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Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

He's beeing crucified for beeing Joubert in the first place.
And it will go on. No other ref has been subject to such controversy as far as I know.
And wether it's right or not, he's now knowned as a bad ref by a lot of people. His name may well be the only one that many people know as far as refs are concerned.
Of course World rugby has to stand by his side because you can't have people criticizing referees.
But he's still an arse, with the charisma of one. And that's problematic in itself (even tough there's not much one can do about it).

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Looks like Joubert had to poop.
...
Not sure that helps his image much.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/rugby-union/34572066

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

As far as I am concerned, you could give the TMO a whistle.
So the ref wouldn't have to stop the game and ask for it.
Don't see how it could do harm to the game.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

He thought you had other intentions and gave you a yellow card, off you go :-)

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

What a game! Pretty dramatic!
I understand why scots fans can't swallow that one, I can't either.
It was their night. They were brilliant, brave...and lucky to stay that close.
They desserved to win but let's not kid ourselves. The aussies offered them many points (lots of missed kick, wrong passes that cost tries...)...
Still I feel very sorry for them, and northern rugby. All we can do is almost beat southern nations, when playing at 150% and beeing in luck while they ate something weird last night...
This 4 nations semis are a fair result and its very sad.
Joubert... just look at the guy. His face calls for a good slap. I m sure he isn't biased in any particular way but he's a poor decision maker. Always have been, always will be.
It seems the rule permits the yellow card but it was absurd. It's obvious Mainland tries to get the ball even if with one hand. The outcome could have been very different had he succeded. Still it must be "intentional" so... I would say if you have any doubt regarding that intention, you dont go for a yellow card...

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

New Zealand run riot to thrash France in Cardiff Quarter Final

Of course the AB were playing nicely. But I mainly remember that the french played their worst game. During the first half, the blacks weren't that impressive imo. The french were impressively bad that's it. Losing every high ball, missing so many tackles... Bad even where they were suppose to be good: brute force and defense. Good riddance.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Scotland come close but France hang on in tight Paris Test

I guess there's not much to say about that game...
This silence is eloquent!

5 Months, 3 Days ago

Wales avenge heavy loss by beating Ireland in Dublin RWC warmup


Does everybody consider the irish try as legit?
I thought the ball touched the ground before the line...
I asked a friend and it seems pretty obvious for him too.
Not a big deal but I m surprised nobody seems to care.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England get the better of France with some great tries at Twickenham

Dusautoir instead of Ouedraogo, Bastareaud-Fofana instead of Dumoulin-Lamerat and Huget - Nakaitaci instead of Dulin-Guitoune...
That would be a pretty strong french side...if they manage to play together.

Proud that a belgian guy was one of the best player on the field :-)

Didn't understand the first yellow card...
Could have been a very, very different game should the french have scored 14 points instead of 3 in the first 7 minutes when they had 85% possession and territory.

Dont know if the french front row was so good given that the english wasnt at all. And just the opposite for the backs!

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

Haven't heard about those US lawsuits. Must be interesting as far as the law is concerned.
I hope Rugby won't follow that line anyway. Imagine a kind of "smoking kills" like adverstisement on rugby shirts :-)
1, 2, 3 everybody pukes.
I am quiet confident. English and continental law may be completely different, but they both can be opposed to the US legal culture which tend to see negligence everywhere and make it easier to sue "deep pockets" even where there is no mistake commited. Sometimes it hurts but its no one's fault. In those cases, I rather have every player/club/country pay for a kind of mutual insurance that helps badly injured players. Better than a lawsuit pretending someone was negligent.

10 Months, 2 Weeks ago