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'The Ruck' lists Rugby's 'dirtiest ' players...

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Post by sam16111986 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:08 am

No Dylan Hartley? He wracked up more than a year of suspensions.

I'd still have Clark top of the list. That was just pure thuggery and the citing commissioners pathetic scheduling of the ban still angers me.

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Post by Mark62 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:41 am

Who was the Aussie player who rearranged O’Garas face on the Lions tour, I’m wanting to say McCrae but probably wrong, that was just an assault

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Post by ay2oh » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:46 am

What about that really dirty South African no 10 who did about 6 high tackles every game. Butch somebody
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Post by ay2oh » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:47 am

Mark62 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:41 am
Who was the Aussie player who rearranged O’Garas face on the Lions tour, I’m wanting to say McCrae but probably wrong, that was just an assault
Duncan McCrae
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Post by Scott1 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:55 am

Bakkies Botha?

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Post by JPC1983 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:14 am

Butch James, formerly of Bath

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Post by JPC1983 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 am

I think Johno handed some retribution to McCrae
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/johnso ... -1.1122944

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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:23 am

ay2oh wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:46 am
What about that really dirty South African no 10 who did about 6 high tackles every game. Butch somebody
Butch James...brilliant player when he wasn't being a dim thug.
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Post by Mark62 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:31 am

Scott1 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:55 am
Bakkies Botha?
Top of the list Scott.

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Post by loretta » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:36 am

Duncan McRae and Clark should have been prosecuted. Also remember Schalk Burger gouging Fitzgerald amongst many other sins.

No prizes for making the link between those 3.
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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Post by Mark62 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:12 am

loretta wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:36 am
Duncan McRae and Clark should have been prosecuted. Also remember Schalk Burger gouging Fitzgerald amongst many other sins.

No prizes for making the link between those 3.
For me the Burger incident was the worst of the lot, early in the 1st Test 2009 Lions if memory serves. I think the 4th official took a cursory glance, but there wasn’t even a penalty. These days a red and a lengthy ban.
Could have altered the result of the match and the series.

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Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:22 am

There is a difference between dirty & hard..

The hard men did it in plain view & took one back as well, think Messers Ryan & Richard's, the dirty ones are the cheap shot merchants, late hits etc.

Callum Clark should of been dealt with harder, sheer cowardice, he is very lucky Cockers kept his cool to some extent.

The holding of players in rucks & on floor is another example of dirty, something they get away with, but the bloke that punches them gets the card & or ban.
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Post by strawclearer » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:13 pm

JPC1983 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 am
I think Johno handed some retribution to McCrae
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/johnso ... -1.1122944
The article also notes.....

"Saracens also lodged a protest against Johnson for an off-the-ball incident with their prop Julian White."
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Post by sam16111986 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:43 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:13 pm
JPC1983 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:18 am
I think Johno handed some retribution to McCrae
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/johnso ... -1.1122944
The article also notes.....

"Saracens also lodged a protest against Johnson for an off-the-ball incident with their prop Julian White."
Johnson was found guilty of punching him. Shortly before joining Tigers White was banned for headbutting Rowntree. Big Jules was well acquainted with the club he was joining in 2003.

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