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Ugly fight erupts between French and British navies in annual clash

Did it? Not quite what the score line suggests

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Yellow Carded player winds up fans, soon becomes Red Carded player

Whilst I completely agree with the absolute need for respect, this lad didn't get anywhere close to be really disrespectful. A clown, perhaps. But I thought it was rather good humoured. And it had some entertainment value. So not worthy of another yellow (or straight red) to my opinion. A "stop it, will ya!" would have sufficed.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

David Halaifonua red carded for high swinging arm hit on Bradley Davies

Straight red / no citing any day compared with all-too-often yellow / citing / suspension. Good call by the ref .

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Gael Fickou back on form with Toulouse hat-trick against Grenoble

Yup, agreed on all accounts there.

On another note, does anyone know why the refs spoke English? I haven't see Top14 games recently but this is rather surprising. As one once famously said: "we are in France, we speak French"... Although it can't be bad for the players to be exposed to a wider variety of refs I suppose.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Fiji beat Samoa to win thrilling Pacific Nations Cup final

What a cracker. Amazing level of skills and physicality. I love how natural it all looks. Looking forward to the WRC indeed! Thanks for sharing RD

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Host selection process kicks off for Rugby World Cup 2023

One might add games in Wales and Scotland in 2007 for the "France hosting". "Hobbit" not withstanding.

2 Years, 11 Months ago

Best Tries from Round 3 of the Champions Cup PLUS Facts and Stats

Ain't this ever so slightly slanted towards British teams?
That being said, some good tries in there. Hodgson' setup was a cracker.

3 Years, 4 Months ago

Glasgow Warriors upset Munster then Leinster edge Ulster in tense PRO12 Semis

Fair comment. Funny how the underdog status sticks to Scottish teams.

3 Years, 11 Months ago

Outcry as Florian Fritz returns to play after severe knock to head

I'm 95% appalled at the stupidity of bringing Fritz back to the pitch. And I am certainly not condoning such disregard for players' safety. Yet, I must confessed that I am 5% in awe at his dedication and have fond memories of such bloodied players muscling through pain 10-20 years ago...

3 Years, 11 Months ago

Prop Logovi'i Mulipola's big charge flattens Sale Sharks hooker

Mate, you're a cracker! 100% sympathise with the "sorry coach, I gave it all" face... :-)

3 Years, 11 Months ago