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Referee Nigel Owens puts stroppy Sergio Parisse in his place

Probably because he has had such a great solo career, but such an awful team career that he's starting to fray more at the edges..

Im with Dan though, that'd be worth an answer or yellow

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Sunwolves lock Tim Bond suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous tackle

It wasn't even an assault, it was a hate crime.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Courtney Lawes demolishes Owen Farrell with another trademark tackle

#JusticeforPlisson Another example of a brutal horrendous dangerous hit on one of my beloved untouchable Fren-oh, Farrell isn't French? Oh, nevermind then....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Sunwolves lock Tim Bond suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous tackle

Strange that.... Using size to intimidate on the rugby pitch...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Sunwolves lock Tim Bond suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous tackle

Well, lazy as it was, left arm wrapped, so using the "no wrap" argument is bollocks....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Silvère Tian red carded for insulting referee Romain Poite

I have indeed, however I was more referring to just the rugby culture, for instance Silvère Tian is not French - however granted the Ivory Coast has had French rule....

But you see it with a lot of expats too....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Life ban for horrific deliberate kick to the head by club player in Argentina

That's how I felt also (I mentioned it above). I think it is because the act is so out of the ordinary and really designed to cause proper harm.

No one really thinks they'll do long term damage by punching an opponent (even though they can very easily cause damage), or grappling/scuffling, however putting someone in an arm bar move and hyper extended their arm, or kicking someone in the head/face are strong statements of intent that have no other outcomes other than serious injury.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Silvère Tian red carded for insulting referee Romain Poite

Do the French rugby mob have a more laissez faire attitude? (not sure what the French for it is..) I wonder if that affects the players brains and makes them feel as if they can do as they please?

Please understand, this does not mean "the rest of the world is clean/fair/kind/amazing etc and France is the epitome of foul play"... however it is quite apparent that there has been some less than favourable incidents that have occurred within French rugby (whether it be by a Frenchman, or a 'foreigner'). Perhaps this is due to high media coverage making it appear to be more rife than in other countries?

Perhaps it's a central location, so a lot of lesser nations brilliant players are attracted to France because of the style of life, yet their discipline is not 100% up to par?

It just seems to me that maybe the French (as a country and it's inhabitants) on a whole feel a little more able to do as they please, which can result in some pretty unsavoury behaviour...

Relaxed attitude? Good pay and perhaps a large case of self importance?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Morocco shock Tonga as tryscorer flies over advertising boards!

Good man for getting on with it... his team mate was a bit of a plank with his appeals.. The bloke was carrying the ball until the last moment and was fair game.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Joe Marler fined £20,000 and banned for two matches for Gypsy comment

It sets a valuable precedent!!! Say something deemed offensive then throw money to make it go away...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago