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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.

3 Months, 5 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.

3 Months, 5 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.

3 Months, 5 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.

3 Months, 5 Days ago

George Ford questions referee decision only to get a sarcastic response

Maybe the way he said it could have been better, but Ford deserved it.

3 Months, 6 Days ago

Nick Abendanon says England players not backing overseas selection policy is 'pathetic'

I would love to see a European wide superleague. 4 English teams, 4 French teams, 2 Irish, 2 Welsh, 1 Scottish, 1 Italian. Fast, attacking, off-loading Rugby. We've got the players for it. Toss the ball around, entertain people, get them watching it. Make rugby something to capture people's attention.

No relegation, no fear, just attacking beauty. A Northern Hemisphere Super15.

3 Months, 6 Days ago

Highlights and celebrations as All Blacks win successive Rugby World Cup titles

That match was quite simply the best display of rugby I've ever seen, taking the context into consideration. How many teams would have frozen in that situation? The ABs just keep taking rugby into uncharted territory, the rest of the world, particular our game in the NH, needs to catch up fast.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Highlights and celebrations as All Blacks win successive Rugby World Cup titles

Bet he has a whopping great cock as well. Bastard.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Sonny Bill Williams gives World Cup winners medal away to young fan, but gets given another one

You miserable git :)

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Not the worst thing I've been called, I'll take that :)

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago