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Rene Ranger treats Henry Slade like a speed bump in Barbarians match

Argument: won.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 French Flair moments of All Time

Anyone who thinks that RL doesn't require "the ability to think fast, use one's instinct, and abilities to run, pass, and kick the ball" hasn't seen Benji Marshall play.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 French Flair moments of All Time

...and before the game went professional, allowing the players to spend hours more per week in the gym. And before we knew what we do now about conditioning, allowing further bulking up.

The genie is out of the bottle. I don't see a way to get it back. And Rugby is still clearly defined from League, with the emphasis on set pieces, kicking, and work at the breakdown.

Lastly, so what if it has some of the elements of League? League is awesome to watch. I prefer Union but I can happily sit down with a beer and chew on some League, especially something as brilliant as many NRL games are.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Flyhalf killer Courtney Lawes adds Charlie Hodgson to his list in Premiership final

I'm guessing you didn't watch the game Gazza, where Lawes demonstrated a remarkable ability to stop rolling malls, interfere with line outs, and generally break up forward-based moves.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Rene Ranger treats Henry Slade like a speed bump in Barbarians match

He doesn't lead with the forearm, although the forearm is in front of him. Slade first makes contact with Ranger's torso. Ranger then uses his arm to push Slade away, but it's hardly an elbow as such.

This was completely legal, if perhaps a little brutal because they were both going down, and so let's just enjoy the fact that Ranger smashed into Slade, Slade smashed into Ranger, and Rugby is the real winner. Boomfah!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Flyhalf killer Courtney Lawes adds Charlie Hodgson to his list in Premiership final

Don't get me wrong Foxy, you'll find comments from me on many videos on RD saying just what you've said. There is absolutely a place in the game for these hits on 10s. I simply meant that sadly he doesn't get the same spectacular results against the big boys. He tackles really well and gets into all the right places - I think he's had an outstanding season for club and country - but his biggest and most spectacular hits all come against 10s.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Toulon do the double by claiming elusive Top 14 title with win over Castres

Please tell me this was a Google Translate job... I desperately want to believe this makes sense when translated literally into French.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Flyhalf killer Courtney Lawes adds Charlie Hodgson to his list in Premiership final

That was probably the impact of the game as far as I was concerned, great shout.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Flyhalf killer Courtney Lawes adds Charlie Hodgson to his list in Premiership final

The majority of the big hits I've seen him dish out are on 10s, but only because he has such impressive line-speed. He doesn't get the same impressive results with forwards, although he was absolutely fantastic in the close-quarter stuff in the premiership final.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Northampton Saints beat Saracens at the death in the Aviva Premiership Final

Are you alright WelshOsprey? You don't sound yourself in this last post. You've also lost your command of basic grammar.

Do we need to follow the concussion protocols?

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

 
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