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Another face-on smash resulting in a semi-concussion. Another player commences his drift toward brain damage ( ala Shontayne Hape ) when will this sport learn, or amend the laws to promote/foster different techniques from Ball Carrier and Tackler?
Replies from all the 'tough men' not required!
5 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
So should we expect a Citing of Bergamasco?, I've never seen face cheeks start to bleed of their own accord !!
5 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
If the defender had a legimate prospect of making the tackle ' but for' the deliberate block , its material to the outcome.
Bowes line of running and body launguge tells us he wasnt a genuine receiving option, the correct decision was reached.
This is why TMOs are so valuable.
5 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Clear and Obvious knock on? No, not for me.
But in fairness to the referee the ball impact was on the far side of the referee, so perhaps the AR quickly called it in, there was a slight delay
6 Days, 1 Hour ago
Its foul play under 10.4(e)
Look closely, The tacklers right hand/arm ends up around twelvetrees neck = dangerous.
The supporters of this style of tackling are indirect advocates of the increased concussions in this code.
1 Week, 3 Days ago
5 WK ban is paltry and too low. Deliberate and unnecessary double handed shove that didn't represent a bona-fide 'referee obstruction trying to encourage him outta the way" action + no concern shown at the time , and post match apology is lip service.
Should have been 12-16 was, all grassroots referees will get an uncomfortable feeling seeing such leniency for a premeditated and unnecessary (watch his eyes & footwork) assault on a ref.
Perhaps the ban shortness means he's due for NZAB selection soon?!!
3 Weeks, 5 Days ago
There already is a code for you really really tough guys, cage fighting ! Problem is, your opponent gets a chance to look you in the eye, not enjoyed by the cheap shot cowards that masquerade as rugby players.
3 Months, 1 Day ago
the offence is contact with the eye area .....
TBH I dont care what Medical or victim said ( he wouldve had his eyes closed gteed) that WAS definately "in the eye area" and SANZAR have shamefully conspired to send the wrong message the sport.
I smell the stench of politics , not integrity in that decision.
4 Months, 5 Days ago
I keep seeing the description " dump tackle" ???
the laws of the game dont define what this is supposdd to mean type, so could one of the advocates please fully define exactly the characteristics that constitute a DUMP Tackle
4 Months, 6 Days ago
Did anyone expect the ban to extend beyond 1pm on 31st May ? Really? Essentially this is a 'Red card sufficient' punishment decision, I've no qualm with that, a minor spat between two front rowers, zzzzzzz
Young's shows his class with admirable post match banter ....top bloke, great advice from dad .
4 Months, 1 Week ago