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You can run but you can't hide from the Savea brothers

Watch closely at 00:15 when Ardie gets hold of him... He drives him back, at about 16secs, you can see Ardie has hold of legs and the player is now horizontal, keep going and Ardie is on his feet and the player is on the deck...

So he either drove him into the ground, or he dropped him, either one is an offence...

I don't like making this into a bigger deal, this was just a 'dump tackle in the past,, so I apologise for doing so, just seems like inconsistencies to me...

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

You can run but you can't hide from the Savea brothers

I beg to differ, looks to me like Ardies right elbow is twisted outward, which is sort of an indication that he is driving him...

Of course I'm actually glad it wasn't pulled up, I would be interested to see other angles.. It just wouldn't surprise me if it was..

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

You can run but you can't hide from the Savea brothers

I'm gonna be THAT guy, Ardies tackle looked dubious (in this day and age....)

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Sonny Bill Williams issued warning for huge hit on Conrad Smith

Ah, sorry mate, I just clicked on the link and saw the title and incorrectly assumed it was wrong.

That is a great quote!

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Sonny Bill Williams issued warning for huge hit on Conrad Smith

It was supposed to be a bit tongue in cheek as they were blatantly obvious. The thing is Stroudos, I think this tackle by SBW is blatantly obvious too...

I think you meant to post this video no? http://www.rugbydump.com/2011/09/2104/paul-williams-yellow-carded-for-huge-hit-on-theuns-kotze

The difference with SBW and the tackle in the above linked video is the point of initial contact. Paul Williams shoulder hits the very top of Kotze's torso (but still below the neck) and it appears Kotze's neck springs his face onto the top of Williams shoulder, however in SBW's tackle, SBWs shoulder is the first point of contact with Smith, it's right on Smiths face (or side of face/head)...

Again, honestly I'm not arguing the case that it should be a penalty/yellow/red/hanging offence, I just don't understand where this 'slip up' 'rise up' 'initially legal' twaddle is coming from when at 0:56 you can clearly see how 'bad' the tackle was...

Again, pause Paul Williams tackle at 1:08 where you can see he makes initial contact, and pause SBW tackle at 0:56... that's where you can see the big difference (however small it may be...)

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Sonny Bill Williams issued warning for huge hit on Conrad Smith

Real bug bear... how in the hell can you use words like "slipped up a little high" if the initial point of contact was on the head?!?!?!

Don't get me wrong, it was probably accidental and a penalty is fine, but things like "slipped up", "Initially legal", etc etc are complete BS in this scenario....

Unless of course you and the rest think things like these are classed as 'slip ups' and 'initially legal'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ss29vABFGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he6S8mtSgxE



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2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Sonny Bill Williams issued warning for huge hit on Conrad Smith

Don't get me wrong guys, I'm not calling for blood, or even cards.. But what are people on about with all this 'initial' (commentators are included in my little rant)...

As Bobmac above said, pause at 0:56.. THAT right there is 'initial' - All I can see here is a shoulder to the head.

Like I said, I've not got much of a problem with the video/incident, it's penalty worthy at most, but I'm just bemused by the commentary stating how it started off legal...

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

...I'd imagine this video got a lot less views than their average videos...

3 Weeks, 5 Hours ago

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

A few points:

That was horrific!
That sound brings back a few memories on the pitch, fortunately the sounds weren't from me.
Wendell Sailor is 40?!?!? Bloody hell!

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Touching Haka from Under 20's in honour of fallen hero Jerry Collins

Great video!

I was just looking up the pictures of Chris Masoe with his hair bleached and in a few articles it shows Collins in flight with ball in hand, or making a tackle etc. It just dawned on me, there are quite a few pictures of him playing without a mouth guard. I know it sort of doesn't matter now and I'm not sure what point I am making (if any), but it's just interesting how some players choose not to wear them - or at least aren't wearing them in a fair few pictures.

3 Weeks, 3 Days ago