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Wallabies crush the Barbarians in Matfield's farewell game

I was very confused by that, why was he allowed to run up to the conversion? Surely O'Connor hasn't moved towards the ball yet? I mean he does the same movement every kick and none of the others were charged down...

6 Years, 5 Months ago

Rugby World Cup 2011 Team of the Tournament

1. Cian Healy
2. William Servat
3. Adam Jones
4. Brad Thorn
5. Victor Matfield (Singlehandidly obliterated the Aussie lineout)
6. Thierry Dusautoir (Kaino close secon)
7. David Pocock (I think indivdually he's better than McCaw, who usually beats Pocock because he's got the superior pack as backup)
8. Harinordoquy
9. Prir Weepu
10. Rhys Priestland
11. Cory Jane (Switching Sides)
12. Jamie Roberts
13. Conrad Smith (Rougerie close second)
14. James O'Connor (George North close second)
15. Israel Dagg (Pity Beale was injured for the semis, I think he is the better overall fullback)

6 Years, 6 Months ago

Shane Williams flipped in huge double hit vs the Wallabies

Now you're just making up rules, which is particularly ironic considering they don't even apply here.
Williams had the ball when the tackle came through, you can't expect a player to pull out of a tackle when the ball was kicked away a millisecond before the kick. Also a tackle of the ball is not a straight red, depends on the situation. Same goes for "impact with the kicker", which doesn't even exist. You're allowed to tackle the kicker.

Also not all "dangerous tackles" are red cards, there are different degrees. The IRB happens to rate spear tackles (such as Wharburton did) as extremely dangerous, and insist that it should always be a red card. This was nothing like it, and not even dangerous.

6 Years, 7 Months ago

Sam Warburton red card in Rugby World Cup Semi Final

I think Pienaar was spot on. Yellow at best.

Wales must be gutted, losing against 15 men France team while playing 14 men for 60 minutes, because of a missed conversion and penalty, that were so bloody close...

France really must lift their game if they want to have a chance of beating either NZ or AUS, another display like that definately won't win them the cup.

6 Years, 7 Months ago

Wallabies press conference - Scoop for the day

Wow the kiwis really must be feeling the pressure when they have to make fun of the wallabies for not taking their stupid questions seriously..

6 Years, 7 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia banned for seven weeks for dangerous tackle on Olly Morgan

Yeah mate I totally agree with you. Penalties and cards should only get handed out if the tackled player dies or if we're very harsh turns paraplegic. Please stop turning rugby into a sport for wusses

6 Years, 7 Months ago

James Horwill & Bismarck Du Plessis slaps

Haha nice bitch slap

6 Years, 7 Months ago

Rugby World Cup Daily - Semi Finalists confirmed

All highlights and replays of the matches are on the official irb site:

6 Years, 7 Months ago

Leonardo Ghiraldini in trouble after making contact with Cian Healy's eyes

@Kiwi in Aus
I agree that it was a forward pass. However, the boss of the IRB came out after the game and ciriticized the TMO for giving the ref the information on the forward pass, so he got critized for doing, what in my opinion was, the right thing.
The reason I brought this incident up was to explain a possible confusion the video ref in the Italy-Ireland game had as to whether or no he was allowed to inform the ref on what happenend. He must have thought that the infringement happenend before the in-goal area, and that he was thus not allowed to comment on it. I'm sure he remembered the rebuke the SA TMO received after his call and thought he'd rather not go there too...

While I agree with you that he should've said something, I'm just trying to point out a possible reason why the referee didnt.

6 Years, 7 Months ago

Leonardo Ghiraldini in trouble after making contact with Cian Healy's eyes

Considering how the boss of the IRB and every single kiwi reacted to their try being diasalowed vs SA, I'd say no. However, maybe because the obstruction happened behind the tryline the videoref might have been allowed to say something.
And regarding the suggestion: I had the feeling that he tried to suggest something to the ref. He was really emphasising something, though I can't remember the exact wording. Something about "not groundned, no inteference *behind* the try line"

6 Years, 7 Months ago