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Schoolboy suffers horrific double break below the knee - Injury update

Get well mate. A friend of mine had the same injury in school, playing soccer of all things. He was eventually back on his feet and became a pro cyclist. Don't let this stop you!

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Crusaders look ahead to another Semi Final after crushing the Reds

Please don't paint us all with the same brush. Plenty of Kiwis are embarrassed by the booing, me being one of them, and I'm in good company with RM, DC, and Israel Dagg

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Crusaders look ahead to another Semi Final after crushing the Reds

Pedro it sounds to me like you're as cocky as you claim Cooper to be. How exactly would you expect him to earn your respect? It's been two years since he did anything wrong. Does he need to come around to your place and mow the lawns or wash your feet? Get over yourself.

We never heard years of booing for Bakkies, Hartley, Greyling, or Higgenbotham, or Mealamu, Thomson or Hore for that matter. Why Cooper? He screwed up, we let him know about it, time to move on.

And btw, we usually call the other team the "opposition" rather than the "enemy".

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Rene Ranger shows the finger after high tackle by Bundee Aki

Surely it wasn't aimed at the touchie on the far side. It happens before we even know it's just a penalty and no card so why would he flip him the bird?

Ok, lack of class or sportsmanship but maybe there's more to it than we know. Could be that there was already some niggle leading up to it. As long as it wasn't at the official then I don't think it's worth worrying about and certainly less of a concern than head high tackling.

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Sharni Williams dubbed Woman of Steel after brutal double knock

Come on guys, give RD a break. There's a reason that we don't play mixed rugby and it's not to protect the men from the women. Maybe fairer s.e.x would sound better but probably wouldn't make it past the moderator

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Wallaby skipper James Horwill cleared and free to play in deciding Lions Test

Even better than a panel, what about a jury of his peers? Oh and we could get a different celebrity each week on as the judge (do you think Mr T is available?), film it, and make it into a reality show so we have something rugby-related to watch during the week.

Sorry, not a very useful contribution, I got a bit carried away :)

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Tamati Ellison's sensational pass puts Ben Smith in for the try

Steps one, draws in two and convinces a fourth to come off his line for an intercept. Not to mentioned changing hands in contact before throwing that pass. Amazing.

RD, you ask if you missed anything. How about highlights of that whole game, or at least the last try at the death. So entertaining, the highlanders were smashed but somehow seemed like they were in it the whole game.

1 Year, 10 Months ago

George North picks up and carries tackler Israel Folau

I suspect the reason we don't see this happen often is that most ball carriers realise that picking up a 100kg man on your shoulder can only end badly, probably for yourself. If anyone endangered GN, it was GN.

On the topic of wrestling moves, did anyone see Same Cane do one earlier this year? He was also upright in the tackle and grappling with someone but couldn't bring them down completely. He kicked his own legs out, using his weight to bring the guy face first to the ground. Hard to describe but definitely looked WWF style. He always seemed like such a nice boy

And then there was the intentional self spear tackle in the NRL, i forget which game, when a player flipped himself over int he tackle, winning a last minute penalty to take the game. dangerous but entertaining

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Midweek Madness - James So'oialo and the odd shaped balls

Haha, I love the way the players keep getting in the way of the camera just at the wrong moment. It reminds me of the scene in Austin Powers with fruit!

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1 Year, 11 Months ago

England beat Wales to win the IRB Junior World Championship 2013

I agree, great to have a TMO at this level but was it just my eyes, didn't the assistant refs award England a penalty that they missed? The ref should be checking those with the TMO

1 Year, 11 Months ago