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Didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to make the call based on the video evidence. May be they didn’t want the perceptio…(more)
The people who accept the charge are guilty. The people who don’t must be proven guilty. Proving people guilty is alot…(more)
To be fair FunBus, that was a small (albeit pointed) part of the bigger point around consistency.
But lots of people still called it a red because they didn’t know all the mitigating factors. Where do we find the list…(more)
How do we prove he had enough time to react. Good luck finding any player that in a room can stand like Farrell and the…(more)
Does anyone think an all England panel would do this for a Wallaby?
I think any player with the same legal team would have got the same result. I would guess its not hard to find cases in…(more)
Ask any none English speaking country how they feel playing English speaking teams with all the ref communication in Eng…(more)
Welcome to professional sport, same happens in soccer. Also because rugby is English speaking centric it affects the pr…(more)
I’m not even sure it’s that the rules are badly written. I think it’s an evolving situation unfortunately. They are tryi…(more)
If you don’t understand or accept 10s often get special treatment and are more open and vulnerable to borderline late sh…(more)
There’s stupid, beyond stupid, Owen Farrell and then the people that let him off the hook…. 😡 😡 😡
He got off on the technicality of the ball carrier changing directions because he was pushed. That in itself opens up a …(more)
Yes Sexton’s ban was mitigated to five weeks because he admitted guilt and sent an apology email to Tony Spreadbury the …(more)
Was he sent off for an illegal tackle or a legal tackle that hit the player in the head. It might not matter to us but …(more)
i wonder how well England are going to do at this world cup, even australia looks like they can beat them …well too.!!
me thinks your are English, or close enough …. move on Soutpiel
ah here is the show … a Bok/Saffa hater ….
Judges look at the “spirit” of the law, not the “form.” The mitigation was based on the unexpected lowering of height by…(more)
Ah firstly, I dont get too rude to ppl on here and have tried to be polite but right now your ignorance is standing out …(more)
Sorry @jameswm, I didn’t construct my post properly… I was trying to suggest (clearly not well enough) was that there’…(more)
So Rassie were right after all….different strokes for different folks.
Seems that the Aussie panel missed it all.
Live by the sword die by the sword …. forwards launching at you is every backs job to deal with not just his, respectf…(more)
The Aussies had a price 😂
I finally worked out what KC stands for – King-size Cop-out.
So what you are saying is that an English man was able to influence Ozzies and RA even though they don’t like him. Not …(more)
They are POHM 🙂
Basham failed a concussion test, won’t play for Wales this week against SA. Farrell? Go for it. He should at least sit…(more)
An argument was made recently that Sexton’s ban was mitigated somewhat when compared to the Hartley/Barnes incident. Thi…(more)
I’d guess all nations especially Australia are happy for Owen Farrell to play. EJ will know exactly how to get under h…(more)
Farrell normally swings his left arm around. Again its fine to say he did or didn’t do something but try explain what t…(more)
Re: Porter/Retallick. You’re right that there wasn’t an uproar exactly. There was, however, quite a bit of c…(more)
I think you missed that the comment was made in jest?
But how do you prove a lawyer wrong when he says the player was bent and the law says if the player is bent it is mitiga…(more)
True that is not how the law is applied but it is not how it is written and lawyers look at the words written when it su…(more)
Great way to make the sport a joke. Did we do the same when Barrett got off kicking a player in the head on a technical…(more)
Do we know they submitted a written report that says I looked at clip A and felt this, then I watched Clip B and I felt …(more)
Because he did nothing against the law. Touching an opposition play is not a penalty. If a player stands and never mov…(more)
Thanks for that. Memo to self, don’t comment on something you haven’t watched closely or really care about! I de…(more)
On ya jimmmy – you’ve almost convinced me
Brumby Runners have been about forever…
The Union has 2 roles
1) increase the number of players in rhe community game.
2) develop high quality players t…(more)
Follow the soccer model of habing a franchise competition, involving private equity, such as local clubs,…(more)
RA needs to be honest and focused on what the third tier is meant to achieve. The NPC and Currie Cup run at a loss to NZ…(more)
If it doesn’t involve existing clubs at state levels it won’t work. All teams in Aus club rugby . Two or three divis…(more)
whereas if there was a SRAU that went from July through to October, people that are likely to cancel their Stan subscrip…(more)
You got me there Robynn. I had not appreciated the history and continuing relationship with Redcliffe.
