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Women's rugby produces one of the biggest hits you've seen all year

Yellow would be too harsh... I think I was just feeling sorry for the victim's team.

But I still think it's a deliberate knock-on. She intentionally bats the ball towards the opponent's goal line, no?

If these kits make it hard for the ref, imagine for the players.

5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago

Women's rugby produces one of the biggest hits you've seen all year

I don't know Sevens laws variations, but...

Deliberate knock-on by red shorts 13 and playing the ball in an offside position by red shorts 11.

Must be a yellow card in there somewhere!

22 Hours, 42 Minutes ago

Benjamin Fall sent off for flipping Beauden Barrett as All Blacks secure series win

Great post. This is the way the laws are going.

Just one observation. The "thigh" is too easy to identify. For consistency, it needs to be a point on the body that is hidden by clothing and that is marginally different on each player... like "nipple line".

3 Days, 4 Hours ago

A headbutt is a headbutt as Folau Fainga'a gets red carded and suspended

I would love to sit in on one of these committee meetings where they are trying to come up with reasons to reduce the ban. Why couldn't it just be:

- Right guys, there was f*@$ all contact. What do we think? One week.
- Yep.
- Agreed.
- OK one week it is.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Friday Funnies - Number 10 has him!

"I got stepped..."

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

James Haskell cops falcon from Owen Farrell in England's defeat

Why did the ref not play on? The ball cannoned back to England's 22, with Daly swallowed up by 3 Irish players. Where was England's advantage?

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Bulls prop avoids red card for late shot after referee is talked down by TMO

I think if a tackle is not late, but a player slips, ducks, gets tripped etc and you end up going high, it is harsh on the defender and that should be taken into account. However, once you decide to go late (and that usually is a decision, no matter how split second it is), I think you should have to assume liability for things that happen, even if unexpected, that result in your late tackle being worse/more dangerous than you thought it would be.

In this case Mackenzie slipped so far that the forearm ended up hitting his forehead and sliding up. Had he not slipped as much, it could have caught him in the chin, nose or eye and been much worse.

3 Months, 5 Days ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

They are on a different planet in terms of gas, but the rest of the team doesn't seem to be lacking either!

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

Was there some niggle in the final? On both tries scored by Danny Barrett, he seems to engage in a bit of needless provocation.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Incredible hooker domination on display in South Africa's Varsity Shield

Correction:

"one of the best sights one can see in sport"

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago