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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.

1 Day, 10 Hours 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.

1 Month, 3 Weeks 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'.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sila Puafisi red carded after clearing out Kieran Marmion with his head

Is cockwomble a reference to a person or to a statement? If it's to a person, is it me or him in this case? I've never had the good fortune to come across this term before.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sila Puafisi red carded after clearing out Kieran Marmion with his head

Wow he's stupid. Unless Glasgow go on to beat Connact and then Leinster/Ulster, I'd say he's 100% at fault for them not getting a home semi-final and final and winning the league this year.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016

Thanks for the introduction.

He was a deserving winner. There were other people that played well, but he was a cut above the rest of them in a less than oustanding team.

5 Months, 5 Days ago

England take the Grand Slam after beating France in Paris

My comment was centred around the fact that he's in front of Cole and literally has his arms and body wrapped around him to protect him from tacklers. Let's put it like this: if Vunipola had disappeared into thin air a second before the tackle would Guirado have tackled Cole? Yes. Did Vunipola act as a screen and prevent that tackle from being made? Quite clearly yes. I don't really understand where the doubts are.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Johnny Sexton blasted by fans and players for playacting

I really don't want you to be right, but it's difficult to argue with what you're saying.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England take the Grand Slam after beating France in Paris

I'm sorry but it's simply not true that there no was obstruction and Guirado just aimed for the wrong person. Go to 2.20 in the video above and you'll see clearly that Vunipola was blocking Cole from being tackled. Vunipola literally has his arms wrapped around Cole and his body in front of him at the moment the tackle is made. It really couldn't be any clearer.

I don't even buy the bit about him thinking Vunipola was the receiver - Cole clearly had the ball, and even if Guirado picked the wrong guy, the obstruction is still there, as clear as day.

Just because Nigel Owens is the best referee around doesn't make him perfect, and here he made a crap decision.

And one point that a few commentators made was that it wasn't considered obstruction because there was another player immediately available to make the tackle and so the defending team didn't suffer as a result, which is complete nonsense.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England take the Grand Slam after beating France in Paris

That try was a complete joke. Clear obstruction. Even if there's another player ready to make the tackle, the first one has been taken out of the equation and so the defending team is a man down. And asking a fullback to tackle a tighthead who has built up a head of steam instead of the hooker who had lined him up doing it is not ok. Terrible, terrible decision from Owens.

5 Months, 1 Week ago