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Wallaby skipper James Horwill cleared and free to play in deciding Lions Test

This is not a good message to send out. Raises an interesting question as to how intent does not count in the ruling on spear tackles (for example) but apparently is everything when it comes to standing on heads... Both can result in serious injury, so what is the difference...?

4 Years, 10 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Blatant red card offense. Good clear refereeing... Done and dusted...

5 Years, 4 Months ago

Toulon turn it on at home with thrashing of Sale Sharks

Good to see that we can finally put the Cipriani debate to bed. Chip kick through was terrible, and the lack of effort to make up for his mistake showed exactly why he should not be playing for England. Unfortunately this was symptomatic of Sale - sad to see them give up like that.

5 Years, 5 Months ago

England upset the All Blacks with famous win at Twickenham

Fair play to all the kiwis for being great sports too. Good to see some positive messaging on the board!

5 Years, 5 Months ago

Tim Payne banned for two weeks for knee to Vasily Artemyev's head

Red card and ban for stupidity. Don't know why players bother with this stuff any more. They are more or less systematically caught...

5 Years, 7 Months ago

WIN an adidas ball signed by All Black legend Dan Carter

Dan Carter definitely number one. Jonny at his peak was better, especially playing in a less skillfull team. Carter just keeps going. It would not be surprising to see him still going in the WC Final 2015.

5 Years, 10 Months ago

Tom Grabham's incredible foot control at the Glasgow Sevens

Wales are churning out some amazing players at the moment. They're either monsters or have great skill and footwork. Love to know what they're feeding them in the valleys!

This is much more impressive than Beauxis as he's on the move as he does it.

5 Years, 11 Months ago

The Beast's power saves Anton Bresler from disaster, twice

Looks like the opposition actually actively help rotate Daniel back the right way up. If so then that's great sportsmanship from them too.

5 Years, 11 Months ago

Motu Matu'u massive hits and great sportsmanship against the Rebels

If you'd bothered to read my post you'd have noticed that I said the debate was around the legality, not the danger element of these tackles. The dangerous bit speaks for itself - 2 tackles - 2 injuries. As for the actions of the opponent - this is never taken into account in any situation when considering if a tackle is legal - responsibility for a safe tackle lies with the tackler not the tacklee.

It is not the point of impact that makes these tackles dangerous or arguably illegal - it is the way he rides up into people's faces.

5 Years, 11 Months ago

Motu Matu'u massive hits and great sportsmanship against the Rebels

As for the good sportsmanship, the intent is clearly good, but players should be better informed as to what to do. If this had been a Thom Evans incident then he could have killed him by rolling him. Great to see that his heart's in the right place though.

5 Years, 11 Months ago