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by BR
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website
Replies: 75
Views: 3893

Re: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website

Leinster were indeed offside a lot. What was pleasing was Ulster joined them. Sick of seeing Ulster sides continuing to play by the rules when it's clear they are not being enforced.
by BR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO
Replies: 203
Views: 9922

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO

When i was playing, might have been a a bit before you Captain with maybe an overlap,head injuries were few and far between and usually due to players getting their head in front of the ball carriers legs ... With apologies to anyone who has you -know-who on ignore. I was once told by someone (who ...
by BR
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO
Replies: 203
Views: 9922

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO

:D But therein lies the problem - you are responsible for applying the laws (and additional memos, appendices and frameworks) as currently interpreted by the IRB; not the laws as actually written. Were you to do the latter, the players would not know what to do. Now you're just being silly. He's res...
by BR
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO
Replies: 203
Views: 9922

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO

But come Saturday or Sunday, when I'm standing in middle of the pitch with my whistle: opinions,conjecture, bugbears et al have no place. I'm then an arbiter of the laws. But therein lies the problem - you are responsible for applying the laws (and additional memos, appendices and frameworks) as cu...
by BR
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO
Replies: 203
Views: 9922

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO

Also when lifting at lineouts was eventually made legal, they specifically said that lifters had the responsibility to bring their teammates safely to earth. Should have been a penalty to Ulster in the first half.
by BR
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO
Replies: 203
Views: 9922

Re: Leinster v Ulster Fri Jan 8th 7:35pm KO

When I played, both of those were offences and were strictly applied. The first was deemed to be illegally preventing a fair tackle, the second was dangerous play towards a tackler. I confess I never read the laws, but that was drummed into us even at school and whether in the laws or not was certa...
by BR
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Leinster v ULSTER MoTM?
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: Leinster v ULSTER MoTM?

Lowry for me.
by BR
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Munster Sat Jan 2 5:15pm KO
Replies: 122
Views: 8734

Re: Ulster v Munster Sat Jan 2 5:15pm KO

I doubt they will revert to original format. Maybe just play a Rainbow cup without the SA's. If it weren't all about maximising revenue, we'd just play whatever friendlies we could cobble together after a few phone calls on a Wednesday evening and hope that there can be some reasonable competition p...
by BR
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: drop goals
Replies: 31
Views: 1855

Re: drop goals

Even the traditional to last minute, game-snatching DG (or extra-time, cup snatching) has become less attractive. So many penalties can be 'won'/milked from breakdowns (or even open play) and with the referees' bias towards the team in possession another phase becomes more attractive. Additionally t...
by BR
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: drop goals
Replies: 31
Views: 1855

Re: drop goals

When you factor in how many DGs were taken while playing advantage (a tactic I never fully understood), the recent scarcity of DG attempts is perhaps explained by the trend to play territorial defence dominated rugby and low-risk phase play in attack, only unleashing the attacking skills of your bac...
by BR
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Munster Sat Jan 2 5:15pm KO
Replies: 122
Views: 8734

Re: Ulster v Munster Sat Jan 2 5:15pm KO

Anyone wanting to watch the game on Rugbai Bro at 10pm - BE ADVISED - they've swapped coverage around. It's on NOW.
by BR
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Heineken Round 2 Gloucester Away Sat Dec 19 3:15pm
Replies: 154
Views: 11546

Re: Heineken Round 2 Gloucester Away Sat Dec 19 3:15pm

RCT accepting that HEC20/21 is a waste of time and prefer to keep their players available for T14?
by BR
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Heineken Round 2 Gloucester Away Sat Dec 19 3:15pm
Replies: 154
Views: 11546

Re: Heineken Round 2 Gloucester Away Sat Dec 19 3:15pm

Scarlets RTC off, by the sounds of things.
by BR
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Heineken Round 2 Gloucester Away Sat Dec 19 3:15pm
Replies: 154
Views: 11546

Re: Heineken Round 2 Gloucester Away Sat Dec 19 3:15pm

Bart S wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Wasn't there something about the A game taking place on the same weekend which meant it wouldn't have counted for his ban?

Anyway, I hate cynical attempts to get round a ban although the punishments should be more prescriptive
Not according to the Welsh - every game counts.
by BR
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Heineken Round 2 Gloucester Away Sat Dec 19 3:15pm
Replies: 154
Views: 11546

Re: Heineken Round 2 Gloucester Away Sat Dec 19 3:15pm

Neill_M wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:17 am
La Rochelle v Bath now cancelled due to COVID. No news how they will award points for the 3 cancelled games.
It's the pools panel.

I wonder how many more games will be cancelled while they persist with this nonsense.