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Seems to me they implemented this to make it seem that they're actually trying to fix the mess which referreing tackling in Union has become, without actually doing anything..This white card is BS..Anything of note will be noted by the citing commissioner during the game while he is watching it live and seeing replays..Anything which may go unnoticed by both TV officials and the citing officer can be reported by the individual teams and the citing officer can then have a closer look at the incident...
This white card is going to have no effect on the game what so ever from what I can tell..They'd be better off just making the law perfectly clear regarding the BS tackles which are getting called up for penalties rather than wasting time with this sham...
3 Years, 1 Day ago
As much as I hate to say it France will once again outclass Ireland in Paris...Cannot believe Kidney didnt make a change after the Italy match.. DOC should be out at the very least
3 Years, 2 Days ago
I don't think this was a trick as it wouldnt really be thar hard to hit the camera from that close, but it definitely was a pre organised situation
3 Years, 5 Days ago
Barclay had released the player and gotten to his feet before he played the ball..Also, the tackler doesn't not have to come back in through the gate after releasing the player so it looks completely fine, albeit highly unusual, to me...
3 Years, 6 Days ago
What a stupid kick...You're winning, with possession of the ball and you kick it right back to the opposition..Sure it put them back in their own 22 but it still gave them the opportunity to score..That ball should have sat at that ruck for another good few seconds, given to a forward, into contact..Repeat three or four times and that's the game...
3 Years, 6 Days ago
I'm quiet happy to see Sexton getting the majority of game time as he is the outhalf for the foreseeable future for Ireland..I know it's really early to be talking about the next world cup, but ROG will be long retired by then and we need Sexton to get as much game time as possible early in his career....Sexton is also much better with ball in hand and in defence than ROG who can be a liability against teams with backrows like France and Wales in the NH and pretty much all SH teams...I mean the Irish defence hasn't been great as of late, so putting ROG back in would only be asking for more trouble..
Also Sexotn is actually playing very well at the moment and had an excellent game yesterday so calls for him to be dropped at this point are not going to hold much weight..
3 Years, 1 Week ago
Jesus, looks like the Hurricanes are in for a rough one this year..They've lost some serious talent and while the guys they've signed may be good, they have a long way to go to get to their predessors level
3 Years, 2 Weeks ago
In reality the FFR knew this game was likely to be unable to play, but they were afraid to make the call during the week and so tried to let Pearson take the flak for calling it..In reality the FFR is to blame for this fiasco..Firstly for not having underground heating like pretty much all national stadiums have these days, particularly those of big nations like France...And secondly for not calling it on Friday at the latest...
Also had to laugh at Heaslip and Hari talking towards the end and then as they walked away from each other Heaslip asks him to go for a drink later on...Nice to see from two guys usually knocking lumps out of each other
3 Years, 2 Weeks ago
Wales deserved the win in the end, Irish defense was terrible and France will murder them next week if they don't drastically improve in that area...
But that was the worst reffere performance I've seen in years, I've disliked that ref for a long time, he can't ref the breakdown what so ever, far too inconsistent
3 Years, 4 Weeks ago
I've got a feeling it's gonna be a rough year or two for England rugby..There's been such a large overhaul from the world cup and so much new young blood brought into the team I can't see them being overly successful in the beginning as the team learns to gel together...I really think the RFU messed up big time...They completely mishandled the world cup aftermath...
it could work out well in the long run however as Eng have four years to develop this new squad for the world cup, much like what Aus did for the last one, but if I were an Eng fan I'd fear the RFU won't have the time or patience to allow them to do so and if this 6 nations or summer tour goes badly then a whole new set up could be in place in one years time again
3 Years, 1 Month ago