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Last ditch tap tackle stops Jonny May from scoring 70m scorcher vs Edinburgh

I love seeing forwards chasing the little guys down. This reminds me of the Parling tap tackle for the Lions. Always a pleasure to see them!

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

Don't feed the troll.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

Clarification not good enough! *slams head into turf*

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

I've got to build on this comment. Calling it a bit of a dick move is like calling the ocean a bit wet.

He'd destroyed him in the tackle. Absolutely nailed him. Took him to the cleaners, made him his bitch, slept with his mother and then instagrammed it. The lot.

Why, after such a massive show of dominance, would you need to slam his head into the turf?

Because you are part of an under-achieving, shit team and know that your time in the premiership is limited. Because you are frustrated that a decent team won't sign you and you know your season is coming to an end soon. Because you have no ability to understand that you've just proven everything which matters. The guy just makes himself look like a pathetic, tiny-brained twat of the first order.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

Partridge has been played. Go home everyone, nothing left to see here.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

I don't think there was much wrong with the tackle. Didn't mean to sound like I thought there was. I just think that when a guy is dazed, lying on the ground, with the ball metres away, slamming a guy's head into the ground is a bit of a dick move.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

A totally disgusting moment of madness. He'd destroyed him in the tackle and the guy was possibly not all there. To then attack him on the ground is just stupid.

I hope he gets a decent ban.

I wonder whether we'll get any comments on here about how this sort of thing always goes on in certain places and at certain levels of the game, and how trying to stop it is basically the same as making everyone play ballet...

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Toulon claim unprecedented treble of European Cup titles with victory over Clermont

I hope that the money in the French premiership doesn't have the negative effect on the national game that it did on English football. There are no less starting positions available for talented French youngsters.

I wasn't old enough to watch money change football, so I can't directly compare it, but my gut feeling is that spending lots of money on foreign players will make it harder to for the 'not so great' indigenous youngsters to get into these squads, therefore having a negative effect on long term player development. Attention might turn away from developing young players into attracting foreign superstars.

Toulon are clearly a great club with a real love of their sport, but so are Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United... and how many of the 'domestic' players in those squads would realistically get into a World XI? Probably none.

Rugby needs to ensure that the money in the game finds its way into academies and training facilities lower down in the system. Only this way can French, and to a lesser extent English, money have a decent longterm affect on the game.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Kevin Naiqama's outstanding try assist for Wests Tigers in the NRL

The NRL has produced some of the most outstanding finishes I've ever seen. The lack of space afforded most try finishers leads to some really acrobatic efforts. Definitely worth a lot, YouTube is full of stuff. The NRL have their own channel which is great to look at.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Richie McCaw knocked out cold after getting his head on the wrong side of a tackle

I am never going to erase the phrase 'sex dentistry' from my mind. Have a like.

4 Months, 3 Days ago