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    Re: Pacific Islands

    There would be a straightforward solution to this - make RWC the only game in town - no elite level domestic club competitions are to be played during the six weeks that RWC is being played.
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    Re: Jap v Sco - No Red Card?!?

    100%.

    In this case, I thought it almost looked worse at full speed. I definitely thought it looked like a card when I saw it for the first time before the slo-mo.

    Its a pity you cherry picked...
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    Re: Pacific Islands

    Well, the five-year residency might alleviate that a bit.

    Perhaps the rule for "capture" needs looking at. Perhaps players should only be captured after a set number of international matches, say,...
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    Re: Pacific Islands

    The thing is, they want to become professional rugby players.... I don't know whether you have ever been to the Pacific Islands (I'm guessing not) but I have, and can assure you, there is no way they...
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    Re: Pacific Islands

    They do that now anyway.
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    Re: Jap v Sco - No Red Card?!?

    This is the Bundi Aki tackle (for any who have not seen it)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7MSseNZUbY

    I just cannot see how anyone can look at this and not see a RC. The argument that he...
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    Re: Best decision of the wc

    I agree.

    Regardless of the framework, the referee also has to adhere to the Laws, one of which is Law 6.5a

    If O'Keefe wasn't even considering foul play, then the framework doesn't apply.
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    Re: So, about this framework then...

    ... and any that have yet to get the message, will get it when, week after week, they find their team consistently with a couple of players sitting on seats on the sideline and only 13/14 players in...
  9. Re: AUSvGEO - Naisani YC - a reason for concern?

    Agree, and agree.
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    Re: RWC Wales v Fiji penalty try

    I thought that in the NZ one, the whole Canadian front row stood up in the scrum.

    IMO, it would be manifestly unfair to either pick one at random, of YC all three of them.
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    Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    Its is very rare for a Cat 5 Super Typhoon to hit Japan this late in the season. The peak for the big ones is usually July to September, tapering off during the end of September until the end of the...
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    Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    Extra rest is a two-edged sword
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    Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    While I do not support the cancellation of these matches (cancellation three days ahead of the match leaves plenty of time to rechedule) I think some of you, especially if you have never wandered...
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    Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    In 2011, a Super Rugby match was cancelled due to the Christchurch earthquake, and again this year because of the mosque terrorist attack, again, in Christchurch.


    For RWC, I don't think there is...
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    Re: Should the game clock be reset?

    So your experience is every kick directly in front of the posts usually no more than 30 metres away. It also seems you would be willing to wipe away a key skill of the game for the sake of saving a...
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    Re: Should the game clock be reset?

    You clearly have no appreciation of what it takes to be a goal-kicker. You are suggesting it is a just a matter of putting the ball on the tee and kicking it. Well, it is isn't. Not by a long shot.
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    Re: Should the game clock be reset?

    Its doesn't work like that. The game restarts in a different place and proceeds differently from how it would have in other scenarios. You can never be sure what effect the options have.

    They...
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    Re: Should the game clock be reset?

    For a long time, my opinion on this has pretty much been that non-dangerous play/foul play PK's ought to be Indirect Penalty Kicks, i.e. you have all the advantages of a PK (kick directly to touch...
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    Re: Should the game clock be reset?

    Why are people seemingly obsessed with increasing the game time? Rugby is a game of 80 minutes, including the time it takes to actually do the things and enact the parts that make the game what it...
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    Last night I watched with dismay as two more players in the New Zealand v Namibia match (Ofisa Tu'ungafasi and Nepo Laulala) failed to learn the lessons from previous incidents. They both came in...
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    Re: Should the game clock be reset?

    ...where a 60 minute game is divided into four 15 minute quarters and ends up being about 3 - 3 hours long!

    Rugby games are already typically going to almost two hours now, and you want to make...
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    Re: [RWC] Italy vs RSA Tackle RC

    I just heard the NZ radio commentator in the NZL v NAM match say that one of the Italian props RC for the tip tackle in the ITA v SAF match only got a three week suspension! (nothing online about it...
  23. Thread: NZ v Canada

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    [Law] Re: NZ v Canada

    Standing up should stop any drive because the referee is required to end the scrum immediately. If it was done by the defending team as they were being driven back over their own line (always...
  24. Thread: Feeding

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    Re: Feeding

    Mark Wakeham replied, but I'll give you a few synonyms

    Pearler
    Ripper
    Beaut
    Humdinger
    Cracker
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    Re: Feeding

    WTF!? Now we're criticising the referee for making a correct call?

    NO did actually warn him earlier, and while most feeds are a bit squint, this one was a doozy - straight in the second row!
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