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Nick Evans and Brian O'Driscoll give a great phase play pitch demo

There is a strong team forming here...

Tom Wood,
Keith Wood,
Billy Twelvetrees,
Clive Woodward,
Adam Ash(e) - drop the e

...Might be room for Dan Parks (getting desperate now!)

18 Hours, 5 Minutes ago

Nick Evans and Brian O'Driscoll give a great phase play pitch demo

Best thing to do would be to try and get hold of Billy 12-trees....your team would undoubtedly dominate due to the sheer over powering numbers...

1 Day, 21 Hours ago

Dan Carter signs huge 2015 deal with Racing Metro in France

Don't get me wrong, I often enjoyed seeing the likes of Toulon fielding a group of all stars, Saffa's, Brits, um... others... (I'm not going to start wikipedia-ing, my 'fact' up there..)..

But I think now I've read about the proposed challenge to the salary cap by UK club teams, it does sort of highlight how potentially farcical the whole thing has been..

I mean, the word 'Premiership' sounds too much like a football word, so I tend to switch off (my brain that is), so I actually have little idea on the workings of the different 'titles' in Europe - I just enjoy a damn good game! - I rarely know where my own team stands in the our table, let alone league. I play each team as if it's a final - when it turns out to be a promotion game then I tend to have a rough idea whats going on...

So, with that in mind, excuse any ignorance I'm about to spout, as it may already be in action. I feel that perhaps UK teams should have their salary caps (to promote in house progression) perhaps there can be an increase in the cap for seasoned home county players (England players in England clubs, Scots in Scots, and so on..) in order to keep them from following the fame and pennies of the good French life, however still have an overall cap for everyone else. THEN let the French do what they want, and every now and again go and have a crack at them, but with the attitude that "if we lose there is no great expectations because we're playing an international side"..or something like that...

I mean, lets face it, if Bath had a game against the All Blacks, they'd want the win, they'd believe they can win, but they'd have a damn good understanding of the situation and lack of expectations if they did lose the game...

1 Day, 21 Hours ago

Dan Carter signs huge 2015 deal with Racing Metro in France

Actually not a bad formula there stroudos. Not to mention a large amount of business deals are done on the golf course... so there is potential there too...

...just make sure they keep an eye on the weather, lightning might come as a bit of a shock..

1 Day, 21 Hours ago

Friday Funnies - Prop Adam Jones' drop goal masterclass

hahaha! Brilliant, still can't get past his smile/laugh after that drop goal attempt!

1 Day, 21 Hours ago

Dan Carter signs huge 2015 deal with Racing Metro in France

100 million euros??? that's over a million a week?!?!?

Not sure why anyone bothers with education anymore...

If/when I have kids I'll turn to the dark side and fill the kids room with soccer paraphernalia... Won't have a bloody clue what it all is, but it's worth spending every penny on pushing for soccer because if he turns out to be a diver; sorry, soccer player, then I'll have a sweet retirement!

2 Days, 7 Hours ago

Friday Funnies - Prop Adam Jones' drop goal masterclass

Damn, I'm going to have to wait, I have no speakers or headphones at the moment!

I bet this is going to make my weekend!

2 Days, 8 Hours ago

Match winning try scored by boy with Down Syndrome goes viral

....I'll take the bait..

Regardless of political/ethical etc viewpoints, I believe his comment was made with positive feelings. i.e. look what this young lad achieved...

...so your reply is; I believe, void...

3 Days, 3 Hours ago

USA 7's player Perry Baker kicks pitch invader after thuggish tackle

I'm with Dan on this one... I know where you're coming from rugbywest...the problem is as Dan highlights.. we could get a wall of yellow jackets, and someone would still sneak through, then what's the next knee jerk step? Physical barriers, fences, walls, etc...

I'm a bit draconian in the sense that I believe punishment has a strong case over 'just educating'.... however, I think education to the masses of fans is key in these instances. As noted above in a previous comment I made and indicated in your own (the word damage), players could/can be injured in an instance like this. Even the most jovial unintended 'crash' could twist things in ways they shouldn't twist... So educating fans in a way that they need to know that messing WITH players is: A) not on. and B) potentially dangerous for everyone involved... (especially that chap who knocked himself out head-butting a players hip a while back!).

Sure run on the pitch like a knob, but pick your timings, do it when play has stopped, your not going to make ANY enemies if the ball is dead, no player/team/fan is going to feel aggrieved because the referee has to stop the game. Sure make the security work for their money trying to catch you, even try and get a high five or a handshake from a player, but if they show a distinct lack of interest then leave them alone!

What you have to consider Rugbywest, is the costs involved... I don't know how many security guards there are, 10? 15? that patrol the pitchside, they've got to be getting paid somewhere in the realms of £10-£20 an hour (I'm probably hugely off on that one)... so imagine if you started employing 40-50-60 or more to form a ring around the pitch... it'll hike ticket prices up!

4 Days, 6 Hours ago

Match winning try scored by boy with Down Syndrome goes viral

No, don't worry, you're right, I mean watching rugby is a source of entertainment, so therefore watching a mid game rugby game is another source of entertainment.

I meant 'peculiar' as opposed to 'funny'..

Perhaps this is the political correctness sort of thing going on where everyone is terrified of saying the wrong thing. (even though I'm aware I brought this up)...

To be honest, I think it's the enjoyment of seeing anyone get a chance to do a sport they want to do. Agree with you, why not have something like that in the Olympics, definitely a goal to aim for!

4 Days, 6 Hours ago

 
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