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I don't think anybody is questioning the referee's integrity here..We, who disagree with the decision, are merely stating hat he made a very big mistake..None of us said it was intentional, which would be an attack on his integrity..All referees make mistakes, but that doesn't mean you can expect people to be quiet when big mistakes are made...Sweeping mistakes by referees under the rug would be the absolute worst thing to do for the sport..They should be held accountable for bad decisions, or at least for continuous bad decisions, as they have been this year in Super Rugby..
5 Days, 22 Hours ago
All you people calling for reds for this challenge? Would you also call for reds for guys grabbing players who are lifted in the lineouts before they hit the ground..Essentially the same thing (tackling a player while in the air) but in that scenario it is completely intentional..
1 Week, 19 Hours ago
Also Leinster played their worst HC cup match for a number of years..Toulon didn't really have to get out of 3rd gear all game, and were it not for some handling errors in the first half they could've been out of sight after about 25 minutes...They really missed Sexton in this game..his influence and skill could have dragged leinster back into the match..instead they looked gittery all game, dropping passes and making the wrong decisions..Reddan was really poor and it would seem it was a huge mistake to leave Cronin on the subs bench..
Considering how easily Toulon won, without ever really showing anything more than cruise control for most of the game, I would have to say they should be favorites to lift the cup..Munster's only chance is if they can do again what they did to Toulouse but away from home against that monster Toulon outfit, it will be a much much harder task..
1 Week, 1 Day ago
Absolutely awful decision for the red card in the Ulster match.. Can clearly see the man's eyes on the ball up until the very last second, at which point there was no chance of being able to pull out..Just because he did not jump for the ball, does that then mean its is automatically a foul, even though he clearly was eyes all for the ball with his hands cupped to catch it,(up until the last half second before contact at which point there was no chance of avoiding it)...
Awful decision which ultimately probably cost ulster the chance of winning the match..
1 Week, 1 Day ago
basically what did he think of Martin Johnson and what did he think of playing with him and "maybe give us an anecdotal story?"
3 Weeks, 6 Days ago
They're still far from perfect but they are immeasurably better than what they were over the past 5 or 6 years imo...One thing they need to change is that the clock needs to be stopped for scrums..Too much time is wasted on scrums and resets..This may seem somewhat trivial, but when its the last few minutes a team can potentially waste 2 or 3 vital mins going down at scrum time ..This puts any team fighting to get back into a match at as severe disadvantage..
4 Weeks, 8 Hours ago
Well i'm not really defending Healy..What he did was beyond stupid and what he did last year on ole was stupid too..If he continues to be a liability then maybe its time Schmidt started punishing him in terms of game time..
1 Month, 20 Hours ago
Once last year against england
1 Month, 1 Day ago
"For what"? he was trying to disrupt the player who was about to pick the ball up..Ireland were just about to concede a try so it was desperate times..he lost the head and will probably be cited.(and should have been yellow carded on the day).But its not like it was just a random headbutt..he just flew in very recklessly in desperation at trying to stop France going over the line.
As I said should have been a yellow, but since he didnt he will probably get two or three weeks..
1 Month, 1 Day ago
How is there not more talk about that offload for the third try he set up..That is perhaps the best offload I've ever seen, certainly the best of recent times! absolutely amazing....
Really good to see him play so well as he ends his career..Almost makes me wanna see him keep going to the world cup, but he's taken too much damage over the years and will only cause something long term if he keeps on playing at this level..
1 Month, 5 Days ago