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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Hullis View Post
    WTF has happened this week? Terrible for England.
    New Zealand produced by far their best performance of the series, and then at their best the All Blacks are too good for every other team. A decent second half for England though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMunro-371 View Post
    New Zealand produced by far their best performance of the series, and then at their best the All Blacks are too good for every other team. A decent second half for England though.
    Agree with this.

    The experiment with Eastmond/Tuilagi didn't work, we played too narrow and left far too many gaps in the line, and Yarde's defensive play needs to be vastly improved, although his attacking play is brilliant. I thought Vunapola diidn't look at his best (not fully fit?) and his yellow card was harsh. Morgan gave us more impetus and better defence, when he came on.
    A lot of plusses for us, and I know it was the All Blacks in New Zealand, but when the pressure was put on we were found wanting.
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    Mike Tindell the only player from England's 03 world cup team still playing, announces his retirement.

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    Ok, I ain't no union officianado but it's shit Saturday ( no football) and I find myself watching the avivva premiership.
    A player virtually assaults another (red card 8 game ban minimal in football), touch judge and ref have chat and decide it's nothing.
    Am I honestly supposed to take this sport seriously.

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    Yes. Scraps happen in rugby. Football is full of poofs.
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    That'll do for me, spoken like a true rugger type. 😉

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    Wigan have a player sent off inside the first two minutes.

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    Red card deservedly, thumping an opponent, play on in union.

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    Thumping him whilst knocked out on the floor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROVERT47 View Post
    Red card deservedly, thumping an opponent, play on in union.
    He thumped him, then hit him again as the player lay on the ground. That would be wrong even in Aussie Rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMunro-371 View Post
    He thumped him, then hit him again as the player lay on the ground. That would be wrong even in Aussie Rules.
    If you are going to get a Red, might as well do it in style I guess

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    Wigan take the lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    If you are going to get a Red, might as well do it in style I guess
    He definitely got his moneys worth.

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    #headsgone

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    Well Josie Barton has spoke on the subject

    Joseph Barton ‏@Joey7Barton 5m5 minutes ago
    Actually feel a bit sorry for Ben Flower. Lance started it with his elbow. Superb 1st dig from Flower. 2nd when he's KO'd is out of order.

    Clearly, instead of punching him the 2nd time he maybe should have put a cigar out in his eye or waited until his back was turned before going back in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    Fookin hell!!!

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    I carnt speyk

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    http://youtu.be/o58stoJJ5No

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    Out of interest it is impossible to get sent off in Aussie Rules. You can be put on report if you call in an air strike on the opposition, but that seems to be about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    Out of interest it is impossible to get sent off in Aussie Rules. You can be put on report if you call in an air strike on the opposition, but that seems to be about it.
    You may well be right. Don't they review every game in Aussie Rules and then charge players.

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    Watch a Hawthorn v Essendon match. They might as well go out there with AK47s.
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    Ben Flower has been given a six month ban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMunro-371 View Post
    Ben Flower has been given a six month ban.
    That's not enough in my opinion. What he did was a disgrace.

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    10 games is about right.

    He's apologised, it was a mistake, we move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Hullis View Post
    10 games is about right.

    He's apologised, it was a mistake, we move on.
    Eh? The first punch maybe but the 2nd was out of order. He should be standing in front of a judge

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    The first punch wasn't even worthy of a red, he's just retaliated to a forearm/elbow to the face. If it wasn't for the second punch they would both have been in the bin for 10.

    Agree the second punch is bad but he's received the longest ever ban SL has ever given. It's the right call IMO.

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    You can tell I don't really watch Rugby. To me that was GBH but to Rugby fans its "he slightly over stepped t'mark there"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    Eh? The first punch maybe but the 2nd was out of order. He should be standing in front of a judge
    He should be behind bars.

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    About to leave for Twickenham for the England-NZ game

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