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Chris Ashton carded for high swinging arm on Maurie Fa'asavalu

Your honor, I didn't shoot the man.

The deceased simply had an acute allergic reaction to the high speed lead projectile that I was playing with by myself, until he stepped into my path.

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Chris Ashton carded for high swinging arm on Maurie Fa'asavalu

My point is that if this guy were playing for a Pacific Island nation, or for a Tier 2/3 country, the full force of the IRB would have come down upon him, and they use words like "reckless".

However, when it's a player from a favored nation, they talk of "bad luck", "no malicious intent", etc. etc.

It all comes down to refereeing / citiation / punishment by assumption -- when "good players" do it, it's unfortunate; when "bad players" do it, it's cynical.

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Chris Ashton carded for high swinging arm on Maurie Fa'asavalu

If it were the other way around -- fill in the blank -- would it have been a straight red?

blank:
a polynesian on a ginger
a forward on a winger

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Ilai Tinai suspended for five weeks for dangerous tackle against Wales

Not asking for the TMO to jump into everything in sevens -- the game is too quick, and a TMO decision would give players the chance to recover (which is a huge advantage in sevens). They already rely on in-goal refs (vs TMO) for tries.

That said, I think that for foul play, the referee should be able to refer it to a TMO. But not for PK vs yellow -- to me it should be if the referee has already judged it to be a yellow, and then it's up to the TMO to escalate to a red (vs yellow).

You then use the two minutes of yellow card time to get the TMO to review and decide if it's a red. If it's worthy of a red, then the player simply doesn't come back. The game isn't needlessly slowed down.

Thoughts?

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Young Prop Dean Irvine scores 90 meter intercept try

Different oval ball code -- but this play from James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Superbowl a few years ago is a good reminder of how special it is when a fat man runs..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM1iXHY8s9o

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Young Prop Dean Irvine scores 90 meter intercept try

During the post-match interview they asked him if he was going to have a pint and a meat pie after the match.

He said that he was a vegetarian teetotaller.

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Waisale Serevi talks about THAT classic try at the 2007 Hong Kong Sevens

Funny how they replay the touchdown about four times and they edit out the Tomasi Cama, Jr. splashdown on Serevi at the end.

The IRB must think that it doesn't sell the "product" all that well to show Cama's late shot, and the little scuffle that came of it.

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

Seven of the Best Tries from the 2013 Hong Kong Sevens

The Cory Allen dummy must have cost the Fijian defender some serious fines at Kangaroo Court

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

Scotland go back to back with tense victory over Ireland

The best way to reduce to the dominance of kicks is to punish infractions more severely.

Penalties are still PKs, but if whip out the yellow card sooner, the offending team will stop offending.

Instead, they want to make the punishment to the offending team (3 points to their opponent) less likely -- thus that makes the sanction for penalties even softer? If so, then bring back some productive boots and argy-bargy to clean up the breakdown.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Sergio Parisse red carded and banned for insulting referee

the Philippines is also the place where MILF run amok in the South.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

 
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