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Salesi Ma'afu banned for one week for punch on Tom Youngs that went viral

@rufio - perhaps youtube would be a more suitable environment for your style of debate.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Salesi Ma'afu banned for one week for punch on Tom Youngs that went viral

0:28 - Ben Youngs having a pop at Ma'afu for punching his big brother. Quite endearing really. Especially as Tom basically has to come in and defend Ben.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Salesi Ma'afu banned for one week for punch on Tom Youngs that went viral

Slight exaggeration as this one was punished with a slap on the wrist.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Salesi Ma'afu banned for one week for punch on Tom Youngs that went viral

Pedant alert - surely the money shot punch is a left hook, not a cross?
Either way, beautiful combo.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Salesi Ma'afu banned for one week for punch on Tom Youngs that went viral

Well put DrG.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

The Shortball from Rugby HQ - Round 14

Fair enough, if that's what the disciplinary hearing found. They must have had other camera angles though, because from the above it looks about as blatant a "contact with the eye area" offence as you'll see.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

The Shortball from Rugby HQ - Round 14

The "he is not a thug" defence doesn't wash when you're deliberately stamping on someone's face.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

The Shortball from Rugby HQ - Round 14

Well Horwill's gone right down in my estimations. Slagging off the ref in his post-match interview is bad enough in itself, but is he seriously defending that dirty fucker with his fingers all over a bloke's eyes?

Can't believe that stamp by Deysel - had no idea he was that sort of dirty thug. That is outrageous. Looked very deliberate too.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Northampton Saints and Saracens to meet in Aviva Premiership Final

If I may make a slightly tangential point, I don't agree with players "charging the kicker" either. Seems to be accepted as part of the game, but surely this is at least as bad sportsmanship as shouting something out. The idea that you're looking to actually charge the kick down is nonsense - very unlikely that you'll be able to physically do anything about that, (Stringer mugging O'Connor in that Baabaas game would be the exception to prove the rule).

With this in mind, although Ashton takes it to a more uncouth level, I don't see that it's significantly different. All gamesmanship however you look at it.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Northampton Saints and Saracens to meet in Aviva Premiership Final

DrG - Hardly mate! I mean I know he got knocked down, but that just gives an indication of how hard the punch was. To bounce back up from a punch like that is pretty impressive in my book.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

 
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