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Opinion: Philip McCready

Britain, it is often said, has a punitive culture that is evident not only in penal sentencing and governmental policy but within society generally. My own research into restorative practices carried out by a community-based restorative justice organization in a Loyalist area of Belfast in Northern Ireland has also often supported this punitive culture as interviewees posit a desire to see young people involved in anti-social behavior controlled and punished if not by police then by paramilitaries. 622 more words

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UK: Rugby Football Union Investigates Homophobic Abuse of Gay Referee

The Rugby Football Union is currently investigating the alleged homophobic and racial abuse of openly-gay Welsh referee, Nigel Owens, during a recent game between England and New Zealand. 308 more words

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All Blacks snatch victory 24 to 21 in controversial match against England

Originally published by NZNewsUK.

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The All Blacks snatched victory from England to win 24 to 21 at Twickenham, in a game that was too close to call at times – some would say even by the referee. 508 more words

New Zealand

"We haven't met before, I'm the referee...."

“This is not soccer”

Where the ref is besieged by players at every decision, claiming exactly the opposite to have happened.

Rugby?

Question the ref and he’ll move the ball 10 metres.

To your disadvantage…

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Australia's gift to the Puma's

Argentina has beaten Australia 21-17 to record their first win in the Rugby Championship at Mendoza in Argentina.

The game was played at a pace in the first few minutes that saw the Aussies push to a 14 point lead curiosity of a Kuridrani try in the opening minutes then a Higginbotham five pointer ten minutes later must have had the Argentinean crowd extremely nervous. 306 more words

Idiots with whistles...

I watched the All Blacks v South Africa game from Johannesburg and shuddered with terror as Wayne Barnes ran out to officiate. I sit here watching the Aussies play the Pumas, I thought it should be an ok game given that Nigel Owens is the man with whistle. 355 more words