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Alesana Tuilagi and Tom Wood red carded following touchline brawl

I don't buy the knee. It's not conclusive from the video (yes, Ashton's knee bends NEAR to Tuilagi's back, and it may have made contact, but only in the action of giving a shove, as opposed to being a kneeing), and it's strange how it wasn't mentioned - especially by Cockerill, who anyone would expect to be quite vocal about such a thing - until the disciplinary hearing. It smacks to me of someone with nous looking at the video and working to minimise Tuilagi's ban.

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Alesana Tuilagi and Tom Wood red carded following touchline brawl

Perhaps Ashton got away scott free for the game in May, when he was yellow carded but shouldn't've been. Not saying he shouldn't have had a yellow here, but that decision last season might have played a part in Barnes's decision making, consciously or not.

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Alesana Tuilagi and Tom Wood red carded following touchline brawl

Waiting for Murphy to be cited on the same grounds for cynical off-the-ball blocking late on ... and maybe for throwing punches too.

Oh look, a flying pig!

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Elliot Daly solo effort for London Wasps A vs Bath United

Looked like Super 14 to me.... ;-)

2 Years, 8 Months ago

2003 RWC winner Martin Johnson resigns as England rugby coach

Sad to see him go and now seriously worried that we might lose to England some of our coaching staff at Saints.

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Sam Warburton red card in Rugby World Cup Semi Final

Some people have mentioned malice as being an ameliorating factor to tip this from being a red-card offence to a yellow-card offence. As far as I am aware there is nothing in the rules about malice, but perhaps there should be.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

O2 Inside Line - Haskell Cam in Queenstown

How long before Haskell joins Saints to be with his 'banter buddies' all the time, do you reckon?

2 Years, 10 Months ago

 
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