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Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

I do condone it. This sport can not accommodate play-acting and milking of penalties like this. It's classic boy crying wolf stuff and it's starting to get out of hand. I think a new law is required whereby if a player is "simulating", you should be allowed to pick him up and give him a couple of slaps round the chops.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 13 of Super Rugby

On the You're Kidding Me piece. I don't know why he was trying to lift that bloke's leg that way - pretty bloody stupid given the way tip tackle laws are applied. I'd like to think his teammate was thinking "no you're not giving away a penalty and getting yellow carded, have some of this instead!". Probably wasn't though.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Six of the Best - Aviva Premiership Try of the Season Shortlist

100% agree.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

You realise of course that you're in a very different time zone from me, right? So there will be delays between our replies, but "several days"? Your post was at 5:50pm on the 7th, I replied at 7:25am on the 8th!

Trolled to find the article? Do you mean trawled? Either way, no.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Second Rower Sam Whitelock scores unbelievable solo try vs the Reds

Reds looked disinterested in tackling [Nadolo]. Understandable to an extent.
Love it - a lot of truth in that statement I reckon!

I have just watched this Whitelock try five times and I believe it gets better with each viewing! Awesome stuff.


2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Last ditch tap tackle stops Jonny May from scoring 70m scorcher vs Edinburgh

Did you watch the one on Sharples as well? Is this something of a speciality for Cornell Du Preez or something? Both brilliantly executed.

Have to say particularly, Du Preez's defensive positioning for the May tackle is exemplary. Would be very easy to over-commit and allow him to step infield but he's got his angles just right and really limited the space May had to play with. Still no mean feat covering enough ground to catch him too!

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 13

Pretty sure I've played in colder conditions...



2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

@PhillNZ - you are wrong in your thoughts.

Yeah, to be honest I am better than this and it's actually a pretty unpleasant story so maybe shouldn't be joking about it.

It's just that when I came across it the other day, the parallel struck me immediately - the way I see it, your attitude to rugby tackling is actually the same as this guy's attitude to sex. Even if you've performed brilliantly in the tackle / shag, don't leave it there, make sure you deliberately injure the person in a completely unnecessary and cynical way.

All part and parcel of the game!

Then I discovered yesterday that the bloke's name was Philip and I just couldn't help myself!!

In my definition, this is banter, but there you go - different strokes, different folks.

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

@Phill - hope they let you keep your laptop / phone with you in your prison cell! I assume you are of course the Phill from this article:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/new-zealand-man-who-liked-gummy-ladies-found-guilty-of-pulling-womens-teeth-during-sex-10228673.html

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

@Phill - hope they let you keep your laptop / phone with you in your prison cell! I assume you are of course the Phill from this article:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/new-zealand-man-who-liked-gummy-ladies-found-guilty-of-pulling-womens-teeth-during-sex-10228673.html


2 Weeks, 5 Days ago