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James Haskell humble after smashing tackle on David Pocock

Pocock jumped to catch a shitty pass rather than stretch and take it at head height. If we were being absolutely daft about the 'not tackling someone who doesn't have a foot on the ground' we would only be allowed to tackle walking players, not running ones, seeing as having one foot on the ground at all times is the f*****g definition of walking.

The laws were not designed to stop this sort of tackle. It was a hospital pass, end of.

If we were going to continue taking the piss out of our sport, we'd cite Haskell for this, and then we'd see players starting to jump to catch balls whenever a player is charging them down, safe in the knowledge that any contact is 'taking a man in the air'.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

England start series on a high with first ever win over Wallabies in Brisbane

Phenomenal game, really good. The Aussies will be better next week, they looked rusty in this match. Looking forward to see how England respond next week.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Rugby Tactics: The Key to Saracens' Wolf Pack Defence - Part One

I've loved watching the way these guys play together. This really is the ultimate team sport. 15 individuals on the pitch, living and dying for each other, but having the composure to stick to a game plan and the trust to believe in each other. Deserved champions in both England and Europe.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

Not for diving, but then we never thought we'd actually need to go out and explicitly ban it.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Fox Sports Australia pull no punches in new promo mocking England ahead of series

Careful gents, or we'll be labelled as arrogant/whinging poms.

It's all good banter, wouldn't be a Aussie/England sporting fixture without it. They have bragging rights because they DESTROYED us in front of our home crowd during our own RWC. You're only as good as your last performance and all that.

I'm not remotely convinced we go into this as anything other than underdogs, but it'll be bloody good fun anyway.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

God, it's a sad, sad day when we have to make a point of telling players that they aren't allowed to dive.

Can World Rugby also remind referees that they are allowed to march players back 10 metres for arguing?

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

Agreed, arguing with the referee is worse than two consenting adults wrestling each other to the floor and going at it for a sustained period, while the officials shout at them to stop because what they're doing is illegal.

I know some people think it's immoral, but I love seeing two big men trying to absolutely destroy each other. It's like Courtney Lawes, his is a bloody impressive tackle and I love seeing it being used on a smaller man.

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2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

I know, not nearly enough green in it.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Giant Bok teammates Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager come to blows

Etzebeth is an absolute beast. De Jager wasn't getting up without permission...

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Morgan Parra prevents try brilliantly by punching ball out of attacker's hands

Oliver, you are correct, I ABSOLUTELY mean not awarding the try.

Whoops.

3 Months, 4 Days ago