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Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

It's not football, hence the whole team didn't crowd around the ref and Jewell didn't roll around on the ground. It is Rugby though and as such the Captain has the right to talk to the ref.
Personally I don't think it was even a foul let alone a red, I can understand the captains point of view.
Where do we go from here? Wingers who can do backflips exaggerating bounce-offs to get rid of opposition players? Lets hope the sportsmanship lasts and has the final say because the powers that be seem to have their heads up their arses...in my opinion anyway

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

Well how on earth would we know? We're all wrong!

There seems to be alot of this on RD lately, yesterday I read "you guys are all stupid".

So the question is, Trolls or pure ignorance?

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

Yeah I got the same impression, Jewell in fairness jumped straight up after the hit, no handbags no crap.

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

I don't agree at all, Warburtons tackle was very different from a dynamics point of view and in how Warburton followed through.
Here we see a tackle at a certain speed that a player has to commit to. Hala'ufia didn't even go in high here, it was Jewell's jump that led to him flying back the way he did. He went in expecting resistance and found himself with a light player who's feet were off the ground, momentum did the rest.
In this case Jewell put himself at risk by his own actions, I don't see why another player has to be banned as a consequence, record or no record.
What does a ban serve here? Do coaches now start teaching players to fall back in the tackle because driving through can lead to terrible refereeing decisions?

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

Well I know the guy so I just don't see it that way...maybe I'm biased though, it's all a matter of opinion. He's anything but an asshole.

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

Fair enough, some good points. With the increased physicality serious injuries need to be avoided I guess...it's a fine line though.
On the spear I'm not sure, I think you're no longer allowed to spin the player anymore, you can lift but you have to wrap and fall with the player so that his shoulders are above his hips at all times.
It's one that I benefit from more than anything being a full-back! ;)
If reds were given for all the times I ducked after taking a high ball and got a clout I would have played against 14 men god knows how many times!

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

I agree with you, scuffles are part of the game. There's a limit of course but it's always been there in any physical sport.
It's one thing making a decision in the heat of the moment but with a video there's no excuse at all. Isn't the TMO match official a qualified ref?

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

You reckon Banahan's was intentional then? I don't think he's a dirty player at all, tough yes, but not dirty. A little off the subject but not really, when you think that Hore got to play the whole match against Wales after his cowardly strike this just seems all the more unfair.
Would like to see the elbow to Murphy at this stage!

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

sorry, I got emotional, I'll try and improve on that

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

Murphy's not the type to play act, sometimes when you get a bang it takes a minute for the stars to clear, if you can you take your time, a scuffle was breaking out over his head so he jumped up as quick as he could...at least that's how I saw it.
I have to say I'd agree with Cockerills analysis, a couple of sin bins and away you go. Banahan and Deacon had already started chatting by the time the ref made a decision.
Way to ruin a rugby game

1 Year, 7 Months ago

 
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