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

Interesting point, law suits. I d hate a world where everything could lead to one, but there has to be a limit. The rule is that you can't hurt someone (assault and battery, or homicide). Sport, as medical practice, is an exception to that rule. As such it should receive a strict interpretation. Meaning as soon your behaviour is not part of the exception. There has to be consent from the victim, wich is the case for normal risks, inherent to the game as you said. As soon as there is an infringement of the game's rules... it gets tricky. why not sue someone who made a clear spear tackle and send you to the hospital for the rest of your life? I don't think "be a man" can be the answer to that. Still, spear tackles used to be allowed so i d undestand if people disagree on that point. In continental law at least you could be prosecuted without any complaint from the victim. I don't know if it ever happened tough. Imagine a player biting another (it happened to a fellow player VS a romanian team) and doing serious damage... it would be only fair that the biter is prosecuted imho. If not, then it's not sport anymore, its gladiator stuff.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

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

that's why i m against 4x4 also :-)

1 Year, 2 Months ago

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

As someone stated, it is late in any case. Question being wether it is acceptable or not. Maybe the timing in itself was acceptable. Its not late by much. Its the whole thing that looks nasty to me.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

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

"nansy pansy".
just kidding.
education can do the job better than laws.
but reading the comments its pretty clear most people crave for this kind of stuff. and to a certain degree i must confess i do too.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

Indeed it may. Its not obvious that the ball is lost. I think if he wasnt with his feet on the line no one would have questionned him beeing in control of the ball. But then he had is feet on the line at the exact same time the ball touches the ground. And I must say I dont know what to do with that! I was fair to reward him with a try but not sure it was the "legaly right" decision.
So to me it should be one french and two english tries less. but then again, the ref is the ref and I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't think he was particularly biased. In the beginning of the game he seemed pretty quick to whistle then he let play a lot and it was a beautiful game.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

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

I did accept it. I was hurt once. Twice... Got a broken foot. Then a concussion and neck injury. I dont mention fingers. And I stopped playing when I was 18. I used to love creating or takings gaps. Combining passes. And even charging straight ahead. And then it was all over because of some mere brute like those you admire. Some real intellectual whose idea of the game was "me love crushing bones and smashing people hahahah".

1 Year, 2 Months ago

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

As far as I m concerned, Pape needed a good long ban, french or not.
Don't remember if it was Wilko or O'Driscoll who said - about the french i think ! - something like "it's not funny to play anymore when you have big bastards trying to hurt you".
Thats my point: i d sooner admire creation than destruction. With teams of player only trying to hurt themselves, we woul'dnt have seen such a game.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

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

And I kindly invite you to read a politeness guide or something, regarding "expressing a disagreing opinion withoud beeing an ass".
To you rugby is about hurting people, fair enough. To me it never was.
Its kinda funny that you use the word backwards given that you are the one shouting in caps that you want to hurt people.
When I was 14 an english player decided that tackling could do more damage if he sitted on my head. Guess what? He was right! Concussion, headaches... took me still a couple of years to realise I d better quit playing myself even if I loved the game.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

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

Unnecessary is the word. You put your finger on it. So it's not only late and disgracious, its useless... unless you hope for Plisson not to get up. Unless you hope you did some damage.
Oh and unless you hope to get a youtube video of your tackle, with heavy metal as sountdrack...

1 Year, 2 Months ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

12 points lost with the boot as a matter of fact.
Definitely not a flatterings score. Its 7vs5 tries, a couple of them - on both side - being arguable.
A great game anyway. Too bad France was so bad again in the beginning, passing the ball to no one and those kind of things...

1 Year, 2 Months ago