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Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

I've been to games at Twickenham where I can't see a bleeding thing because the angle has been so bad, and so have spent the game watching it on the big screen and learning about TMO decisions via texts from a mate. Yes, the atmosphere is good and all, but some of the seats are less than optimal.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

Let's stop this from becoming another boring thread about ABs cheating and have a grown-up discussion about whether a neutral TV presence in the ground is desirable or not.

Thanks whiteafrican for bringing it back to the discussion.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

McCaw is easily one of the best players in his position to have ever played the game. Good 7s need to be in there, fighting for the ball on the ground pushing the laws to the limits. The fact that he manages to do it while so skilfully playing the referee is really impressive. He is extremely good at stopping when the referee has had enough, passes it on to his team really clearly, and is generally just a genius at reading the game.

Sadly it does mean that he gets a lot of attention from some players, none of whom should be held up as examples of intelligence. Dylan Hartley got himself sent off in a premiership final for calling the referee a 'fucking cheat'. Andy Powell stole a golf buggy and drove it up the motorway. What else do we need to say?

He will always irritate non-Kiwis because we can't see why the referees don't pick up on it more, but it's just because he's so bloody good at stopping at the right time. Nothing more can be asked of a player. You play up to the edge of the laws and not a centimetre further.

I'm horrified that he got booed by England fans at the game. That's just appalling. The guy is a legend.

The rest of your post, indeed posts (for there are many), are all pretty much drivel.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

So glad I read past the nonsense above to get to this comment.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Emotive Guinness ads with Shane Williams, Wilko, Bill McLaren and 1978 Munster

If RD doesn't get a case of Guinness for sharing this, then there is no justice in the world.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Emotive Guinness ads with Shane Williams, Wilko, Bill McLaren and 1978 Munster

Great ads. Guinness have always been pretty switched on with their marketing.

3 Weeks, 2 Hours ago

Record crowd witnesses All Blacks in full flight as they crush USA

Glad you enjoyed the game DB. Get yourself to a few more if possible! I have never been to a sporting event which beats live rugby for a great atmosphere.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

The Steven Luatua Quarterback Lineout throw against Australia

Jeez, but that is a hell of a throw. I can't even shout that far. You've got to love the BaaBaas. It's a fantastic tradition, just look how keen great players are to represent the club.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Chat with League convert Sam Burgess upon his arrival at Bath Rugby

I don't think Lancaster would risk him unless he was sure. Burgess will have to work really hard to make a quick impact, and I can't see Lancaster taking him unless Burgess immediately starts scoring a lot of tries and proving to be a raw talent.

I would expect that we won't see Burgess in 2015, but probably the 6 Nations after it.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

European Rugby Champions Cup Tries of the Week - Round 2

Buggerit, that was meant to be a reply to DrG.

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

 
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