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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.

4 Months, 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!

4 Months, 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.

4 Months, 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.

4 Months, 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.

4 Months, 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.

4 Months, 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?

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Wales Under-20 Dafydd Howells scores fastest try in international rugby

Time certainly passed slowly when I was there.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

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

Think of it as Burger, Brits and Borthwick versus Lawes, North and Corbs.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Star studded Barbarians too good for England XV at Twickenham

Ha, that is a nice touch. Not quite as nice a touch as Jerry Collins giving his team as Barnstaple and wearing their socks for one of his appearances, but nice all the same.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

 
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