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The Curse of Simulation: Rugby Needs To Learn From Football’s Failures

Football is known all over the globe as the world’s game and, more often than not, it can break down boundaries and barriers before any other sport. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s the fans that literally break down boundaries and barriers but nevertheless, commercially, they’re always going to enter new waters first. Football was the first major sport to have a World Cup, it was the …

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Opinion: Matt Giteau Should Be Suspended For Simulation

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - APRIL 19: Matt Giteau of Toulon runs with the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup semi final match between RC Toulon and Leinster at Stade Velodrome on April 19, 2015 in Marseille, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Watching the Top 14 final of Friday last week again, this writer saw the dangerous tackle by Maxime Machenaud on Matt Giteau again. And this time it struck how odd the situation was. On the ref’s microphone, it can be heard clearly Racing 92 captain Sarzewski and scrum half Machenaud protest to referee Raynal, the very same man who sent …

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Watch: Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal Wins Crucial Penalty With Shocking Dive

Simulation. Until a certain Dubliner intervened, it was the sporting story of the week. Jamie Vardy’s swan-like leap on Sunday against West Ham has inexplicably split the footballing world. He was correctly cautioned for simulation as Jamie Carragher expertly illustrated on Sky’s Monday Night Football. However, in Germany last night, Chilean international and supposed “hardman” Arturo Vidal bested Vardy for …

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