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Ben Botica inexplicably kicks the ball away as Harlequins attempt late comeback in final

Double agent, obviously.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Fascinating Nigel Owens chat about respect, his attempted suicide and more

Don't get me wrong Owens is a fine referee but I believe referees should be anonymous.

No tell all books, interviews, t shirts or highlight reels.

A good ref is part of the game you don't notice like the ball or the goalposts. Did Paddy O'Brien, Andre Watson, or Ed Morrison do interviews?

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Nemani Nadolo banned for four weeks for tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli

Disrespect to refs, kicking to the head or groin, failed PED test, attacks at eyes, and using foreign objects are the only transgressions worth multi-game bans. These things are uncommon in rugby.

A bad tackle, contact with a player in the air, or punching should not be bannable offenses. These things are quite common in rugby.

If you have only been around rugby since the tmo era rugby was better when players sorted out the game themselves. Let's take citing commissions and their inconsistent rulings out of rugby and just play!

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Nemani Nadolo banned for four weeks for tip tackle on Tomas Cubelli

Imagine a world with no bans...it's not hard if you try. We had it for 180 years.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Rib crunching tackle from French star at the recent Atlanta 7s

I did not see one spectator in the women's 7's event in Atlanta.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Gala score try within 11.14 seconds of match kick off!

Very true sir. The other side looks like they're from Fire Island and sponsored by Fruit Loops.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Joe Marler could be in trouble again after appearing to kick an opponent in the head

Looks bad. Still French hooker, your first response is to go crying to the ref? Come on

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Sunwolves lock Tim Bond suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous tackle

He did not wrap up. This should result in a penalty and a verbal warning.

These 4+ week bans for small transgressions are way over the top. To receive a four week ban players should do something truly heinous. I don't mean a high tackle or refusal to wrap. I mean gouging eyes or choking players.

I know that the powers that be are going after foul play with a reformers zeal to make examples but I don't know of any other sport that gives such heavy handed penalties for things that happen in games quite often.

It is very rare to see games of rugby with 30 guys on the field for 80 minutes and this is a problem.

Yellow and red cards have diminished rugby and these citing commissions are way out of hand.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

David Pocock suspended after choking Chiefs number eight

Well, his track record is not impeccable anymore is it?

What makes him such a "top bloke" anyway? His use of his platform as a sportsman to showcase his political beliefs?

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Silvère Tian red carded for insulting referee Romain Poite

Bad news. Get this guy out of our sport. This is a bigger deal than any high tackle or punch.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago