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Quade Cooper suspended for one week for dangerous hit on Berrick Barnes

Cooper may be a jerk, but this in no way deserves a suspension. These citing commissions go too far again and again. I wonder how they even work? 5 guys in a room arbitrarily making judgements?

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Argentina snatch victory from France with late try in Cordoba

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the domestic game in Argentina close to completely amateur?

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Dan Carter breaks Irish hearts as the All Blacks take series win

So close. Not to many teams on planet earth come close to beating the AB's in NZ. The Irish can play some helified ball sometimes.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Springboks go one-up in the series with Durban win over England

Those old school green Springbok blazers with the yellow piping are sweet!

2 Years, 5 Months ago

The All Blacks turn it on at Eden Park with big win over Ireland

It seems to me when you have players that succeed at the club level but not the test level the problem is coaching. That said, NZ is a better side and always has been (at least since 1905). Maybe not always 30 pts better but usually at least 15 pts better.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Junior World Championship 2012 - Opening day highlights

I loved watching this. Thanks RugbyDump!

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Manu Tuilagi tip-tackle citing dismissed ahead of South Africa tour

Well put Pretzel^. Was there any data that suggested catastrophic injuries being caused by dump tackles? I'm not sure. I think we're looking at the game like amateur players. The powers that be are looking at the game as a marketable family friendly product. All the stuff that scared Moms is being driven out of the game. Same thing with boots to players lying on the ball. There was no rash of injuries, it just looked bad on tv.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Carl Hayman suspended for four weeks for Zee Ngwenya spear tackle

"The laws say..." So CHANGE the laws. We do every year in rugby. I think the IRB is trying to sanitize the game for tv audiences in new markets or mothers or something. Very bad hairstyle.

4 game bans are for sucker punches and head butts, not screwed up tackles. PS Ngwenya should know better than to try to run through forwards at standing straight up.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Alafoti Faosiliva's huge hit, charge, and try against Fiji in London

Samoans just got it. Their population is less than 200,000. They really put their stamp on world sports.

2 Years, 6 Months ago

The Stormers vs Cheetahs chaos in Cape Town

Very lame. Stormers #7 was just getting up. Refs are way way too keen to show cards. It doesn't need to be this way.

2 Years, 6 Months ago

 
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