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Liam Williams and Robin Copeland face disciplinaries after double red card

Good point! I believe there is also a law that forbids jumping into a tackle. Not quite sure which one it is though. But jumping to catch every ball that's been thrown your way is still an option. Strange penalty.

7 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

With the growing concern over player wellfare it is not strange to see punishments grow more severe. The fact that penalty's/cards/suspensions weren't given before, does not mean they should never be given.

Maybe, in light of the recent serious neck injury in the NRL, referees have received instruction to be extra strict on anything that involves risking serious neck injuries.

8 Months, 1 Week ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

Had Payne jumped for the ball, the situation would have been different. There probably wouldn't even have been an injury. Red was justified IMHO and it was quite a brave decision by the official. Not sure he should have a further ban.

8 Months, 1 Week ago

New Zealand beat England to win the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens

Actually, after looking at it for about 20 times: the tackler does not even seem to touch him. But it does look like he looses the ball before grounding. I would love to see that from a different angle but to me it looks more like he is dissapointed with himself.

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

Funny as hell but can't help feeling sorry for the guy...sort of.

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

Good to see him play 15s. I do hope he will bulk up a bit. There is less space in 15s and somehow I have a sneaking suspicion he will twist an turn his way straight into some Jerry Collins-ish monster that will break him to pieces upon first contact.

But as I said: very Exciting!

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Test stars say thank you to Brian O'Driscoll in adidas tribute video

That brought tears to my eyes. Thanks, sincerely.

9 Months, 5 Days ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

I just think it was an incrdibly brave tackle. No sense of selve-preservation, just trying to stop your opponent from scoring a try. Huge respect for him, memories of Mad Dog Moody come to mind.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Rugby Sevens in New Zealand - A CNN Report with Jonah Lomu

Totally awesome to see The Big Man again! Still as terrific as he's always been.

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Scott Higginbotham sets up try with crosskick then scores with goose step

I have to agree with both of you: it is so awfully hideous that it's actually becoming beautifull again.

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

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