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Benito Masilevu's huge side-steps give Brive late victory over Toulouse

Sign him up for Strictly.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Female Streaker has no regrets after high shot near miss in Napier

You had me until 'any Sharks cheerleader could streak' and then I kinda phased out.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Friday Funnies - James Haskell's wasp related banter with Chris Ashton

I've seen another clip from the same show, Ashton gets absolutely rinsed. It's very funny.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Ben Tameifuna suspended for 5 weeks for pushing referee Glen Jackson

Amen to that.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Scrumhalf Maxime Machenaud lifts and carries Heini Adams in big tackle

I've been away from RD during the summer, but this comment makes me glad I came back.

5 Months, 5 Days ago

The Top 5 Best Haka Responses ever!

I actually don't think the ABs are too bad about it. The Maori members of the team certainly tend not to be that bad. The IRB doesn't seem to be able to balance their response, but I don't blame the ABs.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Huge impact in 'Lingerie Bowl' Gridiron game

I still think it'd be funnier to make every professional prop wear the same outfit and play 7s.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

It's our fault, we shouldn't have fed the troll. Which as far as I can tell, is what you are. From now on, no more troll feeding.

7 Months, 1 Week ago

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

The SANZAR teams are leading the world in terms of excitement. Nobody can match them for speed of play and clinical finishing. At the same time the Northern Hemisphere has slightly more competitive leagues because of the threat of relegation. The two styles of game are different considering the weather that prevails for most of the playing year.

I love Rugby. I love England. I am still happy to enjoy watching matches involving the Big 3 and enjoying their immensely entertaining style of play. I would desperately like the Northern Hemisphere teams to play the same way, because I find it entertaining, but ultimately I just want all national teams to represent their nations well:

- bleed for their jersey
- fight for the win
- show the best of Rugby values
- entertain

Why the hell would I hate the All Blacks when they play with such pride in the shirt. I don't think there is another country in the World which matches them for passion in the shirt. Why would I hate the South Africans with their unbelievably tough version of the game. Those guys are hard as brass tacks. Why would I hate the Australians? Those guys represent a small nation in terms of population, they are behind Rugby League, NRL and cricket in terms of popularity, and they still put together such an awesome team.

Why would I hate the Welsh? They bring such passion to the game. For every Mike Phillips there is a Leigh Halfpenny. How can anybody hate the Irish, a team pulled together from across the sectarian divide, which sings an anthem based on unity? How can anyone hate the Scottish, full of pride and a rich history?

How can you not want to see Japan, Argentina, Canada and the USA improve and get better? They're entertaining and they play with determination.

I'm so fucking tired of these bullshit NH/SH arguments. I love this sport and I believe everybody else here does. We all get drunk together after the game, and enjoy the spectacle. This is not fucking soccer.

7 Months, 1 Week ago

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

I'm with Future_is_Black. England will only ever be better than Australia and South Africa when we beat them regularly. England are improving but Rugby does not stand still. I'm happy with our level in the world being measured every four years.

Until then, as we do not regularly beat the Souther Hemisphere teams, I'm happy letting them take the credit. We must be a team which bases its success on substantive results, not just hypothetical matches.

7 Months, 1 Week ago

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