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

Hmmm, I disagree with the direction in which your comment is aimed, NH players are not exactly renowned for being angels, but that link is pretty damning... there was almost no need for the 6 to continue in that direction (towards Laidlaw) and the stamp (or step) was indeed a bit awkward looking. Interesting incident to see though, thanks for highlighting this..

2 Years, 3 Days ago

Midweek Madness - How to get the opposition prop sent off

Either that Portuguese No.5 is a monster or the rest of the Portuguese are midgets....

2 Years, 3 Days ago

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

Actually, I have to say that Laidlaw probably did get a bit of an eye poke in this incident, however I honestly believe it would have been entirely accidental, and I wouldn't even class it as reckless, so for that, I can see why he would have been cited.

I don't see any harm in what has happened, CC sees hands on face, perhaps hands around eyes, and thinks, hmm this is a 50/50 chance going on here. Perhaps looks at Etzebeth previous incidents, realises that he could be the new trouble making Bakkies and says, "yeup, I'll ship this one upstairs and let them decide"...

So the outcome? Etzebeth will probably be a bit more careful where he puts his hands, we are all aware of the fact that he pulled his hands away, he hasn't been banned, and therefore "justice has been done"...

NicG Strokosch said there was nothing in the foot on head incident against the AB's and that still got cited and a ban....

2 Years, 3 Days ago

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

This is a little daft. There is no rugby position known as "the enforcer" it is a made up concept which frankly is a bit pointless in nowadays game. Etzebeth is just the kind of hard player that wants to intimidate others, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Either way, his headbutt was a headbutt by letter of the law, the movement was a perfect headbutt movement he just chose not to apply any force, and he did make contact, therefore why not ban him? Make him understand that if he wants to have a long bok career then behaving in that way will not help him out...

2 Years, 3 Days ago

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

Etzebeth is a hot head, he lost his cool against Nathan Sharpe, that is his "negative" reputation. In this incident all that has happened is that he has taken off a few notches off that bad reputation. The fact this has been highlighted has shown me that this "hot head" who had grip of a Scotsmans head/face actually realised what he was doing and moved his hands.. so perhaps he is not so much of a loose cannon afterall...

2 Years, 3 Days ago

End of Year Tours 2012 - Week Two - Highlights wrap

Eggman, there is definitely a yes an no to the "So just generally a huge mess with the Fijians suffering the consequences and the French clubs profiting" comment...

The Fijian international rugby team suffered as it did not field it's best team, however it gave a huge number of "second string" players a chance to get out there and play and potentially prove something. The individual Fijians playing for French clubs are probably making a fairly tidy sum of money, so again, they hardly lose out, especially if their families are back home and they send money back to them... seems like everyone wins all round actually...

2 Years, 4 Days ago

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

+1 from me as well..

Why not cite something which looks a little dubious, just so a little more investigation can be done... on closer inspection they probably said "yeup, looks more accidental than anything" and let him off. Good decisions all round I think!

2 Years, 4 Days ago

End of Year Tours 2012 - Week Two - Highlights wrap

I was actually amazed when I typed something into google like "international rugby match fixtures" and got a massive list of those each month (which I have since lost) and it had hundreds of fixtures. It was amazing to see how many "lower ranked" international rugby teams that had fixtures.

2 Years, 4 Days ago

Michael Lynagh and HSBC Ambassador Jason Robinson react to England's loss

Calm down Yoda, I never directly said "you are an idiot for your mistake", I just found it fairly amusing and ironic that you called someone an idiot whilst using an entirely different word.

Grammar would suggest that you wrote "youre", and neglected to put in the little ', bad spelling, or at least a lapse of concentration meant you put "your" instead, which is not so much grammar as it is spelling.

Anyway, it was a passing, cheeky comment, that really did not require the lengths of explanation from others and from myself.

2 Years, 5 Days ago

Michael Lynagh and HSBC Ambassador Jason Robinson react to England's loss

@Yoda

"Your an idiot"....Oh the irony XD

2 Years, 6 Days ago

 
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