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

I suspect Jake White is proving some kind of point here with Bok surplus/reject players.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Leonardo Senatore banned for 10 weeks after biting Keegan Daniel

"...mitigating factors including the player’s good character, his playing record and his disciplinary record..."

I thought we'd just been told of his previous 9 week ban for biting. It seems that every single player who appears before a disciplinary panel always has a clean track record.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Fans and players involved in crazy fight at full time in Argentina

It's just a rush of boot to the head.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash

Yes, quite appropriately rhymes with runt.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Jason Emery suspended for 4 weeks for dangerous challenge on Willie le Roux

Yes, because if he was he probably would have punched le Roux afterwards too. Thank goodness he's not. :)

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash

Most people look at the spelling of that surname and have no idea it rhymes with twat. But once you know, it's the easiest thing in the world to remember. :)

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Willie le Roux survives horror landing as Jason Emery sees red

That's the worst fall I've seen in ages - the weight of his legs and lower torso continuing in a direction that his pretzelled neck couldn't accommodate. I cringe every time I see it. Thankfully he's okay. The suppleness of his body as he hit the ground probably saved him. If that were me I'd be in a wheelchair. Mind you, if that were me I'd only get about two feet off the ground, so I guess it's a moot point.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Joe Marler could be in trouble again after appearing to kick an opponent in the head

I swear Marler sometimes forgets that there are 16 live TV cameras and that the ref is miced up. What a wally.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash

The yellow card here is debatable, particularly since Poite had ruled the opposite earlier in the game, saying that the player had gone down before impact. Seen in isolation, this one could probably have deserved a card.

What isn't debatable is that Romain Poite is a very poor referee and should not be getting games of this magnitude. There is no consistency in anything he does, and every ruck, scrum and tackle ends up a complete lottery. At one stage he was trying so hard to keep Wasps in the game.

But despite Poite, this was still a very entertaining game.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Kenya upset Fiji to win first ever Sevens Series tournament!

What a performance by Kenya. And what a great tournament in Singapore. Got to love what sevens has done to world rugby. 20 years ago rugby had a relatively tiny global footprint. Now it's everywhere.

3 Months, 6 Days ago