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Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

I like Barnes, if for no other reason than he is not afraid to make big decisions. We saw in the Sarries game on last weekend that some referees, and TMOs 'bottle it', in the words of Will Greenwood, when there's a big call to be made. Barnes never seems to be intimidated by the situation, as the 2013 premiership final showed.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

Totally agree with you. Plus I think the higher profile refs become the more players can get used to their interpretations and style which should cut down the number of silly penalties that have to be given in the opening stages of matches

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Nigel Owens shows Anthony Allen the way to the football stadium

I read that in Nigel Owens' voice, it sounded better.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Sky Sports Super Rugby 2014 Promo - The Sequel

Not even close to last year's.

3 Months, 1 Day ago

New Ireland prop Rodney Ah You smashes lock Alistair Hargreaves

I think you need to scratch South Africa off that list. If I'm not mistaken 'beast' Mtawarira is from Zimbabwe and they rushed through his citizenship to let him play again. I think there have been several others over the years that were allowed to play if they were good enough.

3 Months, 2 Days ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

I agree somewhat, I have never seen Evans as a dirty player, I could fully believe that he was just doing his part to encourage a troublesome opponent out of the way, and accidentally caught him in the head. That's not to say he doesn't deserve red, but I would be prepared to believe it was not his aim.

3 Months, 2 Days ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

I think he summarised it really well. Although McCarthy probably was where he was legally I still think he was being a deliberate and cynical pain, so probably did deserve a bit of a 'warning', however, the head is never on.

3 Months, 2 Days ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

I'm pretty sure you mean 'shoeing', and he was there legally. Even if he wasn't, when you're 'shoe ining' someone you still have to take responsibility for their safety, which Ian Evans completely failed to do.

3 Months, 3 Days ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

There seems to be a lot of buzz words being thrown around, 'intent' 'clear and obvious' etc. I'm wondering if this is the same thing as the often misquoted having to 'wrap' arms in a tackle. I'd like to know exactly what is going on, because there was a very, very similar incident in the Sarries game the next day that got a yellow, apparently because of a lack of clear and obvious something.

3 Months, 3 Days ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

I'm struggling to see any reasonable argument against the red card. Then again, I don't know the exact wording of the rules, and I imagine that that will be fairly important in an incident like this, does anyone know exactly what is required?

3 Months, 3 Days ago

 
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