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Anthony Tuitavake sent off after reckless spear tackle for Racing 92

You find one unlucky guy in a different sport involved in a 3 on 1 tackle? Not compelling pal.

Catastrophic injuries happen in many sports under many circumstances. Turning rugby union into convoluted legal proceeding in which the referee is a cop is not the answer.

Try this: don't run high into contact.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Anthony Tuitavake sent off after reckless spear tackle for Racing 92

1823-2003 this isn't even a penalty.

His teammate gave him a head high hospital pass.

You guys and your ridiculous outrage are killing this sport.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ma'a Nonu gives his own version of Nigel Owens' "This is not soccer"

Why not just a penalty?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

New laws explained with two very informative pitch demos

I just don't think the game is as enjoyable as it was 25 years ago.

Lifting in lineouts has not been positive, it has diminished 2nd row's contribution to the game.

Outside of players being two stone heavier across the board, substitutions and red and yellow cards are the biggest changes. Both of which have hurt the game. Neither of which came from the playing ranks.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

New laws explained with two very informative pitch demos

Well put DrG.

Rugby has evolved the way it has because it was by player and FOR players. Punters, casual fans, owners, and business people should not be the driving force for change. These types are not historically part of the rugby decision-making process.

The game should be designed to maximize the enjoyment of the participants, not create an easy-to-understand spectacle for tv.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Nick Mallet rips into Springbok centre in ATTACK PLAY pitch demo

Nick Mallett should come to the USA.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Kwagga Smith banned for 4 weeks after red card challenge in Super Rugby Final

If players are getting kicked out every game we need to look at the laws as being unreasonable and unrealistic.

Why not just a penalty? In the case of professionals why not simply a monetary fine ala NFL?

Red cards should only go for really egregious, mean-spirited, or repeated infractions. Foul play has always been a part of rugby and always will. Power plays are not.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Kwagga Smith banned for 4 weeks after red card challenge in Super Rugby Final

I'd argue that yellow and red cards are the bane of rugby and were a misguided attempt to "clean up" rugby for casual fans and especially mothers of children playing the game since the advent of professionalism. It has not worked.

The ref taking a player off the field is a really extreme move in team sports. It creates an incredible advantage and ruins the contest. The punishment does not fit the crime.

Red and yellow cards are not a core component of rugby. Change the laws, change the laws, change the laws.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Belmont Shore powerhouse demolishes tackler who goes too high

Dear Mafi Malua Seanoa
1) Buy some socks
2) Stay humble. It's not cool self-promoting on social media.

3 Months, 2 Days ago

Romain Poite takes a low blow as Jannie Du Plessis sees red in Top 14 play-off

Refs got this wrong. The Racing player is cheating not DuPlessis.

So as a coach for youth rugby should I encourage kids to grab and hold players away from the breakdown? It seems as if players may do so with impunity these days.

We must allow players some type of self-regulation.

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago