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Andrew Hore cited for off the ball stiffarm on Bradley Davies

Where exactly are the comments referring to the "all-blacks legendary genetic rightness" and "ABs being nice and sweet and exemplary ambassadors of rugby values"?? Sounds like a bit of projection on your part to say that "most of the remarks here" are somehow excusing what Hore has done. Nothing could be further from the truth. Nearly everyone here feels it was inexcusable and worthy of a lengthy ban.

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Andrew Hore cited for off the ball stiffarm on Bradley Davies

Interesting comparison, as I remember this incident well. Very similar in that Bertuzzi knew what he was doing (it was retaliation actually for something Moore did in a previous game between their teams and Moore wouldn't agree to fight straight up) but certainly didn't intend to basically end Steve Moore's career, which was the ultimate result. Really a sad deal, especially since you consider the consequences to Moore's family, almost certainly lost millions of dollars and a career that he'd worked his whole life to achieve.

Certainly not justified and he's got to take whatever punishment is handed down, but I'd say Hore definitely didn't intend to send BD out of the game and to the hospital. Hore should sit for quite a while.

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Andrew Hore cited for off the ball stiffarm on Bradley Davies

Just the Kapa-O-Pango, which I guess they do about 1/3 of the time? And when it first came out, they tamped the furor down a bit by doing the gesture more across the chest, but no one seems to care so much now and it seems to have progressed back up toward the neck. I still prefer Ka Mate but to each his own.

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Andrew Hore cited for off the ball stiffarm on Bradley Davies

OK, I'll take the bait. You've mentioned the "red mist" regarding the haka a couple times, but I don't get it. The O'Driscoll incident was over 7 years ago and I can't think of another incident since then where something like this happened in the opening stages of the contest. The All Blacks have played about 100 tests since June 2005, performing the haka prior to each of those. Don't you think that there would be more than a 2% incident rate if the haka had such an effect?

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Wales score bizarre try with thirteen man lineout against the All Blacks

Seriously? The WC try, there's no way the French #8 gets to Woodcock, regardless of what Read was doing. He's defending the front jumpers and Woodcock is practically crossing the line before #8 sees him.

It's been over a year, time to get over it.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Wales score bizarre try with thirteen man lineout against the All Blacks

Pretty sure it was Woodcock. Good time to use it, I agree.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Midweek Madness - How to get the opposition prop sent off

Looked like a Three Stooges routine there for a minute. ;-)

1 Year, 8 Months ago

End of Year Tours 2012 - Week Two - Highlights wrap

Thanks for these clips RD! I have been wondering though if the NZ/Scotland highlights were up somewhere from week 1. I saw a full replay link, but not a highlights package. I got a few from one of the NZ websites, but they were pretty poor.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

All Black Adam Thomson's boot on Alasdair Strokosch's head

Well, 1 week ban. Seems a bit light, I expected 2 or 3, but what do we expect with the way the current judiciary is set up.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Referee inspects the bottom of a ruck

Nice cheer from the crowd. ;-)

1 Year, 8 Months ago

 
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