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Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

...Not too bothered about the outcome of the game, but well done to France. The actual quote is "We can't condone a punch on the International field, can we John?" in which 'John' agreed too.. so it wasn't quite "has no place in our sport" as you've stated. I think that is also more of a case of "we can't be SEEN to condone," which is rightly so, however being seen to condone something and quietly condoning are too different things.

Anyway, as for the last bit - how is what Arwel did (flooring someone) handbags, compared to what Samson Lee did? I suppose it is easier for the officials to view all instances as the same, but this was a nothing event.

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

The Top 5 'Big Boppers' (130kg +) in World Rugby

Excuse the pun, but there surely has to be room for Peter Stringer in that lot...

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Personally thought Youngs was giving...well, not quite as good as he got, but not exactly being friendly...

Anyway, found this clip showing an old incident, I've never seen it before but I enjoyed it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJbUkOOvhoE

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4 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Didn't actually realise Van Der Merwe was hurt in this..

'In his first statement SA4 described the incident thus:
“In the second half I was headbutted by number 3 from Wales. I left the field with blood but was able to go back and continue the match”.'

4 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Hahaha, those are some interesting videos... not too sure about the shorts they're all wearing.

Felt sorry for all the camera crew/photographers when the beer cans were flying..

4 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

One of the most sensible posts you've made since joining up!

1 Month, 8 Hours ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Well... there isn't really 'anything' to see. But the pathetic non event that occurred starts at 0:43 (in the replay)

Pause it then (0:43) and look in the centre of the screen - Just to the right of Steve Walsh is a South African shirt Number 4 - Play through to about 0:45 and you'll suddenly see a Welsh head appear going 'up' then back down, and the back down is where the 'contact' occurs I guess...

1 Month, 8 Hours ago

The Top 5 'Big Boppers' (130kg +) in World Rugby

Everything I was gonna say...

1 Month, 8 Hours ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Then his classy knocking the ball out the Saffas grip and patting him... what a punchable character..

1 Month, 17 Hours ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

The reason all this sh*t non event stuff is becoming such an event is because of $$$ £££ etc etc

Rugby is heading towards the pinnacle of world events, joining the likes of soccer. Managers/Coaches and players are becoming more vocal regarding the officiating of the game (like soccer). Games/wins etc are worth a huge amount of money as they lead to better positioning in rankings and thus, more lucrative sponsors. In turn sponsors do not want their name plastered all over the shirt of some guys who is seen beating seven shades of s**t out of another player, so of course that helps sanitize the sport.

Then of course, the other side of it is attention - the sport will get far greater support and attention from the likes of little Eric's mummy who will let him play if it's a gentle sport where he won't run the risk of dirtying the cotton wool and bubble wrap blanket he's constantly wrapped in.

I'm not saying bring back the days of fish hooking and eye gouging and lets do our best to stop boots stamping on heads, but for crying out loud this kind of s**t is pathetic.

I eagerly await a response from all those fans who are looking forward to this game becoming a full blown 15 aside touch rugby game!

...Sarcastaball is the future I guess...

1 Month, 17 Hours ago

 
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