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Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

...dropped from world cup squad...

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Yoann Huget's horrific looking face stamp against Bordeaux Begles

I'm actually shocked. When you look past Hugets ridiculous behaviour in the last few years, you can actually see what is a decent player!

Sadly, his idiocy has crept in and taken over. I think it's a shame that a player of his calibre can behave like this.

Lets hope for rugby's sake that this was purely accidental, because frankly, someone doing this intentionally horrifies me.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Sorry to comment again, but I just watched the video and read the description and I'm not sure what the referee and TMO did or didn't see.

Us 'old schoolers' ya know, the lot that's is probably about 26 upwards, realise that there is really nothing in that.. I mean, it wouldn't have hurt, it wouldn't have caused damage, it was simply some sort of pathetic show of bravado (or something. However some of us are trying to adapt to the new laws, new game etc, and I personally can say that I thought whilst there was indeed nothing in it, that according to the new enforcement it should have been a red. But what was the referee thinking? Is he an old schooler that hasn't adapted...

I mean DH clearly (by definition), head butted... head butt = red... Once again, all boils down to consistency. I'm happy to see this sort of thing let go, if the player that turns round and clouts the offender, is also not landed in hot water!

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

I don't think the skill Hartley offers can ever outweigh his poor discipline... If Johnny Wilkinson or Dan Carter etc behaved like this, you may be inclined (as a coach) to play a numbers game and work it out, but with the likes of Youngs and other strong contenders nipping at that 2 shirt, I think Hartley is a hindrance and not an asset....

Sad, but he is the author of his own downfall.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Hahaha!

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Pathetic really.. why would you bother?!?!?

This is another incident to be added to the recent list of 'dominating play turned negative'

We've had big tackles and head slams,
Try saving tackles and head slams,
Huge tackles and abuse,

Then this, a hugely dominating try, Hooker (hartley) throws a great lineout ball, try is scored and then he somehow has to add something to it.

Like others have said, liability and he doesn't deserve a spot. Apparently grown up Hartley is not so grown up...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

I'm not getting involved in this one......

















... ok I am...

French D2 has a prominent HISTORY of some seriously fistycuff based games...

Although these days I believe it's cleaned up very very well.








...but then French rugby isn't doing so well... coincidence?!?!?

:P

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Depending on how pedantic you want to be, you'll find that 'technically' Etzebeth DID actually headbutt Sharpe... Of course technicalities will fall into what you'd actually class as a headbutt and what was merely a stupid touching of heads...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Waratahs Will Skelton and Tolu Latu both suspended for double lifting tackle

I do agree with the nature of what you've written but according to a poster above, Whitelock is out for a week with concussion...

May not be related to this incident etc, but who knows. I agree totally that it certainly looks odd..

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Munster and Glasgow book places in Guinness PRO12 final

I think you're right and when you put it like that, it certainly makes it seem a brilliant decision making process.

I think it'll be a shame when he retires as there are very few big name referees that even come close.

1 Month, 5 Days ago