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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard smith View Post
    Never have experienced Ear lobe tunnels. However, In my mind they are dangerous in a sporting context.
    Fingers may get caught in them and damage can be caused to the ear. In my opinion any player Ear Lobe Tunnels really should consider his/her involvement in the playing of the game
    dangerous ears (!)

    in what way are they dangerous ? and how are they less 'dangerous' when the rubber hoops are removed ?

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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    dangerous ears (!)

    in what way are they dangerous ?
    Earlobe could get ripped.
    and how are they less 'dangerous' when the rubber hoops are removed ?
    Less likely to get a stray finger caught in them.
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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    Earlobe could get ripped.
    Less likely to get a stray finger caught in them.
    but they should be taped, nonetheless

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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard smith View Post
    ... In my opinion any player Ear Lobe Tunnels really should consider his/her involvement in the playing of the game
    Really? A bit thought police for my liking.

    As long as and risk is dealt with (tape etc) a ref has no right to act as a fashion judge.

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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    So you have to tape an ear lobe opening, but not a nostril?

    i agree remove jewellery, but I see no requirement for any remaining hole to be taped. Player beware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NL View Post
    I haven't, but I've seen it happen without any problems, and I can't imagine there being any problem if I had to. Might be a cultural thing. What would you expect?
    Don't get drawn into that "cultural thing" excuse

    safety of other participants 1st, always

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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra1922 View Post
    So you have to tape an ear lobe opening, but not a nostril?
    Yes, one is natural, the other is contrived.

    if you were being serious ??

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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by VM75 View Post
    safety of other participants 1st, always
    how are the other participants at risk?

    do you make everyone tape up their pockets? (see post #18)

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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    Quote Originally Posted by VM75 View Post
    Don't get drawn into that "cultural thing" excuse

    safety of other participants 1st, always
    ..? I was saying that some players may or may not have a problem with being told to tape, depending on culture, not that they should or shouldn't have to.

    But regardless, it's not an excuse. Your culture is highly influential in what you consider safe/important and where you draw lines of acceptability, whether you're aware of it or not. Look at the difference in 80s rugby compared to now, or in current age grade laws across various countries.

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    Default Re: Ear lobe tunnels

    An earlobe tunnel with a soft rubber ring in, poses no danger to any other player .
    If you make a player tape it up, to protect his own ears, presumably you also make him wear a scrum cap to protect his head, and a mouthguard to protect his teeth?

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