked!

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Fantasy Six Nations: Super Saturday top tips

Good effort with your 6N final rankings though mate.... Would have been interesting to see how your predictions were made up (regarding win/loss and points), not 100% sure you'd predict the amount of wins.. but still, well done..

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Referee Angus Gardner dissects controversial mid-air contest rulings

Part 2..... That being said, Goode was totally convinced he was going to get the ball to, I don't believe he was jumping to ruin Paynes day, I think he was trying to go for the ball. In my eyes... it was an accident.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgNPQZEBisM

Another giant "bullshit" decision!

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3 Months, 1 Week ago

Referee Angus Gardner dissects controversial mid-air contest rulings

That is my absolute go to for how bullshit the law is, it makes my blood boil to see that, Payne's arms were out, he was 100% going to catch that ball in his eyes, all of a sudden Goode leaps and clatters them both!

3 Months, 1 Week ago

That brutal 30 seconds of collisions between Wales and Ireland

My sources tell me that due to the changes in modern rugby the old series cannot be continued, however fear not, a new series will replace it, it will be known as 'TSCCE' or 'Try Savers and Cous Cous Eaters'....

3 Months, 1 Week ago

That brutal 30 seconds of collisions between Wales and Ireland

...I'm offended.

3 Months, 1 Week ago