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CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

stickler for details there Reality ;)

1 Year, 9 Months ago

CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

Some of these examples might be akin to saying that Ronan O Gara should be playing for the US and Jamie Heaslip for Israel. (I don't think that it's just an example)

I'd agree with Bokskick that once you've represented your country at underage then you can't switch sides.

I'm Irish and love to see the national team do well, but I have to say that if we start naturalizing players specifically for rugby alot of the pride and satisfaction will be gone from it.
A National team should represent a nations ability to produce a rugby team, not acquire one. We have great players in Ireland, lets rely on them and them alone.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

Pienaar plays with Ulster, made a good life for himself and his kids and plays for South Africa.
It's a personal choice on the players behalf.
I'm no fan of the whole scheme myself, and I imagine I'd be annoyed if the flux of players was going the opposite direction so I can understand your anger though.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

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

maybe they think with more below the waist tackles there'll be more offloads making the game more of a spectacle....which will be all well and good until the bans come out for having twisted someone's knees.
Isn't there a tag league these citing commissioners can go and watch?

1 Year, 9 Months ago

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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 Months ago

 
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