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Get Excited For The Rugby World Cup, Less Than Six Months To Go

I'll just post this link to an "autopsy of the 2011 final" here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXCQnL421WM

*Takes cover*

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2 Weeks, 17 Hours ago

How Valuable is Manu Tuilagi To England's World Cup Ambitions?

I'd just like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the swearing, which goes very well with the video.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

The Wraparound Week 7 with BOD and George Gregan

Absolutely superb! Love it. :)

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Francois Steyn banned for 5 weeks after rescinded red card is overturned

It's often stated that you're not allowed to "jump into a tackle", but I would also be interested to know what law covers this, because I've never seen one...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Francois Steyn banned for 5 weeks after rescinded red card is overturned

So I pretty much nailed your view with my initial comment up the top eh? Thought so. ;)

I thought my post here that you replied to was as clear as it could be. In my opinion, 8 and 9 had bugger all to do with it.

The tackle by Steyn was exactly the sort that the tip tackle directive should be dealing with. Personally I don't agree with banning people for five weeks, but that's a different debate.

Also agree that the process was an utter shambles. Just the original red card for what was a pretty dangerous tackle would have been a fair outcome in my view.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Francois Steyn banned for 5 weeks after rescinded red card is overturned

Comment 1 - excellent. Comment 2 lost you a lot of credibility.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee

"Stroudos is pretty old-school in his love of physicality", said Mrs Stroudos.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Francois Steyn banned for 5 weeks after rescinded red card is overturned

Pretty straightforward to me.
The money-shot is at about 1:03 where on Cruden's descent towards the turf you clearly see Steyn still lifting his leg.
Black 8 and 9 had very minimal effect on the tackle.

Penalty and, under current directives, a red card.

Does he need to be banned for five weeks? No, not in my opinion. But that is another matter.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Francois Steyn banned for 5 weeks after rescinded red card is overturned

Part of the game.
These things happen.
It's a tough physical game.
Gladiators.
Broccoli.

@PhillNZ, there you go mate, I've save you the effort. You're welcome. ;)

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee

Phill, I think my original point to you was simply that it actually looks worse in real-time; only in slow motion can you start to make those mitigating points in Hughes's defence.

The whole "intent" thing is extremely unhelpful - and impossible to prove without a lie detector.

If I get my angles wrong in defence and accidentally swing my arm across the ball-carrier's throat, it's still a high tackle whether I meant it or not.

If you throw a forward pass purely through shit execution, should the ref let it go?

You and I actually agree on a lot of stuff, particularly that we both enjoy a physical game and a bit of "enforcement" too. Where we differ is you seem to have some objection to the laws of the game actually being applied.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago