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by BengalTiger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RELEGATION SUSPENDED UNTIL 2024-25?
Replies: 34
Views: 2823

Re: RELEGATION SUSPENDED UNTIL 2024-25?

In regards to punishment for salary cap breaches it has always been an anomaly that the club gets punished but those that are responsible get away unblemished, if the league was ring fenced and another breach was uncovered it would make more sense for the CEO and DOR and owners to be banned from any...
by BengalTiger
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RELEGATION SUSPENDED UNTIL 2024-25?
Replies: 34
Views: 2823

Re: RELEGATION SUSPENDED UNTIL 2024-25?

I am all in favour of ring fencing, I see no benefit in the yo-yo of promotion and relegation, it is just another excuse to allow a rich individual to pump money into a team happily playing in the championship so they can claim the kudos of the rags to riches story. It does nothing for the quality o...
by BengalTiger
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Other European Last 16 Ties
Replies: 174
Views: 5023

Re: Other European Last 16 Ties

On a serious note this is where the players union and the RFU should take a lead, there were many head contact situations over the WE that went unpunished, the whole purpose of the rash of red cards we have seen in England this season is, we are told to reduce head trauma and make the game safer, if...
by BengalTiger
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Other European Last 16 Ties
Replies: 174
Views: 5023

Re: Other European Last 16 Ties

Apologies if this is covered elsewhere but the the comments from Austin and to a lesser extent LD about the camera angles supplied to the TMO was interesting, we know the feed is from French TV but surely the TMO can demand as many angles as he needs, they said there are 14 cameras, so I assume the ...
by BengalTiger
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: TMO question
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: TMO question

The strangest incident was the disallowed Tigers try in the second half, the ref said he just saw two players running into each other with the TMO venement that it was foul play, Dickenson seemed to be unwilling to argue with the TMO and asked several times about what the TMO saw but he did not seem...
by BengalTiger
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 1542
Views: 49813

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

Barnes is the best referee in the world, but I do disagree with some of his decisions yesterday evening. Even so, to call his actions "criminal", "disgusting", "biased" and "awful" is just outrageous. It's not Barnes who needs to have a look in the mirror, it's some of you on here. Either you don't...
by BengalTiger
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 1542
Views: 49813

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

I have rarely seen such biased refereeing as from Barnes last night, he is a referee who I have the greatest respect for but his performance was shocking, consistently favouring the Scots, his refusal to check the first try was strange to say the least, his refusal to yellow card a Scot after 3 cons...
by BengalTiger
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rebuilding England By The Pound
Replies: 97
Views: 5523

Re: Rebuilding England By The Pound

It is the rigidity of Jones that comes out in the way the team play, the French showed in the autumn that they have a block of 40 players that can rotate in or out of the team and they still play like France and can beat anyone with a fair wind (or ref) England by comparison have 13-14 players who a...
by BengalTiger
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 1542
Views: 49813

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

rugbym4dmike wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:23 am
I think he's now where he should be, as can cover a number of options from the bench (except defence of course).
Or attack!
by BengalTiger
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: South African Tigers
Replies: 86
Views: 4282

Re: South African Tigers

Take Wales for example international team with maybe a few world class players that other international teams would like in their 23 but no one who is gonna trouble a world 23. Then England who at their best are littered with world class players and have 2/3 who are in the World 23 conversation. Gi...
by BengalTiger
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: South African Tigers
Replies: 86
Views: 4282

Re: South African Tigers

For me world class is a player who would walk into any team in the world, not just a player who has a few caps under his belt.
I respect Lavannini a lot but to suggest he is world class is stretching the definition a bit, world class penalty machine may be!
by BengalTiger
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: South African Tigers
Replies: 86
Views: 4282

Re: South African Tigers

I am happy to fess up to being less than a fan of importing a raft of SA players, it is copying the Sale formula and the well trodden path of Saracens, neither of which I am happy for Tigers to try to emulate. For me it is a quick fix and an admission of planning failure, the reasons are valid and ...
by BengalTiger
Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: South African Tigers
Replies: 86
Views: 4282

Re: South African Tigers

I am happy to fess up to being less than a fan of importing a raft of SA players, it is copying the Sale formula and the well trodden path of Saracens, neither of which I am happy for Tigers to try to emulate. For me it is a quick fix and an admission of planning failure, the reasons are valid and t...
by BengalTiger
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Has Rugby Got a Refereeing Problem?
Replies: 71
Views: 3227

Re: Has Rugby Got a Refereeing Problem?

Is the question being asked, are referees corrupt? I hope no one is seriously suggesting that this is the case, all referees have prejudices but we must give them the benefit of the doubt and credit for mostly keeping even handedness, they are there not to annoy us fans but to enable 30 guys/ girls ...
by BengalTiger
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Has Rugby Got a Refereeing Problem?
Replies: 71
Views: 3227

Re: Has Rugby Got a Refereeing Problem?

The TMO is causing as much confusion as anything, some TMO's do not seem to know the rules and some seem to be not watching the game at all. During the England game on both England tries the ref said they had to check something, he did not ask to check for anything in particular just wanted to check...