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Friday Funnies - Team mate questions with Donncha O'Callaghan

Bet we run into Cummins in the kebab shop. He strikes me as the kinda guy you'd see in a kebab shop, talking hilarious rubbish while waiting for the chicken donner meat and chips.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Team mate questions with Donncha O'Callaghan

True... Can we also invite Johnny Wilkinson? Someone has to be responsible and drive us all home at the end. He'd probably hold my hair back while I was sick, and when I get into a blubbering mess about being fat and unloved he'd tell me that I was beautiful inside, and make me believe it.

Sorry, got caught up in a Johnny-daydream there.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Northampton Saints and Saracens to meet in Aviva Premiership Final

Look, both 'crimes' are forgivable. Ashton's offence came after an extremely intense 77 minutes of rugby played at the highest level. Ma'afu was overcome by adrenalin. Both are wrong, both are understandable, and I think both were dealt with correctly.

I guess the problem with Ashton's actions, and what makes for an interesting debate, is that it has little impact on that particular match but is seen to be counter to the fundamental principles of the game as whole.

I actually think Ashton has done really well this season and would welcome him back into the England camp. He deserves a chance to show what he can do on the World stage again. I am very disappointed with his actions in this instance, particularly given that kids might be watching, and think the RFU were quite right to publically admonish him.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Northampton Saints and Saracens to meet in Aviva Premiership Final

DrG - I agree with you (again). I think Ma'afu was rightly sent off, as was Youngs, but I thought that the way they dealt with it after the game was entirely appropriate. As Ma'afu said, sometimes players will lose their temper in the heat of a game, but it is all about respect.

Ashton's actions were on the edge of legality but clearly broke the fundamental principle of the spirit of the game. I can understand why he did what he did, because after 77 minutes of incredible rugby anyone is going to be struggling to make completely rational decisions, but I wouldn't want to see it again. The RFU were quite right to admonish him for it.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Team mate questions with Donncha O'Callaghan

Oh come on darling, we'll just get Gavin a babysitter for the night. Let's have a night off. We never do anything just the two of us, Donncha O'Callaghan, Joe Marler and Dan Cole any more.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Northampton Saints and Saracens to meet in Aviva Premiership Final

Yes, it IS that bad, because it undermines the basic expectation of respect between players. The noise isn't the issue - these guys have an ability to shut out distractions that I envy - but this is a sport built on respect. I'm extremely disappointed with Ashton. I would be ashamed if he did that in my nation's jersey.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Northampton Saints and Saracens to meet in Aviva Premiership Final

Cracking link, thanks for sharing. I wouldn't have seen that otherwise.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Glasgow Warriors upset Munster then Leinster edge Ulster in tense PRO12 Semis

Re: second video

And THAT is what the medical team should do when they suspect a concussion. O'Driscoll wanted to play on, they thought he was concussed, and took him off. Well played.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Team mate questions with Donncha O'Callaghan

Jesus Christ, it wouldn't be one beer now, would it? I'd go for a beer with him, Marler and Dan Cole. Now that'd be a class night out.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Team mate questions with Donncha O'Callaghan

Wha.... what did I just see?

5 Months, 1 Week ago

 
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