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Crunching tackle plants fullback into the ground in Florida, USA

Ahhh, I totally agree with all of the above guys... But can someone tell me what the differences are between this and an illegal tackle, especially when we see that sometimes it's the final outcome the seems to judge legality, rather than the initial actions...

I want to say legal and I will say legal, but everything screams 'shoulders/upper body hit ground first'...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Friday Funnies: Awkward RWC 2015 press conference proves Scotland's South African born prop does not play the bagpipes!

Haha, not one of the worst interviews I've seen...

Not sure if the reporter was trying to push buttons, hadn't done their research, and/or couldn't distinguish the different accents..

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Yeh, if you're not interested, don't read my posts..

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Young Lolo Fakaosilea's huge hit against Samoa at the World Rugby U20 Championship

This commentator is pants....

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Sorry guys, I've done as much commenting as all of you out together, but last one for now...

My problem is that looking at the second one, we see a player taking Trimble out in the air... It was a tackle or an attempt to disrupt. The reason I cannot draw a big comparison between the two incidents is that Payne did not tackle or attempt to disrupt Goode, you may all view Payne as in the wrong, but forget intent, *we are punishing Payne for not being aware of his surroundings when legally playing rugby*... That sticks in my craw...

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Perhaps there are too many opinions being mixed into one pot. I suppose I was referring to the fact that players should have a regard for their own safety as well as others. My argument would be that Goode perhaps recklessly jumped into the air when Payne was clearly running for the ball...

Then I spun off on a 'if/but' and brought up the Scotland player who got carded after being ko'd and connected that incident up with the latest Tuilagi ban for 'kneeing' a player.. Then proceeded to connect all dots and say that potentially players jumping for the ball who knee other players could be punished for what they do...(stay with me here), which could then start to suggest that they have control or as much duty of care as the player on the ground.... Therefore, Goode should have been as aware of Payne and therefore is partially to blame....

Or something like that anyway hahaha...

I suppose I don't like seeing complete accidents such as this being viewed as offences when I don't think it could even be chalked down as reckless... Anyway Eddie, apologies for the confusing string of events leading to the conclusion...

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Not*





Dammit...

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Also is it no filibustering as opposed to filbustering? Or am I making a case for being a pedantic filbusterer...

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Point is dear fellow that whilst you and I can both agree that the Tuilagi carding was an atrocious officiating decision, it:
A) still happened
B) was backed up, as shown by the ban he received..

So we may both think it was an outrage, but it shows that in our differences, we're still vastly out of touch with the 'world rugby' bunch who control rugby...

It also goes to show that knees = ban, whether you jump for a ball or run at someone.. Which shows that a duty of care is not only for the man running for the ball, but also the player jumping for it..... That is if any consistency is to be had...

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Not at all, I dislike ifs and buts because there is no way to know the true outcomes and where do the ifs and buts end? If Goodes mama ran onto the pitch and started hitting Payne, would Paynes mum do the same, then who'd get carded? Especially IF Goode had landed on a stray stud with his temple and had died...

^^^ why I dislike ifs and buts. Point still stands however!

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago