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World Rugby CEO confirms full investigation into Craig Joubert behaviour will take place

Actually: it was 1 call and it was the timing of that call. Had he given this penalty 5 minutes into the game, the whole incident would have been forgotten, even if the Scotts lost by 1 point. And the yellow card would have been forgotten if Scotland would have pulled of a win.
I am not suggesting Joubert had a flawless game, far from it, but this one incident is being pulled out of proportion, Which I can fully understand, since it had a massive influence on the outcome of the match.

10 Months, 1 Week ago

World Rugby CEO confirms full investigation into Craig Joubert behaviour will take place

I am not sure if anything good would have come from it, had he stayed on the pitch.

And it actually saddens me to see the amount of crap that's being thrown at Joubert. This is rapidly changing into a wendyballish situation. Even after a lengthy study of the Law there are different interpretations and outcomes for this scenario so I guess we should cut the guy some slack.

10 Months, 1 Week ago

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Word is Toulon just signed him. You read it here first.

10 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Alesana Tuilagi banned for 5 weeks for 'kneeing' Japanese tackler

This ban seems kind of ridiculous.

The Samoan guy that jumped into the tackle that knocked a Japanese player out cold, seemed more citeable to me. Especially since jumping into a tackle is not allowed.

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England knocked out of home World Cup by outstanding Wallabies

As a neutral it took me 24 hours to emotionally process this result. Can't even imagine how this must be for the English fans.

I kind of feel sorry for Lancaster. I had the feeling he did some good stuff with the English team, especially regarding norms and values. Maybe he has been too naive in the end. Apart from that I guess England imploded under presure and expectations and were completely outclassed by a fired up Wallaby side.

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Arizona Wildcat's pre-match Haka has angered rugby fans

Wow! I stepped on some long toes here. My advice: keep exploring space because performing the Haka is most defenitely not your thing.

11 Months, 1 Hour ago

Arizona Wildcat's pre-match Haka has angered rugby fans

Wow! Leave it to the Muricans to turn a great cultural tradition into something completely and utterly tasteless.

11 Months, 6 Hours ago

South Africa bounce back with convincing victory over Samoa in Birmingham

It's never nice to see someone having to bow out of the cup because of injury, But this is just gutwrenching. I know he got a lot of flack from a lot of Springbok 'supporters' (on other websites) over the last few months. He might have been past his best. But to me Jean de Villiers embodies everything I love about rugby. True grit, sheer determination to overcome everything life throws at you, a humble and gentle human being, both in succes and in defeat.

I actually feel genuinly sad for him and I think rugby in general will be just a little poorer without him.

11 Months, 2 Days ago

Wales come from behind to beat hosts England at Twickenham

On the Lydiate tackle: it was not the landing that concerned me (just plain momentum), it was the nature of the tackle. Diving at the knee of your opponent is potentially career ending. I thought World Rugby recently took a stance against those kind of tackles but I might be wrong there.

11 Months, 2 Days ago

Highlights and celebrations from Japan's famous win over South Africa

I would not hold my breath waiting for the Netherlands, although we are making steady progress with regional rugby academies in high school for example. We still need to grow a rugby culture and we need some serious sponsors. Logistically we should be able to have a strong competition since Holland is small and densely populated.
But even without participating I am really enjoying the tournament immensely so far.

11 Months, 1 Week ago