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Francisco Chaparro red carded and banned for 10 weeks for tip tackle

much worse? I don't agree at all!

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Francisco Chaparro red carded and banned for 10 weeks for tip tackle

the intent has to come into DrG, you don't need to mind read, but it's like the difference between colliding mid-air when both are going for the ball and one player going for the ball while the other tries to take him out. You can get hurt in both but in the first case it's an unfortunate accident where both players put their bodies on the line, in the latter an eventual injury would come from one players reckless intent.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Francisco Chaparro red carded and banned for 10 weeks for tip tackle

DRG, you can't compare "what if's" in legal scenarios to the dangers of purposely trying to injure someone. I've broken both my arms (on seperate occasions) in perfectly legal play and so have no complaints.
then you take this fucker...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkmMK76xARo
and you think, he deserves the 32 week ban he received, why? Because it was unnecessary, un sportsmanlike and shouldn't be part of the game....like this sort of tip tackle.
A Prop prepares for the eventualities of the scrum, locks and backrows prepare for lineouts, you can't prepare yourself for having your head and neck driven into the ground and you shouldn't have to either

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9 Months, 1 Week ago

Beauden Barrett wins IRPA Try of the Year 2013 for try against France

Spectacular contributions from Ranger and Smith, well deserved award!

That's some year for the all blacks, 100% win record over the calendar year, coach of the year, team of the year, player of the year, try of the year....what can you say?

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

I think the rule isn't so much about "locking" as such, but if you hit with the point of the shoulder rather than an open shoulder there's more chance of injury for the tackled player. The risk for the person charging in is that the impact can damage your acl...given that Williams needs surgery this seems likely. If you want to see if someone is attempting to wrap or not you just need to see where their hands are positioned.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

great name ^^^ especially when I think of Barnes

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

Aw come on Stroudos, I was just starting to like you :D
I reckon if Ireland can take twickers they'll get the slam.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

Hate to be cynica, but I reckon if it had been BoD that came out injured instead of Williams he probably would have been cited. Seeing as he's already going to be out for a couple of months and may need surgery they've decided to leave him alone. It wouldn't be the first time we've seen guys cited because of injuries inflicted.
Showing a worse shoulder charge doesn't mean that this guy was trying to wrap all of a sudden.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

I stand corrected on the timing, but I don't follow your logic on the injury. If he had thrown himself in and wrapped up he was less likely to hurt himself I reckon.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

how can you say he obviously attempted to wrap??? Look where his hands are on impact.

As for the double standards I reckon you're way off, the fact is that BOD's standard of tackling is generally above what we've just seen on this video. That's part of why he has the reputation he has, his defence is on par with his attack.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

 
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