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Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

I feel like I'm watching a slightly different clip to the commentators/ref/some of you.

1. Pape does have a pretty clear little slap himself as he's about to back away, which is obviously the provocation.
2. Burleigh does take a decent fast uppercut shot at Pape, so I'm not surprised he saw the red.
3. Burleigh's hand doesn't look open to me. Looks like he strikes with his knuckles with his hand about 'half open'.
4. Yeh, Pape didn't need to go down, but if I just got hit in the face like that I'd definitely have a little lie down too.

I do think that if players do any diving they should be strung up by the goolies.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

These situations have got to be extremely tough for the players.
They have so little time to react, and going with your instinct to tackle even slightly will get them cited. Very difficult to react.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Tevita Kuridrani scores sensational try to seal Aussie win in France

Simple translation:

If it touches the post it's ok.

If it's touching the post when it touches the ground, it's out.

Simple way to understand it is to pretend the flag doesn't exist.

No try.

3 Months, 5 Days ago

Joe Launchbury in trouble for kick to Fijian head at breakdown

No idea what's going on there. Isn't there another angle?

3 Months, 5 Days ago

Matt Toomua escapes red card decision after dumping Finn Russell

The tackle was just as dangerous as any where the player lands on his head, it just happens that Russell managed to break his fall with his elbow.

My common sense interpretation of the rules would make that a red, what do you think?

4 Months, 1 Week ago

Taqele Naiyaravoro banned for taking out Beauden Barrett in the air

I don't think I've seen a clearer or more obvious reckless intent.

7 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Taqele Naiyaravoro banned for taking out Beauden Barrett in the air

He isn't even committed to the tackle until he sees Barrett's feet, then he goes in with the most reckless and dangerous possible action.

1 week is unbeleivable.

7 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Leonardo Senatore banned for 10 weeks after biting Keegan Daniel

That was the reaction to the biting, not the reason for it.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

New Zealand snatch 7s victory with 8 men on the field

The guy at the bottom of the frame isn't on the field. He's just on the sidelines.

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Munster and Glasgow book places in Guinness PRO12 final

Ospreys should have held back for one more phase so that they couldn't go back as far as the knock on.

1 Year, 9 Months ago