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Waratahs Will Skelton and Tolu Latu both suspended for double lifting tackle

I think the whole tip tackle discussion came about following the BOD incident and this does have the hallmarks of that, ie cheap shot after play had moved on, or in this case whistle blown.

Personally I'm of the opinion that intent rather than outcome should hold sway and the intent here was clearly to act like a pair of bellends, so I think the bans are deserved.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Henry Seniloli's premature showboating costs Treviso a try

Larry, as you allude to further up the page, what Carling did here was about as showboaty as it got in those days.

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Friday Funnies - Henry Seniloli's premature showboating costs Treviso a try

Meant to say notable by its absence and very similar to this one.

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Friday Funnies - Henry Seniloli's premature showboating costs Treviso a try

Notable by its absence in the bombed tries archive above is this vintage beauty by Will Carling. Had everything: should have been an awesome try, unnecessary showboating and utter, abject humiliation! And if that's not enough you even have the voice of rugby, Bill McLaren too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03gpzFZadcQ




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1 Month, 1 Week ago

Fijian powerhouse winger Taqele Naiyaravoro signed by Glasgow Warriors

Love the commentary on the replay!

Don't hit him that high!!!
Don't hit him that low!!
Don't bother trying to hit him at all, he's unstoppable!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Canadian Taylor Paris scores try from 105m out in PRO D2 Semi Final

I think tphislslitphpsis correct on both counts, but the more important one is in his first paragraph: technically a "tackle" has not taken place, ie ball-carrier held and brought to ground. The defender ripped the ball rather than tackled the carrier. You can sort of see this around the 2:00 mark.

The "in-goal" argument I think is also valid, since for the tackle law to apply, "a tackle can only take place in the field of play" - law 15.1. Basically my understanding is once you're in the in-goal area all bets are off!

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Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

CAPE TOWN (AP) -- It has emerged that SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Robert Stelzner SC was high on meth when he reviewed video footage of Reggie Goodes's clean-out on Michael Allardice.

SANZAR Chief Executive Officer Greg Peters has invited Mr Stelzner to sit in a darkened room for 24 hours and then have another go at making a credible decision based on the evidence available.

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Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Brilliantly put MattyP.

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Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Eddie-g:He joins from the side. It is marginal, but the rules aren't ambiguous. It is an illegal clear-out

Not even marginal in my view mate. He's about a metre or two away from a legal entry position.

And the elephant in the room here of course is that if you were still allowed to trample all over a bloke on the wrong side of the ruck, I have no doubt he would have come in "through the gate".

Not having a go at the Chiefs player, (the tackler). He's only there momentarily and the ruck itself hadn't yet formed, but the way to get a legal bind on Allardice would be to walk directly over this bloke.

Personally I'd rather see that - or tacklers getting out of the way very quickly after making tackles - than blokes having to go around the player on the deck and entering rucks from the side. Rather a few stud marks up the back than wrecked knee ligaments.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

I'll tell you who's showing "a reckless disregard for the other player's safety" - the bloke throwing a horrible looping hospital pass around the 0:13 mark....

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