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Traditional War Dances fire up fans as RWC 2015 takes center stage

The trouble is that the home nations for some reason think they need a response to the haka, which resulted in the mexican stand off in Wales (which was brilliantly hillarious) and Swing Low at Twickers. Personally i think they should just treat it like they would an anthem and not put a lot of thought into it but hey that is their choice. As a kiwi i don't mind them singing over the haka as we can respond on the field but somehow it seems a bit rude for a bigger nation to sing over Fiji's cibi. It just doesn't seem very gentlemanly to me.

1 Year, 3 Weeks ago

World Champion All Blacks stay composed despite Argentina threat

Not even hindsight, I was sitting in a room full of kiwis and the only two options we could see were line out or scrum. They scored two mauling tries against us earlier this year. Kick was absolutely a waste.

1 Year, 4 Weeks ago

The Top 10 Tries in Rugby World Cup History

The Japan and USA tries really show why you can't afford to miss any single one of the 48 games during the tournament.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Waikato's sensational Try of the Season contender scored by Anton Lienert-Brown

Yellow card for Webber all day. Should have been Auckland with a penalty 5m from the line. Exciting stuff though.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Tonga's sensational full field try against South Africa at Rugby World Cup 2007

Hindsight? We bitter kiwis have been saying that since the day you won it! :) And did you hear about the forward pass?

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Hooper and Pocock to start for Wallabies in championship decider vs New Zealand

I'm sure he used to look more in proportion but then his face filled out and his eyes stayed in the middle.

DrG please don't teach me a lesson, I was merely explaining why his eyes are so close together, not that there is anything wrong with that.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

A look at the Top Three Try Saving Tackles ever, as chosen by Dewi Morris

Plus one on the Barrett try. For starters, it's the best game I've ever seen in my life and could have sealed the result for the ABs. But also so many factors - that Barrett had 15 minutes earlier been smashed by JdV on his way to the try line, that the ref blew for a try before going upstairs and then needed physio work on his leg, which showed how intense the game was.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Brilliant Richie McCaw lineout move first done vs Springboks by Samoa in 2013

I forgot to mention, after BdP, in front of the kicker, takes Read high, he also doesn't release and plays the ball on the ground. Four illegal movements in about four seconds.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Brilliant Richie McCaw lineout move first done vs Springboks by Samoa in 2013

There are dozens of infringements the ref misses in every game and inconsistent rulings. As long they are appx even by the end of the game or the end of the season, no one can really complain. Even within that game - Whitelock was binned for an infringement in the 22 with no prior warning while the Boks were penalised three times in one period of play but never even spoken to by the ref. Another example, before BdP took Read out in the air, he had never attempted to retire and was miles offside. That led immediately to a try to the Boks. To suggest the refs are using two sets of laws for NZ and the opposition is insane.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Top interview with 'arrogant' Chris Ashton upon his return to the England squad

The trouble I have with his dive is that it just looks ridiculous. If he had some grace or got some air like Rokocoko or could do a flip or cart wheel or whatever like Cooper, or a hillarious dance like Cipriani once in a while, well, sure, no problem. But the dive looks like some uncoordinated fat kid scoring a try for the first time.

An example of why I don't like him - he did (perhaps only a mini version of) the dive scoring a losing try in the 80th minute of a test vs NZ last year. For what purpose? I cringe every time I see it.

1 Year, 3 Months ago