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Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

Please give the current defintion of which you speak?!

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

Go back and watch some of the Try Savers and Rib Breakers. I'm pretty sure nearly everyone of these tackles was classed as legal (these are from the game within the past 10 years). If today's rugby game every one of the Rib Breaker tackles would have probably classed as a red card offence.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

Don't get how it was a tip tackle? He didn't lift the player. The force of the hit resulted in him landing on his back. He didn't grab the player and lift and dump.

I agree with your a and b - not c. Players can get injured through perfectly legal tackles.

Shouldn't have even a penalty. Should have been play on. Rugbydump could have uploaded the clip as a monster hit, which we could have all enjoyed rather debating a poor ref's decision.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

"oow I better not smash this guy in the off chance he'll get injured" << whoops

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

Rubbish! Injuries I'm afraid are part of playing a contact sport. If you don't want to get injured then don't take the pass on a crash ball into a packed midfield due to a shortened lineout. It's the responsibility of each player to make as big a hit within the rules as he can not to think "oow I better not smash this guy in the off chance I'll get injured" because you know for sure the ball carrier is doing everything he can to smash you into the ground.

Punishment should be handed out to people who cause injury due to illegal play - gouging, spear tackles, stomping on heads, violent acts etc... but the second you start worrying about injuries in the tackle is when more injuries will happen and worse the game will get.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

Bad decision. Great hit nothing illegal about it. No malice, no intent to injure. Arms were wrapped etc...

The player lands and plays the ball. Both sets of forward continue with the game. No players reacted in a manner which reflected something dangerous or illegal happened - you know the usual pushing and shoving etc...


Not only did the person tackle accpet the apology other players in the Welsh team seemed to sympathise with the player.


In rugby sometimes when it's a big man hitting a small man, the small man comes off worse. That's part and parcel. And there's very little the tackler can do - we're talking milliseconds in terms of defining an outcome. The only way you can guarantee a textbook non-dangerous tackle is going round the ankles, which in this day and age is totally pointless as the team will just offload/get quick ball or not go into the tackle fully committed, which is contrary to the sport and will likely result in injury to the tackler. How long until players cynically manipulate the contact to encourage others to be sent off - it's easier than you think to let yourself be lifted or to take produce a high tackle.

Speak to the players. Very few will ever have an issue with something that results in a yellow or red card. The ref's really need to get a grip. They're ruining our game!

1 Year, 9 Months ago

CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

I'm getting a tad fed up of the over celebration of tries in rugby these days. This over the top hugging and group bonding when a try is scored just seems a tad unneccessary. I don't mind celebration but it's verging a little into football and I think it's a little bad taste. Bring back the days of when a try was scored everybody trotted back to the halfway line to get back to the job of scoring another.

Anyone else noticed this? Anyone else bothered?

1 Year, 9 Months ago

CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

Scotland will gladly take Patrick Lambie back from you seeing as he was born in Troon and moved to South Africa when he was 13(ish)!

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Shortlist for IRPA Try of the Year 2012 announced

Out of this list, it's Gear for sure.

But I agree this list does not reflect the best tries this year. It seems people reward individual rather team success. I'd far rather see a team try win rather than individual (unless of course it was a result of brilliance, which none of the above are). It was the same as last year Radike Samo's try - good try but certainly not the best.

At this stage I'd say the Argentina try is superb and has to be the real contender - though I'm sure there are others.

Rugbydump, why don't you do your own top 5 (relfecting the comments from the users on what constitutes a good try) and get us lot to vote!

1 Year, 9 Months ago

 
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