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Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

45678: "The dumbest thing about trying to tackle the 10 like this is that 99 times in 100 the ball has already gone."

So? What difference does that make!? :)

1 Day, 8 Hours ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

No no no, Colombes, do pay attention. That O'Brien hit is clearly *early*, not late. :)

1 Day, 8 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

Do you know what that pizza analogy tells me? That at the time you wrote it you needed to put the whisky bottle down and go to bed... :)

4 Days, 9 Hours ago

Two players singled out in French second division mass brawl

Translation of the Parlez-vous Rugby clip:

80 minutes of pure fucking manic aggression lads.

I think that was the general gist of it anyway. ;)

4 Days, 9 Hours ago

Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card

That's how I read it too. I agree with that judgement.

5 Days, 7 Hours ago

New directives under fire once more as Brice Dulin gets carded for challenge

Interesting! Looks extremely clear to me! I know we all like to have a moan about World Rugby, but that directive reflects exactly the way I (and I think most other people) want to see these incidents officiated. It's also very clearly written and the video examples are perfect illustrations of that.

So yeah, it seems that it's the referees - and post-match disciplinary hearings more specifically - that are getting this wrong. Thanks for finding the link im1, very helpful indeed.

6 Days, 7 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

Now then, I don't suppose Cliffy will be trying that flashy behind-the-back move again in the immediate future! A shame really, because I thought it was a very neat play. It looked like Butterfingers playing #7 ballsed it up anyway. To some extent, Lawes saved 7's blushes.

6 Days, 8 Hours ago

New directives under fire once more as Brice Dulin gets carded for challenge

RD, Have you been advertising on more high-brow websites or something? I'm seeing quite a few new names recently, mostly making very good points using articulate and well-constructed arguments. Frankly I find it a bit unsettling... :) #BringBackPhillNZ

1 Week, 1 Day ago

New directives under fire once more as Brice Dulin gets carded for challenge

Brilliant and well thought-through.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Midweek Madness - Referee accidentally trips flyhalf before kick at goal

Awesome. It's like five star hotel service round here. ????

1 Week, 4 Days ago