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Andre Esterhuizen and Robert du Preez both suspended for tip tackles

My contention is that the card colours recommendation in the directive is fairly clear and that the ref got the Du Preez one correct according to the directive. Further that the citing process is an inconsistent shambles, in this case heavy-handedly incorrect on the Du Preeez tackle.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

A fascinating look, and listen, at Christian Lealiifano mic'd up during a match

Well I think it sounds hilarious. Haven't an accent quite like that since that baddie in the film Commando.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

A fascinating look, and listen, at Christian Lealiifano mic'd up during a match

How dare you insult Seanny!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Andrew Horrell feels Malakai Fekitoa's full force in Super Rugby playoff

I bloody love this tackle. Easy to get distracted by that decoy running nonsense, but he read it beautifully, as the commentator said, smashing Horrell way behind the gain line.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

A fascinating look, and listen, at Christian Lealiifano mic'd up during a match

RD: We love mic'd up players here at RD and believe there should be at least one every game.

I found this fascinating to watch (and hear), would definitely love to see more of this kind of thing.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Weeks 19

I call him The Flying 800 Litre Westinghouse Fridge.

Love it! Maybe not the most snappy nickname but very accurate.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

You can run but you can't hide from the Savea brothers

I'll have some of what you're smoking this morning, if there's any left over please mate. ;)

1 Month, 1 Week ago

You can run but you can't hide from the Savea brothers

Eh???

1 Month, 1 Week ago

You can run but you can't hide from the Savea brothers

Eh? Why might it be directed at me? Not a subject I've really commented on much and I don't disagree.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Referees to get stricter as tackle and scrums laws amended

Curious timing for this - ie not very long before the world cup. But players won't be able to complain that they weren't given enough notice I suppose, seeing as there's nothing new, rather applying the rules correctly...

I wonder what on earth "manage the situation" at scrumtime means. Isn't that simply a three-word job description for a ref's entire job?

1 Month, 1 Week ago