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Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Food for thought... What if, like the concussion checks, if you visibly stay down, then you have to leave the field for 5 minutes...

There is no particular reason other than the fact that people who want to play the game might not bother 'simulating'...

...I know it will never happen, but it's the sort of thing I'd lovery: someone goes down faking an injury then when the referee comes over they say they're fine but the referee says "no, no, you went down hard then, you looked injured, off you go to be checked over"

Anyway, nothing in this incident warranted a red card.. So it's a shame!

1 Week, 3 Days ago

David Pocock dislocates his finger while making a turnover

A scary player for the opposition to have....

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Gloucester's Bill Meakes banned for 2 weeks following red card for dangerous tackle

Ah, but Pape is French...

To me though, if the 'crime' is worth a ban, then it MUST be worth a red card. Therefore Pape SHOULD have got a red. I understand mistakes can be made, but when we see time and time again of a yellow awarded in a game, but a ban is issued on no further evidence than the referee had, then the referee is at fault.

The high tackle, I'd say red is fair, yellow I could have lived with.. tackling a dummy runner should not be punishable, however that tackle was never legal - Maybe in NZ where Phill plays it is, because it's a sign of the warrior... Kneeing in the back, I'd prefer to see a red for that. It was a pretty non event knee, but it was still a dirty bit of play. I think in NZ they call it back rubbing, or something, it's something all the kids do, but up North we're soft, so kneeing should be a red card..

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Damn, there was an article I read not long ago:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/32502292

Pathetic call, feel sorry for Parisse!

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

Phill, if you notice on RD when someone makes an initial comment it sits far left, a reply is slightly to the right, if you reply to the reply again it's even more right, after that its directly underneath. This can get a little confusing sometimes, using @PhillNZ or @anyone, is usually used on here just to say "this is my reply to you"...

For instance, if I was to jump in and write the comment "you are a xyz" it would be posted directly under your comment.. but I could be commenting to yourself, myself, Canadian content, Jimmy etc...

I don't think on RD that the @ sign is intended to be used in any childish manner..

2 Weeks, 5 Hours ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

Bit like Cudmore really...

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

Flying Chiefs winger James Lowe on defying the odds with arthritis

Any idea if the meds available to this guy are available to yourself? Might help you in everyday life, even if you do call time on rugby..

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

Last ditch tap tackle stops Jonny May from scoring 70m scorcher vs Edinburgh

What are the laws regarding jumping? I mean from what I gather jumping 'into a tackle' is a problem, however it looked a little to me like May sort of jumped away from a tackle... legal?

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

Hard hitting number eight Chris Hala'ufia takes out streaker with big tackle

It's probably quite an honour to be smashed by him...

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

Your reading comprehension is awful my friend, I will resist the temptation to make reference to NZ schooling, because the kiwis I've met have been well read and not half wits....

Read Pyes comment again, he made no mention of it being a bad tackle...

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago