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Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

Well, let's agree to disagree. Barnes did the complete opposite of Kolelishvili: stop play, stay calm, explain why he was going to do. He had every right to be furious but he stayed calm. In similar incidents no cards were issued either and in both cases players were punished accordingly afterwards. I beieve that message will trickle down to grassroot level too.

8 Months, 1 Week ago

Josaia Raisuqe red carded and heavily banned for eye gouge in Stade Francais win

A 10 stone number 10 replying to a heavy hooker. Somehow I find that quite funny.

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

Barnes handled that extremely well. Player should be banned though. Can't have that sort of crap in our game.

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Danny Cipriani's stunning chip kick provides childhood friend Nev Edwards with a great Sale Sharks try

Well that's one cool story. Good on Nev for not giving up on his dreams and good on Cipriani for using this story to inspire himself and others by sharing it. Thanks guys!

9 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Tim Visser scores bizarre corner flag try in Harlequins' defeat

A bit of luck and some excellent reflexes.

9 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Commentators unhappy after Billy Vunipola is sinbinned for 'shoulder charge'

Have to agree with you for 100%.

10 Months, 5 Days ago

Commentators unhappy after Billy Vunipola is sinbinned for 'shoulder charge'

Agree with TSNT: 6 swung out of the tackle. I guess Billy attempted to wrap 6 but did not succeed. So I don't agree with the Ref saying 'clearly not using his arms' or something along that line.


The thing that really annoys the crap out of me is the complete lack of respect for the referee's decision by at least one of the commentators.

10 Months, 5 Days ago

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies suddenly, aged 40

I took up rugby in 1992, at the tender age of 18. I enjoyed every minute of rugby since then but one of my most vivid memories is watching Jonah play in '95, watching the final with my dad, never expecting NZ to lose.

Thanks for spreading the joy of our sport, for giving rugby a face and for all the beautifull memories. And sincere condolences to the people that are left behind with a big hole in their lives, especially his wife and kids.

10 Months, 1 Week ago

George Ford questions referee decision only to get a sarcastic response

I've got no problem at all with what he says and how he says it. If you behave like a child then expect to be treated like one.

Come to think of it: I believe St.Owens lieterally said something like that to all 30 players on the field.

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sonny Bill Williams gives World Cup winners medal away to young fan, but gets given another one

Somehow I find it quite ironic and fitting that a bloke, until recently constantly acused of being a money-driven, selfish gloryboy who in fact shouldn't be in the Allblacks squad anyway, is capable of doing something so utterly selfless. IMHO those 90 seconds have done more for the image of our glorious sport in my rugby-starved country than the absolutely fantastic tournament as a whole.

God I wish I hadn't sold my shares in HumblePie Inc. a few weeks back; I would have been rich by now.

10 Months, 4 Weeks ago