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Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

There seems to be a lot of buzz words being thrown around, 'intent' 'clear and obvious' etc. I'm wondering if this is the same thing as the often misquoted having to 'wrap' arms in a tackle. I'd like to know exactly what is going on, because there was a very, very similar incident in the Sarries game the next day that got a yellow, apparently because of a lack of clear and obvious something.

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

I'm struggling to see any reasonable argument against the red card. Then again, I don't know the exact wording of the rules, and I imagine that that will be fairly important in an incident like this, does anyone know exactly what is required?

2 Years, 7 Months ago

The biggest punches and worst fights in French domestic rugby

I enjoy the odd fight, but it would be a shame if it became a staple of the game, which is kind of how I understand it to be in ice hockey. Is this right?

Either way I agree with you on the cheap shot side of thing, ice hockey fights are great because they have it out, within a certain set of 'rules' and then everyone gets back to what they were doing.

2 Years, 7 Months ago

The biggest punches and worst fights in French domestic rugby

You're clearly an idiot, so now I guess we can focus all our efforts on figuring out why Cambridgeshirekid insists on presenting such reasonable and well presented conversation points, the bastard.

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

Ha, Dickson does have shite hair, but he's still my first choice 9. I think when he plays there seems to be an urgency in the forwards and the delivery to the backs that we don't see with the other two. Somehow his presence seems to raise England's tempo and makes us seem much more dangerous to me.

I can't fault much of what you said about Youngs, he's been good, but perhaps isn't having the best run at the moment.

I find with Care that you do occasionally/frequently get pieces of brilliance and flair, but it is offset by consistently slower service at the rucks and an infuriating tendency to take a step or two with the ball every time he touches it. I know that this is all my opinion on him, and therefore worth no more than anyone else's, but I do feel like Care has had more than enough time to show us what he can do at international level and has not managed to replicate his club form.

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

I was thrilled when I saw he wasn't available for the 6N. I think that he has proved himself to be a terrible role model off the pitch, and I find his performances on the pitch to be central to the the slow paced and unthreatening nature we've come to see from England over the last 10 years.
I get that he can be dangerous in right situation, but I think he kills off any dynamic play whenever he plays for England.

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Antoine Burban's huge covering tackle on Perpignan's Watisoni Votu

I just had a look back, and it looks to me like the Stade player was the one trying to block the perpignan man

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Antoine Burban's huge covering tackle on Perpignan's Watisoni Votu

I'm most impressed by the no 6 getting there in the first place, great work rate!

2 Years, 7 Months ago

Strong wind blows London Irish restart kick backwards

It did look close though

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Sebastien Chabal knocks out Marc Giraud with big right hook

It really amazes me that referees correctly identify something as a punch, and then give the player a yellow. That is not the rules, why do they think that they can change what is in the rule books? The ref did it in the Quins match on sunday and it just leads to inconsistency and players not knowing where they stand with the rules.

2 Years, 8 Months ago