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Tackler almost hurdled but still sent off for dangerous play

It's funny that the book says red, it didn't used to say red... Or at least the words leading up to it didn't use to contain incidents like this... As FD said.. change the book..

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Baptiste Serin howlers gift Racing 92 brace of tries against Bordeaux

Am I missing something...

Has France had a scrum half in the professional era (around 2000) before Parra came on the scene?? ..or one that's played more than a couple of games that is...

3 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Rugby Explorer with Jim Hamilton - Episode 1: Singapore

Quite enjoyed it... bit awkward and cringey at times, but it's the first ever episode, so I imagine it'll get more natural.

Looking forward to the next one.

3 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Baptiste Serin howlers gift Racing 92 brace of tries against Bordeaux

Poor lad looks like he was struggling passing to the right...

Also I can see what he was doing with the first try, made sense if he had support behind him, but I guess the FB was covering for a chip/kick over the top.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

An interesting look into Rugby's recent rapid growth in the United States

Isn't California one of the leading progressive liberal states in the US?

Perhaps rugby hasn't taken off so well because there is no safe spaces....

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Conor Murray floors Virimi Vakatawa with one "punch"

I don't think if Munster were wearing their away kit and Racing were wearing someone elses kit, it would make much difference really. I mean, I think the comment section would certainly be questioning who made the decision for the kit change, but all in all I think the reaction to a silly dive would probably be the same..

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Chance Peni suspended for high shot as Israel Dagg gets injured again

Probably a yellow for old me, but am I the only one surprised that: forearm strike to the head,WITH force, didn't equal a red?

Wish Dagg all the best.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Joe Launchbury smashes Luther Burrell with 'humdinger' of a tackle

Thumbs up because I agree with you, but to answer you, the reason stuff is difficult to just wave on is because of the combination of rugby being a business, there being hundreds of cameras, media influence, social media influence, mother's influence, rugby bosses influence, coaches, etc etc.

Rather than the referee letting go stuff slide, it now has to be analysed, we analyse a man's performance (a man who chances are has a wealth of experience and knowledge, far vaster than our own) from the comfort of our wherevers... Bosses will question why he let that go, but not that, people will say "oh come on, that lack of action had a direct link to the play 100 phases later where a penalty was given..

Rather than rugby being a group of people with a common interest enjoying the game, enjoying the drink with it and getting on with either watching or playing, we now analyse the shit out of everything and hold anyone accountable..

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Unprovoked punch-tackle (?) helps Perpignan's challenge for Top 14 promotion

Swinging arm at the very least.. can't really argue with that..

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Victor Vito takes elbow in the throat as Gillian Galan sees red

Well done Toulouse.

Red card? Dunno anymore, leave that up to the experts.

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago