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Leinster beat Glasgow to retain the RaboDirect Pro12 title for 2014

Sorry, not Young, I misread the link and assumed Ashley Young was the other player. I have since realised that Ashley Young is instead an Association Footballer, with a perchant for diving, bless 'im.

3 Months, 18 Hours ago

Leinster beat Glasgow to retain the RaboDirect Pro12 title for 2014

@Ihatemondays and @mtheg - I didn't see the dive, I assume this is it:

http://balls.ie/rugby/vine-mike-mccarthy-channels-inner-ashley-young/

I agree, it looks pathetic. I would be delighted to see a player sent off for that. It has absolutely no place in Rugby. McCarthy is a another cheat.

I can't decide which I think is worse - Habana's dive after a late block from Farrell (which was worth a penalty at best) or McCarthy's dive after not being punched by Young (which would have been a red card had it connected with his head). From the crappy link I've posted above I can't tell how much of an air shot it was.

Certainly there is no place for either action in Rugby. I would happily see each player given a yellow card for that and I think the IRB needs to be clear about it, given two incidents in high profile games.

3 Months, 18 Hours ago

Nick Cummins' amazing try saving tackle against the Crusaders

Rumour has it that it was a picture of Nick Cummins vigorously abusing himself while Bryan Habana threw himself to the floor, screaming.

3 Months, 1 Day ago

Chiefs Prop Ben Tameifuna's huge tackle on Michael Hooper

Boomfah!

3 Months, 2 Days ago

The Top 5 You're Kidding Me (Bloopers) moments

Aaaaah, it's good to have the real Sean Maloney back. This guy cracks me up. Right now the funniest guys involved in Rugby all seem to be coming from Australia.

3 Months, 3 Days ago

Closing montage from the last ever Heineken Cup PLUS tournament stats

Nerd points for 5Lock4ward.

3 Months, 4 Days ago

Bryan Habana issues apology for taking a dive in Heineken Cup Final

Kill all of the dogs. All of them. Kill them now.

3 Months, 4 Days ago

Owen Williams banned for six weeks for making contact with Luther Burrell's eyes

It'll be interesting to see some better angles. 6 weeks seems extremely low for gouging, so I guess that they thought it was something else? It'll be interesting to see more.

3 Months, 5 Days ago

Bryan Habana issues apology for taking a dive in Heineken Cup Final

I've got £5 that says he's both.

3 Months, 5 Days ago

Adriaan Strauss suspended for three weeks after tip tackle

Speedee, I competely agree with you. There is a theme on these boards that "the game is going soft" but if there is one unifying message from doctors and medics within the game, it is that the collisions are harder, players are bigger and faster, and the intensity is increased. We don't want to end up with an NFL-like game where the average playing career in certain positions is 4 years.

Rugby is still an intensely physical game; it is simply a matter of making sure that it remains a physical game without becoming ludicrously dangerous. Lift and tip tackles are too dangerous to be allowed to continue unchecked - the 'legs about the horizontal' rule is an easy to enforce way to try to bring this about.

3 Months, 5 Days ago

 
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