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England run riot to rack up their highest ever score against the Barbarians

Not been charged...

I'm guessing he failed the roadside breath test, but passed the station test.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Dylan Hartley banned for four weeks for headbutt on Jamie George

I've got to say I'm disappointed in DH. He must be absolutely gutted for himself and I do think that it's quite sad to see someone with enough talent to become a professional player at a world class level, but have the most appalling discipline that when push comes to shove and he stuffs up, it's only himself that can be blamed.

We've seen world class players miss out on phenomenal moments in their careers because of injury. Instead, this guy has fitness on his side, but his discipline is just his downfall.

It's quite sad really.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Did George actually raise a complaint or did his teams staff? Seems to me when George was 'headbutted', his hands went up in a "wtf was that about referee?" kind of stance...

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

I'd rather put in a big hit also! But I think we can probably agree putting in a big hit on your 'nemesis' isn't always so easy, you need timing, speed, humidity, windspeed all in your favour (I jest), but unless the bloke has the ball and is in your proximity then it's not always possible.

Guy, I suspect you often operate with a clear head which is noble. Some players (most I guess) are able to withdraw themselves from a situation and then solve it with a big tackle, ruck etc etc, some players blood boils and they need retribution for a perceived wrong instantly...

But Yeh, you don't want to miss, or have no impact!

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

...no I didn't... Guy said boxers don't resort to kicking each other in the head... that is correct. However my point was boxers are doing what everyone wants to do in order to resolve a conflict... land blows... why do you think things flare up during weigh ins, these guys are raring to land a punch on the other one.. I'd say the majority wouldn't even consider kicking the other guy because their strongest weapon is their punch and it's the most likely thing to use in close quarters..

A props best rugby weapon may be his scrummaging, but if you attacked a prop in an alleyway he's hardly going to turn around and challenge you to a scrum.. Poke a boxer in the eye in an alleyway and chances are he'll lamp you...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 16 of Super Rugby

Ignoring that hospital pass, I wonder what Coopers chances are of making the 10 shirt for the Wallabies this year?

The guy is such a brilliant player, would love to see him back in the gold jersey.

1 Month, 4 Days ago

England run riot to rack up their highest ever score against the Barbarians

*sorry.

Last I checked he hadn't been charged, but it doesn't bode well...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

England run riot to rack up their highest ever score against the Barbarians

Yup, he's been released on bail

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

The thing is Guy, boxers have the ultimate out... someone (opposition) is pissing them off, so they hit them... it's sort of their job...

Rugby has a a couple front rowers barging each other but they can't resort to the natural direction they want to go..fists.. In any other walk of life, if someone is "up in your face" barging you around, you'd be a saint if you didn't give them a clout. That's not to say that it should be allowed to happen at all and of course I understand I've used an example of front rows and I'm not suggesting that front rows should be allowed to scrap, and then have varying degrees of 'allowable' illegal play as the shirt numbers increase..

There are already different rules for different levels regarding scrum driving, lineouts etc, I'm not suggesting that different law books come into effect, but perhaps different tolerances. However kids will mimic what they see on tv....

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Saracens defeat Bath to win the 2014-2015 Aviva Premiership title

...and now Cipriani has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving the choices may get even smaller...

1 Month, 4 Days ago