Thanks RD for posting this series! It has been of huge value for me as I am currently writing my thesis on rugby and the theme of how rugby can help people and communities in so many ways. Now going to get into the 2011 series!!
Getting a knock to the throat is bad enough...even if it is not full force!!! You actually would get a shock and i think that Benoit thought he was seriously injured for a short time!!! I can't believe that everyone is comparing this to the tripe that goes on in soccer!! And no i dont think that players should be cited if they are so-called "playacting". Only the player can tell how badly injured they really are....and a lot of injuries you cant ever see actually happening!! The ethos that goes with rugby im sure would have meant that if Benoit was playacting his own teammates would have found him out and given him enough stick to make sure that he wouldnt do it again!