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Six Nations 2015: The Journalists' Midterm Report

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4 Days, 10 Hours ago

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month for February PLUS the Wraparound, week 2

Going to follow Seanny's lead and start rocking the old suit and flip-flops combo I reckon.

5 Days, 4 Hours ago

Six Nations 2015: The Journalists' Midterm Report

Wk 1:
Wales 16-21 England
Italy 3-26 Ireland
France 15-8 Scotland

Wk 2:
England 47-17 Italy
Ireland 18-11 France
Scotland 23-26 Wales

5 Days, 5 Hours ago

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

*presumed innocent unless proven guilty

5 Days, 12 Hours ago

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

10/10 for effort Eddie, but only the citing commissioner and Franks's mum could genuinely claim that the second one was not deliberate and malicious.

5 Days, 12 Hours ago

Waratahs lock Dave Dennis makes two brutal hits against the Rebels

Indeed. I'll put my hand up and admit that I would be in pieces after being on the receiving end of a tackle like this. But that doesn't make it illegal or dangerous.

6 Days, 16 Hours ago

Waratahs lock Dave Dennis makes two brutal hits against the Rebels

Well, DrG just did, so not sure why you're asking the same question again. But, as I explained on an earlier post:

If you freeze the video on the replay around 1:10, you can clearly see Dennis's left arm on Harris's chest. And I believe the still RD has used at the top of this page is of the second tackle too - in this image you can see his right arm on Harris's chest.

This clearly illustrates that Dennis indeed attempted to grasp the ball-carrier, with both arms no less.

Therefore it is a legal tackle. And a very good one too.

6 Days, 16 Hours ago

Waratahs lock Dave Dennis makes two brutal hits against the Rebels

"Tackle with the shoulder" isn't a very useful phrase!

I think it's clear in the video that neither g or h applies to either of these tackles. On the second one, if you freeze it on the replay around 1:10, you can clearly see Dennis's left arm on Harris's chest. And I believe the still RD has used at the top of this page is of the second tackle too - in this image you can see his right arm on Harris's chest.

So you can hardly say he didn't "try to grasp that player".....

Now, I would *not* like to be smashed like that, but that is another matter.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Richard Hibbard punches ball into Wales teammate Dan Biggar's face

Nice move that.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Waratahs lock Dave Dennis makes two brutal hits against the Rebels

@oldflyhalf - You're not suggesting that either of those apply here though are you?

1 Week, 2 Days ago