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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.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

Dan Biggar, you stink.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

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

Double agent, obviously.

2 Months, 2 Weeks 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 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, 3 Days 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, 3 Days 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, 3 Days 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.

3 Months, 4 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

3 Months, 1 Week 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.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago