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    England V Australia

    Thread Starter: Pegleg

    Well half time 3-17 So far so good for Wales' interests. Nothing against England but knowing the last game was a little less important would ease the nerves.

    Last Post By: RobLev 47 Minutes Ago Go to last post

    10 years since the O'Driscoll spear tackle, and yet...

    Thread Starter: max_b

    I'm not a referee, just an ex-amateur player and ex-fan, but I wanted to make a point about the effect that the poor administration of Rugby Union has had on this fan. 10 years ago, Brian O'Driscoll was spear tackled off the ball by two New Zealand players in what, looking at the video evidence at...

    Last Post By: OB.. 50 Minutes Ago Go to last post

    Players going past the ball at breakdown

    Thread Starter: Gracie

    Is this really allowed? Watching this WC I'm struck by the way the southern hemisphere teams in particular go past the ball at the breakdown. In part this is the tactic of flopping over the breakdown to stop the opposition competing, but all too often it involves running round in front of the...

    Last Post By: RobLev 56 Minutes Ago Go to last post

    Tackling the support player.

    Thread Starter: Balones

    A couple of scenarios:- 1.) A ball carrier has a player latched onto him to provide extra weight. A tackler comes across and ploughs into both players and brings them both to ground. He makes contact with the support player first. 2.) As above but the tackler tackles the 'latch' and it is the...

    Last Post By: OB.. 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    The umpire

    Has Nigel made a mistake?

    Thread Starter: The umpire

    Scotland v SA today. Pieterson turns the Scotland player upside down and lets him land on his head. TMO eventually talks Nigel into a penalty, just a penalty, when it looks to fit all the requirements of a straight red. Sam Warburton must be shaking his head in disbelief. Thoughts?

    Last Post By: 4eyesbetter 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
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