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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

2 Years, 3 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...

2 Years, 3 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...

2 Years, 3 Months ago

The Stormers vs Cheetahs chaos in Cape Town

Very harsh on 7 don't think it was intentional what so ever....But either way it was a terrible decision by linesman...If it was a deliberate knee then it's a red card surely?

Fight started by 2 blue...If there is any punishment it should go to him..Personally I don't really think any further action is required on either incident..

2 Years, 4 Months ago

The Reds find form ahead of Quade Cooper's much anticipated return

Great game some great tries...Who cares about a little celebration anyways..Not directed at you pretzel just a lot of grumpy old men seem to be coming on here complaining about guys celebrating...

Anyways back to the game, some great tries and amazing hands by the chiefs...Cruden seems to really coming into his own since the world cup...All Blacks definitely have a replacement for Carter if they look after him right and give him enough game time over next few years for experience...

I haven't been following super rugby that closely this year but will the reds throw Quade back in straight away or can they afford to keep him out for another while? Knee injuries of that calibre are very dangerous (David Wallace just announced his retirement after doing his before world cup last year) and considering he's the cover boy for Aussie rugby for foreseeable future it might be wise to introduce him slowly back into it..

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Mamuka Gorgodze and Yoann Maestri sent off in Toulouse vs Montpellier battle

Look at it this way men...

By today's standards and from what I've seen over last two years Johnny Wilkonson's tackle, probably his most famous tackle of all time and one featured on pretty much every tackle compilation anybody makes would have been yellow/red card and ban worthy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDq2OPXtZso

I used to support the bans being brought in for actual spear tackles say Umaga on BOD, or any other incicdent where a player is actually driven head first into the ground..But the penalty given against Ferris against Wales in this year six nations is just one example of how it is ruining the game..Another is Warburton getting a red card for a tackle that was no more dangerous than any standard tackle...

I'm all for yellows and reds and bans for guys who legitimately go out to drive a guy head first vertically (or almost so) into the ground, or eye gougers or men like Goorgodze here throwing cheap shots, but a guy coming down just marginally past the horizontal is no more dangerous than a standard hit and I have yet to have seen anybody seriously injured by a hit like Warburtons on Clerc...

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Mamuka Gorgodze and Yoann Maestri sent off in Toulouse vs Montpellier battle

Gorgodze started/escalated all of that and as a result he is the only one who should have been punished...red card deserved for the cheap shots (clear punches to the face while the player was being held by another)...

IRB will probably and wrongfully ban both players though

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Tai Tuifua's dangerous flying tackle on Nicky Robinson

Looks like a lot of fuss about nothing to me...High tackle, should have been a penalty and at the very worst a yellow card..Definitely not a red and definitely not ban worthy...He tries to get his arms around but because he hits him high the player falls too quickly..

IRB really needs to sort out the mess that is tackling...They really need to firstly decide upon a set of rules that, all international teams(or their boards) agree upon, and secondly clarify what the new rules are..At the moment the refs don't seem to know what to do and everything and anything is being cited...

I mean if a player only gets a yellow card or just a penalty against him, but is then cited and banned for a couple of weeks, surely that means the offence was red card worthy..If it wasnt red card worthy then why the ban and vice versa for red cards with no ban...

2 Years, 4 Months ago

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

Yes and then as they're walking off he instigates it again, not only by his non stop jabbering but he also pushes the guy again...Paice deserves the bans if there are any and nothing extra for Hamilton..

2 Years, 4 Months ago

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

I'm only 40 seconds in and as of right now, number 2 (paice) deserves the vast majority of the blame...He gets a little push off the ball, then as a ruck forms he goes for the guy that pushed him and begins swinging digs..Now just before I've paused it he is throwing digs with his opponents back turned..

2 Years, 4 Months ago

 
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