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Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

Yep, can still read French OK, speaking it is far more of a challenge these days...

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing another large ban after knocking out Sean O'Brien

"A swinging arm is a weak tackle. There isn't enough mass behind the point of contact" - which is why it makes more sense to suggest that the swinging arm was intended to dislodge the ball than to smash the bloke.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

Wow, that is an interesting article about Papé, had no idea about that. Can only admire his fortitude in overcoming all of that.

Still, if I can quote Alan Partridge for the second time in one thread, "a broken home is no excuse for evil". And introducing the shameful act of diving/simulation into the noble sport of rugby certainly qualifies for that description.

By the way, I do love the expression "le rugbyman". Always makes me smile when I read that.

I'm not too proud to admit to subconscious bias; as you say we all have it, like it or not. But, if I recall correctly, I wrote that I felt Haylett-Petty did nothing wrong and shouldn't have even been penalised. You pre-emptively called us rosbifs out, just in case any of us planned to defend him and I think we all accepted it.

Re Hartley, I don't like the bloke, have no particular interest in defending him, and I maintain that I was looking at the incident dispassionately. I will admit to bein a contrarian little prick but that's another matter. ;)

I definitely am biased in favour of playear's I like generally, but I genuinely don't think nationality comes into it.

Equally I confess I'm biased against those I dislike. Calum Clark could play the most incredible rugby the world has ever seen and I still NEVER want to see the prick anywhere near the England team. Yoann Huget is a great player but that HEINOUS dive will always outweigh any positive impression of the bloke, in my judgemental little world anyway.

I never really boarded the Chris Ashton hatewagon, but would happily see him and Delon Armitage bugger off and play football. Mike Brown brings quite a footballery ethos to rugby - gobbing off at the ref, getting involved in petty handbags, "acting very immature", and yes making a meal of that Haylett-Petty challenge.

I like football, still play it now and again and enjoy watching sometimes, but I despise its "values" and will condemn anyone - no matter who they are - who brings them into rugby.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

When I asked Mr Dump yesterday if this shameful incident would be covered, I already had in mind that I would post this at the top of the comments. However, seeing as all the sensible discussion has already taken place, perhaps this actually sits better here, so as to underline the overall sentiment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Heybq1s79Y

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1 Month, 3 Days ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

Come to think of it, I am fairly confident that I've never made any insinuation about the French (or any other nationality for that matter) being more likely to dive. I've always focused on the individual scumbag at hand, whether that be Huget, Brussow or Habana - come to think of it, were Brussow and Habana's theatrics the real harbinger of South Africa's recent decline?? Could be the rugby universe's way of punishing such wickedness.

The only thing I can think of is I think I may have made a pseudo-insightful prediction about high salaries in France *potentially* leading to more footballer-esque cynicism and "professional" cheating. That's about it as far as I can remember.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

That Krockett "flatty" was a beauty and quite well deserved. A flanker imposing himself on the opposition halfback is one thing; taking him out late, judo-throwing him and then trying to prevent him from getting back up - each are bitch moves in isolation, but to do all three together is quite scumbaggy. As embarrassing as being decked by scrumhalf may be, that was some slap by Krockett.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

Oliver, Surely one bloke acting like a despicable scumbag was the perfect segue into another bloke acting like a despicable scumbag? I can honestly say on this occasion that Papé's nationality didn't even occur to me!

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of precious Rugbydump time??

I like to read through the comments that are already one before getting involved. On this occasion, by the time I got on here there were 36 to plough through!

I've been so incensed by this prick, every time I think about it my blood boils. Had an argument with a stranger over a minor road courtesy disagreement earlier - haven't done that in years... Every slight irritation now has me gritting my teeth and growling "Paaaapéeee!!!!"

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Edinburgh's Burleigh sent off amid Papé playacting

I still like to think that Giteau spannered that kick deliberately, by way of an apology.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Dylan Hartley facing another large ban after knocking out Sean O'Brien

Jolly good, I'll keep my powder dry then...

1 Month, 4 Days ago