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Courtney Lawes smashes Owen Farrell with trademark hit

Hard to know how best to respond to this idiotic comment. I'm going to go with:

Watch some rugby matches that Lawes has played in.

15 Hours, 35 Minutes ago

The Shortball from Rugby HQ - Round 9

I think RD was just pointing out that your analysis of the malaise affecting modern sports broadcasting lacked editorial balance, dare I say even opening you to the charge of bias. I for one think your summary was masterful and accurate, even if your use of colourful language might offend younger readers or footballers.

2 Days, 2 Hours ago

Mathieu Bastareaud makes big rib tickling tackle on Matuisela Talebula

Agreed. I chose Bastareaud for my ESPN fantasy team and wished I hadn't.

He wasn't able to offer anything to the team. Tuilagi may not be the most incredible passer of the ball, but still offers more going forward. I think international teams have shown that unless the big fella has a little bit of sparkle, a little bit of magic, then they can shut them down most of the time.

He was just too predictable. He only passed the ball when he got tired, and by then it was too late.

Having said all that, he might have looked better if the team as a whole had been playing well.

2 Days, 17 Hours ago

The Top 5 Rugby Magicians of All Time

No.

2 Days, 17 Hours ago

The Top 5 Rugby Magicians of All Time

[sarcasm] Yeah, all they could do for O'Driscoll was a special Top 5 for him on retirement, calling him one of the best players ever. Fucking Aussies. [/sarcasm]

4 Days, 21 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes smashes Owen Farrell with trademark hit

Samu Manoa's tackle is after the second/third pass after a breakdown, when he has had a chance to make up some distance after getting back 10. Lawes' tackle is on the first receiver. In that respect I think we can probably cut him some slack for not getting man and ball. He's had an extra five yards to make up there.

4 Days, 22 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes smashes Owen Farrell with trademark hit

*applauds*

4 Days, 22 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes smashes Owen Farrell with trademark hit

Also wondering what sebas thinks is happening in the photo at the top of the page. Pretty sure that hitting someone below their shoulder isn't a high-fucking-tackle.

4 Days, 22 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes smashes Owen Farrell with trademark hit

Maybe his internet wasn't streaming properly.

4 Days, 22 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes smashes Owen Farrell with trademark hit

Not sure about walking into EVERY team, but he'd walk into a lot of them. He's been playing really well.

I agree with your first two sentences. I think he showed in the 6Ns that he doesn't just tackle the little guy. What I think most people miss is that the guy has such incredible linespeed that he is able to CATCH the small guys in the first place. In the past I felt this was about the only aspect of his game, but he has been much stronger against guys his own size recently. He was fantastic all 6N against players of all shapes and sizes.

4 Days, 22 Hours ago

 
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