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Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

Both players deserved red cards here. Because Weeks was sent off alone, that meant the Rebels played the whole second half 15 vs 14. Giving Jannie a yellow card only ended up rewarding him and his team for starting a fight with an unprovoked hit to the back of the head. It arguably cost the Rebels the game.

4 Months, 12 Hours ago

Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Wallabies win in Perth

No there was no clear obstruction and the defender was nowhere near the ball carrier. The Pek Cowan try was disallowed correctly because there was clear obstruction and the defender could have made a tackle.

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

All Blacks put 50 on the Wallabies to continue Eden Park domination

Which is why they have the TMO if they are unsure. By letting it go, they are saying that they saw the tackle and believed it to be legal.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

All Blacks put 50 on the Wallabies to continue Eden Park domination

Well done to the All Blacks. They did everything right and took all their opportunities against a lacklustre Wallabies. The real turning point for me was at 16-6 when Falau almost scored, Poite missed the high tackle and Savea scored a try on the rebound. Poite had a good game apart from that abysmal miss, and the Wallabies could have been 16-13 instead of 23-6. The Wallabies never recovered apart from that 10 mins in the 2nd half where they scored twice.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Tevita Kuridrani receives five week suspension for dangerous tackle

The issue here is not whether or not he deserved a red card and a suspension. He did - as a Wallabies fan, even I can acknowledge that. The issue is consistency with other judgments for tip tackles, especially where other players were involved in the tackle.
- Sam Warburton got 3 weeks for his RWC tip tackle that where no one else was involved.
- Toby Flood got off for his tackle on Andy Goode because his claim that others were involved in the tackle was accepted.
- Digby Ioane got 5 weeks for a tip tackle on his own and already had previous citings. Kuridrani had a clean record and Matt Toomua had already lifted the player.

Fair enough for the red card and a suspension but we need consistent penalties not the lucky dip that's going on at the moment.

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Two players red carded in Georgia vs Canada mass brawl

They really have to get the TMO involved in this and send more players off. The citing commissioner also has to hand out bans to all players who were punching on, not just the initiators. That a mass brawl like that only ends with 2 players sent off is ridiculous. Both Canada and Georgia have form on brawls and the IRB needs to send a clear message that it is unacceptable.

1 Year, 10 Months ago

The Wallabies hit back with seven-try win over Italy

Anybody know where a full replay of the match might be found? Usual sources don't seem to have it.

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Japan vs New Zealand LIVE stream and Full Match Replay

How good was that first 25 minutes by Japan? Real intensity and they had the ABs on the back foot a few times. They've got the talent and enthusiasm - if they can maintain that over a full 80 minutes they'll give a few tier 1 nations some trouble.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

All Blacks vs Wallabies Bledisloe Cup LIVE STREAM

If you have a VPN, you can connect to the one of the listed countries (e.g. Italy, Netherlands, Turkey) and watch it that way. As for Aussie commentators, they are nowhere near as biased as the Kiwi cheer squad they call a commentary team.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

The Springboks claim convincing win over the Wallabies in Cape Town

Well done to the Boks who simply outplayed us. Another very poor performance by the Wallabies in all areas - tackling, handling errors, scrum, high ball, isolation at break-down. About the only positive was Will Genia's return to form, although Israel Falau's poor form cancelled this out a bit. Hard to see how we can improve when we make the same errors each match.
H_Ian_M complained about Hooper's yellow card. I thought Timani's was even more outrageous. He hit his own player! Is that now a yellow card offence, or is the intent what earned him the card?

2 Years, 4 Days ago