Viewing comments for Colombes« back to profile

George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee

Shockingly realist and brave analysis by Hape.

IRB and rugby feds always tend to create laws or extend bans when big 'immediate' injuries occure.
But concussions 'a posteriori' effects aren't well approached.

I love rugby union physical vision of the game, but the influence of rugby league and american football defences has increased risks. If not big changes, i fear rugby players will have to wear helmets in 2020

1 Day, 19 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

I still don't see the link between french league thuggery and this tackle... So as lawes demolition entreprise and lima/wilko physical defences...

140 deaf and mute comments
Rdv for his next 'late' tackle (cause yes it will happen again) to try more objective analysis

1 Week, 23 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

'last defender' point is interesting, but out of subject and context.

the attacking player will have anticipate this tackle such like the last defender who has to make a do-or-die decision. i don't think fly halves are anticipating to be smashed after each of their pass... or maybe when they play against.. Lawes.
Isn't it his goal, after all ;)?

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

You-do-understand it's a rugby forum... do you?
The sort of place where 'ignorant' and 'intelligent' posters are free to express.
I too believe the Facebook page may have brought some haters, but that's a kind of mathematic rule.

Forgetting the trolls and your unfortunate comments on french or saffa fans or players... i'm more interested on debate:

On Lawes case is a perfect example opened to debate.
For me, this tackle is brutally textbook and Owens choose the good decision during the match.
However, i'm worried by the repetition of Lawes short 'late' tackles where he never got the player and...the ball. Deliberate or not, Intimidation or not, it's a debate.
How to protect a player who wasn't aware to be destroyed (after the pass was made) without penalising a truly committed tackler? is also another question.

It's up to everyone to elevate the debate rather to fall in crass finger pointings
and ThankyouverymuchI'llbehereMaybeNotEveryWeek) to recall it ,)

1 Week, 1 Day ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

a werther's original ad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TpxEOQ0bVo


View Video

1 Week, 2 Days ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

Ps: Some teenage comments arguing on debatable decisions (Nakaitaci try, Watson one, Vunipola knock-on) rather concentrating on the most important: It was a bloody good game of rugby

1 Week, 2 Days ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

The kind of game which make me scream: "Rule Britannia" or "Vive la France" with the same enthusiasm.

I hope people watched it with attention cause i'm not sure we'll watch such a show in futures england-france.
England had to play to conquer the 6N, France had to play to reconquer confidence and lost public love. Mission 'almost' accomplished for both teams.

Quite impressed by england perf. It's rare enough to watch an english team playing an ambitious brand of rugby, so, i will follow the likes of Joseph, Ford & Brown in the next months. But, tactically, the rose isn't still ready.

Without fofana, medard, thomas, parra, trinh-duc, picamoles & co, France achieved to play a great rugby, but like many, i want to see more from this team.
Like in 1999 and 2011, France will begin the Hcup without certainty, but in a certain way, it's certainly their best force.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

For me, it was legal pressure.
Always impressed by his commitment.

But i was far more interrogative on the timing, regarding his precedent tackles

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

Brutal but perfectly legal!

One remark though: I've noticed Lawes very often smashes flyhalves in the movement, but, when the ball is already gone away.
What's your opinion: Legal pression on the flyhalf or deliberate dangerous timing?

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Ireland thump Scotland to set up second Championship title in succession

"I think Paul O'Connell can offer us couple of beers." Thierry Dusautoir, to french tv

1 Week, 3 Days ago