Have had a read …(more)
Walsh has already been and gone and come back
Listen to how he speaks about the club… didn’t he call Carrigan a c…..(more)
Hahaha… sombrero deals 😂
The Broncs have got a star studded origin laden roster and have just signed a prop for …(more)
Ok, that’s fine, but re-divvy the junior boundaries so it’s an even playing field…
Didn’t he tour the Panthers facilities and almost sign with them, maybe around 2014 or so…
Panthers have lost heaps of players over the past 3-4 years… Tamou, Mansour, Koroisau, Burton, Naden, Capewell, RCG, M…(more)
Yeah for sure… I’m honestly not trying to have a crack at you or the Panthers
It’s actually the opposite… I thi…(more)
JFH …Says his deal is $714,282 a season. Or it’s currently part of $5 Million over 7 years.
Bargain deal in comparis…(more)
Reece Walsh, Nerang Roosters best yet ? Still chasing Matt Rogers,
Chook raffles in the pub and Mums in the canteen can…(more)
How much is JFH on at Penrith ? Given the cap increase its the same percentage of the available funds as Hass will eat o…(more)
That’s a good grounding experience for the young lads. Why sleep in tents? Should have had them on swags under the sta…(more)
You’ve strayed into the wrong section of the Roar bro.
We’ll see mate. Not convinced RA is really trying. Reading up on and watching Ireland.
They should be embarrassed about how they have left a generation of Koori athletes behind. But here they are Patting the…(more)
Time to get behind the team now.
Exactly Jane, I’m so off the jerseys and boomerangs if they don’t back it up.
hmmm, parents want their kids to play a sport that doesn’t bring a list of negatives a mile long both on and off the pit…(more)
for a sport with a grassroots participation of comfortably less than 300,000 nationally……in 2020 the followi…(more)
Can I suggest that it’s not about affording of land, but more so about supply and demand. In 2023, RL boasted a total of…(more)
Generational Change! We need people of the Tilies generation to move into parliament and governance positions. James J…(more)
Why are the Waratahs playing the Crusaders twice? I thought the double games were from your own 6 teams (Aus and Fiji). …(more)
Ha ha ha – people would pay to see that. But I doubt they could last much more than 20 minutes. But it raises an inter…(more)
If you add up the Rebels (current and on their way) in the combined RWC and A/BaaBaas squads we have a full first 15, bu…(more)
Especially with this story:
Zeda Haas, the brother of NRL superstar Payne Haas, has been arrested after being found in …(more)
I think TPJ needs a coach like Bennett. Ciraldo has not impressed me at all. The way he handled Oloapu might have set th…(more)
Their stories are now big headlines based on what was said during 360, then the actual story is just repeating the conve…(more)
With hindsight there was something wrong on Sunday
Started as good as he has in a long time but made the offload error …(more)
Haha… Yeah I know… normally wouldn’t give a toss, but I feel like the poor old bulldogs are getting bullied at the…(more)
Thank you for all your comments BF. The thought of a captain didn’t even cross my mind. Too many to choose from?
Thank you Peter. You have taken us on a tremendous journey down memory lane.
The photo used of JdvW only reinforces in m…(more)
Last warm up game is next weekend. I’ll bet we get a couple of injuries which will change the squad, even before it’…(more)
Yeah, both can be true. He might have had a run in with EJ, but didn’t catch Carter in the crossfire
Was a bit Trumpian, wasn’t it 😂
Quade Cooper should be there IMHO.
He has the potential to be a match winner ! He was coming back into form and gett…(more)
Quade- Coming back from a severe injury, perhaps
I hope so.
“The cats look amiss…”
“There is no sadder club in the history of VFL/AFL football” ???
That is sugar coating it.
St Kilda are the saddest a…(more)
Tipping the Saints & agree wholeheartedly with your comments. No disrespect to the Cats but a Wiser man once said, s…(more)
Ooooft, the time is nigh. I’m off to the stadium. What a night this will be. Roar Editor Tony Harper will call the game …(more)
A high proportion of goals are scored at the end of each half so there is also an argument to start her at 40 minutes.
So true. There are plenty of people who wish Chidiac got game time in the last three matches and Grant seemed hard done…(more)
Fair, as we haven’t seen the type of play come through yet, which he thinks will beat ABs, Boks, Ireland, France – but I…(more)
Sad isn’t it. It would have been interesting to see his 33 out of the 45 odd used over two seasons. I think DR would …(more)
For now anyway. Remember Chieka had those same powers which drastically changed to 1/3.
I’d only disagree with this match should have been the final, not the semi.
The team with the best advantage now is Brisbane, as they are likely to finish top 2 and get a home game which they hard…(more)
BM, let me get my crystals out and sit down in a mediating stance and close my eyes and let the forces of nature tell me…(more)
DP, I have to laugh as John Morris was the assistant coach to JD at the Bunnies, now it makes sense why the Bunnies fell…(more)
At least they’ve got Dane Laurie coming along nicely. Exciting attacking player who genuinely has a crack… Could devel…(more)
I think it’s in Rugby Australia’s interest to have as few people as possible invested in the RWC, unfortunately.
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