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Nick Wood red carded after 73 seconds for stamp on Jacques Burger

Well, the way I see it Burger made a sudden movement after Wood rucked his back. Which does not make him less quilty off course. Honestly I think 'I could not see where I was putting my foot (or hand/arm/knee/leg/head)' should be accepted as an excuse. Everyone should know better then to take a swing at something he can't see.

11 Months, 5 Days ago

Nick Wood red carded after 73 seconds for stamp on Jacques Burger

Looks nasty but still a lot of positives to be taken from this video:
- quick decisionmaking by Barnes, imo something to be admired (although it can turn out wrong);
- Wood going back to apologize;
- Burger being a good sport in his reaction to Wood.

Well, I guess as long as he can proof he could not see where Burgers head was, he won't get banned (Horwill).

11 Months, 5 Days ago

Bismarck Du Plessis controversially yellow carded for huge hit on Dan Carter

Not that it had anything to do with the ref's decision but:
a) he looked suspiciously offside (which made it hard for Carter to brace for the impact);
b) he should have let go before he went for the ball (which is a penalty offense, no more).

I did not see the match but I am quite curious how it looked from different angles. Too bad the ref is not wearing a camera in this instance, I wonder what he saw from his position.

11 Months, 1 Week ago

Dimitri Yachvili carded for swinging arm on Delon Armitage

So if that's what you teach your kids...point taken!

11 Months, 1 Week ago

Dimitri Yachvili carded for swinging arm on Delon Armitage

A few resentfull people crawling out of the woodwork here. It makes me wonder what kind of values they (will) teach their kids.

11 Months, 1 Week ago

Ben Tameifuna and Jamie Mackintosh banned for old school rucking

According to the laws of the game the ref is right to award a penalty in both cases (intentionally rucking the body). However, I don't understand the citing and subsequent suspension since both acts were neither dangerous nor cardworthy.

11 Months, 1 Week ago

Rory Arnold banned for bite in process of scoring first ever Currie Cup try

Although I agree with you to some extend I don't think in this case you can hold his behaviour towards the ref against him. Especially since he shows the kind of behaviour we all would love our kids to copy; no argueing, just accepting his decision made by the ref.

Off course I am totally against biting. But in some cases I can imagine reflexes kicking in like when you are being suffocated in a headlock.

11 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Jamie Roberts poor pass bombs try after great break from Jonny Sexton

Imo the break by Sexton deserves more attention than the pass by Roberts.

11 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Rugby Villains of All Time - Rugby HQ

Dylan Hartley has a fitting resumé.

11 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Springboks scrape through tough second Test with Argentina in Mendoza

'Better quality highlights and more from this game will be posted soon'.

Totally agree on the rest of your post, looks like he had it coming.

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago

 
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