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Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

About the tenth time I've seen this now. There is another angle that is slightly better that is not in this clip...but I have still to see the knee to the head. Could someone who has seen it give me a definitive time for the alleged incident? Or a better clip. I can see him clumsily dropping the knee but it looks like its to DOC's back. Then you see Tommy O'Donnell writhing.

One thing's for certain, it totally changed the match and guaranteed Munster a place in the quarter finals. Whether it was Barnes or Battut that was wrong is irrelevant on that point.

5 Years, 4 Months ago

Hooker Dylan Hartley cited for striking Ulster's Rory Best

An elbow to the face is legal now? Where's the doubt?

5 Years, 6 Months ago

Wales score bizarre try with thirteen man lineout against the All Blacks

As others have said, its a Gatland special, used by Ireland a couple of times under his tenure. It really is scraping the barrel stuff: embarrassing. Surprised RD didn't know/reference this.

5 Years, 6 Months ago

Shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year 2012 announced

Gear is the only one with more than one pass! This is not exactly champagne rugby, more a celebration route one. Surely there were more expansive tries, with offloading, turnovers, phases in some combination or other?

5 Years, 6 Months ago

Gavin Hastings picks his British & Irish Lions starting XV for 2013

Obviously far too early to call at this stage in the season and everyone will have a different opinion. For me, its:

1 Healy 2 Best 3 Jones 4 Gray 5 Jones 6 O'Brien 7 Armitage 8 Heaslip 9 Care 10 Sexton 11 Visser 12 Roberts 13 BOD (if not fit then Davies) 14 North 15 Kearney

Bench: Strauss, Jenkins, Ross, Ryan, Tipuric, Phillips, Hook, Brown/Foden

5 Years, 7 Months ago