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I'm with you. I ref at the youth level and we don't allow lifting because the risk. I think what really happened in this clip is that Toner leaned away from his supporting boosters. Falling from 14 ft in the air is dangerous.
I was a 2nd rower that started off my career without lifting. Lineout jumping was an extremely important individual skill on par with being a good kicker. They've eliminated it, let's bring it back.
12 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
You're 100% correct. Whenever a player lands awkwardly the ref's first reaction is to go into their pocket. The histrionics of the players gesturing with their arms up doesn't help either.
Referees' mentalities have changed a lot recently. They have more of an influence over the game than ever before. It's not a positive trend.
1 Day, 8 Hours ago
The Suta chokehold was seriously bad news, worse the 90% of punches and 100% of shoe-ings.
Often when you have two players leaving their feet going for 50/50 ball somebody comes off worse and ends up on the ground. The slightest contact makes a player in the air lose their balance. It's just physics. Nothing in it and great catch by Toner.
1 Day, 9 Hours ago
If it is the premier competition in Europe shouldn't the 6N be the best 6 teams?
According to the IRB Georgia is currently ranked ahead of Italy and just four spots below Scotland. I don't think they'd get hammered. Plus they've accomplished this without regular competition or a monied domestic league. Looking at their U18 team their future looks bright.
I wish Scotland was more competitive and I do want them to improve but it would be nice to see some new members in the club.
3 Days, 8 Hours ago
My goodness look at Georgia and Portugal! Times are changing.
Maybe some day there will be a 6N with promotion and relegation? If Scotland was relegated would that be the end of the sport in the country? Georgia is knocking on the door but outside travel issues will other countries lose money by playing there?
I'd like to see some teams ascend. Scotland and Italy don't deserve their spots based on history and proximity.
3 Days, 14 Hours ago
Pocock will tell on you to the referee.
1 Week, 3 Days ago
I don't think Halfpenny will be playing rugby at 30.
1 Week, 4 Days ago
What law would you change?
It was just unlucky. Two guys going for a 50/50 ball and one player being larger than the other.
1 Week, 5 Days ago
Great stuff rugbydump. Thanks!
3 Weeks, 1 Day ago
He is a good defender and ball carrier but I don't think he is a good distributor.
If they do select him just keep him off the ferry and away from David Cameron!
3 Weeks, 1 Day ago