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Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

Unfortunately, Goode. He put himself in a position where he was vulnerable. Payne has his arms ready to catch the ball, but collides with goode first, so was trying to contest it.

5 Days, 13 Hours ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

Like I said above, Payne didn't hit Goode any more than Goode hit Payne

6 Days, 16 Hours ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

He didn't have time to jump for the ball, he was going flat out and got there at exactly the right moment, Goode had just stuck himself in the air at the same time. I feel bad that he got hurt, but I think that's the risk you take when you give yourself the advantage of jumping.

6 Days, 16 Hours ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

Payne takes Goode out in the air about as much as Goode flying knees Payne in the chest. I don't see how the logic can be that if you launch yourself into the air you have effectively called 'shotgun' on that area of the pitch.

6 Days, 16 Hours ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

Weight isn't important. Gio Aplon manages just fine, most of time, as a last man. It's mostly technique and commitment.
Plus I suspect that as someone who has been in conditioning rooms his whole life he may be at his most muscular already

1 Week, 6 Days ago

New Zealand beat England to win the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens

What are the thoughts on the play acting at about 1:15 on the first video?

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

I he had been in the air when Biggar kicked it, I would call it marginal. But the fact that the ball goes, and then Hogg jumps just makes it a certainty to me

4 Weeks, 12 Hours ago

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

In watching the highlights after having seen the game it has made me think that Hogg seemed to have a stick up his arse the whole game. The first try above he seems to throw in a bit of a cheap shot as the guy grounds the ball, and I remember thinking at the time that it looked more than a bit unnecesassary, and then to follow it up with this seems to be more than just a momentary blood rush

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

Fully agree with the ref comment. Making a call as big as that takes massive guts. Especially when you have to correct yourself in order to do it properly.

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

A ban may be excessive, but I can't see how it could have been anything but red. It was late, high, off the ball and a shoulder charge. In my the only other tackle offence he could have committed was a spear, so it had to be red.

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

 
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