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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.

2 Years, 8 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.

2 Years, 8 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.

2 Years, 8 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.

2 Years, 8 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.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

What did JdP say? It was just a push? Both of them seem shocked that they were carded, do they not know the refs saw the replay?

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Sam Warburton says he's not scared of facing the New Zealand Haka

The referee blunders go both ways - just the ABs find a way to win even when they aren't getting the rub of the green.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Weeks 15 & 16

"I love watching women's rugby. Doesn't she run well"

Haha, was he trying to be condescending or was it accidental?

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Canadian Taylor Paris scores try from 105m out in PRO D2 Semi Final

I assume the ball was over the goal line so ruck is over and it's ok for the player to strip the ball on the ground. And if not, I'm so glad the TMO didn't go back 105m and ruin a perfectly good try. The Hurricanes also scored one of the tries of the year the other day, only for a marginal forward pass to ruin it.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Friday Funnies - James Haskell goes into meltdown

Funny as this was, I'm calling hoax. There's a clip online of Haskell doing a Thomas Gray impression a couple of years ago (or is it the other way around?)

2 Years, 11 Months ago