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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.

1 Month, 2 Weeks 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.

2 Months, 6 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,

2 Months, 1 Week 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.

2 Months, 1 Week 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..

2 Months, 1 Week 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.

2 Months, 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 ;-)

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

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

So what´s your solution? Not apologize at all? The incident has allready happened and this is by far the best way to deal with it, by both parties. I don't think apologizing should have any influence on the lenght of the ban though.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

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

Off course the action was deliberate. However, I don't think he intended to injure him. Nevertheless he should receive an appropriate ban.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

England lack early intensity but pile points on Italy in second half

I hope the 'single-unit-theory' will never materialize in an actual law. I believe the ref should look at the player taking the ball into contact. After all a lot of tries are being scored with hands of opponents on the ball.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago