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Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

I'm not talking about the 19th century, I'm talking 15 years ago. How long have you been around rugby?

Someone getting sent off was extremely rare. You would go seasons without seeing anyone leave the field. It was also only for very aggressive issues like punching after repeated warnings or insulting a ref's mother.

The difference between being sent off and red card today is this 0 tolerance thing now in which certain types of tackles, contact with feet and players on the ground in which a ref has no choice but to kick a player out. It's turned referees into police and really changed the tone of our game for the worse.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

Substitutions changes the requirements of the sport. Players don't have to run for 80 minutes anymore. As a result players are heavier, more explosive and the sport moves in an unsustainable and less safe way. Once we allowed subs it tipped the sport more about power than endurance. It is right to have players be dragging after 65 minutes.

Depends on the punch and circumstance. If a player does something really bad they got sent off. Otherwise it's just a penalty. If it got to be a pattern it would eventually get sorted out byt the opposition, own side, or ref.

This is how rugby worked for about 180 years and it was great.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

No more substitutions, except for injuries.

No more yellow and red cards.

Actually if we could just reprint the law book from 1995 we'd be doing great.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

Dan Biggar, you stink.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

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

Double agent, obviously.

3 Months, 1 Week 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?

3 Months, 2 Weeks 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!

3 Months, 4 Weeks 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.

3 Months, 4 Weeks 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.

3 Months, 4 Weeks 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.

4 Months, 20 Hours ago