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Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

First video was a horrendous example of assing someone in the face, I'm still perplexed as to why the victim of such an assing was red carded, it makes no sense to me, he was on the attacking front, eyes on the ball, reaching for it, when Goode recklessly threw an ass in there.

Second incident was easily red cardable, but clearly was not done on purpose, I think yellow is maybe fair(?).

Don't think the incidents are really comparable though..

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

A look at the USA's preparations for the new Sevens Series

I'm.... I'm not really sure what can be said from here... I feel that my fluency in idiot doesn't quite stretch as far as is needed to have a conversation with you...

I'll try.. Are we suggesting a child is under 18? If an 18 year old picks up a rugby ball and makes a career then he is not a real player? Whereas a 'child' of 17 and 360 days decides to play, he can be a real player because it was childhood?

Are you a real player?

I mean, I played rugby since childhood, but I never made it pro... am I a real rugby player? If so, am I better than Carlin Isles because I played from childhood whereas he is a pro who is a fake rugby player?

This is all very confusing, I'd appreciate if you could translate your idiocy some more for me.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Awful spear tackle sparks huge brawl in French third division

I hadn't noticed that hand in the face. Got to say had this been an international match there could probably be a case for gouging/fingers in eye area etc... looks like a strange thing to do and certainly didn't go down well!

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Awful spear tackle sparks huge brawl in French third division

Haha, yeh, I see what you mean, kicks and stamps appear to be his signature. I love the videos dotted about when you see a bloke like him putting in a few little kicks here and there until some big back row just clocks the guy leaving him snoozing on the pitch.

This reminds me of the old RD, I remember videos like these coming up almost monthly, if not weekly, especially in French D2.. appears it's been pushed out of D2 and into D3..

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Awful spear tackle sparks huge brawl in French third division

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What he said...

It was interesting I was doing my best to follow each player. I watched the whole thing through a number of times. Looking at the two players that got sent off, red and whites, it was the tackler.. which is fair enough, but then following him, he does his best to keep out of it, then eventually plays a part by just walking in the way 90% of the time to try and block everyone, seems at the end he got a battering for his troubles..

The yellow player who got carded was quite interesting as well, (if correct) he was the full back and appeared to play a massive role in trying to diffuse the situation. Stayed out of the scrappy stuff, pulled players out, then eventually started throwing a few.

I just find it interesting that it was a 50-50 split carding forwards and backs, judging by the amount of forwards involved, the referee could be forgiven if he'd just carded 2 forwards... but the full back?

Also interesting was the fact that at the time Red 5 did not receive any punishment - he was; in my opinion, the 3rd man in. Everyone else played a "oh dear it's kicking off, lets slow it down and calm it down role" but he came flying in and dapped the guy that just got ostriched!

2 Months, 1 Day ago

A look at the USA's preparations for the new Sevens Series

Tit*

2 Months, 2 Days ago

A look at the USA's preparations for the new Sevens Series

Come on then big mouth, who are "real players"?

Of course don't forget this is 7's, so it's not 'real rugby' is it?

Title.

2 Months, 2 Days ago

A look at the USA's preparations for the new Sevens Series

SBW is pushing for the NZ team I believe. I'm not saying anything negative about 7's players, but SBW has played some real hard stuff and pushed some very big guys back. I reckon if he gets into the 7's team he will be a tough nut to crack.

Of course 7's is about space and speed also, so the the likes of Carlin Isles will be difficult to keep a tab on in such a big field if he gets any space.

2 Months, 4 Days ago

Elvis Taione sends Nick Evans flying before receiving yellow card

oh gtfo with that tackle resulting in a yellow!

2 Months, 5 Days ago

Midweek Madness - Referee warms up with imaginary players

Like you said, there is an element of amusement to this, however I can see how it could be very useful. At the end of the day at training we all do drills like, catch, run a few steps then pass... well why do we pass? In reality some times in training there is no one in front of us... why not just run all the way to the try line? (Because I'm a forward and it's usually too far!)..

So I can see this is good for the referee's mind to play games out, good for his body with the direction changes, speed changes etc...

That being said, I've never seen it before... normally our referees are finishing their cigarette as a warm up...

2 Months, 6 Days ago