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Leolin Zas red carded and banned after Bernard Foley's awful landing

I'm with you. It's not as if shaking our head at an incident like this (or the outcome of it) makes us callous and uncaring of player safety, however there has to be some form of common sense applied, unless we are genuinely happy to see players carded for real accidents.

I've said similar to yourself, or alternatively only the defending team can jump for the ball... or as was trialled in that hideous looking varsity exhibition, have that bullshit free catch thing...

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Leolin Zas red carded and banned after Bernard Foley's awful landing

I suppose him not being in a position to catch the ball was somewhat as a result of being underneath Foley who had: a) Jumped higher than him and b) had clattered into him....

Either way, that speed stripe in his hair clearly didn't work... or perhaps he needs two?

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Throwback Thursday - Harry Robinson's blistering debut try vs the Barbarians

No one can take that moment from the young lad! Very sad to see anyone retire in such a manner however so glad for him that the injury wasn't worse!

Good luck in the future! - coaching/mentoring?

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Jaguares' Emiliano Boffelli shows brilliant aerial skills against the Sunwolves

Red card and death penalty is appropriate in this instance I think. Possibly with a reduction to a half death penalty for an updated twitter account if applicable..

1 Month, 15 Hours ago

Nemani Nadolo banned for four weeks for tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli

The thing is, what about multiple offences or repeat offenders, cheap shots etc.. I came into the rugby scene probably around the same sort of time as the TMO for trys - back when rucking was acceptable. I love the game, I don't like the way it's turned/turning somewhat, however as above, I don't think bans are a bad thing if they're used properly.

This is never a ban, couple of players having a disagreement and clocking each other, again never a ban in my eyes... However when you have repeat offenders say the likes of Cudmore, I don't see why bans and cards are a bad thing. I'd be happier if there was some sort of clear guidelines that were adhered to for bans, rather than having some sort of ban lottery where things are seemingly picked at random.

1 Month, 18 Hours ago

Nemani Nadolo banned for four weeks for tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli

The thing is, I'm not against bans.....(I refuse to say 'per se' here)... But this ban is ridiculous...

What I find is that bans are somewhat important in order to remove the player from the game until he learns to play nicely or he gets put into a place where he doesn't play as many games as others because he's sitting on the side line...

Perhaps I'm bringing up the best (or worst) examples, which support my case, but a couple of weeks ago we had a video of a South American player kicking someone in the head/face. More recently we've had Silvere Tian abusing a referee. Then when you consider the numerous gouging cases we've had over the last few years - gouging is disgusting and something I wish didn't exist. All of the above says to me that bans aren't a bad thing. I have to admit bans are not so much a deterrent, but more a punishment.

....but of course, to reiterate my first comment about THIS ban...GTFO!

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Nemani Nadolo banned for four weeks for tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli

Oh GTFO...

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Joe Marler could be in trouble again after appearing to kick an opponent in the head

I was tempted.... But figured my wife might see the comment and clout me...

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Jason Emery suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous challenge on Willie le Roux

Ummm... French never throw punches... Name one case??

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Joe Marler could be in trouble again after appearing to kick an opponent in the head

Totally agree. I think perhaps there was a couple incidents which were more or less typical of any front row players greeting each other..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cZXpcQwZ-0

I think the other one was Rob Vickers punching Marler but with no reaction.

Either way I think it was fairly innocuous and really everything was somewhat understandable. Marler grabbed Ayerzas' head guard which was sort of unnecessary rucking, for which I can understand Ayerza grappling... then from there I think Marler has to be cleared of further wrong doing.

I don't like seeing any players getting into these sort of funks, especially when they're all somewhat stupid petulant actions. (Not watering down the kick, but it wasn't the worst thing I've seen).

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1 Month, 2 Days ago