Discussing :: School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

#1

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

Both headmasters need to take responsibility and make sure those boys know its not acceptable.

#2

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

I think both sides needed to be punished. But I do think the ones that started it were punished a bit too much. Even our top rugby players do not get that long a punishment. Take action but make it fair. Jdf

#3

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

Definitely should be penalized for this.

#4

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

A mixture of frustration, egos and hormones. Brawls have been part of rugby (school and above) since day 1. I think this whole thing and the punishments handed out are way out of proportion. The incident should have been handled (better) internally by the respective schools. It seems the rugby union felt pressured to make examples by banning the kids for so long - what the long-term effect of this will be is yet to be seen. Its been a lose/lose situation for all involved. The question is - has anyone learnt anything from this?

#5

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

If you are old enough to commit an assault then you should be able to be charged and tried for the offence in a court of law. This behavior has been condoned in New Zealand society for far too long and has wide-spread implications in our increasingly violent society.

#6

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

its not acceptable....absolutely..

#7

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

pretty sad that neither principal took any responsibility for the matter...I think there definitely should be some sort of punishment for both sides (especially for the spectators).

#8

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

The parents need to tone it down and set an example. Have a friend whose a ref and says that sometimes the parents are attrocious

#9

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

what do u people really expect when boys are on a field playing a contact sport, with their testosterone flaring. http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=69-C1VHOPmgC&pg=PA202&lpg=PA202&dq=testosterone+for+adolescents+behaviour&source=bl&ots=39OlO8xcyw&sig=NtQym7Ih3qfetZxKx3kgEs68XT8&hl=en&ei=XhCbSvv1MZKEswOHlfCUDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false in the end... boys will be boys! and its not like its not going to ever happen again, ur all mad to believe this punishment will make an example n stop any other fights that will break out.

#10

School Rugby Brawl Video - Kelston Boys and Auckland Grammar

Its only because there were cameras there filming and that the media got wind of it that it blew up so big. Its Rugby, a contact sport. It happens. No one gets 'hurt'.

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