Decline and Fall

Are a recent couple of incidents further evidence that rugby standards on the pitch are beginning to decline?

http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/sport/rugby/Foul-play-on-rugby-pitch-cf6f88aa-0481-4d6b-b7c4-7836fb0c6d96-ds

I played in some pretty rough games (although I observed the rough stuff from the safety of the wing – even if I was at fly-half!) – however, we usually managed to play more than 50 minutes!

Even more worrying was this –

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/87627358/rugby-player-bruno-doglioli-faces-threeyear-ban-for-tackling-female-referee

How was this deemed to be just a yellow card ffs?

 

 

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