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The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 7 of Super Rugby

Nadolo is a beast. Sod trying to defend on the wing against him.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Nick Williams cited for dangerous challenge that sent Rhys Patchell to hospital

Phill, I love the physical aspect of rugby. I'm not so keen on dirty play.

You keep describing deliberate acts of foul play as "part of the game". They're not. There are laws which prohibit deliberate foul play.
Do you remember that scumbag stamping on Doddie Weir's knee in the 1997 Lions Tour? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3zr2HJv6BE). Do you consider that to be "part of the game"?

A professional player trying to stop a rolling maul will assume a body position that might actually have some effect on the momentum of that maul and join the maul in a legal way. This guy joins from the side and does not bind onto another player, so he's already committed a penalty offence (Law 17.2.b), even without the foul play. More significantly, he made absolutely zero impact on the direction the maul was moving.

By the way, I reckon from your rabid bloodlust, you're probably more likely to be a "vegan eater" than most.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

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

:)

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

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

1st paragraph - absolutely spot on mate.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

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

PhillNZ: point out which law "Kicking the ball out of a try-scorers' hands is not part of rugby."

Law 22.4:
(f) In this situation, defending players who are on their feet may legally prevent the try by pulling the ball from the tackled player’s hands or arms, but must not kick the ball.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

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

Correct.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR_x3PTYvm4


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3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

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

Well the spelling pedantry was an after-thought, but yeah, touché.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

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

Well that's what Danny Cipriani told me anyway.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

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

Well said

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

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

Pretty shocking:
http://www.espnscrum.com/france-top-14-2013-14/rugby/story/227907.html

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago