I coach the kids down at our club and that kind of thing is a terrible example to them. Not only is it dangerous for the player being tackled but it's also dangerous for the tackler too. It's clearly a shoulder charge and can't believe he wasn't cited for it. I don't think the fact he's been injured should mean he gets let off from a ban. IRB should set an example.
I remember my brother got a video once for Xmas - Cliff Morgan's Great British Sporting Moments - it had the Baa Baas game of course but also things like Daley Thompson winning the Decathlon gold at the Olympics in 84, Dennis Taylor beating Steve Davis at the Crucible and Botham's Ashes in 81. I always remember his introduction though to the highlights of the Baa Baas game: "In 1973 the All Blacks came to Cardiff to play the Barbarians. There were no tedious preliminaries, there was no feeling of the pulse; the game started off like a firecracker."
Dan - totally agree on the man points but wouldn't ever go so far as to say that this would make the Boks even my 5th favourite team. You see the thing with JDV is that he spent two seasons down in Munster where I'm sure the likes of Gaillimh, Foley and POC would have put manners on him »
Soccer? Mate you're having a laugh. What Sheehan did was as bad as any soccer player has ever done namely, feign being injured as a result of foul play to get a player sent off or banned. This was probably premeditated as well given this was the eejit that said before the game that he wanted to try to take a couple of guys out before the Tests. By the way Murph, you must be from Darwin, right?