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First of two new high tackle laws to be trialled this week at U20 Championship

Hahah good point...

KO yourself on a Pacific islanders head which is solid as a rock and get banned...

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

A headbutt is a headbutt as Folau Fainga'a gets red carded and suspended

Yeh tbh, as pathetic as it was, you're right.. that was always 100% a red card, unless the referee used discretion..

Certainly not one of those 'accidental' tip tackles or taking someone out in the air when they jump at the last second which is a topic for debate and argument round here.. I guess it's a bit soft, but if they want to say "headbutt or headbutting action no matter how much force = a red" we can agree or disagree on the necessity of a card, but at least it's a topic that's 99% consistent with referees..

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

First of two new high tackle laws to be trialled this week at U20 Championship

"72 per cent of head injuries in the tackle occur to the tackler"

So... How is that going to be countered then? I assume we're stopping head to head somewhat, but I bet a good portion of that 72% is players with heads on wrong side, or heads meeting elbows/knees/hips/forearms..

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

First of two new high tackle laws to be trialled this week at U20 Championship

Give it another few years and you'd be banned for life for doing what Mako did..

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Chris Ashton bags three as Barbarians beat England in high scoring try fest

I'm with 10/10...

Plus the fact that when I said he made it to professional rugby, I wasn't suggesting that was the end of the story for him.. I was simply saying the guy is a winner before we even discuss his pro's and cons because he's already made it to pro rugby...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

First of two new high tackle laws to be trialled this week at U20 Championship

I guess maybe it's time to start wearing nipple tassles over the shirts so we all know where to aim for..

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Chris Ashton bags three as Barbarians beat England in high scoring try fest

I meant that as Ashton is a winner.. whether he wins anything in the future or past, the fact he made it to professional rugby shows him as a winner to some degree.

Johnny Wilkinson strikes me as the kind of guy who probably got up in the morning, ate the same breakfast every morning, got out their and practiced, at the end of the day he practiced some more, and before and after the game he practiced again...

Ashton strikes me as the kind of guy that gets up, has a shower, wipes the fogged up mirror to reveal himself then winks at himself and goes "good morning champ".. then walks off with a swagger...

So his attitude is flamboyant, showboat etc, BUT he has paid his dues as he is a professional player, he is obviously good enough to wear an England shirt (in the past). Some people won't be able to stand that attitude, others will love it... I don't care either way..

Farrell strikes me as the kind of guy that used to do the latter and is perhaps realising that the former makes him more switched on...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Chris Ashton bags three as Barbarians beat England in high scoring try fest

Hmmm.. I don't particularly have any issues with him. I guess he is a winner in the "I've broken through to pro rugby" sense of the word.. An elite, if you will... Watching movoes you see them come with at least 2 characters, the 1. The cocky full of themselves character who tells himself he's the best, acts like a bit of an arrogant knob, but truly is good. 2. The quiet guy who really is good and everyone knows it, even he knows it, but he's calm and collected..

I suppose he's playing great for Toulon and he has played great for the Baa Bass, but will that for in and work with the England squad? Do they need that 'renegade', in amongst the mix..

... As I mentioned, I don't get why he got gifted that first try... His other 2 were very good...

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

A headbutt is a headbutt as Folau Fainga'a gets red carded and suspended

Well I figure we're going to be girly about everything else, why not this... Agree with your second part about the free pass however...

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Retiring Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe attempts conversion for Baabaas

YES!!! Brilliant video!

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago