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Irish hearts broken by All Blacks' last gasp converted try

I suspect the refs have started cracking down on the early charge in the last couple of years. At the world cup it was getting ridiculous, teams were making an early charge then stopping but enough in some cases to put the kicker off. SA did it to JOC and it worked and almost cost them the QF, I have a feeling Kahui did it in the final too but it didn't work.

Cruden isn't a good enough kicker to include a dummy run in his routine. Anything he does would be to make sure he kicks the goal. If Ireland are misled, unfortunate and i see your point, but it doesn't mean Cruden is doing the misleading

2 Years, 11 Hours ago

Willie Le Roux stars as the Springboks beat Scotland at Murrayfield

Around 4:30, love it, the forwards all "don't hold me back" and finally walk away and you realise Lambie was hidden in the middle of it keeping the peace.

2 Years, 4 Days ago

Wing JP Pietersen's big tackle on Eighthman David Denton

Can you imagine if that was McCaw/Cooper instead of Denton/JPP. There would be total chaos on this site and Quade might have his kiwi passport revoked! :)

2 Years, 4 Days ago

Shirtless Brian Lima leads Samoa in Siva Tau wardance vs Ireland

Yeah, I also get really bored during those one minutes of silence to respect the recently departed. I'd much rather hear the commentators talk total drivel.

2 Years, 1 Week ago

Shirtless Brian Lima leads Samoa in Siva Tau wardance vs Ireland

Do you think the Irish feel foolish for singing their anthem with pashion every time they are beaten by NZ? I doubt it.

I can't imagine they were thinking about the game or the result, they were thinking of Fats and i thought it was a nice touch for one of their "elders" who played alongside him to lead it

2 Years, 1 Week ago

New Zealand Maori All Blacks start tour well with good win over Canada

They "rebranded" last year so the Maori and Sevens (and maybe the junior, probably not the women) became All Blacks as well. I assume it was done to increase their marketing value as it all happened at the same time as the AIG sponsorship.

Quite a few of the forwards wearing blue boots too. Liam Messam recently in an interviewed mentioned that Richie gave him the death stare when he was considering putting on a pink training shirt. Only for the backs he was told. I haven't noticed if the AB forwards wear fancy boots or not

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

England get the better of Australia with strong second half at Twickenham

You're probably right, well, half right. Folau is just as much to blame for choosing to run the ball back instead of kicking when he knew he had no support and got penalised as a results. Although I'm sure Ashton threw that quick tap ball forward, he wasn't going forward himself so the moment excuse isn't there. Not to mention the obstruction. Sorry, I started out agreeing with you and now I'm not so sure :)

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Amazing kickoff as strong winds blow ball back over the dead ball line

Boooooo! Unlike, unlike. I love this site. I don't want to trawl through thirty other sites to find footage of a kick being blown back by the wind in humourous fashion when I can find it here on RD along with several related videos.

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

The Nude Blacks get the better of their Australian counterparts in annual match

Some impressive foot work and kicking considering they aren't wearing boots.

Strangely enough about the line out call named Woodcock - the line out move that led to the AB try in the RWC is called "teabag" which is apparently Woody's other nickname. I don't want to imagine what he was doing to get that name

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

Northland Haka for departing Rene Ranger after farewell game

Hey wow, that was a great haka, better than the ABs and these guys are wearing shirts and ties!

2 Years, 1 Month ago