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World Rugby announces Player of the Year 2016 nominees

Has to be Beauden, surely

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Wallabies disallowed try viewed as a major turning point in loss

It's really not that unlikely at all that Savea could have stopped him

6 Months, 1 Day ago

Wallabies disallowed try viewed as a major turning point in loss

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lzVUCbyH7Sk

There certainly wasn't a lack of Australian outcry following this try (albeit justified outcry). From what I can gather the defence in both cases is 'obstruction but not enough obstruction to alter the eventual outcome'. For me it has to be a penalty in both instances.

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6 Months, 3 Days ago

Wallabies disallowed try viewed as a major turning point in loss

Seems like a pretty straightforward obstruction call to me. Not sure I understand the controversy. Whether or not you think Speight would have made it regardless of the obstruction is irrelevant. The fact is that there was an obstruction and you can't know for sure what the outcome would have been.

6 Months, 3 Days ago

Eye Gouge denied by Brive's Mathieu Ugalde despite incriminating footage

How eye gouging is so rife in rugby continues to baffle me. It's not in any way an instinctive way to attack someone. It's so disgusting I can't even begin to wrap my head around it.

Plus if you're not a Kiwi it lands you with a seriously lengthy ban. Why do it.

7 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Willie Le Roux signed by Wasps for 2016/2017 Season

It's the brand of rugby wasps are going for. I'd also say all of those players can front up big time. You could easily reverse the question and ask how Toomua and Tuilagi would cope with that pace. Time will tell.

I would say that I'm a little disappointed with how wasps are using the money bank to chase trophies.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

TJ Perenara escapes ban after kicking Sam Cane in the face

1 week suspension. 3 weeks if there was no twitter apology and he didn't buy him a pint after the game.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Former player Glen Jackson will ref the 2016 Super Rugby Final

It does seem odd to have done away with neutral refs. Does anybody know how it works in the rabo?

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Silvère Tian banned for MORE THAN A YEAR after Referee abuse

What exactly is the rationale for fining Oyonnax? The club had no control over his outburst. And as can be clearly seen, his team mates did everything they could to stop him going back for another pop. You can hardly blame the culture of the club. Fine the nobhead who did it.

1 Year, 1 Week ago

Christian Wade's SIX tries in his 100th appearance for Wasps

If Wade and Hogg go to Rio it's game over

1 Year, 1 Week ago