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Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball

I guess your opinion on rugby goes as far as the law book, the egg and the grass.... Most of us in the old and unimproved tend to find ethos, and spirit of the game and the good old laugh of drinks with your mates and opposition to be thoroughly appealing.... If the new and improved rugby player replays "oooooo thhsat wasth thooo dangerusth" to ever scar and battle story being told in the bar after a game then fk me, I'm out too....

4 Weeks, 17 Hours ago

Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball

Are you kidding me!?! Whenever I'm on the floor around a ruck I'm expecting studs to make contact with either my ankles, hands, feet, arms, legs, back, chest, cock... To have a nice blunt knee pressed against my head would be firmly welcomed, as you can see here, looks like the stormers lock didn't even get tickled!

4 Weeks, 17 Hours ago

Legend Shane Williams, aged 40, helps local club reach cup final

....sooooo, does this mean we have to have another tribute Shane's last match at home for Amman, last match away for Shane for Amman, last match for Shane for Amman where his best mates were free to come see, last match for Shane for Amman on an even date..and of course on an odd date... Etc?

4 Weeks, 18 Hours ago

Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball

Don't get me wrong IM, I'm not saying it's not stupid and I'm not saying that because it's not dangerous that it's not a red, it was a red, but my semi tongue in cheek comment is highlighting how if players keep their hands to themselves, this shit doesn't happen...

So red card is correct.... but I believe dishing out punishment for being held is fair as well..

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball

^^^

See what I mean...

"very dangerous"..... Very dangerous is what I may be require to leave behind in the bathroom shortly. THAT was probably painful and about it, or are we thinking that he could have burst an ear drum, fractured an eye socket, caused a concussion, a neck injury, and probably given the Stormers player a dose of herpes all at the same time..

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball

Seems fair enough.... all of that would have been totally avoided had the Stormers player not held him....

But I'm sure the masses of cous cous eaters will to taste his blood and want his head on a spike in a tremendous effort to reduce violence...

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Stuart Hogg awarded Player of Six Nations Championship for second year in a row

Yeh, but isn't Savea relatively slow for a winger?....ok, I've googled it and everything seems to say the contrary... but I'm sure that was an armchair theory that was batted about, therefore it's pretty much a scientifically proven fact..

4 Weeks, 2 Days ago

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yRM46g0Mp4

.....and Richie McCaw hasn't ever been offside either... hahaha

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1 Month, 18 Hours ago

Quade Cooper likely to be suspended following red card vs Lions

....or we should just say FK the fair weather supporter and bring the game right back down to it's roots.

Head injuries are serious, as are all injuries, but perhaps in this case, treatment is better than prevention....

I've said many times over, rugby is an inherently dangerous game... you're throwing 100kg+ lumps of untrained meat at, in some cases, 65-70kgs of meat... injuries are bound to happen regardless of how sanitised the sport becomes. The only true way to reduce injuries is to remove contact from the sport...and even then, accidents will happen.

So rather than making unrealistic attempts at making the game safer, bringing about a means of aftercare for anyone injured is the better way to go. Have we really seen a rise in head injuries over the last 10-20 years, or are these things just becoming better reported and better highlighted so that they're easier for the 'layman' to recognise...

1 Month, 18 Hours ago

Stuart Hogg awarded Player of Six Nations Championship for second year in a row

I might be wrong, but has Hogg shown anything other than maturity this 6N?

I'm not saying that puts him above Brown, I'd say on the maturity level they're both fairly equal. In terms of the rest of the game, Hogg brings a good boot, it'll help with clearance kicks and the like, but I don't think it'll be particularly necessary given the depth of kickers...

Either way, we all know it'll be Biggar at 10 and Halfpenny at 15...

1 Month, 1 Day ago