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Hooker Dylan Hartley cited for striking Ulster's Rory Best

nothing more than handbags really...A bit of that adds to the game in my opinion.>Sure it should be penalised on the field of play and how the linesman didnt see it is beyond me...but to get a ban for a little fracus like that is a joke...The only reason I might condone one in this case is on account of his previous actions..

1 Year, 4 Months ago

CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

As an irishmman, cant say I agree with this intentional recruitment of foreign players with the aim of bringing them into the national squad...I don't mind if a player has genuinely moved to the country and is now calling it home, or at least a second home but this isnt the case here at all...

Only way to stop this is to increase the required years of residence from 3 to something like 5/6/7.... After that kind of time then a player has done enough to prove that he is really living there or calling it home..It would also cut down on this recruitment because a young guy would not have the patience to come over at a young age and have to wait half a decade before having the chance of playing for the country...A player would really have had to have been living in the country as a kid/teenager for it to work out...And if that is the case then I don't have a problem with outside players getting the chance...

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Gavin Hastings picks his British & Irish Lions starting XV for 2013

Cant believe so many people are leaving out Ferris...He is in much better form than eitehr Heaslip or O' brien and should definitely be playing test match rugby if fit and if his form keeps up with last season's...He is a wrecking ball in attack and defense and would compliment Warburton excellently...

1 Year, 5 Months ago

Gavin Hastings picks his British & Irish Lions starting XV for 2013

Sexton fold under pressure?

He pretty much single handedly won that HC final against Northampton 2 seasons ago after being down big at half time...Every international team will have a back up fly half because its the most important position on the pitch...It's between Wilko and Sexton for me there and wouldnt complain at all if Wilko got it, but to claim Sexton folds under pressure is ridiculous.

1 Year, 5 Months ago

Bryan Habana hat-trick sinks the wounded Wallabies in Pretoria

Didn't see the match but from the video it sounded like it was a doctor who told the ref that the player was unfit to continue...If that was the case then there is only one idiot in this discussion...

If this wasn't the case then I don't see how the refs can stop a player being brought back on

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Vincent Clerc's incredible try saving tackle on Max Evans

Can somebody clarify for me what the yellow card was for?

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Motu Matu'u massive hits and great sportsmanship against the Rebels

Ferris and O'Brien really are making the game soft you're right...

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Carl Hayman suspended for four weeks for Zee Ngwenya spear tackle

He gets grief because he makes a lot of poor decisions outside and inside of the tackle also..If im not mistake it was him that gave Ferris the yellow against Wales this year in 6 nations (not sure so correct me if im wrong)...

Barnes tends to miss a lot around ruck time and gives the penalties to the wrong team at ruck time too...From my point of view and from what ive watched of top club and international refs I always cringe when I see him in charge of a match in which either my club or country is playing in..Although he was very lenient towards leinster against clermont so i can't complain ha

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Carl Hayman suspended for four weeks for Zee Ngwenya spear tackle

Compared to other "spear" tackles which have actually received red cards this is one of the worst I've seen..Certainly much much worse than Warburton's in the WC...

With that I still feel a yellow is fine...he tips him way past the horizontal so he comes down nearly vertical...That what I think should be penalty/yellow worthy...Not slightly past the horizontal where it is really no more dangerous than a normal tackle...

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Highlights of Leinster's record breaking Heineken Cup final win over Ulster

"I'm fuller than brad thorn's trophy cabinet"...Funniest line i've heard in a while!

Leinster first team to win 3 in four years..Fantastic achievement..Est European team ever and likely one of the very best teams worldwide of all time...

1 Year, 10 Months ago

 
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