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Commentators unhappy after Billy Vunipola is sinbinned for 'shoulder charge'

Agree with TSNT: 6 swung out of the tackle. I guess Billy attempted to wrap 6 but did not succeed. So I don't agree with the Ref saying 'clearly not using his arms' or something along that line.

However...

The thing that really annoys the crap out of me is the complete lack of respect for the referee's decision by at least one of the commentators.

5 Months, 5 Days ago

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies suddenly, aged 40

I took up rugby in 1992, at the tender age of 18. I enjoyed every minute of rugby since then but one of my most vivid memories is watching Jonah play in '95, watching the final with my dad, never expecting NZ to lose.

Thanks for spreading the joy of our sport, for giving rugby a face and for all the beautifull memories. And sincere condolences to the people that are left behind with a big hole in their lives, especially his wife and kids.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

George Ford questions referee decision only to get a sarcastic response

I've got no problem at all with what he says and how he says it. If you behave like a child then expect to be treated like one.

Come to think of it: I believe St.Owens lieterally said something like that to all 30 players on the field.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sonny Bill Williams gives World Cup winners medal away to young fan, but gets given another one

Somehow I find it quite ironic and fitting that a bloke, until recently constantly acused of being a money-driven, selfish gloryboy who in fact shouldn't be in the Allblacks squad anyway, is capable of doing something so utterly selfless. IMHO those 90 seconds have done more for the image of our glorious sport in my rugby-starved country than the absolutely fantastic tournament as a whole.

God I wish I hadn't sold my shares in HumblePie Inc. a few weeks back; I would have been rich by now.

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Sonny Bill Williams gives World Cup winners medal away to young fan, but gets given another one

Although for once in my life I don't (fully) agree with you, you still made me laugh. Plus one for that. I guess, like myself, you've got a serious case of Post World Cup Hangover.

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago

'Penalty was the wrong call' says World Rugby review of Craig Joubert decision

Very well put!

6 Months, 1 Week ago

World Rugby CEO confirms full investigation into Craig Joubert behaviour will take place

Actually: it was 1 call and it was the timing of that call. Had he given this penalty 5 minutes into the game, the whole incident would have been forgotten, even if the Scotts lost by 1 point. And the yellow card would have been forgotten if Scotland would have pulled of a win.
I am not suggesting Joubert had a flawless game, far from it, but this one incident is being pulled out of proportion, Which I can fully understand, since it had a massive influence on the outcome of the match.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

World Rugby CEO confirms full investigation into Craig Joubert behaviour will take place

I am not sure if anything good would have come from it, had he stayed on the pitch.

And it actually saddens me to see the amount of crap that's being thrown at Joubert. This is rapidly changing into a wendyballish situation. Even after a lengthy study of the Law there are different interpretations and outcomes for this scenario so I guess we should cut the guy some slack.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Word is Toulon just signed him. You read it here first.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Alesana Tuilagi banned for 5 weeks for 'kneeing' Japanese tackler

This ban seems kind of ridiculous.

The Samoan guy that jumped into the tackle that knocked a Japanese player out cold, seemed more citeable to me. Especially since jumping into a tackle is not allowed.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago