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Crowd get involved in Biarritz and Béziers juniors massive off-field scrap

Interestingly oliver, how it was sort of over, did they get back on with the game? It's as if the passion boiled over, then after everyone sort of went "meh, zis is France... C'est la vie" and just went back to normal....

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Crowd get involved in Biarritz and Béziers juniors massive off-field scrap

I think he was the scrum half, not 100% sure, but it's a pretty sensible action, given the lump he clocked I think was the halfwit who sucker punched the hooker.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Crowd get involved in Biarritz and Béziers juniors massive off-field scrap

Colombes, you state "I don't deny that brawls often happen in french derbys, especially in Federale or in young club sections" exactly, you cannot deny it because it is not uncommon.

"but this cliché to constantly pick and isolate french fights as case studies, make me ironically smile." Why? It is not a cliche, as I stated earlier, either the French fans/media/etc are extremely technologically aware and record a LOT of footage and upload it very quickly (whereas perhaps the fan base in other countries are less inclined to record footage) or fights tend to happen more regularly, you're French.. you tell me?

This is not a dig at you, France, or indeed rugby played in France, however I genuinely feel that in 60 seconds I could find more rugby union fights occurring with a French related team, rather than any other nation. Again, tell me that this is just down to the levels or media rather than the actual attitude. Also, I have stated things that I have read FROM actual players Cudmore, Matfield, so are you saying these players are lying?

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Crowd get involved in Biarritz and Béziers juniors massive off-field scrap

As for this video itself. If you're not playing that game, then it's not your place to get involved. I'm sure it's hard for fans, club members, or even team members that just aren't playing to watch one of your "mates" get laid into, however running in there throwing fists is completely wrong.

As someone else said, the two lads in black jumpers looked like massive fuel to the fire. Punch to that hooker was disgraceful. I hope there is some form of punishment.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Crowd get involved in Biarritz and Béziers juniors massive off-field scrap

Why do French rugbydump fans always get so uppity when their slightly bruised rugby history gets pointed out?

Granted the opening sentence could have been omitted, but it's not like you guys can deny you have a seriously fisty cuff orientated version of the sport in your land.

Yes, rugby fights emerge in all countries, in fact, there has probably been one fight that is far worse than any fight in French rugby, however your history is littered with massive punchups. Perhaps it's all the non French causing all this trouble, however you are clearly sporting a South African at 15 in your national team, so if we are to accept he is indeed French, then I believe that will more or less translate into club teams where one player pulling on a French club rugby top is inadvertently going to be labelled a "French player".

Victor Matfield stated he loved rugby in France, but he had to improve his boxing skills when he first started playing over there.
Jamie 'Cuddles' Cudmore - is also keen to stress that rugby is a different sport these days. "I remember when I first got to France you'd see dust-ups at least once a game and there'd be a bit of hissing, booing, spitting and eye-gouging. All that stuff has pretty much gone. The game has sped up so much over the last five years that there's no time for it." - Granted Cudmore isn't a great example as he appears to start a good 99% of the stuff he's involved in...

Perhaps your rugby coverage is far greater than any other country, which is why your fight highlights are so quick to travel the globe, however there is no denying that somewhere along the line, fights appear to be more prevalent within French rugby.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

WIN a copy of the NEW Rugby Challenge 3! Release date April 22

....If this is the England edition, does it end before the knock out stages? Or does it provide an alternative ending?

1 Month, 1 Week ago

American TV Show contestants do a Haka for Steve Harvey

I think this guy requires a solid grabbing in an indecent manner....
https://youtu.be/i16vJ5vjrWk?t=149

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1 Month, 1 Week ago

Silvère Tian red carded for insulting referee Romain Poite

But we all know right from wrong though no? and Poite is a French referee... so French referee in charge of a French match sends off a "french" player...

Doesn't sound like many misunderstandings...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Referee Nigel Owens puts stroppy Sergio Parisse in his place

Agree with yourself and Dan, the 10 metre rule has certainly seemed to become less and less common. It seems to be a very good tool that referees can use. I've had it used against myself, team mates etc and it really makes you think.

I remember being singled out and we had to march back, as the game continued my mouth got the better of me (nothing rude, just griping) and I couldn't catch the words before they fell out, I looked straight at the referee and apologised and all he said was "watch it.." - I really felt that I'd learned a lesson with the 10 metre backwards march, as above, it didn't 100% stop me, but it was enough to make me recognise my wrongs instantly, quickly enough for the referee to understand I was at least trying!

I'd actually like to see it being used more - as you mentioned, yellow and red cards do alter the game flow - I am not against this, as punishments should be dished out accordingly, however as highlighted by some, perhaps a yellow is just that bit too strong...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Brazilian players create a try that their neighbours would be proud of

Amazing!

1 Month, 1 Week ago