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Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

I think I'm the only one - so far - claiming Dulin faked injury? I'm probably wrong, just overly sensitive whenever I see something that looks remotely footballery.

I thought the whole mid-air cartwheel and the Clerquesque groundward thrust were exaggerated for effect.

Didn't know he had a gammy shoulder. That could be another reason why he looked like he was suffering acute pain, but I'm not 100% convinced...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Brilliant quality on that video, feels like I'm watching it in ultra HD despite a really poor internet connection where I am right now.

Lovely try too - audacious stuff.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Cracking idea. 2 minutes off-field medical check for any player writhing about on the ground for more than 30 seconds. Set up the petition.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Wherever you meant to post, you make a valid point.
I didn't get involved in the Toner-Williams debate, but my view of that one was that Toner was dropped by his lifters.
Don't recall him rolling about on the floor(!), but he did call from quite a height - personally I think if you're 2.1m tall you shouldn't be allowed to be lifted. ;)

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Your English is perfectly clear, as is your accurate reading of the incident.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

I think you should be entitled to pick up and rough up a cheating prick who is deliberately faking injury to get you sent off.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Here's how I'd have reffed it.

Penalty (no card) against white 7 for holding Parisse, clearly causing his position in the air to change and bringing about the awkward contact with Dulin.

A quick word with Parisse for the "afters", reminding him not to take the law into his own hands.

Yellow card for Dulin for faking injury and cynically trying to have an opponent penalised. (I realise this is not in the laws, but it bloody should be).

This last bit would be a moot point, but the bit around 3:00 where Dupuy is moaning at the ref for a long time after the sending-off would result in my reversal of the original penalty.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Yeah, but Dulin was demonstrably fine and being a massive faking bellend. I think that much was perfectly clear to Parisse and I don't blame him at all for getting angry with the prick.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

I do condone it. This sport can not accommodate play-acting and milking of penalties like this. It's classic boy crying wolf stuff and it's starting to get out of hand. I think a new law is required whereby if a player is "simulating", you should be allowed to pick him up and give him a couple of slaps round the chops.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 13 of Super Rugby

On the You're Kidding Me piece. I don't know why he was trying to lift that bloke's leg that way - pretty bloody stupid given the way tip tackle laws are applied. I'd like to think his teammate was thinking "no you're not giving away a penalty and getting yellow carded, have some of this instead!". Probably wasn't though.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago