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Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Well... there isn't really 'anything' to see. But the pathetic non event that occurred starts at 0:43 (in the replay)

Pause it then (0:43) and look in the centre of the screen - Just to the right of Steve Walsh is a South African shirt Number 4 - Play through to about 0:45 and you'll suddenly see a Welsh head appear going 'up' then back down, and the back down is where the 'contact' occurs I guess...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

The Top 5 'Big Boppers' (130kg +) in World Rugby

Everything I was gonna say...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Then his classy knocking the ball out the Saffas grip and patting him... what a punchable character..

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

The reason all this sh*t non event stuff is becoming such an event is because of $$$ £££ etc etc

Rugby is heading towards the pinnacle of world events, joining the likes of soccer. Managers/Coaches and players are becoming more vocal regarding the officiating of the game (like soccer). Games/wins etc are worth a huge amount of money as they lead to better positioning in rankings and thus, more lucrative sponsors. In turn sponsors do not want their name plastered all over the shirt of some guys who is seen beating seven shades of s**t out of another player, so of course that helps sanitize the sport.

Then of course, the other side of it is attention - the sport will get far greater support and attention from the likes of little Eric's mummy who will let him play if it's a gentle sport where he won't run the risk of dirtying the cotton wool and bubble wrap blanket he's constantly wrapped in.

I'm not saying bring back the days of fish hooking and eye gouging and lets do our best to stop boots stamping on heads, but for crying out loud this kind of s**t is pathetic.

I eagerly await a response from all those fans who are looking forward to this game becoming a full blown 15 aside touch rugby game!

...Sarcastaball is the future I guess...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

I was looking forward to this clip as I had read about the incident and subsequent ban, but I had not seen it...

I'll admit right now, that after 5 replays of that last clip I nearly gave up looking. The 6th replay I just saw it - ok, RD normally has 'better' clips of incidents, but that 'incident' was truly pathetic.

A ban, I suppose seems fair - http://www.rugbydump.com/2012/09/2744/eben-etzebeth-banned-for-attempted-headbutt-on-nathan-sharpe Etzebeth got a ban for his effort and this looks much the same. Although this got 5 weeks, Etzebeths got 2 weeks. Pretty sad...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

To be honest, we look at the game through different eyes. Sinclair did not make contact with the Scottish player with his elbow, it was the muscley spongy part of his forearm.

Whilst I cannot be bothered to confirm what made contact first and where in Williams case, he deserved the abuse for the simple inability to perform a legitimate try saving tackle...

1 Month, 6 Days ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

I think you're a little muddled, so you want to INCLUDE forwards in attacking play, but you get your back up when teams include forwards in defensive play by fanning out????

"and we backs were part of the drill too"

So really, you've just admitted right there why you're unqualified make judgements on lineouts...

Many lineouts are not worth contesting, it's a judgement call, on your own 5m line, it might be wise to set a good counter drive platform etc...

I personally think backs run to fast, I think we should go back to the old days when everyone wore kit that weighed half a ton and heavy old boots, that would slow the backs down a bit.... Am I equally unqualified to change your part of the game?

1 Month, 6 Days ago

USA Eagles come from behind to beat Canada for first time in eight attempts

...give it a rest..

1 Month, 6 Days ago

USA Eagles come from behind to beat Canada for first time in eight attempts

You're a rather emotional chap aren't you...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

Well considering his dad invented hamburgers, I wouldn't be surprised if when facing the All Blacks all his team lay broken and bloodied, Kim picked up the ball and fiercely beat the All Blacks who had to bring on all their subs and play 22 vs 1, yet he still beat them all, in the scrums, in the lineouts, and converting from his own try line...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

 
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