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Midweek Madness - Player falls to floor after worst fight ever

If he'd played football he would have been stretchered off.

12 Hours, 59 Minutes ago

Liam Williams and Robin Copeland face disciplinaries after double red card

It could become the rugby equivalent of soccer's 'trying to screw your opponent over'.

17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago

Liam Williams and Robin Copeland face disciplinaries after double red card

Good point! I believe there is also a law that forbids jumping into a tackle. Not quite sure which one it is though. But jumping to catch every ball that's been thrown your way is still an option. Strange penalty.

19 Hours, 14 Minutes ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

With the growing concern over player wellfare it is not strange to see punishments grow more severe. The fact that penalty's/cards/suspensions weren't given before, does not mean they should never be given.

Maybe, in light of the recent serious neck injury in the NRL, referees have received instruction to be extra strict on anything that involves risking serious neck injuries.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

Had Payne jumped for the ball, the situation would have been different. There probably wouldn't even have been an injury. Red was justified IMHO and it was quite a brave decision by the official. Not sure he should have a further ban.

2 Weeks, 15 Hours ago

New Zealand beat England to win the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens

Actually, after looking at it for about 20 times: the tackler does not even seem to touch him. But it does look like he looses the ball before grounding. I would love to see that from a different angle but to me it looks more like he is dissapointed with himself.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

Funny as hell but can't help feeling sorry for the guy...sort of.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

Good to see him play 15s. I do hope he will bulk up a bit. There is less space in 15s and somehow I have a sneaking suspicion he will twist an turn his way straight into some Jerry Collins-ish monster that will break him to pieces upon first contact.

But as I said: very Exciting!

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Test stars say thank you to Brian O'Driscoll in adidas tribute video

That brought tears to my eyes. Thanks, sincerely.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

I just think it was an incrdibly brave tackle. No sense of selve-preservation, just trying to stop your opponent from scoring a try. Huge respect for him, memories of Mad Dog Moody come to mind.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

 
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