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Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

Totally with you Jon.

If I were the citing commissioner, I'd exonerate Hooper and ban the cheating Argentinian player under the simulation law, which I'd have brought in as part of my other role as head of making up new laws, and which would attract a minimum two months ban and being forced to play your first game post-ban with your willy hanging out.

1 Month, 5 Days ago

All Blacks score late to deny Springboks in another Ellis Park classic

Well you weren't polite. So either try harder to be polite or expect an impolite response. ;)

Unfortunate really, because I enjoyed the rest of your first comment; just the random dig at the end that got my goat!

On your second comment, you're mistaken. They're not doing a victory lap, they're just acknowledging the fans for supporting them throughout a losing game. You should take it as a compliment that a team is happy at getting within 20 points of yours.

After that 2012 win over the ABs, I don't remember any English person making such claims.

Anyway, stick around, you'll like it here...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

(Just after 7 mins if that Fawlty Towers thing doesn't start automatically at the right place)

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

Absolutely nothing in this. Rugby needs to very urgently bring in a "simulation" offence and levy very long bans on cheating scum like this guy, rolling about on the ground like he'd been shot. I don't like it in football, but in a physical game like rugby this type of crying wolf could be very dangerous indeed. Needs to be eradicated from the game.

What Hooper did here is no more than "a clip round the ear", as it used to be known. Cf. Basil Fawlty with that spoilt little bastard in the Gourmet Night episode:
https://youtu.be/ZpXIbwZ_BdA?t=7m8s

I very nearly meted out the same punishment myself only today, when some prick on a bike rode up the pavement behind me (walking) and rang his bell. I think a swinging arm at that knobhead would have been perfectly reasonable. (I actually just fumed silently to myself for the next five minutes).


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1 Month, 5 Days ago

Michael Hooper cited for off the ball punch against Argentina

*Hooper. Although the point probably applies to Cooper too.

Completely agree with your comment, well put.

1 Month, 5 Days ago

All Blacks score late to deny Springboks in another Ellis Park classic

I reckon New Zealand fans, (I assume you're referring to fans, not players), run England a bloody close second for that worst winners award! Definitely got us beaten on ungracious losers, no doubt about that... ;)


1 Month, 6 Days ago

All Blacks score late to deny Springboks in another Ellis Park classic

Love that lineout move. What a beauty. Good captaincy from McCaw, stepping up and taking responsibility.

Sopoaga looks the real deal, based on these highlights and the little I've seen in Super Rugby. I think now is about the time that clause in New Zealand's rugby licence should be triggered, which states if they have more than three flyhalves who would easily be the starting 10 for another team they should have to donate one of them to another country.

Final point for me - Habana should have better temperament than that, with all his experience. Yes, it is ******* annoying when someone traps you in a ruck like that, but first the petulant slapping (looked like a toddler destroying his jelly and ice cream mid-tantrum), then the diving in offside are not acceptable reactions for such a seasoned professional...

1 Month, 6 Days ago

The Two Greatest Teams in the History of Rugby Face Off on Saturday

Piss off Sky, with your silly hyperbole. It should be a cracking game between two extremely good teams - can't we just let the rugby do the talking?

Bit annoying to see Rugbydump having to act as a mouthpiece for SkySports and their daft sensationalism, but I suppose if it allows me to see some footage of the games without having to fork out a small mortgage on satellite subscription that I don't want, then it's a reasonable price to pay.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Sona Taumalolo fend looks like a right hook

Some neat bobbing and weaving by the Fijian player there!!
Saved this silly fat bastard from a certain ban I suspect.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

André Watson looks back on 1999 RWC final in Referee Perspective feature

Well, that section around the 2-minute mark is illuminating!
An Australian demands a penalty; Watson awards it.
Pretty much his blueprint for the 2003 final!

1 Month, 1 Week ago