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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, 3 Weeks 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.

5 Months, 1 Day 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.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

I want a sport that is not governed by social justice warriors trying to destroy the fabric of the game.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Not nice.

Still rugby people now seem to be constantly outraged. There was a time when there was no tackle, collision, or off the ball event that was met with more than shrugged shoulders.

Every high tackle and idiotic heat-of-the moment statement is not a big deal.

5 Months, 3 Days ago

Joe Marler and TJ Ioane both suspended after double altercation

6 week ban? This isn't that big of a deal

5 Months, 6 Days ago

Teddy Thomas makes a howling error as Racing 92 slip to defeat in Europe

That's what you get for wearing a man bun.

White socks in rugby are also unacceptable.

6 Months, 6 Days ago

England Deaf make history beating New Zealand in international series

I played with a guy that played on the Scotland deaf team. He was a prop and I'd give him hand signals for lineouts.

He was good!

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Shocking footage of vicious kick during college rugby match leads to arrest

Being called a name doesn't give you the right to kick them. Laying on the wrong side of the breakdown however...

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The bizarre moment coach Christophe Urios slapped Fabien GalthiƩ

Why would a coach even speak to another coach except to shake hands?

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago