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France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

Whether you agree or disagree with who is at fault, suggesting "she is just doing what she was coached to do" is not an argument.

As a forward, I was coached to do some pretty heinous things in order to get the opposition to let go of the ball in mauls, and to just cause problems in general.... It doesn't make it right though.

Jumping into the tackle falls under dangerous play yes, but it also goes against the spirit of the game. I understand she was jumping for the ball, but this style of play (not necessarily this incident itself) is causing a lot of issues with players putting themselves at risk.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Wales come good in second half to comfortably beat Italy

I'd say a team stepping up and slamming 5-7 points down your throat by overpowering you is far more psychologically damaging that watching some pretty boy kick a ball.... Especially knowing that it shows they're scared to take you up front...

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

Couldn't we set up like an RD Skype conference call where we all commentate? The amount of wind ups would probably just cause hysterics...

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Joost van der Westhuizen scores within 16 seconds against Otago in 1994

Charges down kick, chases after it, scores try with an awesome slide, stops himself crashing barrier, gets up, tosses ball to kicker and gets back in line.....

No fuss was made, no posturing, no chanting in opposition face...

I don't mind the hugs in modern game, but it's great to see the bloke say, 'right what's next'...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

With your assessment vs other peoples assessment, I'd say my assessment of it just being a shit game all round, is probably right on the money then...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

But then she did leave the field....So I guess that further highlights my points in the past regarding how difficult it is to penalised someone for feigning..

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

The jump, the contact and the fall all looked - in this day and age, worth a yellow I guess... The landing, the roll and the hand to the face looked milked as shit!.... Also a yellow in this day an age... Or should be...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

Hmm maybe you're right, I'd like to see it closer though, either way, I guess it's done, we'd never really have questioned any of this a couple of years ago, so it's sad that we or just me, are doing it now.

Still can't get over that Moriarty tackle though, seeing it penalised actually left me feeling slightly depressed...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

Hahaha drinking commentary, where certain actions of players result in a necessary drink!

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Wales come good in second half to comfortably beat Italy

I guess if they worked out that their conditioning was better than Italy then making a strong statement at the very beginning was a good way of stressing the Italians psychologically and physically, if you come away with points then it's great, if not, then it's ok because you're tiring them and you'll get those points later. This probably won't work against a 'better' team.

I really don't like that mindset however, it seems so negative. Maybe I'm imagining wrong, but you sort of think teams like NZ play to their own strengths from the get go and exploit other teams weaknesses, not play a shit game just so you exploit the other teams fitness... I dunno, sounds like the same thing, just less champagne I suppose...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago