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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.

2 Months, 3 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...

2 Months, 3 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.

2 Months, 3 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.

2 Months, 3 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.

3 Months, 4 Hours ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

I'm with DrG. Am I the only one who wants to know the sign for masturbation? Is it gender specific? THERE MUST BE ANSWERS!

3 Months, 1 Day ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

This thread gives me hope for the future.

3 Months, 1 Day ago

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

Horrible to see McCaw out like that, the man is a warrior. Just goes to show the forces involved in these collisions on a game by game basis. Hope he doesn't have any lasting damage. We want him fit and healthy at the World Cup.

3 Months, 1 Day ago

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 20

I thought Joseph's try was the pick of the bunch, but Simpson's was also fantastic.

3 Months, 1 Day ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

I guess you need her tweet in order to put his explanation into context.

3 Months, 3 Days ago