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Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

Think this would get classed as more of an ABH offence that GBH.. but point still taken :)

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

I disagree with you there Canadian content when you start to mention NFL... Take a look at one sport that your own country holds close to heart: NHL...

..anyway, back to the NFL thing.. it's not surprising that rarely punches are thrown... There aren't many people dumb enough to use a closed fist on a helmet designed to protect someones head...so what is left? Body shots? Again...armour.. so that leaves something like, lower body or throat...

PLUS... the other issue I have with bringing NFL into this, is the style of play, stop, start, stop, start...I'm not suggesting one game is easier than another, but 99% of incidents somewhat similar to this (involving scuffles, punches etc) that occur on a rugby pitch could probably be avoided by having a players focus averted for a second or two.. when it comes to situations like this as far as you know/care, you're in a room and the only other person in it is your opponent, yeh there might be obstacles (other players), but your one focus is on the guy you're after... if someone manages to break that, then all of a sudden you realise you have a game to get on with and that your 'problem' is minuscule when compared to the outcome of the game...

Of course that is based on amateur experience, I can only assume it still somewhat translates into the pro game...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

Agree with you Eddie, but I reckon he was talking about the first hit...

..I'm not condoning on pitch violence, but the first punch was a cracking hit..

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

...how exactly does 'this' scenario make rugby look like soccer?

...unless of course you're saying Lance Hohaia never got hit and actually just dived?

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

Dan, if you want to start diving then join a swimming club and get lessons from them, don't take lessons from those nancies...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

Dan, if you want to start diving then join a swimming club and get lessons from them, don't take lessons from those nancies...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

Prop scored a try... always a winning situation..

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

One thing that really irritated me about this, was the backlash it received from those round ball fairies...

Garry Lineker and Michael Owen, both saying something about rugby players should behave like footballers on the field or some other blood boiling useless s**t...then what do I see on the news today? Serbia vs Albania football match is abandoned due to a brawl with players and then crowds and near riots or some silly business.. This incident was bad, but frankly its not tremendously common, so to have some weasely football pimples commenting on it, really irritates me!

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Jordan Jackson-Hope red carded for dangerous tackle vs New Zealand Barbarians

I can only echo what those above have already said... what else could he have honestly expected?

You've got to be pretty damn stupid to pull something like this off and NOT expect a red...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Midweek Madness - Lee Jones prevents Fijian try after casual effort to score

Also, that fend was pretty awesome too...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

 
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