Fullback for Dyce RFC in Aberdeen, Rugby World team of the month November 2011
Sep 17th 2014, 10:05 (2 Years ago)
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I have to disagree with you last part. More needs to be said about the Vermuelen penalty rather than just letting it slide under the carpet. It needs to be pointed out clearly to all referees, especially Clancy, that was not and never should have been a penalty.
Surely after a "performance" as poor as what Clancy displayed there has to be some reaction from the IRB. I'm not saying he should never ref again, but he should at least be dropped for the remainder of the championship. It should also be publicly stated by the IRB that they are dropping him because of his abysmal refereeing. »
I broke my jaw a few years ago and it took me a long time to recover mentally and play at 100% again. Something that is not really considered in the game is mental recovery from injuries, these days it seems that so much reliance is placed on the team doctor saying yep his guy has physically recovered and players are expected to be thrown right back in. As 10stone said if you are not playing at 100% then you have lost the collision, this isn't just about being macho and getting on with it. it takes a while to get over that little voice in your head that worries about getting injured again.
Or you could refer to it as Gaidhlig (the Gaelic spelling for it) this is my dads first language as he grew up on the isle of lewis and i may be one of the few people to actually appreciate coverage in this language! »
Over the course of the last two weeks there have been loads of emails and tweets sent in saying that this big tackle from Argentina should be posted on RD. While amateur clips being featured here isn't the norm, this one is pretty good. MORE »