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Camille Lopez out for roughly 5 months after awful ankle break

Yes I did read about the saliva test, will be interesting to see the results.

I understand putting g the onus in the referees is hugely unfair, it's just incredible that as has happened in a few incidents before, players who are KO'd are not kept off the field... Despite supposed regulations being in place..

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Camille Lopez out for roughly 5 months after awful ankle break

I haven't scene the Parra incident, but I can't let that stand in the way of me commenting :D

I agree with your sentiments, I hate the litigation world, but it does make me wonder whether if the referee had some responsibility for the safety of the players, if he saw it then perhaps he should be responsible for saying Parra must go off....(I hate the idea of that kind of intervention, but it seems the conventional methods of player safety aren't all that sufficient)

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Young 110kg centre demolishes flyhalf with brutal hit in the NRC

No it was totally deliberate, if you pause it just right, you can even see he has a hard piece of shoulder protection that he uses as a weapon...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Wallabies upset All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup thriller in Brisbane

Oh I don't deny it was deliberate, but was it illegal? I mean, for instance if you don't change your line then you aren't infringing, or if you stand still you aren't infringing... I just mean I don't blame the AB player for bracing up.. I guess the way I think I'm seeing it is:

Did I change my line? No
Is he about to crash into me if I continue this line? Yes
Ok, let's brace up for impact and ruin this guys day...

So totally deliberate and definitely cynical, but I'm not so sure it's illegal...

Agree that the ABs know the grey areas far better than any other team!!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Wallabies upset All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup thriller in Brisbane

I agree with most of your comment, but do you really think that last penalty was much/worth a penalty? I keep re-watching it and it doesn't look like the AB player changed his line, just more braced himself for the inevitable impact from a wallaby focussed on the ball carrier... I mean cynical style, but didn't seem like much illegality to me, just seems like he leans into his own shoulder and the wallaby bounces off...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Young 110kg centre demolishes flyhalf with brutal hit in the NRC

Exactly, shoulder to head = red...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Owen Farrell dump tackle sparks fiery confrontation with Teimana Harrison

Lote Tiquiri against McCaw is one of the worst I've seen..

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Suspension down under shows that recklessness will always be punished

See...this is one of the tackles I can see as a potential red/yellow... Farrells' was what we 'old' (in my 20's here) men call a dump tackle...

Credit to the flanker, realised he ballsed up, said sorry all round and took his punishment without complaint!

As for the title, not entirely sure I am convinced considering that incident where that bloke that recently got KO'd because he apparently 'dropped his chin at the last moment' didn't have an oppo player punished...I'm not convinced... Either way....card seems to fit the crime in this scenario - to some respect...not sure I like the referees using "what it's" but either way, done is done...

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Owen Farrell dump tackle sparks fiery confrontation with Teimana Harrison

I also found a video I thought to share of a jockey suffering a serious injury in a horse race...then I realised it was a totally different sport...

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Owen Farrell dump tackle sparks fiery confrontation with Teimana Harrison

Well that's why I prefer the glitter throwing version of the game...well, as long as everyone is wearing respirators and goggles and they adhere to a strict underarm throwing rule and not within 1m of each other..

2 Months, 8 Hours ago