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Joe Moody elbow that sparked biggest comeback in Super Rugby history

How is it that none of the Tah's players asked the ref to give that one a quick check?

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Recap of World Series Rugby's launch as the Force took on Fiji

It's like some rich kids get knocked out of the local league, so the parents just pay for a new team to come and play against them every week.

It's a really cute story.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Taniela Tupou escapes red card for brutal no arms tackle

The 'dislodging the ball' tackle type where one arm remains low and the shoulder hits the ball is still allowed. In the Aki tackle, the penalty was still given I guess due to the head on collision and the fact that the other arm failed to fully wrap around the player - but otherwise it was legal.

2 Months, 5 Hours ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

...Just ship it to PB and watch the magic.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Scott Higginbotham pleads innocence but red card wrecks Reds opener

Can someone tell me why that Tui one wasn't seen as Red?

Even a few years ago, before the latest laws around protecting the player, I would have understood a red card for that move.

3 Months, 20 Hours ago

Michael Hooper makes unwanted history with record breaking yellow card

This video doesn't show much. There were 2 nails collapsed, 2 pens at the breakdown, and a wonderful display of trying to ignore his way out of the card.

Still a fantastic player but he deserved this yellow.

6 Months, 4 Days ago

Scotland upset Australia in tight encounter in Sydney

Fantastic win, great to see Finn getting his Lions call up too, far more deserving than Biggar and most of Gatlands Wales mates. Hamish Watson in great form too.

11 Months, 6 Days ago

Werner Kok explodes as Sevuloni Mocenacagi gets sent off in Las Vegas 7s final

I agree,
Kok shouldn't have come on so strong, but Mocenacagi definitely should have shown more care with Kok.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Werner Kok explodes as Sevuloni Mocenacagi gets sent off in Las Vegas 7s final

Surely statistics versus similar danger in a tackle situation are irrelevant, as both are policed in the same way.

Definitely potential for serious and life changing neck or back injury in collisions such as this. Are you suggesting we wait until someone is paralysed from the neck down before we continue with the current crackdown on this sort of dangerous play?

1 Year, 2 Months ago

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.

1 Year, 5 Months ago