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Eben Etzebeth in hot water after making contact with Greig Laidlaw's eyes

Yet you are a coach... pretty sure I'd favour Strokosch as a coach a million times over yourself...

Strokosch was not wrong if he felt there was nothing in it you tick.

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Eben Etzebeth in hot water after making contact with Greig Laidlaw's eyes

Oh and FYI browner, raking is different to stamping, I wouldn't imagine I'd have to tell a prop that, but hey, you never fail to surprise me..

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Eben Etzebeth in hot water after making contact with Greig Laidlaw's eyes

If I had a talented son aged 18 right now, I'd be questioning how they managed to get my seed at such a young age... in the future however I would ask what exactly my son did to piss off said 35 year old.

Kick my teeth down my throat, gouge me? Where abouts did you read that in my comment? I suppose I must have written that in somewhere as you clearly are never wrong...

As I said, send your kids to play soccer at least they'll make more money that way, and won't have to risk "getting a wittle owie boo boo fwom a bwig nawsty wugby pwayer"...

Unless it is actually gouging, fish hooking etc, it is rare to see players involved in "stuff" unless they actually want to be there...

Gouging is unforgiving, this however was not gouging...

"You can't educate a potatohead"

Yeup, I guess not, and you can't expect a negative nancy such as yourself to have a set of balls...

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Eben Etzebeth in hot water after making contact with Greig Laidlaw's eyes

Bakkies was a good player though, there was no doubt about that, his work rate and commitment were faultless. You remember seeing the video of him tackling Shane Williams? it is not so much the tackle just the fact that Shane ran past Bakkies and then slowed up and Bakkies never said "Oh he ran past me, someone else will tackle him" he ran straight back and tackle Shane from behind, and really that was the "good Bakkies" all over, he was always trying to make up for any lapses in concentration, always trying to do anything he could to use his weight to the teams advantage.... just so happens that at least 70% of the time he being a cheating bastard...

I would agree with you to some extent, EE has been good in the lineouts, but he is certainly no Bakkies, not yet anyway, he makes some hard yards sometimes (as any decent forward should do) but I am waiting for something outstanding... but then again, he is still young..

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - How to get the opposition prop sent off

Lol, surprised no ones commented on the fact that the hairy prop ends up headbutting his own player as he's pushed backwards... 2 headbutts in the space of a minute...

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year 2012 announced

Anyone know the process in which these tries were selected? I think we can all agree that the try finished off by Landajo was the best "try" or at least up with the best tries of the year. I just don't understand how some of these which were above good, but not spectacular could be selected... unless it's been a pitiful year for tries...

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year 2012 announced

Lol was that a handoff or a forearm off?

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year 2012 announced

Totally agree with you there Reality, I felt that Habana's was "good" but it's not the first or the best "run, chip, catch, try" out there... Gear and Malzieus respective tries were "above good", but don't head massively into "awards worthy" imo...

I'd say that Pyrgos (the Scottish 9) had a better try than some of these through the lineout move and all he did was catch the ball and have a clear run in.. but of course none of them top that try by Landajo!

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Eben Etzebeth in hot water after making contact with Greig Laidlaw's eyes

Browner, why are you such a negative Nancy?

Of course this was not a nice thing to do to a 10 (not 9), or any player, but it was hardly life threatening, your comment seems to be a gross knee jerk over reaction. I would like it, as much as any other for Louw to be cited and consequently banned, especially considering a Kiwi was banned the other day for a fairly weak touch to a head. But I cringe at your "Kids watch this", in fact you're exactly the reason players get banned/carded etc for minimal pitiful things, and some times even LEGAL things which look a bit nasty.

Perhaps you are golden boy who has never lost his cool, but I think the majority of players have at one point or another lost their cool, and one cannot expect red cards, for every disagreement between players. There is thuggery that surrounds players like Bakkies Botha, Schalk Burger, The Armitage winger brother, Jamie Cudmore, and that young English loon who arm locked that guy a while back. Then there are scuffles and fights, and occasionally rucking (the process of using your boots to remove someone from lying on the ball) which I personally (and I am sure I am not alone) would never be classed as thuggery, yet you apparently think so...

Why sugarcoat the game? People break necks in the most "controlled" (supposedly) parts of the game, like scrums etc... so perhaps the kiddiwinks who can not handle a bit of fisticuffs, a bit of rough housing, and an element of nastiness ON the pitch, should not join in on the actions.

Have you ever heard of "what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch"? Have you ever played a game where by you and an opposite player seem forever destined to disagree all over the pitch, yet afterwards enjoy a laugh and a pint in the bar?

If I don't come off the pitch with a few stud marks down my back and on my hands and perhaps a handshake with an arch rival on the pitch then I haven't got involved enough.. and if the kids don't like scuffles, then Soccer awaits.

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Eben Etzebeth in hot water after making contact with Greig Laidlaw's eyes

@Munster, EE had Laidlaw in a headlock, it is extremely simple to look at that, combined with the fact that EE's hands were also on Laidlaw's face and assume that PERHAPS there was something intentional in there...

"Accidents happen from time to time but that doesn't mean that somebody MUST be punished. "

I totally agree... but who was punished in this instance? All I see is a rightful investigation which showed up nothing. Very good..Is it a problem that there is a "check" on these things?

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

 
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