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Francois Steyn banned for 5 weeks after rescinded red card is overturned

I do agree with the red. The fact that other tacklers are involved should not mean a card can't be handed out. It looked quite dangerous to me, landed on his neck with a few people on top of him.

The ban...hmmm, not so sure. In this instance the fact that there were more tacklers involvolded might have been taken into consideration. Maybe they did, I did not read the completen ruling.

1 Hour, 52 Minutes ago

Another Leigh Halfpenny concussion prompts questions about tackling technique

As Gareth Thomas says: he seems to be favouring one shoulder over the other. What seems strange to me is that in this instance he seems to prefer to tackle with the shoulder he dislocated last year.

Well anyway..I am not going to critisize his sommitment or his technique since he outscores me big time on both. I just really really hope his injuries will not get the better of him.

By the way: I wonder how Toulon owner Mourad Bodjellal will feel about this ;-)

4 Days, 20 Hours ago

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

Non on the obstruction aussi. At no point Lawes gets in front of the ball carrier.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

England part of three-horse race for the title after victory over Scotland

Actually it was not the only boot that slipped of during the match. One of the forwards also lost a shoe, I believe. I think there might be a designflaw here.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

Well Phill, join the missus in being disappointed with me. DanKnapp told me to not throw you any more bananas so I'll stick to that.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

Thanks for the advice, Phill. I've read all your comments so the wisest thing for me will be not to follow any of your suggestions.

Based on the content of your comments I guess you yourself have not played at a professional level either. Either this, or you've been punched in the head quite often yourself. Or you've played your last rugby in the seventies. Whatever. Punching, although sometimes understandable, has no place in rugby. At least not anymore.

By the way: your insults lack any level of intelligence and/or humor. I think the audience on youtube will be more aprreciative, maybe you should go there,

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

As per rules? Ahem, I guess you mean 'laws'...

'As per rules' someone that punches should be sent of,period. You, my friend, have a quite subjective interpretation of the 'rules'.

And don't pull the 'tiddlywinks' comment out of context. Originally it had absolutely nothing to do with punching people in the face but with hard fair play in general.

I suggest you get your facts straight before you throw in any further nonsense.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Rynard Landman red carded for elbow to face against Connacht

Funny how the victim of his actions does not get mentioned in his so-called apology. Also, he talks about his 'decision' instead of his 'actions'. That sounds like he's pleading guilty to premaditation.

Ah well, 8 weeks seems appropriate to me..

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

Couldn't agree more. That's why he got a 10 week ban.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

I understand your point Reality. That's why I said that apologizing or accepting apologies should not have any effect on the lenght of the ban.

Nevertheless players at this level should show the rest of the world that, despite sometimes being brutal and savage on the field, they should at least be able to behave like civilized gentlemen once the match is over.

It sends out a good example to non rugby players and to players at a amateur level too. I mean, all kind of stuff happens at amateur level that goes unpunished all the time but I would still like to be able to have e beer afterwards with the guy that punched me in the face.

Guess I'm just a bit nostalgic ;-)

1 Month, 1 Week ago