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Former All Black Jerry Collins tragically killed in car crash

So sad. Not many All Blacks who endear themselves to me - but you were a dead set legend, on my list of "blokes I'd love to have a beer with". I guess we'll have to do it after the big match in the sky. Doubly devastating is that I found out today that another legend of rugby passed away in an accident yesterday. Carl Maresca was a legend of New York rugby - an uncompromising prop forward and then referee who lived for the game, and was very generous with his time. His passing won't have the broad scale impact that JC's will on the rugby world, but it's important to recognize Carl and his contributions nonetheless. So to both you big fellas, Vale.

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

Is that what you think? it looks to me like he bit off more than he could chew.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

"without malice".

Lol.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Waratahs Will Skelton and Tolu Latu both suspended for double lifting tackle

Well Whitelock is sitting out this week with a concussion.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

I was responding to "In the end he should not of been suspended." This is right and wrong, for the reasons that I stated.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Haha. You are right but... you are wrong. You are right in so far as their given rationale doesn't justify the suspension. You are wrong, because as an objective observer the facts clearly justify a much harsher sentence. He breach multiple laws - side entry, no binding, hips below shoulders, dangerous play - even without attributing that he actually he intended to make contact with the lower leg and cause injury. At best he was reckless, which at law is generally sufficient mental state for assualt based crimes. Personally, as a neutral, this was blatant thuggery, far worse and more likely to injury than many more highly punished acts, and the judiciary's blatant kangaroo court attitude and fitting the narrative to the requested slap on the wrists is high farce.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

Not sure if you know who she is Stroudos - she is an attention seeking non-journalist writer type who has a shitty column in the Sydney Morning Herald. She shot off her mouth and she got her comeuppance.

2 Months, 6 Days ago

Jocelino Suta penalised for MMA style chokehold on Richardt Strauss

The shitty thing is Strauss is tapping out, and he carries on with it. Scumbag. I am amazed Wayne Barnes didn't even take a look at that to review. It should have been a red card, and I assume will get a decent suspension.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Waratahs lock Dave Dennis makes two brutal hits against the Rebels

The in-goal is not part of the field of play, but it is part of the playing area.

What he did was a penalty offence because he intentionally knocked the ball over the dead ball line. Yellow card worthy as a professional foul, and very very lucky it wasn't a penalty try, which is what I certainly would have awarded, per the below law.

10.2(c): A player must not intentionally knock, place, push or throw the ball with his arm or hand into touch, touch-in-goal, or over the dead ball line.

Sanction: Penalty kick on the 15-metre line if the offence is between the 15-metre line and the touchline, or, at the place of infringement if the offence occured elsewhere in the field of play, or, 5 metres from the goal line and at least 15 metres from the touchline if the infringement occured in in-goal.

A penalty try must be awarded if the offence prevents a try that would probably otherwise have been scored.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

100% agree mate. Took it well.

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago