Jaco Peyper is not my favourite referee by any stretch of the imagination, but he has me chuckling today.
Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby Union have declared an intention to terminate Israel Folau’s contract unless any mitigating circumstances are presented. They have not been able to make contact with him to discuss directly. Instead opting to flag impending termination. Holding orthodox Christian views and presenting them publicly is no longer acceptable to Rugby Australia.
Unquestionably Israel Folau has a passion for both the God of the bible and Rugby Union. These two passions we share, however where we differ is nuance and methods of evangelism. Izzy has come under intense scrutiny with his Instagram post which can be found here.
A game of rugby can be an absolute thing of beauty, but it can also be a real dogs breakfast. The sheer complexity of the laws when combined with an over exuberant referee and a group of players with little to no law knowledge is like a slow motion car crash, you don’t want toContinue reading “Checklist for failure”
Dangerous tackles deserve tough sanctions in my opinion (discussed here) but the discussion surrounding the red carding of Sio Tomkinson of the Highlanders (the video can be found here) is mind boggling. From keyboard warriors to “respected” news outlets all crying foul of what is a reasonable open and shut case.