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Ugly scenes amidst referee shocker as Spain fail to qualify for the World Cup

My good doctor, it doesn't matter if there are 100 penalties. You don't attack a referee. Never ever.

2 Months, 6 Days ago

Ugly scenes amidst referee shocker as Spain fail to qualify for the World Cup

Maybe the ref really was crooked.

Still I won't be supporting Spanish rugby any time soon. I've never seen a national side act so disgracefully. Those Belgian players actually had to protect the ref from being physically assaulted.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Kerevi and Tupou bully young Bulls winger with thumping tackles

Did Pretoria get the Brasil soccer kit by mistake in the mail? White socks are horrible in rugby!

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Richie Mo'unga only given warning for tackle that knocked out Stormers lock

Yellow and red cards and routine ejections were not historically and should not be part of the game.

You cannot expect players to run 7 miles in a match and tackle a very fast-moving target with precision.

Nobody did anything wrong in this clip. Accidents happen. It's unfortunate but okay. Not every mishap is foul play.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

Guys with attributes like Perry Baker are not hard to find in the USA. He and Carlin Isles are third rate American football players (no disrespect).

Give any SEC football team the best coaches and motivation and within two years they could beat the AB's.

Ever see the medal round of Olympic sprinting? Not a Welshman, Afrikaner, or Frenchman in sight.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Allister Coetzee is officially out, but SA Rugby refuse to name successor

50 years from now white South African culture will be over.

The Boks have a fantastic sporting history but the organization in charge, the ANC-appointed Minister Department of Sport and Recreation despises rugby. You won't even see rugby mentioned on the front page of their website:

They are also trying to replace the iconic springbok with the protea.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Ruan Pienaar's controversial stalling asks questions about the spirit of the law

You just have to laugh. Don't blame the player blame the ref.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Wayne Barnes humbles moany Ma'a with a schoolboy telling off

Way way way too much talking from rugby referees these days, and to non-captains. Go watch a match from the 80's, refs just awarded penalties and teams retreated 10m.

The problem is that players believe they are part of a dialogue when they are not.

All this increased chat by players and refs is not good for the game.

4 Months, 1 Day ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Yes I am.

Also class prejudice, misogyny, and colonialism are all parts of the fabric of rugby. I've been playing for 25 years over three continents. Some of the culture is old-fashioned but I don't want to destroy it.

Would you deny this? Rugby has a lot of stuff in our culture good and bad. Sorry millennials, the game didn't start with synthetic jerseys and neon boots.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Dan, you don't get to decide what players can and cannot say on a rugby pitch or in society at large. Your belief that you have a say in what others think makes you a social justice warrior.

Sensitivity to language has not been part of the game historically.

4 Months, 1 Week ago