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Bismarck Du Plessis controversially yellow carded for huge hit on Dan Carter

No I am not.
Intent versus accident only goes to the level of punishment. Making contact above the shoulders is dangerous.
I am sure most high tackles are accidents and yet they are still punished. The tackler is supposed to control his body into contact.

1 Year, 4 Days ago

Bismarck Du Plessis controversially yellow carded for huge hit on Dan Carter

If a defender goes in to a tackle high and gets his arm around the ball carrier's neck, would you be ok with no penalty for that?
because if not i believe the same rule should apply to the ball carrier. If his fend, in this case his elbow, strikes someone above the shoulders, in this case in the neck, then he should be accountable. An elbow/forearm strike to the throat is potential lethal.

and to look at it another way, what if the fend was a hand to the face of the defender and the defender's eyes got gouged, would you be ok with that?

I would rather we not wait for a broken larynx or a fatality for you to realize your callousness.
We have had 2 fatalities here in Canada in recent years amongst teenage players.

1 Year, 5 Days ago

Bismarck Du Plessis controversially yellow carded for huge hit on Dan Carter

I agree the yellow for the carter hit is disgraceful.
The second is legitimate.
Every player is responsible for their bodies. If you are playing in a way where your actions can, even accidentally, to seriously hurt another player then you are doing it WRONG.
Intent do not enter in to it until deciding punishment.

It was definitely a foul play but whether penalty or yellow card worthy...
I am inclined to say give a penalty and get on with the game. This results in loss of possession or 3 points.

1 Year, 5 Days ago

Rory Arnold banned for bite in process of scoring first ever Currie Cup try

Or if one of your forwards falls on top of your head while someone's arm is in your mouth (at 2:15)

1 Year, 1 Week ago

Midweek Madness - Damien Traille takes a dive and gets player sinbinned

The dive merits a sportsmanship 1 game ban. And maybe a tattoo of a soccer ball on his forehead.
The yellow for Clermont was valid for deliberately slowing the game from an offside position.

1 Year, 4 Weeks ago

Schoolboy suffers horrific double break below the knee - Injury update

Reminds me of Joe Theismann and some of the football (soccer) stuff on youtube.


1 Year, 1 Month ago

Tongan Eddie Aholelei punches Jebb Sinclair after fight with Canada

Read the disciplinary reports. The Tongan #13 punched the Canadian #2 to start the whole mess.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Schalk Brits suspended for three weeks for striking Owen Farrell

the better response would have been to grab a finger and pull real hard.
Oops I broke it? So sorry old chap.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Rene Ranger's massive tackle on the Brumbies' Nic White


1 Year, 3 Months ago

Jonny Wilkinson absolutely smashed by huge Opeti Fonua

Nice to see the Hulk's skin tinting treatment is progressing well. 21 stone = 294 lbs for the non British.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

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