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Tomas Lavanini off the hook after grass cutter tackle and deliberate slap down

So what, the law is (loosely) something like 'attempt to grasp' or something like that. You want to create potentials for interpretation and you'll end up like this. Who is to say he didn't attempt? You clearly.... But why do you get to judge it, his arm moved in a grasping manner, therefore it's an attempt..

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Tomas Lavanini off the hook after grass cutter tackle and deliberate slap down

Bullshit call IMO.

Comment above "threw arm in last second"... A whole tackle takes less than a couple seconds....Doesn't give a player much time to do anything 'last second' unless we're now suggesting players run around with their arms out in front of them....

I swear this game is getting pathetic....

Grass cutter tackles - something I've recently been made aware of...Were designed to target players diving at the knees of players without any effort to actually tackle them... This was thigh height ...

The more you police/law constrain a sport, a society, a world, the more loop holes you start to create, the more grey areas you create and the more bullshit calls are made.

If a tackle is simply a tackle then no one bats an eyelid!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

SANZAAR release statement on Sonny Bill Williams continuing to play despite being knocked out

Laws...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

SANZAAR release statement on Sonny Bill Williams continuing to play despite being knocked out

Tbh, I'm not suggesting a great conspiracy, but given the usual amount of laptop screens and eyes around the place in the coaching staff rooms, it's pretty piss poor that no one noticed their players wobbling around like a drunken cretin....

Basically they were either recklessly endangering one of their players by seeing it and ignoring it, or they're incompetent and none of them saw it..... Not a great selection to choose from...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

SANZAAR release statement on Sonny Bill Williams continuing to play despite being knocked out

Incredible that this can happen in such a high profile rugby match. Genuinely don't understand the idea of an independent doctor, we have 1 referee, 2 touch judges and a video referee to watch over the game.... And 1 doctor?

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Top 5 Tries from Round 2 of the Women's Rugby World Cup

Oh give me strength.... "I playeded wugby and somebody hurteded me and it hurted my feelers"

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Western Force axed from Super Rugby

...If you have a business, one of your stores isn't performing as expected, one step you may take is to close that store down....

Sounds familiar now rugby=business...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey

Are they shaving their legs too, to reduce wind resistance when running?

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Kwagga Smith banned for 4 weeks after red card challenge in Super Rugby Final

I guess the issues are that each team these days are fielding players are sort of maximum physical attributes, therefore the game is won and lost generally speaking on minuscule events. So running fast, retrieving the ball and going again will give you a tiny bit more of an advantage... for instance, running and retrieving the ball and making a break could make you a hero, but evidently, messing up can land you in hot water...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Kwagga Smith banned for 4 weeks after red card challenge in Super Rugby Final

But players aren't being ejected....A lot of games where players are carded of late seem to be high stakes games where one could argue the pressure of the moment clouded the players thinking.

It's hard for me to argue this red card because I don't massively agree with how these incidents are being dealt with, but cards in general have a fair reasoning behind them and I don't think fining people after the fact is particularly helpful. As I said, the sport is a team sport and at risk of sounding a bit lame, we are all 'brothers' and we all triumph through collective brilliant play and we all fail through collective poor play, we also accept triumph with individual brilliant play, therefore we should accept hardships that come with individual poor play.

2 Months, 1 Week ago