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Johan Goosen kicks huge drop goal on Top 14 debut

Well, if the ball wasn't over, the Montpellier reserve player should not have touched the ball while being in the field of play. The fact that he does catch it, proves to me that the people closest to the sticks thought it went over.

Good effort anyway!

2 Years, 4 Days ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Excuse me? One picture does not say anything about the movement of the elbow. That's like saying two cars did NOT crash because in a picture 1/10 before the crash the cars are stil 2 meters apart.

When I look at the video I see an elbow moving towards the head moments before impact and moving 'through' the head with force after it.

I'm not saying I'm an expert (I'm definitely not) and I am not saying this kind of thing doesn't happen all the time. I'm just saying I can see how they came to the conclusion it was an offence. In hindsigth of course, I have to be honest: don't know if I would have made the same decision if I had to make the initial decision myself.

But hey, I'm not a referee. Fortunately!

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Dunedin Streaker gets Smashed by Security Guard Number Eight

Could have put the bloke in a wheelchair. Imho that tackle was a tad over the top.

Besides: I like streakers. They're one of the very few nice bits that remain from the amateur days of rugby.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

I guess I am one of the few, if not the only one here to think he IS leading with the elbow. Just before impact he pushes his elbow away from his body into the head of the tackler. With such force that the movement of his elbow carries on way after the contact moment.

Not sure if red is the correct decision (not completely at home in the lawboob tbh) but I can see where the TMO and ref are coming from.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Huge hit by Tonga in Pacific Nations Cup draw with Samoa

Actually, this is exactly the kind of tackle I DON'T like. The sole intent of the tackler seems to be to hurt the opposing player. I (and I guess we all) have read quite a few articles on concussions etc. lately so even if this tackle is legal, it's still dangerous.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Closing montage from the last ever Heineken Cup PLUS tournament stats

Just plain awesome! Could not have chosen a better song to accompany those images.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

George Pisi's brutal blindside hit on Nick Abendanon in Challenge Cup Final

I've got such big respect for this guy. Got up so many times from such big hits. And never took a step back. Seems like a great caracter!

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Adriaan Strauss suspended for three weeks after tip tackle

Is this all the footage the committee had at it's disposal? There doesn't seem to be much in it to me but I guess the law is the law although the explanation of how they came to 3 weeks completely baffles me (low entry, upgrade, excellent

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Friday Funnies - Team mate questions with Donncha O'Callaghan

He seems like a properly funny guy with a great and rather behaved sense of humour.

2 Years, 3 Months ago

Digby Ioane manhandles Bryan Habana in tense Top 14 clash

Actually, the second tackle IS dangerous. If I follow your philosophy driving through the red light is also not dangerous...unless you cause an accident.

2 Years, 3 Months ago