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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:23 PM

Poor first weekend.

Italy aren't terrible anymore (y) . France still hammered them (n) .

Scotland criticises Dan Parks. Parks retires. Scotland fans pretend they'll be OK. Secretly bricking it.

Wayne Barnes makes two disgusting carding decisions.

Wales going for the Grand Slam.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

England/Scotland was awful. Ireland/Wales was decent and Italy were better than I expected but will probably still come fifth/sixth. Looking forward to Scotland/Wales, was a good game last year, sadly no tickets this time around :(

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

Italy will wallop Scotland, England will lose dismally to Ireland and Wales, but do well against France.

Off to the bookies :P

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:13 AM

Not if they play at Murrayfield!

Can't believe the France / Ireland game was called off, I was all ready for it!

Still the Super 15 starts next week, go Sharks!

FYI - I reckon Wales will win it this year, not a grandslam though.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:55 AM

Not a bad call, but think Ireland will run them close.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

3 absolutely fucking terrible decisions, CRUCIAL decisions, in 2 matches. How much are Wales paying the refs?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

3 absolutely fucking terrible decisions, CRUCIAL decisions, in 2 matches. How much are Wales paying the refs?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

Yes Ireland were hard done by as the result of two tip tackles in question. One of which was a blatant spear by Bradley Davies, which I agree should have been a red. The second of which was an Irish tackle, which was still a penalty,but not a yellow. Wayne Barnes didn't actually make those decisions either. It was a touch judge whose advice he acted on.

The fact is that IRB need to set clear concise guidelines about what is okay and what isn't. Especially with how fast paced the game of rugby is. An attacker running into a defender with a dipped shoulder at speed, can be incorrectly judged as a tip tackle. The referees don't know how to effectively punish players because the guidelines need more depth.

But that's what you get with the game of rugby in terms of refereeing. Not everything goes your way. Take a look at Wales' world cup semi. The ref was not only half Irish (turnabout is fair play eh?), who we had beaten the game before. But he had a French Father. There was no way that man should have been refereeing that match in the slightest. The result? A tip tackle pretty akin to The Irish one at the start of the six nations campaign, which didn't just garner a yellow, but a red, sending off our captain for pretty much 80 minutes. When the Welsh were complaining about that result, all the Irish and French supporters were saying we were just sore losers etc etc.

Boots on the other foot now though. It's okay for the Irish to be up in arms.

I assume you're off about the dropped ball prior to the try against Scotland. Yes I agree the ball was not dropped it was kept under control. I imagine that it would have been hard to see at that angle whether the ball was actually dropped or not, although if he had any doubts about it he could have gone to the video ref. But that didn't matter so much. Minutes later, Scotland still had that momentum and capitalized on it with a try.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:15 AM

England, again, wtf dudues!!!!

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