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  1. [7's/10's] Re: Europe's best target Tokyo 2020 qualification

    That's because they're been told to point, whistle and run. There's very little preventative in 7s.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Sorry to be cynical, but that reasoning is the same that a number of judges use over here for nice young men who have done a bad thing but because of who they are and what they can do get a soft...
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    Re: RIP James Small

    In Ed Morrison's book, he references sending him off because of something that was said that was so bad apparently that his friends watching on TV knew that he was incandescent.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    It's because of the 2nd Amendment, which has been abused in its interpretation over the years.

    The idea of letting the people arm themselves to be able to defend themselves against a tyrannical...
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    Re: RIP James Small

    Has any one asked Ed Morrison his feelings about him?

    Sad to die at 50, but not perhaps the nicest man...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    If he's found guilty, I don't understand how he doesn't have a conviction.
    Part of my issue is the recency effect. Would I hire him soon after his act of violence and conviction? Nope. A good few...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    if it involved violence against the person, yes.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Nah. This is the slope that the NFL has gone down, finding any excuse to let the player play.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    If IF gets canned because of what he thinks, it's beyond ridiculous to think that someone who actually landed hands on someone gets a pass.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    In general in the UK, and even then I'm not sure you're 100% right. CoCs can be seen as policies, which may be from time to time be changed...

    In the USA, CoCs are considered changeable and...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    So, Qantas aren't to be allowed to express their views? Yes, Folau is really standing up for free speech.
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    Re: retaken conversion

    No. Because as I, and others have cited and you have ignored: WR has made clear in law other places where they have specified that the same player must take a kick (Mark, for example). They have...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Yes. He is saying that same sex marriage shouldn't be allowed, contrary to the law passed in December 2017. That seems to me to be discriminatory. He's saying that homosexuls shouldn't be afforded...
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    Re: retaken conversion

    In any instance where there is a gap in the law, and I believe that there is here, my natural inclination would be to err on the side of the non-offending team.

    As has been cited, where TPTB want...
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    Re: retaken conversion

    Is this even covered in law?

    And you were in a no-win situation; you HAD to make a decision... I wouldn't have faulted you either way.
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    [Maul] Re: Is this a forward pass?

    Not used in UK rugby that way.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    The math comes down to: IF is complaining that RA isn't tolerant of his intolerance.

    As I said, legally, it might be interesting. Morally, he's a bigoted SOB and deserved everything he got.
  18. [Junior] Re: World Rugby U20 Championship 2019 in Argentina

    Check your math, I think. That six weeks covers now, and the end of August and September. He's not getting credit for July.

    Is 6 weeks appropriate? No details about the case so can't comment, but...
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    [Law] Re: Advantage Quiz again

    Was he inside the 10m before or after the kick was taken?

    I wonder of CR's point is that if he was inside the 10m line before the kick was taken, then we have to have to have the kick taken again
  20. [Tackle] Re: Wales v All Blacks U20 - how is this not a red card?

    Your stance leads to the inevitable conclusion that a perfectly legal chest high tackle can be turned into a red card not by any action of the tackler but by the action of the ball carrier and have...
  21. [Tackle] Re: Wales v All Blacks U20 - how is this not a red card?

    The tackle he initiated was safe.
    The fact that it wasn't is down to the actions of the ball carrier.
  22. [Tackle] Re: Wales v All Blacks U20 - how is this not a red card?

    Under the new rubric, it's red.
    Watching the video again, I think Black is set and launched for the tackle, and Red lowers himself still further.

    In a sane world, that would be sufficient...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    I agree Ian, which is why I think ultimately he will lose, or will else win but with very narrow terms attached to stop what you're worried about.

    if I were a betting man - and I'm not, unless I'm...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    You make a good point.
    Usually, if you sign a contract, without being under duress, the terms are considered binding.

    However, the needle may be turning slightly as to the reasonableness of the...
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    Re: Inclusiveness in rugby / Paddy Jackson

    If you sup with the devil, make sure it's with a long spoon.

    if you're happy to take all their money, you have to expect that they will have views that they expect to be respected. And if I'm...
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