Australia pushed all the way by Ireland in Melbourne

first_imgSunday Jun 15, 2008 Australia pushed all the way by Ireland in Melbourne The new era of Australian rugby has begun in positive fashion as coach Robbie Deans started his tenure in charge with a hard fought 18-12 victory over Ireland in Melbournes Telstra Dome on Saturday.A 15-7 halftime lead had the Wallabies in control, but Ireland came back strongly and threatened to ruin the party for the home team with some great play by fullback Rob Kearney and loose forwards Jamie Heaslip and Stephen Ferris in particular.Australia looked rusty, and why wouldnt they, after assembling only 12 days before the start of their international season, with their coach having joined the squad shortly after masterminding another successful Crusaders Super 14 win.All credit to the Irish though, who proved theyre no pushovers and through a lack of precision just werent good enough on the night.To get through that, there was some good defence. It looked tenuous at times but that’s the nature of Test rugby: it’s never one-way traffic, said Wallabies coach Deans.They will be sore this morning. It’s a good feeling when you wake up sore and know you’ve done the business.You have to work hard for a Test win. You never get given a Test victory. It was gutsy stuff.Ireland dominated the closing stages, but Australia held firm to keep out the Irish who will feel that this was another one that got away. All four tries are shown in this clip. Time: 05:10ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Ma’a Nonu apologises for swearing during radio interview

first_imgTuesday May 4, 2010 Ma’a Nonu apologises for swearing during radio interview All Black Maa Nonu found himself having to issue an apology earlier today after he swore repeatedly during a live radio interview directly after the Hurricanes win over the Chiefs on Saturday. Nonu scored two tries on the night, but instead of being in the headlines this week for his great play, hes had his voice spread all over the internet as fans are keen to hear what he had to say. Hes since shown remorse, explaining that he was simply caught up in the moment after a frantic match. “It wasn’t meant to be like that but it was a bit of intense emotions coming out. I was just trying to speak the truth it’s a shame it happened like that. It was a tough game and that’s the way it came out,” he said. “I guess being a professional sportsman you have to be responsible for what you say. At the end of the day, it hurts a lot of people. I just want to apologise to all the fans out there and all the listeners.” The Hurricanes have reportedly punished him already, but the New Zealand Rugby Union will be meeting with him later in the week to discuss the offence. The radio stations, Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport, are also in a bit of hot water and have received a formal complaint from the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Bill Francis of Radio Network said that hes had sportsman swear on air before, but this was not the norm as Nonu dropped the F-bomb repeatedly throughout the interview. “I probably have not heard that extensive a number used in such a short space of time. I understand the heat of the battle where a player comes off the field, but they are also aware of their commitments,” he said. This video includes a news feature, the two tries that Nonu scored, and the full interview uncensored. If you have kids around, proceed with caution. Warning: Explicit language Time: 02:47 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

All Black Tony Woodcock’s charge on Wallaby Saia Faingaa

first_imgSunday Aug 8, 2010 All Black Tony Woodcock’s charge on Wallaby Saia Faingaa All Black prop Tony Woodcock seems to have dodged a bullet this weekend after his charge on Wallaby hooker Saia Faingaa on Saturday. Woodcock not only got off with just a warning, but he wasnt cited after the game either, surprising many. The Tri Nations has been somewhat of a shambles refereeing wise this year as every match, up until this weekend, has been affected by players being sent from the field. So while it was evident that South African referee Jonathan Kaplan was doing what he could to avoid switching up the numbers, his lenient approach hasnt gone down well. Woodcocks hit on Faingaa was pretty much a cheap shot as he came in from behind and hit the hooker in the back as he was getting up. Kaplan chose to only give a warning and a penalty, despite the clearout making some of the previous yellow cards weve seen look even more ridiculous than we had thought before. Faingaa himself played down the incident when asked if he thought it should have been a yellow card for Woodcock. “Mate, I don’t really remember it. That’s just part of the game, but yeah, he got me good. I don’t know.. I haven’t seen it yet, so I don’t know. If it was then it was, but I was probably in the wrong place anyway.” New Zealand coach Graham Henry tried to make it seem less severe than it was. “He just got frustrated. Guys were offside, standing there in the road I guess, and he just removed him. I didn’t think it was particularly bad. Goodness me, it’s a game of rugby isn’t it?” Woodcock has surprisingly avoided any further sanction from the citing commissioner, so will be on the plane to South Africa with his team. The question now is if Kaplan will be publicly admonished by Paddy OBrien in the same fashion that fellow ref Cobus Wessells was last week. Former Australian coach Bob Dwyer, never shy to speak his mind, was appalled by Kaplan. “Under the laws of the game, I don’t think he had a choice,” said Dwyer. “It was foul play and therefore a compulsory yellow card. The Australian player was not in the ruck, he had his back to Woodcock. But Woodcock clobbered him and there were no arms used either to suggest a tackle. It was an illegal charge without arms. “I don’t understand how some referees follow the law book but others don’t.” Wed got the impression that even if a ref makes a mistake on the field, a citing could take place and dangerous play would be dealt with. That would simply mean an investigation, which doesnt always need to lead to a suspension. Its surprising then that this wasnt even cited, especially given the events of the past month. What’s your take on it? Time: 01:40 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Florian Fritz gives the finger after red for dangerous tackle

