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Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

I'm comparing the reactions of rugby fans to two specific incidents and showing the hypocrisy of it. So this third hypothetical situation you've dreamt up has no relevance to what I've said.

It's not who the action is done to that's important here, it's where it takes place. Apparently many believe a rugby pitch is exempt from the rules of normal life.

It's becoming far too easy to label someone a troll simply because you disagree with what they say.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

Land a series of brutal punches on the rugby pitch and you're a hero. Comit a less violent act off it and you're a scum bag.

Gotta say the rugby community's moral compass spins more aimlessly than Jack Sparrow's.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

Partridge has spoken!

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Heybq1s79Y

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1 Year, 8 Months ago

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 20

I do love discussing the little ones! The quality of 'em is so high in world rugby right now. Can't wait to see Hidalgo-Clyne break through, a touch of JVDW to him.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 20

Is there actually anybody who truly believes Wigglesworth and Dickson are better players than Simpson? This isn't even based on current form. He's been performing at this level for seasons on end. His talent is finally being recognised because wasps are now a top 6 team.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

La Rochelle defeat champions Toulon 32-29 with dramatic try in the final play

Classy stuff from Gorgodze. Starts arguing with the referee. Upon getting sent off, bumps the ref with his shoulder. He then gobs on the pitch before deciding to amble around the dead ball area like a sulking child. Oh dear.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Video tribute to new Harlequins winger Tim Visser

Incredible try scoring stats in the pro 12. Quinn fans'll be pretty excited at the prospect of a Yarde, Visser, Brown combo. Lethal stuff. Edinburgh have let go such a powerful runner. So why has this guy has been so disappointing for Scotland. A few well taken tries, no doubt, but Visser must surely want more than that. The best of Ugo Monye is a related video and I can't help but feel they've both had a similar career path so far. Both look like the real deal, the next big thing... only to be underwhelming given their apparent athleticism.

Still, great signing for Quins.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee

Totally agree with you on this one. I love Hughes, he's an awesome player and clearly didn't try to knock North unconscious. I'm not sure I see him trying to kick the ball out of North's hands (probably because I'm looking through blue and black tinted glasses). But all that is irrelevant when a player is lying spread eagle and motionless on the turf.

I think someone's already mentioned the O'Connell/Kearney incident. I think the Payne/Goode incident is also totally relevant. For me, intent and motivations should influence the length of ban but the colour of the card surely can't be affected when something this dangerous has happened.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee

Scrum caps provide absolutely zero protection from concussion.

1 Year, 9 Months ago