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Best tries from the Top 14 - Round 12

Lovely stuff. Not my words, but those of Shakin' Stevens.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Flashback to Tedo Zibzibadze's smashing tackle on Max Evans in 2011

Wonderful stuff. Equally impressed Evans managed to hold onto the ball!

Also, Tedo Zibzibadze has to be the coolest-sounding name in rugby since Joe Rokocoko.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Calum Clark banned for 3 weeks for elbow on Donncha O'Callaghan

That's better. :)

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Calum Clark banned for 3 weeks for elbow on Donncha O'Callaghan

What I found particularly galling about the Hawkins incident was that he deliberately - yes, disciplinary officer - deliberately, sought to injure a hooker's throwing arm! I mean, it's like kick a porn star in the plums just before he goes on set...

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

French Barbarians score late to secure win over Wallaby XV in Bordeaux

Shit, I always thought Rougerie was older than me... :(

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Calum Clark banned for 3 weeks for elbow on Donncha O'Callaghan

Don't know for a fact Dan, but I hope that tache is a Movember effort.
But it does make him look more accurately like the tosser that he undoubtedly is.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Calum Clark banned for 3 weeks for elbow on Donncha O'Callaghan

DrG, He is a recidivist and a cheapshot scumbag. He's also a sneaky coward.

The worst kind of violent offender - breaking a bloke's arm while he's prone on the ground unable to defend himself; launching himself here at a bloke on the ground who's rolling away and unable to defend himself.

Should have been banned for life for the arm-break and three weeks for this is also absurdly lenient.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Calum Clark banned for 3 weeks for elbow on Donncha O'Callaghan

Cheap shots don't get much more cowardly than that. Oh, sorry I forgot, this scumbag has done a much more cowardly cheap shot, breaking the arm of a bloke who was in a vulnerable position and unable to defend himself. He should have been banned from all forms of rugby for life. 32 weeks despite an entry point of 5 years was a total miscarriage of justice.

RD - got to take issue with the write-up above. These two statements do not belong in the same paragraph:
"he deliberately hyper-extended the arm of Rob Hawkins, which caused a fractured elbow"
"there was no evidence that he intended to cause a serious injury".
I would suggest that you should make it clear you're quoting the disciplinary officer, I think quotation marks and a qualifier such as "unbelievably, the disciplinary officer said that..."

As for this incident, I just can't fathom what goes through such a despicable twat's brain that makes them think deliberately blindsiding a bloke who's on the ground with a forearm smash could possibly be a good idea.

I note the panel ruled it was not premeditated - well only Arseface Clark would know for certain, but that looked precisely what it was to me: a pre-meditated, deliberate cheap shot.

As for this bullshit about showing remorse: A) I don't give a shit, and B) surely the remorse was driven by a quite justified fear that they would throw the book at him this time. Three weeks?? Pathetic. Another total travesty of justice.

I just hope that Eddie Jones, on watching this, makes an irreversible decision to never select Clark for England. He's been quite forgiving of players with past misdemeanours so far, (cf Hartley) and it's worked out pretty well so far, but this swine is in a different league. He should never have been capped for England at all and I really don't want to see this prick ever pull on an England shirt again.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Calum Clark banned for 3 weeks for elbow on Donncha O'Callaghan

I would have happily watched O'Callaghan unload punch after punch after punch on this cowardly piece of shit. He could still be punching him now and I'd urge him to keep going.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

New Zealand avenge previous loss with bruising win over Ireland

Jeremy Guscott is not Eddie Jones.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago