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More Maro Itoje brilliance on display as he blocks a kick with his foot

It's not soccer, & lunging into block a kick like this has no place in the game. I shuddered when I saw this, it's a high risk action, MI is very fortunate, coz if he gets his timing wrong then a straight leg challenge like that to a kickers leg could easily end up with a serious injury (broken leg)

I would hope (expect) WR to issue a clarification soon that "you cannot charge down a kick by leading with your feet first" or something similar. I hope they ban this quickly before a kid / player less skilled than MI attempts it and SNAP! ..... #NoPlaceInTheGame. Hurry up WR!

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Eye Gouge denied by Brive's Mathieu Ugalde despite incriminating footage

Don't the French usually turn a ' blind eye' to such shameful actions?

7 Months, 1 Week ago

UPDATE: Bans dished out for filthy club rugby fight in Argentina

Which probably means he's a euro 2016 Russian ultra ! #kickthegrounded

10 Months, 1 Week ago

Scotland pull off unbelievable comeback to win historic first ever Sevens title

Betting irregularities investigation must surely follow ..... :)

11 Months, 2 Days ago

Scotland pull off unbelievable comeback to win historic first ever Sevens title

Betting irregularities investigation must surely follow ..... :)

11 Months, 2 Days ago

Silvère Tian banned for MORE THAN A YEAR after Referee abuse

Unusually, the French have actually shown some gonads within their disciplinary sanctioning. Does anyone know what happened after he headed into the tunnel after the ref? I feared for RP as it happened.

All those referees that vo!unteer out in the 'isolated parks' each weekend need absolute protection through the sport sending the severest of messages .....IMO this pro incident deserved a longer sanction , irrespective of player age .

When Wayne Barnes was shoved by cleremont player, WB missed a chance to dismiss & send all players a message , I'd hope next time he won't fail the community refs.

11 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Tighthead vs Tighthead as props Kieran Brookes and David Wilson collide

Wilson showed No attempt to grasp, as per Law 10.4 (g), he led with his shoulder first (aka a unsucessful shoulder charge)

(g) Dangerous charging. A player must not charge or knock down an opponent carrying the ball without trying to grasp that player.
Sanction: Penalty kick

his poor success rewards his foul play !

11 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Willie le Roux survives horror landing as Jason Emery sees red

This subject is all about judgement & timing it's not a sufficient defence to merely claim you are looking at the ball. Players know when they are in with a chance of genuinely competing for the ball, invariably they have their hands up seeking to catch the ball , and Emery was nowhere near that benchmark - this case is exactly the kind that the Lawmakers sought to outlaw,

Finn Russell v Dan Biggar was the forerunner of the how timing is key. Emery's very very lucky that he doesn't have a McKinnon style injury on his conscience forever.

1 Year, 3 Days ago

Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

I disagree completely. We have a TV audience that cascades to grassroots - everyone has now seen the player unnecessarily manhandle an official and stay on the pitch ! wtf. ........Wayne has done ALL grassroots referees a dis-service with his overly mild handling.

Send the strongest message possible #OfficialsAreSacrosanct

1 Year, 3 Months ago

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

fell off my chair chuckling ....... as if.

1 Year, 6 Months ago