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Ilai Tinai suspended for five weeks for dangerous tackle against Wales

Ref asked the linesman for advice and acted accordingly. Normally that would be totally okay. But in this case it happens right in front of both of them. Actually, the ref has an even better view than the linesman.

To me it looks like he was not willing to make a decision that would decide the outcome of the match.

By the way: not completely sure it was intentional, it just happens too fast. Intentional or not should not have bearing on the color of the card though.

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Jerry Collins claims physical threat from gang following Japan arrest

April Fools Day, anyone?!

Don't believe a word of it, looks like a complete spoof.

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Fiji stage dramatic comeback to win Hong Kong Sevens

Wales showed that, on their day, just anyone can win the Olympics. That's going to be one awesome tournament.

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - Trevor Nyakane goes into Beast mode with incredible lift

Or use players in front of the ball carrier to block defenders.

Oh wait, that sport allready exists.........

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

Waisale Serevi talks about THAT classic try at the 2007 Hong Kong Sevens

Totally agree with browner!

(PS if Ashton did anything like that we wouldn't hear the end of it ;-)

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - Trevor Nyakane goes into Beast mode with incredible lift

Great strength or poor positioning? Not entirely sure. First time I saw Beast do it, it was great. It looks quite dangerous and if the opposing player jumps for the ball at speed, this might end in some sort of disaster.

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

Vincent Clerc's incredible volley almost leads to try

To me it looks like het did the only sensible thing: take out Clerc.

Have to agree with you on most of the rest of your post: defense is not his best asset. Not talking about the physical aspect, more about his positioning. I've got the feeling he is improving though.

Too bad he (and Maitland and Hogg) have not been used more this tournament. Because when they did, Scotland produced some pretty exciting stuff!

By the way: don't underestimate the importance of a player like Visser for rugby in the Netherlands. I know a lot of people moan about him not being a Scot and all. But everytime he scores a try, rugby gets media attention in the Netherlands. That can only be very good for the sport over there.

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

NEW Rugbydump T-Shirt, Hoodies, and more store

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 Year, 4 Weeks ago

Wales thrash England by record score to retain Six Nations title

I thought the tackler can come in froma any side as long as the ruck is not (properly) formed. Since there is no ruck as long as it's not formed, there is no gate either.

1 Year, 4 Weeks ago

Wales thrash England by record score to retain Six Nations title

Statistics count for nothing. I'm talking about intensity, that's definitely higher in matches against England.

1 Year, 4 Weeks ago

 
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