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Rotherham beat Doncaster with dramatic extra time wonder kick

Nice hearing the jeering cut short by a successful kick.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Jean-Pierre Perez loses the plot against Montpellier

Great to hear. I have no experience in making videos, so apologies if it is a big ask. I just love those videos and they're what brought me to RD in the first place.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Jean-Pierre Perez loses the plot against Montpellier

I'd say it was late. Anyway, it wasn't a tackle. It seemed like a combination of a body check and a forearm / elbow to the head. I'd say that's a little more serious than your average late hit.

Didn't expect that sort of acting from Ouedraogo.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Jean-Pierre Perez loses the plot against Montpellier

Any chance you could get more clips like these RD? Posts like these and the Try Savers & Rib Breakers are what made this site good and unique and I can't remember seeing one in months. There certainly aren't anywhere close to as many as there used to be.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

Very refreshing from Gatland as well.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

Words of Dave Pearson: "Lifted the player off the floor, twisted him past the horizontal, and dropped him."

Words of the IRB: "The lifted player is dropped to the ground from a height with no regard to the player’s safety. A red card should be issued for this type of tackle".

Pearson obviously didn't mention "with no regards for the player's safety," but the tackle wasn't just unsafe, it was malicious. Not only that, but Ryan obviously never had the ball.


So, why was it not a red card? And how could the two tackles be deemed to deserve equal punishment. Looking at the tackle alone, the Davies tackle was much worse. Barnes and Pearson should both know what to do and Pearson saw exactly what happened so either 1) they didn't know what to do or 2) they are too afraid to make the call they should. Either way, it was some very poor officiating.





As for the Ferris tackle, that is a little more contestable but I would consider that one a yellow at worst. Preferably, just a penalty.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Scotland fail to capitalise on chances as England take Calcutta Cup

I read he didn't want to play for England, even though he was offered... We could have done with him.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Romain Poite enjoys the funny game, but Geordan Murphy disagrees

Best did not bring him to ground so he didn't make a tackle, according the IRB definition so he is allowed to go for the ball. It would be hard to call what Best did a tackle anyway by any definition really.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Romain Poite enjoys the funny game, but Geordan Murphy disagrees

Well, firstly it isn't my definition. And secondly, it means holding as in getting hold of.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Romain Poite enjoys the funny game, but Geordan Murphy disagrees

Think he stops smiling because he gets smacked with a forearm in the mouth...

2 Years, 10 Months ago

 
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