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Connacht snatch win over Wasps after new law directive calamity

In that instance, it was a case of subjective misinterpretation of the laws. This case is different. It's a complete lack of knowledge of the laws on behalf of the ref. The result should still stand but mistakes like this should not happen.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Player banned after filthy off the ball tackle on female referee

It is shocking regardless of gender.

But I would be inclined to argue that intergender assault is far worse.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

Equating the NFL with rugby is an even sillier argument than the previous. Even if they were somehow equatable, I've still never seen someone jump for the ball, get clipped, do a somersault and score.

Are you honestly saying outcome is irrelevant when deciding matters?

1 Year, 7 Months ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

You have to consider consequence and action. Imagine a situation where someone takes a swing and misses completely. Is that as bad as a punch that connects? Clearly not. Should it still be punished to some degree? Clearly. A balance has to be struck between the two.

1 Year, 7 Months ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

There's no practical purpose to discussing a hypothetical situation that never has or ever will happen

1 Year, 7 Months ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

Severity of consequence is a very strong indicator of danger of action. Of course the action changes how someone falls. What else would?

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Hilarious footage of wing Jonny May trying to scrum goes viral

Struggling to come to terms with just how moronic May must be.

1 Year, 7 Months ago

World Rugby announces Player of the Year 2016 nominees

Has to be Beauden, surely

1 Year, 8 Months 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

1 Year, 8 Months 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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1 Year, 8 Months ago