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Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

Ditto Davies. It's an awkward topic, because as you say, speaking about it sort of makes it come across as "we don't want your kind"... it's simply not the case. I just sort of prefer the idea of teams that are really '*insert nation here* to the core' ... whether that be someone who has clearly gone to another nation to live, work and retire etc then fair enough.. but I don't like the idea of people doing things like 'international seasons'..

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Kenyan Collins Injera celebrates milestone try by signing ball and camera

Just to add about the camera as others have said, normally they have filters over the lens anyway.. If you think the amount of weather these things are subjected too, I'm pretty sure they do all they can to keep the actual lens protected.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Phill does make a good point (as have others) regarding the official wordings. I mean yes Matty, as you said, there are multiple offences, but none have really been picked up in a manner that justifies the punishment...

Highlighted the side entry - but that was just deemed as 'meh'
No arms therefore charging was highlighted, but deemed accidental..

I guess if you had no video evidence and simply the report to read, you might question why someone is being punished for what has been accepted as an accident..

But you are indeed right in that it's a drop in an ocean of crap calls!

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

*Just to add:

It's also not like he's a second tier player, or a b team player that would never make their first team, so he's seeking opportunities elsewhere. Sort of seems like Fiji could use the guy as well...

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

What a monster.

Obviously all decisions are in the hands of himself and others, but what do people feel about the fact he could play for Scotland?

To me it seems a little bit, wrong(?)...

I don't know, I sort of think that with any team... I suppose fans of teams might watch a team thinking "it could be me".. but this guy is Fijian, and not just ancestrally, so it's sort of back to that little 'Toulon mercenary' argument again...

Credit to the guy though!

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

I don't really know what to make of this whole incident..

Seems to me that Reggie Goodes has admitted that; through no fault of his own, he caused an injury as his ruck entry point changed in an instant, as a result of that, he has therefore pleaded guilty. Then it seems the judicial committee accepted that this whole incident was not Reggies fault - the change in player position, but that Reggie had indeed accidentally not bound to the player in the ruck....

..all boiling down to a 2 week ban with a 50% reduction.. so 1 week...

It sort of has me a bit puzzled..

Parisse last week was red carded for an incident that was somewhat caused by another player. It appears that we all seemed to agree that Parisses' carding was harsh. Aside from a horrific injury, I don't really see a huge amount of difference in scenarios.

Or is a 1 week ban simply a way of citing and judicial bunch to say "yes a horrific injury that might put people off the game, so lets be seen to deal with it in a way that says it wasn't just an accident"

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

That's exactly the point I was trying to make - context....

Punching Chris Ashton in the face is far less punishable than pushing a police officer... Or even pushing past someone in the queue at McDonald's...

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

The thing is Facepalm - I've never felt the need to shove a policewoman... Punching Chris Ashton in the face is something I have wanted to do on many an occasion...

Surely there is some room for leniency on the Ashton thing due to provocation.. he just has a punchable character..

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

Oh, sorry my trolling skills are as good as yours - I guess I'll leave the title for biggest **** to you an Phill to continue to compete for..

:P

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

Quick google search: "Jack Nowell is a Corni-" enough said, I don't need to read any further.

Brilliant player though!

1 Week, 5 Days ago