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Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 24

French rugby is great. They have the right mix of enterprise and grit. My favorite try was #9 the inside peel off the line out.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Tai Tuifua's dangerous flying tackle on Nicky Robinson

When is a penalty not enough? I would think intent would be the mitigating factor. Does every high tackle or tip tackle need to result in a carding? Have a great weekend players, refs, and fans!

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Jim Hamilton and David Paice shown red cards after being sin-binned

That was a good one, reminded me of old Kevin Tamati! I got green #2 as instigator of both mixups. Fighting is one thing, fighting on your way to the sin bin is another. The green #8 did some nasty stuff as a third man, when his teammate was holding the other guy. Third man in in a two way tussle is bogus. A week off for green 2 and 8. Nothing at all for red. Nobody needs to have their club or test career ruined.

Pretzel has it right! Thanks for a bit of common sense and proportion buddy.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Butch James banned for four weeks for dangerous charge against the Brumbies

4 weeks? 10 minutes was fine. Trying to poke somebody's eyes out is a big deal. Kicking a guy in the balls is a big deal. Hitting a ref is a big deal. Entering a ruck from the side with bad intentions is not a big deal. Mostly just dumb.

I've only seen a couple things in my life in which a player deserved a four game ban. Stop with the suspensions. You people are ruining rugby.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Butch James banned for four weeks for dangerous charge against the Brumbies

4 weeks? 10 minutes was fine. Trying to poke somebody's eyes out is a big deal. Kicking a guy in the balls is a big deal. Hitting a ref is a big deal. Entering a ruck from the side with bad intentions is not a big deal. Mostly just dumb.

I've only seen a couple things in my life in which a player deserved a four game ban. Stop with the suspensions. You people are ruining rugby.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

James Haskell banned for punches on Cheetah Justin Downey

D) Sort out a cheater that needs to be taught a lesson

E) Let a coward prevent you from playing rugby in a competitive/professional situation

F) Get dominated and not stand up for yourself

If I'm holding on to the other flanker at a scrum I deserve to be punched in the face until I let go. Cheaters need to think twice.


2 Years, 5 Months ago

James Haskell banned for punches on Cheetah Justin Downey

Downey was holding on after the scrum. What is Haskell supposed to do? This holding stuff is where the cheating and bad sportsmanship is, not some guy trying to get on playing the game. What recourse does a player have when the opposition is holding onto them away from the ball? Ref's don't typically stop play because a player is being held away from play. Downey's actions are worse than Haskell's.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Stuart Hogg's hat-trick for Glasgow Warriors against Munster

Why are you trying to taunt Larry Murphy? Won't end well for you.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Referee Nigel Owens chats to the TMO, on an iPhone

@Jimothy, I'm a ref too. My goal is call the best game I can for the players so the better team wins and to leave my personality and prejudices off the field. Sports are about the players, not the referee. I don't have a problem with this particular incident per se, but no ref in any sport should be a celebrity. We shouldn't notice them. That's just my opinion.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Referee Nigel Owens chats to the TMO, on an iPhone

Only competitors are legends. Refs shouldn't have highlight reels and fans.

Referees deserve our respect but they are not competitors. Refs should be a nameless and impartial part of the game like the ball and the goalposts. A referee's personality shouldn't bleed into the game like it does.




2 Years, 5 Months ago

 
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