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Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

I 100% agree with you stroudos. I remember playing a few years ago and nobody batting an eyelid at what would now be tackles receiving at least a yellow card, nobody ever got injured. The there was the BOD incident and there was a lot of fuss, things calmed down a bit; then a citing body was brought in, a lot of the time they were bored as they had nothing to do so started picking up players on smaller items. Stuart Barnes makes a big fuss on Sky every time something that causes some backs to wave their arms in the air happens. Now the game is getting silly. Remember Tindall's tackles on Gregan in the RWC final, nowadays that would be worthy of a 6 week ban, at the time everyone loved it. Davies, only a little man, is completely right - the game is getting soft.

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

Everyone is missing the main point with the first offence. It wasn't a tackle, there was no ball carrier or even ball - it was an off the ball assault, therefore red card. second offence play on - shocking decision even to award a penalty; Wayne Barnes - you wally!

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Friday Funnies - Stephen Donald low blow

CITE HIM!!!

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Young hooker Christopher Tolofua demolishes fullback Juan Imoff

Imoff should get a lengthy ban for booting Tolofua in the goolies

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Maxime Medard and Louis Picamoles tear Lyon apart

"which is legal if not held" - he was held, therefore if "he tried getting back up" it should have been a penalty.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Maxime Medard and Louis Picamoles tear Lyon apart

Pretty sure that the first try would have been disallowed a few years ago on the grounds of "double movement". A lot of times tries are scored now after a good tackle when the tackler releases (so not to get penalised) and the tackled player then plays the ball (not immediately) either by waiting an age for the offload or getting up and running again. These cases should result in a penalty to the defending side.
Anyway gripe over, 2nd try was very nice!

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Referee Nigel Owens - 'This is not Soccer'

Cracking effort Nigel!

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Mathieu Bastareaud breaks Agen scrumhalf Alexis Bales

This was infront of the referee, he obviously saw it. He played advantage because of a knock-on then brought play back when there was an injured player on the pitch. Wasn't even a penalty, yellow card is completely inexplicable. What is going on in the game - I'm thinking someone high up has said something to referees that hasn't been made public...

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Isa Nacewa's big hit on Dan Hipkiss at the Rec

Shut up Stuart Barnes, grow a pair. It's rugby!

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Imanol Harinordoquy's father joins fight against Bayonne

What a chump, ban him from spectating for ten years!

2 Years, 10 Months ago

 
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