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Posted 04:40 19th April 2012
A big loss for Ulster but imo entirly warrented it was a very bad tackle on Jones .4weeks also seems lenient imo 6-8 weeks would seem more appropiate imo.Im guessing though its one of those situations where its unintentional and the time left in the season was taken into consideration
Posted 14:48 14th April 2012
You're 100% right - how did Poite not call it - he was looking right at it. I wish people would stop referring to him as one of the best referees in the world (Sky Sports pundits in particular).
Every match I watch when he's referee, he becomes the main talking point - it's not supposed to be that way.
The perfomances of referees need to be heavily scrutinised and and sanctioned, so we can get some consistency.
A legitimate tackle by Ferris in the 6N cost Ireland the game against Wales due to a terrible decision by the Ref, and another terrible decision by a ref to overlook a very bad tackle, arguably cost Munster the match against Ulster. Where's the consistency!
There's too much riding on these games nowadys to get such big decisions horribly wrong.
Posted 07:54 13th April 2012
Very lenient - 10 was a minimum I'd have said. How did the ref miss it though? I'm sure he didn't so he should have a life time ban - or a year's season ticket to watch Munster - he'll have a warm welcome.
Posted 17:52 12th April 2012
Just think what happened to 'MT', the thing/person with no name. C'mon 007 - fess up.
Posted 17:49 12th April 2012
From the perspective of Irish Rugby - this is very disappointing. He is a massive loss and a big boost for Edinburgh going into the Semi's.
However - the ban is completely warrented. It was a very bad tackle and we need to get this type of tackle out of the game ASAP, before somebody is seriously injured.
A hard legitmate tackle has just as much of an impact as these crazy tip tackle's that are all the rage at the moment.
Posted 16:59 12th April 2012
Is it just me or does Afoa bear more than a passing ressemblance to Cutty from The Wire?
Posted 15:55 12th April 2012
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