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Kane Barrett gets straight red card but cited for separate stamp

here is my 90% statistic

The referees on the IRB International Panel, or on the SANZAR panels have played at a higher level than over 90% of the people on Rugbydump.com

myself included.

The real pressure on referees is not their inability to play or read the game at the highest levels.
The real pressure is the IRB trying to make the game more television friendly. That means favoring the offense to win the ball. That means not scaring mothers from letting their children play. The Referees are simply given the task of policing that.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Kane Barrett gets straight red card but cited for separate stamp


If there weren't microphones on the referees, I might agree with you and refer to the Laws of the Game.

but we have mics and I hear referees all the time speak to a player and the captain and use the word "intent" in their rationales for dialing a Penalty / card up or down.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Super Beach 5's Rugby in Lignano, Italy - Live streamed on Rugbydump

Black Eyed Peas in 2013?

Must be a European who made the video.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

George North apologises for Genia taunt in first Test, PLUS new Lions shirts

If I wanted to see a dick move like that, I would have watched a video of Peter North.

Glad to see George apologize, and bring the game back to the 20th century.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Midweek Madness - James So'oialo and the odd shaped balls

Back, and to the left
Back, and to the left
Back, and to the left
Back, and to the left

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Dan Lydiate to skipper British & Irish Lions vs Melbourne Rebels

I'm sure the referees are relieved to know they won't have to hear POC's gob yammering for the rest of the tour.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Alesana Tuilagi straight red card for high tackle on Jean de Villiers

exactly -- choosing to not pay attention to the ball, and instead choosing to put the head down and clean a guy out.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Alesana Tuilagi straight red card for high tackle on Jean de Villiers

I hear the "committed" vs not committed argument way too much to defend a guy throwing an illegal hit. not only by fans, but by on-air commentators.

it seems to me that more and more players liek Tuigali CHOOSE to "commit" way too early.

We know that good tackling form requires you to lower you head, but if you choose to lower your head, you should accept the consequences of not seeing what you end up doing.

See how Tuilagi's head goes down before the ball even arrives to JDV. It stays down whilst JDV has bobbled, it and says down when.

Straight red to Tuilagi looks right to me. and plejnty of credit to JDV for his reaction.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Twickenham Streaker dots down beneath the posts

If only Bill McLaren were still alive to give the commentary, especially on those side-steps.

Twickenham hasn't seen cuts like than since Jason Robinson.

1 Year, 5 Months ago

Dylan Hartley out of Lions tour after allegedly swearing at Wayne Barnes

Barnes clearly set out the marker, telling him not to insult him or say something that could construed that way..

Straight out of "Bull Durham", Hartley picks up that marker, just like Crash Davis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM16afDRbPM

Life imitating art.

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1 Year, 5 Months ago

 
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