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Midweek Madness - Referee stops counter attack when instinct kicks in

There's one like that on here somewhere from last year, also NZ sevens, but the ref left him hanging

3 Days, 9 Hours ago

Owen Farrell yellow carded for knocking out Dan Robson with sickening clash

Considering his Dad's a defence coach, he has no idea how to tackle. He was probably a bit unfortunate on that tackle but if he hadn't done the earlier one, Poite would have let him off. He's lucky he's not a bigger man. I've seen him get away with shoulder charges a number of times but because he had no impact, the ref ignored it.

Best part of the game was his face when he was carded

5 Days, 21 Hours ago

Joe Marler fined £20,000 and banned for two matches for Gypsy comment

I have read the Marler was called an English c*nt and if that was true, to me it's perhaps slightly different but as bad or worse than gypsy boy. Some people disagree as they claim English is a nationality not an ethnicity but I disagree. If there can be Hungarian ethnic minorities in Romania and German ethnic minorities in Hungary then I'm not sure why English can't also be an ethnicity

disclaimer: I'm not a sociologist

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Joe Marler fined £20,000 and banned for two matches for Gypsy comment

And consider the difference between "black and proud" and "Hey black boy". It's offensive because it's intended to belittle someone

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Joe Marler fined £20,000 and banned for two matches for Gypsy comment

Gypsy can be an insult for people who like to travel but it's originally for Romany people. They are ethnically from India but people thought they were from Egypt, hence the term. And it still is used as a slur on most of continental Europe, where we also play rugby and have TVs. A lot of the Lees from Wales are descended from Romany immigrants, even if they are white now. I'm not sure about Samson but even if he is a traveller or wasn't offended doesn't really matter. I could call my white atheist friend a k-f-r but I would still expect a ban for using a racial slur.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Gilbert release the easier handling and far more visible Match XV Plus size ball

I'm outraged and offended, next they'll be making it rounder and telling us we can't pick it up!

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Martin Castrogiovanni banned for stamping on foot of Scotland back

I love the way he walks over, puts the boot in then walks off while it all kicks off. Not condoning violence but top marks for subtlety

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try

It's even better if you watch it at 50% speed, Justin's evil laugh as the poor lad goes flying. I'm not even sure what he was trying to do - looked like he was trying to get out of the way, not make a tackle

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Andy Goode's funny interactions with referee Wayne Barnes

You might have a point there. I did wonder why he praised him for tackling when he didn't actual make one

2 Months, 3 Days ago

New Zealand snatch 7s victory with 8 men on the field

If Sexton could kick under pressure, Ireland win.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago