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Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

Haha, very enough mate! :)


2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Hawick hold out Heriots for an incredible 66 phases before try is disallowed

In real time it looked held up, which is all the ref and touchie have to work with. As unofficial TMO, I say he did indeed dot the ball down briefly before the holding-up.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

Entry-level trolling really. You'll have to get some more practice in before you can slip in bait that's as blatant as that. :)

3 Weeks, 2 Hours ago

Hawick hold out Heriots for an incredible 66 phases before try is disallowed

@Xenophile - let's hear you call a 66-phase series of pods and maintain this guy's level of exuberance.

3 Weeks, 2 Hours ago

Hawick hold out Heriots for an incredible 66 phases before try is disallowed

Outstanding defensive effort that. A must-watch for those kiwi fans who still can't comprehend how France managed to not concede penalties despite massive onslaught in 2007.

Depressing attacking play though. To be fair a lot of blokes must have been breathing out of their arses but surely if one or two of those forwards had tried to build up a head of steam instead of receiving the ball statically, we may have seen more penetration and some gaps open up.

Red card was a factor too, as for all these phases of play they just couldn't create an overlap- partly because of the numerical advantage but also thanks to Hawick's disciplined approach to numbers in rucks.

3 Weeks, 2 Hours ago

Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

It's not. Highlander fan is just having a laugh.

3 Weeks, 23 Hours ago

Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

Ha ha.

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

Pause the video around 0:48 and 2:33...

The banter between Fekitoa and the physio speaks volumes.

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

Unusual to read such an opinionated intro from RD. Couldn't agree more though.

The application of tackle laws is starting to resemble the U.S.-style litigation, where one party is completely absolved of any responsibility. Here, Fekitoa should take more responsibility for his own safety. Very dangerous portents now- Won't be long before players are coached to actively seek tipping situations and exaggerate the effect. The pressure to milk penalties will ironically put player safety at more risk than the actual tackle.

Final penalty was harsh on Williams - Fekitoa came from the side, put him off balance (off his feet) and pinned him in so he looked like he was killing the ball. Two penalties earned at a crucial moment of the game - some would say Fekitoa's played a blinder; others that he's a sneaky little git. His grin as Lowe was being sent off unfortunately puts me in the latter camp.

On a different note, first time I've come across Marty Banks - Screech is incredibly accurate!!

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

The Top 5 Tries of the Aviva Premiership weekend - Round 16

Another nice example of the Samoan Sidestep on the latest Wraparound (wk3) - Julian The Bus Savea just swatting a tackler away like a fruit fly - quite amusing actually as he shoves him into his own team-mate so he gets clattered both sides.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago