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  1. Barnacle

    Rugby Laws - 2018 Version

    The thing with the citing commission is that they address aspects that occurred outside the laws (rules), so it should not be a problem. The game however does carry risks and strictly speaking when a player starts playing rugby, they must be made aware of those risks. Interestingly, when I started playing rugby, this exact point was addressed by our coaches at the time. You basically indicated by staying on for the practice (season) that you gave consent to the risk of injury being part of the game. While the principles of assumption of risk can be applied, each incident much be judged on its own merits. This is actually one of the main reasons we see so little legal action with dirty play. But there have been a small number of cases where players were successfully sued for injuries, due to actions that occurred outside the laws of the game. It remains a grey area...
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    Other Rugby Related News and Trivia

    So, Mallett and I hold the exact same view of Willemse's opinions... So, we are both guilty of "Mentalism"? (Discrimination based on cognitive impairment)
  3. Barnacle

    Rugby Laws - 2018 Version

    No, it is not correct. Rugby is played on your feet. It is a basic principle of the game. Jumping in the air is you deciding to make yourself vulnerable and is against the principles of the game. In terms of the risk there is also a legal principle... Volenti non fit iniuria (or injuria) (Latin: "to a willing person, injury is not done") is a common law doctrine which states that if someone willingly places themselves in a position where harm might result, knowing that some degree of harm might result, they are not able to bring a claim against the other party in tort or delict. Volenti applies only to the risk which a reasonable person would consider them as having assumed by their actions; thus a boxer consents to being hit, and to the injuries that might be expected from being hit, but does not consent to (for example) his opponent striking him with an iron bar, or punching him outside the usual terms of boxing. Volenti is also known as a "voluntary assumption of risk." In short, if YOU assume the risk, it is YOUR problem. Just as a matter of interest, when the red card was given, I switched channels and I have not watched any test matches after, including the SA test. The fact that World Rugby stepped in and acted reasonably, means I might reconsider.
  4. Barnacle

    Rugby Laws - 2018 Version

    World Rugby arseholes need to fix this jumping crap. French player runs and watches ball all the time to catch it on the run. All Black player jumps and places himself in a vulnerable position. French player gets red carded. I switch channels to something else... I don't watch KUK!
  5. Barnacle

    Springboks 2018

    Underlining = TRUTH! Yup. premature ejaculation from the average SA rugby fan... I also completely lost interest when the penalty count reached 12 vs 2... Add to that that most of the players were playing to prove a point. Once they get settled, they will become complacent (a South African disease) and things will return to "normal". Some other ridiculous comments from all over include "the altitude played a big role"... As far as I can see the last 15 minutes or so, the score was 12 - 5 to England... Don't trust what you hear or read from the media types!!!
  6. Barnacle

    Springboks 2018

    You see, Nostradamus never predicted anything... He just made logical deductions! 😛
  7. Barnacle

    Springboks 2018

    My thoughts for a while now. Something smells funny in the whole setup and I think Rassie is of the opinion that he will be able to overcome the quota requirements by "being brilliant" in his coaching (i.e. arrogant). Like many others before him, he "appears to be" paving the road to his own demise... In the end they all go the same way anyway. And that is OUT!
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    To rub it in...

    A short summary of our European Tour: Three tournaments in 9 days. Only 13 players used, so it was a tough assignment. Stanislas Sevens: Final Ranking: 2 🥈 P/W/L: 6/5/1 Points for - Points against: 224 - 17 Centrale Sevens: Final Ranking: 1 🥇 P/W/L: 6/6/0 Points for - Points against: 219 - 39 (Here we also beat Wales in the semi-final...) Costa Blanca Sevens: Final Ranking: 3 🥉 P/W/L: 6/5/1 Points for - Points against: 200 - 34 Tournaments 3 - Medals 3 Matches: 18 Wins: 16 Losses: 2 Total points for - Total points against: 643 - 90 And to add some perspective to this achievement, 7 new Tuks players went along on tour, with 6 playing rugby for the first time this year. One of the players played her first rugby match on tour!
  9. Barnacle

    Springboks 2018

    This forum is broken... When I select the names, it gives me "Quote selection" instead of "Quota Selection"... 😝
  10. Barnacle

    Super Rugby 2018

    The problem I have with the jumping, is the fact that you are placing yourself in a vulnerable position. When there is a perceived threat, you instinctively try to "defend" yourself from a situation you caused by jumping... Either with and elbow to the face, or a flying kick 😛 The game of rugby is supposed to be played "on your feet" and not in the air. My feeling is that if you jump, it should be your problem...
  11. Barnacle

    Super Rugby 2018

    If they take off Conrad van Vuuren without replacing him with another player, the Bulls scrum will still improve!
  12. Barnacle

    Politics and SA Rugby

    And now this line, from the article: https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/exclusive-why-supersport-said-the-willemse-incident-wasnt-racist-20180524?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter At SuperSport, it is openly being speculated that Willemse was “trying to launch his political career”. I was thinking the same all along....
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    Politics and SA Rugby

    This deserves its own topic, so that it does not spoil the rest of the Super Rugby thread. Not that there is much to spoil, based on how crappy, it has become... More nonsense from the fall-out of the Arsewind Wurmse saga... https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/political-party-calls-for-non-white-viewers-to-boycott-dstv-20180520 3. No more historical references for statistical purposes of the era before Unification. We should now deny that SA Rugby was any good and had a proud record before political interference. It is easier to justify and unjust system (quotas/transformation), if you hide the fact that it weakens our sport. And it makes it much easier to "be proud to be mediocre".
  14. Barnacle

    Super Rugby 2018

    Ashwin was a reasonable player before his injury. After his injury, he was JUST a quota. Not necessarily based on his skin colour, but based on his friendship with Jake WHITE ("White highlighted on purpose! hahaha!) He never contributed any sense to discussions and when he had an opinion, it was based on his dislike of an individual, often based on skin colour... (Think Heyneke Meyer). He has little/no rugby knowledge and was only able to parrot clichés. I absolute ignored anything he said at all times, because it is of no use to anyone. Not even a school kid would have gained any benefit by listening to him. For me his reaction/actions are a clear indication of his sense of self-entitlement.... I would love to see how the witch hunt will turn out. If they lose Mallett and Naas, they will lose the only two analysts that know a bit about rugby. They don't know everything, but they definitely know more than any of the others...
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    Eish.... WARNING: Do not watch the full clip, unless you want to lower your IQ... This discussion here about the "deportation bus" just shows how pathetic things are. Everyone just trying to boost their own image by "falling into line". Not one single original thought from this group... Which of course made me think about the second clip... Women: Know Your Limits! Harry Enfield - BBC comedy