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New directives under fire once more as Brice Dulin gets carded for challenge

Possibly the most bullshit card in rugby union history.

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Connacht snatch win over Wasps after new law directive calamity

While I sympathise with Wasps and agree that they were screwed over, I think overturning the result would be even harsher on Connacht. They did what the referee said they could do, so they shouldn't have to suffer because of that. And as others mentioned, if they had taken a quick tap they might have scored as well, so it's not a black and white case of this mistake being the clear winning or losing of the game.

Really terrible from the referee though. I suppose it was bound to happen sooner or later considering the constant tinkering with the laws and the various trials being done.

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Player banned after filthy off the ball tackle on female referee

The fact that she's a woman makes it worse though because the amount of damage done to a woman by that act is greater than the damage that would be done to a male referee.

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

'Backwards' towards the opposition try line while Denis Hickie obstructed the defender. I remember that.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Argentina prop gets heavy ban after stamping on Joe Marler's face

What I take from this is that if you want to cheat and hold on to players you should do it, because if the other player doesn't react you won't get caught, and if he does react he'll get worse punishment than you.

I'm not condoning a stamp to the face, but this kind of cheating is so infuriating and so rarely caught that they should make an example of whoever gets caught doing it. Marler didn't exactly get a disincentive not to do it again.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Ireland break drought to upset New Zealand for the first time ever

Hear hear.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Keith Earls furious after red card for tip-tackle in Munster win

Ridiculous that that can be a red card. If you lift a person by both legs and drop him, then ok, but if you lift one leg and drive him back so he falls over, then i don't see what the problem is. He didn't lift the player off the ground.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Owen Franks somehow escapes punishment after fingers in Wallaby face

I think the excuse of 'he just has a poor tackling technique' goes out the window in professional sport. His job that he's paid for is to have good technique, so if he's so incapable of doing that then he shouldn't be allowed to play, because he's a danger for other players. Hernandez didn't drop or change direction at the last second so there's really no mitigating factor here.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

If World Rugby wasn't such a joke they'd ban Ngwenye for dangerous play. This isn't just an unfortunate, unavoidable accident - it's him being completely incapable of doing the basics. And if that means he's a danger for others, he shouldn't be allowed play until he learns not to be a danger.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

Does anyone know what 'liable to sanction' means for feigning injury? If it means they're liable to be penalised then it's not much of a deterrent. I would have preferred to see 'liable to a yellow or red card and suspension'.

7 Months, 1 Week ago