first_imgSunday Jan 23, 2011 Florian Fritz gives the finger after red for dangerous tackle Earlier today Wasps beat Toulouse with a last gasp try by David Lemi as the scores were tied. Highlights of the game will be posted soon, but for now here’s the controversial red card decision that saw Florian Fritz take an early exit.Richard Haughton, who was excellent all day, sparked a brilliant breakout before a cross kick left Tom Varndell in space as Wasps looked dangerous in what was a fantastic game of rugby.As Toulouse did well to get back in defence, Florian Fritz lifted and dumped Varndell in what was deemed to be a dangerous tackle by referee Alain Rolland. Rolland seemed to have little doubt, showing the straight red card without much hesitation or consultation with his assistants.Fritz was understandably shocked, but his middle fingered gesture while walking off the pitch will leave most fans with little sympathy, and will more than likely land him in hot water with the ERC, who dont take kindly to that type of behaviour.Whether or not the tackle actually was worthy of a red card is up to you to decide. The intent to lift and dump the player is obviously what tipped – for lack of a better word- Rolland in favour of issuing the red, even though the way that Varndell landed seemed fairly safe.The finger by Fritz isnt forgivable though, and while he obviously lost his head and let his emotions got the better of him, a disciplinary hearing will be forthcoming.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Classic Encounters – Toulouse vs Racing Metro

first_imgThursday Sep 15, 2011 Classic Encounters – Toulouse vs Racing Metro The Rugby World Cup is definitely the biggest thing happening on the world stage at the moment, but try telling that to French Top 14 supporters. They packed out Stade Municipal de Toulouse on the weekend for what turned out to be an absolute classic. All Black outcast Luke McAlister has started a new chapter in his career with Toulouse, and by all accounts, its going swimmingly. The former Auckland Blues and Sales Sharks player guided his team to a brilliant 41-36 win over Racing Metro, with McAlister himself playing an integral role. He also kicked a 63m penalty.A personal tally of 21 points and commanding flyhalf play led to Racing Metro’s first defeat of the season. Tries were scored for Toulouse by captain Yannick Nyanga, Clement Pointrenaud, while Yannick Jauzion scored two.While France are over in New Zealand looking to achieve their best ever World Cup result, a win, there are still a host of the highest quality of players plying their trade in the Top 14. And that’s just the locals.Nyanga, who himself was outstanding, was full of praise for McAlister, who wasn’t included in an All Blacks squad jam-packed with talented backs. “Luke? He’s a world class player,” Nyanga said.“At Stade, we’ve always had good fly-halves. We were very good there. He launches our game-plan perfectly and is always moving us forward. It’s always easy to play with a 10 like that,” he added.Below are extended highlights of the match (playlist), coming to just under 20 minutes in total. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Brian O’Driscoll try in the corner sets up Leinster win over Munster

first_imgWednesday Oct 10, 2012 Brian O’Driscoll try in the corner sets up Leinster win over Munster Brian O’Driscoll scored a lovely try in the corner to help Leinster to a 30-21 victory over arch rivals Munster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Since the game there has been talk of injury concerns, and also speculation about a switch to Super Rugby.  The Heineken Cup champions get their defence of the title underway this coming weekend as they host Exeter Chiefs at the RDS. O’Driscoll is reportedly set to play through the pain after rolling his ankle in the second half against Munster.There has been talk of 33-year-old O’Driscoll being interested in a stint in Super Rugby, fuelled by the fact that his former coach, Michael Cheika, is now in charge of the Waratahs in Sydney.“What excites me is the challenge of playing against the calibre of player you are playing week-in, week-out down there. That is an exciting prospect,” O’Driscoll told the Daily Telegraph. “But whether all the pieces fit, I don’t know. At this moment in time, probably not but ‘Cheiks’ has my number, so if he wants to give me a call, he knows how to get me.“Just before the World Cup I thought about the possibility of last year maybe taking a little bit of downtime and playing a year of Super Rugby. “The three best teams in the world make up the Super 15. You look at the individuals, the calibre of sides, the quality of Super Rugby and the intensity of it – obviously it is a hugely high standard. “I am contracted only to June, so whether I play on for another year after that, the body will be able to tell me later on this year,” he added. He needed just a fraction of space to get in at the corner against Munster, following a lovely midfield break by Fergus McFadden, who shot through an attempted Ronan O’Gara tackle with ease.– Will O’Driscoll be a definate candidate for going on the 2013 Lions tour? – Should he seriously consider going to Super Rugby, or will he be pushing it age-wise by then? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Friday Funnies – Nigel Owens is straighter than this lineout throw

first_imgFriday Oct 24, 2014 Friday Funnies – Nigel Owens is straighter than this lineout throw Referee Nigel Owens has always fancied himself as a bit of a comedian on the field. The openly gay referee has actually done a bit of stand up comedy in his time, and also happens to be arguably the best referee in the world these days.While he’s been criticised as liking the spotlight a bit too much at times, there’s no denying that he is a funny man, and if he lets the game flow and positively influences some of the classic matches we’ve seen of late – particularly in the Rugby Championship – then more power to him.In the Harlequins vs Castres European Rugby Champions Cup game last Friday night Owens was on hand to spot a very skew Dave Ward lineout throw, and delivered this well timed comment.If you didn’t know already, Owens is gay, so the not straight comment was as amusing as it was refreshing to hear. You’d imagine it probably threw the front rowers slightly though.You can view more of Owens’ quips in the Related Posts below this, which include him telling off 30 grown men, pointing a player in the direction of a football field, and his ‘This is not Soccer’ line. You can always watch a really interesting feature on him from ITV a few years back, where he talks about stand up comedy, steroid use and contemplating suicide. Those dark days are over, and now he simply excels on the field with his refereeing, and the occasional comedic sideshow.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

All Blacks release footage of a clearly injured Ardie Savea making a crucial intervention

first_imgMonday Oct 12, 2020 All Blacks release footage of a clearly injured Ardie Savea making a crucial intervention Following the pulsating climax to the first Bledisloe Cup Test of 2020, the All Blacks have shared unseen footage of Ardie Savea’s vital intervention in the final minutes of the match.ADVERTISEMENTThe clip focuses on the No8’s work after Reece Hodge’s penalty attempt ricocheted off the post in the 83rd minute, which started with him showing the presence of mind to not dive on the ball after Caleb Clarke had knocked it on as it would have resulted in an offside penalty.After sustaining a leg injury whilst repelling the Australian attack, the 26-year-old effectively limped to a ruck under his posts to secure a vital turnover in the 84th minute.It is unclear what caused his injury, but on closer inspection, his leg does give way slightly as he made his way from one ruck to the next as the Wallabies hammered New Zealand’s line. In what was the first Test match in almost a year for either side, cramp cannot be ruled out, particularly given the length and intensity of the contest.WATCH: EXTENDED highlights unearth the sheer madness of Bledisloe overtime classicLittle did he know that his contribution would be the beginning of a frantic five minutes whereby possession would continually change hands as both sides chased a win.The struggling All Black probably thought he had managed to salvage a draw from a perilous position, only to see the ball worked wide to Clarke, who raced out of the 22.As the camera followed the play further down the field, the player cam stayed focused on Savea, who gingerly worked his way to his feet and hobbled up the pitch.ADVERTISEMENTHe persevered but was clearly in discomfort over the next five minutes, where the All Blacks had a period of exerted pressure on Australia’s line too.The loose forward’s physical state was not clear to see on the television, but this perspective only goes to show how impressive his intervention was in what was one of the defining moments of the match.Watch all his Player Cam footage in the video belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

World Champion Springboks withdraw, tournament pivots to a Tri Nations

first_imgFriday Oct 16, 2020 World Champion Springboks withdraw, tournament pivots to a Tri Nations South Africa has pulled out of the Australia-hosted Rugby Championship citing its government’s travel restrictions, player welfare and safety concerns. The tournament will continue, however, featuring just Argentina, New Zealand and Australia.ADVERTISEMENTSANZAAR said in a statement the reigning World Cup winners will no longer compete against the other three countries, who will instead compete in the Tri-Nations tournament.The decision means South Africa are due to play no international matches between their World Cup victory over England in Japan in early November, 2019 and July 2021, when they host the British and Irish Lions in Johannesburg.South African Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux said in the SANZAAR statement: “This is a hugely disappointing outcome for supporters and commercial partners but the on-going impacts of the pandemic in multiple dispensations mean we are unable to deliver a Springbok team without seriously compromising player welfare, apart from other logistical challenges.“With time essentially having run out, it left us with no option. SANZAAR and Rugby Australia have bent over backwards to make the tournament happen and it would have been unfair on them, their partners and state government to delay a decision any longer.”The South African-based portion of what was a 46-player squad was scheduled to fly from Johannesburg on Sunday. However, government regulations as currently drafted meant it was unclear whether the team would legally be able to depart.Roux said that the local challenges were compounded by the fact that the 24 overseas based players, who had been identified for potential selection (depending on COVID-19 status) and for whom visas had been applied, were based with European or Japanese clubs.ADVERTISEMENT “Players in England, Ireland, France and Japan are subject to differing local regulations and travel protocols and potentially imminent renewed lockdowns in some territories,” he said.“It was unclear when they would be able to become functioning members of the Springbok squad in Australia. We understand that public safety concerns come first and there’s no way that we could expect short cuts to be found to get them out of their host countries and into the Springbok bubble.“But the impact on our planning was profound and took us to a bottom line that we could not in fairness commit to being able to compete.”ADVERTISEMENTThe five-week Tri-Nations will begin on October 31 with Australia hosting New Zealand in Sydney.Rassie Erasmus, Director of Rugby, said that his department had planned for every scenario.“We worked out that the players needed a minimum of 400 minutes of game time before they could be ready for a Test match,” said Erasmus. “The overseas-based players had started playing before us and they would have been getting close to that time by 7 November.“But many of those have completed their programmes or have had COVID outbreaks which has interrupted the planning. The Japanese based players haven’t played any rugby at all, while the home-based players would be well short of 400 minutes by the time of kick off.”Roux added:“It seems impossible that the Springboks won’t play a Test match in 2020, but public health and safety have been the primary concern and we have been collateral damage like so many businesses.“All we can do now is enjoy our domestic competitions and find ways to be ready for the arrival of the British & Irish Lions in 2021.”TRI NATIONS“COVID is just a gift that keeps on giving!,” said SANZAAR CEO Andy Marinos.“Naturally, it is extremely disappointing that the Springboks, due to the continued complexities of operating in and around this COVID environment, cannot fully compete in the previously planned six-round Rugby Championship. That said this now presents us with a unique opportunity, in this our 25thyear, to close off 2020 with a SANZAR Tri Nations Competition.”The first two matches involving Australia and New Zealand double up as the final two Bledisloe Cup series matches.SCHEDULEOctober 31: Australia v New Zealand (ANZ Stadium, Sydney)November 7: Australia v New Zealand (Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane)November 14: New Zealand v Argentina (Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)November 21: Argentina v Australia (McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)November 28: Argentina v New Zealand (McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle)December 5: Australia v Argentina (Bankwest Stadium, Sydney)  Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Sam Lousi banned again, this time for a brutal high tackle

first_imgThursday Oct 15, 2020 Sam Lousi banned again, this time for a brutal high tackle Sam Lousi has been banned again after a high tackle he made against Glasgow Warriors this past weekend. The Scarlets second row was shown a straight red card after the incident was reviewed by referee Frank Murphy and the TMO on hand.ADVERTISEMENTLousi was shown a red card under Law 9.13 – a Player must not tackle an opponent early, late, or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling, or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulder even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.The Disciplinary Hearing was handled by Roddy Dunlop (Scotland) and it was accepted that the Player’s actions warranted a red card for foul play.The incident was deemed a mid-range offence, which carries a six-week suspension.Due to the Player’s previous disciplinary record (red card for punching incident, February 2020) the Judicial Officer could not offer full mitigation, therefore, resulting in a four-week suspension.Lousi is free to resume playing from midnight on 9 November 2020 and was reminded of his right to appeal.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more