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Are the All Blacks a dirty team? Fans divided after battle in Dublin

Pretty happy to be given a nickname which doesn't include the word 'wanker'.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sam Cane cleared while Malakai Fekitoa receives one week ban

They were pretty filthy for much of the match. Lucky not to lose more players for longer.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sam Cane cleared while Malakai Fekitoa receives one week ban

He didn't see it. He was told by the TMO that there was clear grounding, and he obviously found it hard to believe because he asked again, but was told clearly by the TMO that clear grounding was visible.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Are the All Blacks a dirty team? Fans divided after battle in Dublin

In this performance, absolutely. They weren't in control and knew it. They were flying into rucks without control, hitting people high, neck rolls left, right and centre.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

James Horwill has surgery to fix unbelievably gruesome finger injury

Any medical opinion being offered about how he manages to run around a rugby field with those massive bollocks?

The man is a machine.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

New Zealand avenge previous loss with bruising win over Ireland

Ireland is not part of the UK. It'd be like us saying that NZ is part of Australia.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

England score nine tries to comfortably beat Fiji at Twickenham

Lots to agree with in yours also.

Roko looked good and went hunting for work. Nice with the ball in hand. He benefited from some quality ball (when was the last side we said that about an English midfield?). Te'o looked reasonably comfortable when he came on, but I think he has a way to go before he's there. He's got to be able to smash holes on a crash ball, but also has to have the guile to draw defenders and then put the ball on quickly to someone else.

Daly has impressed me so far this Autumn. He's got a good mindset, more than anything, and that counts for a lot. He wants to run at players and tries to turn them inside out.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Joe Launchbury in trouble for kick to Fijian head at breakdown

This is why forwards aren't allowed to kick. No bloody follow through.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

New Zealand avenge previous loss with bruising win over Ireland

The ABs looked pretty rattled by what happened in Chicago. They came looking for revenge, and were determined to extract it. Plenty of high shots and neck rolls, flying into the ruck without binding, all sorts of shit. Ireland really got under their skin. They really don't like the idea of being beaten, which I can utterly respect.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

England score nine tries to comfortably beat Fiji at Twickenham

Fiji are always a hard team to play, because they have a unique style. Some of the offloading was sublime. England obviously trotted out as comfortable winners, but will be concerned about the way they answered the questions Fiji asked of them. Defensively they seemed to lack the ferocity and intensity of the Australia tour, which was brutal, but this is how they need to play every time if they want to be world beaters.

Ireland are obviously in great form at the moment, probably the best NH team at the moment on their day, and the 6N should be an absolutely enthralling contest. England have better depth than any other NH team, now they need those players to keep improving individually.

What I was delighted with was the way we played a much more exciting attacking game. This has been lacking for far too long. Next week's game against Argentina should be a great contest, I rate Argentina highly. Their attacking game is fantastic.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago