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Brian O'Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco

He could have died!

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Quade Cooper wins first professional fight with first round knockout

If SBW thought he was the mutt's nuts before the fight, he knows now that he's not. He fought well, better than I expected, but he hopefully realises now that he's not as gifted in boxing as he is in rugby. Time to focus on back-to-back rugby league and union world cups

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Ian Keatley clearance kick hits Wayne Barnes square in the face

Since 2011 I think we've gotten over it but it's still a reflex to smile when we this video.

And yes, the French are just as upset about Joubert (go youtube and check some of the comments about the final), although maybe not as much as the saffers about Bryce

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

You can't just put on seven sprinters and expect to win. It might work at first but other teams would figure it out quick enough. You'd potentially have poor defence, poor ball retention at the ruck and other teams would eventually learn to close you down. Was interesting to see the NZ #11 was oblivious and gave him too much space but would have learnt not to do it again. In the same way that a sprinter can just run sideways then straighten to get around a slower player, a bigger player could do the same to smash through a sprinter.

Don't worry, skill will prevail. I hope, or us Kiwis have a bleak future

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Munster captain Doug Howlett chops Schalk Brits in two

Sounded like he wanted to say Doogie Howser, MD but to his credit, did correct himself later in the clip

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Munster captain Doug Howlett chops Schalk Brits in two

I think he may actually be half Tongan. Maybe the ref didn't know that though

1 Year, 10 Months ago

CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

I hear what you're saying, Beast had no chance to play pro rugby for Zim but on the flip side, guys like Strauss or Waldrom both knew that they had almost no chance of playing for their national teams either. Must be frustrating for those two in particular knowing that not only aren't they best in the country but not even in their own families. I don't blame them for wanting to play rugby at the highest level and can't blame the countries for picking them.

But Stander, Rathbone, this is a problem that can be very easily solved by increasingly qualification to 5 or 6 years. A 15 year old immigrant can play at 20 or 21, a 20yo can play at 25/26. Not ideal, but seems fair.

I am against what RSA was talking about doing though, making <20 teams the national A side to prevent those guys moving offshore. Guys like Harris and Maitland had no chance to play for NZ so let them go elsewhere if they qualify. You can't have 20-30 new ABs each year so why lock in 20-30 annually based on decisions they make as teens

1 Year, 10 Months ago

CJ Stander scores 80m try vs Glasgow on home debut for Munster

And he was almost deported a couple of years back for overstaying! But i don't see why that should exclude him from the English team :)

1 Year, 10 Months ago

England upset the All Blacks with famous win at Twickenham

I assume you're just trying to wind everyone up but in case you're not, bringing up the ref might be excusable if we'd lost by 1 point but let's face facts, we got our arses handed to us. There were a few calls i disagreed with but as with every game and every season, the team that plays the most rugby tends to get away with a bit more. We weren't the team playing the rugby on saturday.

Congrats to the English. A pity it only counts if you can do it at the world cup *joking* it's the first time in my life i could say that :)

1 Year, 10 Months ago

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