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The 4 much talked about suspensions from the latest round of Super Rugby

No issue with all those incidents being highlighted as penalties*.. but not sure about red cards.. maybe in this day I guess..

*Thought the yellow card for that tip tackle was harsh.. the player didn't land on head/neck/shoulder...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

CATCHUP: Twists and turns on opening day of U20 World Championship

EXACTLY my take from that still... Another Japanese player getting kneed by "high knees"... Surprised it wasn't a card... I guess that kiwi will be banned for 5 weeks + 2 - 3.5 + 1.8 / 28 x 3.82 + ?Pi / Orange... Happy to share that formulae that I discovered after I snuck into a disciplinary hearing one time!

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Bizarre scenes with unpunished deliberate knock-on amidst friendly fire

I guess it should have been a card, but I doubt it was the only call the referee missed - even if it was probably the most obvious.

That 2nd row is going to love seeing those replays!

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

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

I was thinking about that just now and how everything is about the extra mm in this game.. I wonder if we'll need an independent kit verifier if that happens? To make sure that some company hasn't worked with the team to ensure the nipple line on the kit is just that littttle bit lower than other teams...

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

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

Mate... Some of the props I've played with/against in men's rugby are not much different!

3 Weeks, 3 Hours ago

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...

3 Weeks, 3 Hours 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..

3 Weeks, 12 Hours 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..

3 Weeks, 21 Hours 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..

3 Weeks, 21 Hours 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...

3 Weeks, 21 Hours ago