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Confused by first instance and second instance... :/
He was initially banned for 12 weeks, this was then reduced to 7 because of a clean previous record and a guilty plea...
Is the second instance talking about Christmas period etc? I don't know if the ban is literally done in weeks, or whether it's done in playing weeks... I've not read up yet..
18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
I sort of wish the other player or other team had sort of intervened before the card was shown and I dunno, just said "it's ok ref"... or something...
Of course the win is important so I doubt they'd do it, and the ref may not listen... but still :(
18 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Well they were indeed, but 10 years ago there was; more often than not, a collective effort to install common sense into both players and officials...
I really don't want to have to break out my usual video of the Tom James headbutt... but it's getting close.. There are certain things that to the letter of the law are by definition, illegal, but we both know whether those things are really worth kicking up a fuss about, or just ignoring (or warning..)
18 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Totally fine to card him... along the same lines, I hope RD will hurry up with the next article regarding a citing for the Ulsterman who elbowed Vunipola as he went into the tackle... I expect the Ulsterman to get a ten billion year ban as a result....
To be honest, Poite has a his good moments, but he also has his pitifully bad moments (which come more often?)...pretty poor call, but it's what I've learnt to expect these days...
18 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
I suppose the point is, can you imagine us all saying "yeh, red card and either nothing or 1 week ban" 5-10 years ago?
1 Day, 5 Minutes ago
Hahah, siiigh, couscous indeed!
I do get annoyed by the holding on sort of crap (annoyed is a calm way to put it..) But what I saw here wasn't a big deal, he was part of the initial contacts, he had hold of a secondary tackler, rucked them out the way as the ball carrier and tackler went down and he just waited there. That secondary tackler looked more than happy to chill out on the ground for a moment. He then held Le Roux (after Le Roux held him...), the arm slap thing was a bit silly, but Le Roux was stepping back. The prop (I believe) then went for either a little trip or indeed his own kick... in so much as a "don't slap me you knob" kind of way... All I saw was Le Roux give him a kick back in the 'foot area' with a "Don't kick me, YOU knob"... then neither player really gave a toss what happened from then on...
1 Day, 21 Minutes ago
....RD, some tutu wearing pansy has hacked Stroudos' account.
1 Day, 5 Hours ago
It's all to do with maintenance. Some grounds have hybrid stuff or half and half, where the real grass grows through gaps in the fake stuff... It's all easier to maintain, if you get a particularly bad weather game it doesn't get torn up like standard turf...
That being said, I prefer grass!
1 Day, 5 Hours ago
Then again, Le Roux is French... **** it, ban him for the rest of the season for that horrendously senseless act of violence!
1 Day, 22 Hours ago
This is probably a copy of what I normally say...
I'm just lost in this era, I don't really know what anything is worth card wise anymore.. I initially only saw a gif of the incident and it didn't look intentional, this video though, shows quite a bit more and Rees appears to be looking down at Easter momentarily before the movement, my assumption was that he was trying to get Easter (the tackler) to release and roll away, but didn't locate his boot in an ideal position. I'm somewhat happy with the red card. As for the ban, I'm not really into the lottery, so guessing numbers of weeks based purely on the basis that they may get picked at random doesn't quite do it for me...
As for Le Roux... it pains me to watch this...we know deep in our hearts what is right and what is wrong, we also know in our hearts that right and wrong on a rugby pitch is not so black and white, especially when punishment options aren't black and white. If being good = no card, being bad = red card, the game wouldn't ever have many players finishing the game, but at least we'd all try our best to be good. But it doesn't it has varying degrees of on field punishment which should be used with a level of common sense. By the letter of the law (don't ask me which law or which letter), Le Roux probably should have been given a red card, but really? I mean REALLY? We're playing a collision sport where things happen. This incident is like that kick in the backside your dad gave you for clowning around, it wasn't a deeply thoughtful outrageous incident, it shouldn't leave a scar on a persons mind or body, it's simply "don't be a clown"... therefore the punishment should be in accordance with mums rule, "ERM, excuse me boys, kicking is not very nice, even if he was clowning around, now 'dad' apologise for kicking and son, apologise for being naughty".... end of.
1 Day, 23 Hours ago