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Rugby Tactics: Quick Ruck Ball Key to Wasps Success

Don't encourage him.

You really need to do more of these, mate. I'd love to know what to look out for in some of these games. I bet a load of people would be interested to see a series which explains some of the more complex parts of the game which wouldn't be obvious to those of us who haven't played at a decent level.

Thanks for all your hard work.

19 Hours, 4 Minutes ago

Commentators unhappy after Billy Vunipola is sinbinned for 'shoulder charge'

This was an awful tackle by Vunipola.

No, I mean it, an awful tackle. He should have demolished the guy, instead he was basically bumped off. I don't understand why he didn't get his arms around him and bring him to the floor. He deserves a yellow card for a pathetic attempt at a tackle. He looked like a full-back whose heart wasn't in it. I'm not entirely sure what he was trying to do there.

19 Hours, 15 Minutes ago

Rugby Tactics: Quick Ruck Ball Key to Wasps Success

I really enjoy these videos.

1 Day, 8 Hours ago

Matthew Rees facing lengthy ban after red card for vicious stamp on Nick Easter's face

Has he been on twitter to apologise? No? Then he's clearly a monster, and deserves a hefty ban.

1 Day, 21 Hours ago

Throwback Thursday - The Time Drew Mitchell caught the ball with his feet

I would pay anything to see that go horribly wrong. Not to Mitchell, I like him, but just generally.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Dan Carter converts final kick of Test career with his wrong foot

Delighted for the chap that he got to play in, and win, a RWC final. New Zealand are going to struggle to find any more players of his sort of abili... you know, I'm not going to finish that sentence.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Sam Burgess leaves Bath and Rugby Union to go back to League

Always welcome a bit of Devil's advocate.

Surely the lesson from this world cup was that attack beats defence at the moment in world rugby. Sam Burgess could have been a game changer ten years ago, but I was impressed at how well contained he was at the world cup. I think England have looked best over the last four years when they have picked a team to attack and win a game, and at their worst when they've tried to strangle a team to death.

I don't want to watch a team defend really well, I want to see them blow the socks off the other team.

Yes, a defensive game worked for a time against Wales, but with all due credit to the Welsh (who were absolutely immense in that last ten mintues against us) they aren't top 4 material. No team from the NH was, this world cup. To be the best you've got to be able to attack.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Sam Burgess leaves Bath and Rugby Union to go back to League

It's hard to see how he could possibly be blamed for anything that happened at the RWC. Lancaster et al need to be appraised, it is clear that their coaching and selection was lacking. When it came down to it they went for conservative choices rather than picking the best side. They chose a team to not lose, rather than to win games, and that doesn't work at this level.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

George Ford questions referee decision only to get a sarcastic response

Yet the referee is correct, he's not going to change his mind because Ford has argued. Ford should keep him mouth shut. He isn't the captain, he shouldn't be arguing with the referee. I don't think he should even be addressing the referee, unless asked a question.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Sam Burgess leaves Bath and Rugby Union to go back to League

Would he have stuck around if he hadn't been picked for the world cup? I think he had the skill set to make it in union, but didn't give himself enough time to do so. It is a shame, but I can go back to watching him for the Rabbitohs, so it isn't the end of the world. Union's loss is League's gain. I wish the guy the best of it. He's been through a hell of a lot and simply deserves happiness in this life.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago