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Sensational tries galore as Fiji secure fourth Hong Kong title

Fiji's second try was an outrageous steal!!!

Some amazing tries here, but I've got to say I wish Perry Baker had dropped that ball carrying it like that and on the boks try, I wish the Fijian had booted that ball into the stands before it was scored.

Regarding the Scotland try by Horne, is the offside line in 7's more fluid then? I have played some 7's but it's never really cropped up like this, 2 or 3 Scotland players in the USA half before the restart, I know they don't affect the play at all, so perhaps thats where the offside mark lies... great try, but I wonder about that.

Lovely compilation, thanks for sharing!

1 Week, 2 Days ago

TEN reset scrums in ten minutes leads to Tigers try

It's such a difficult one because as someone mentioned, what if you have a really dominant scrum, but a bit of a weak lineout.. being forced to have a lineout because the other team can't handle your scrum pressure is wrong... But the alternative is what we see now I suppose..

Good point below about amateaur scrums. They do collapse sure, but you might get 2-4 per game maybe - and some of those can probably be attributed to amateur pitches, rather than a couple resets per SCRUM, in the pro game..

1 Week, 2 Days ago

TEN reset scrums in ten minutes leads to Tigers try

I don't know what the answer is overall. Also, because I didn't see this game and the video is so high speed (which is fine because I'd imagine it's somewhat dull) it's hard to determine what the reason behind each reset is.. Barnes seems to be pointing left and right each time, so I can only assume the reasons behind each reset were different - a bit like that debacle with France in last years 6N.

Think of the numerous reasons for a reset:
- prop loses footing
- prop loses binding
- early engagement
- front rows too close
- front rows not close enough
- front rows head on head
- ground gives way - so scrum gets reset left or right
- both front rows go down
- unstable scrums

There are so many reasons, some have someone at fault, others are just "one of those things, let's reset". With this video I don't know if there should have been a penalty try or something sooner, but IF referees hands are tied to only punishing consecutive indescretions, then maybe that's where the answer lies.

It's generally practiced on other parts of the field in groupings of slowing the ball down - not rolling away, hands in the ruck, etc.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

TEN reset scrums in ten minutes leads to Tigers try

What is this arsenal F.C you speak of? F.C - fish n chips?

I can only assume it's some unfortunate typo and that you've not tainted these white pages with your heathenist foosball comparison bile...

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Faf de Klerk massive carry knocks out Danny Cipriani amidst dramatic finish

Yes... something obscenely reckless about putting one boot in front of another... Health and safety gone mad I guess..

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Faf de Klerk massive carry knocks out Danny Cipriani amidst dramatic finish

"but the TMO still saw fit to give him a yellow card for 'accidental foul play.' "

What a horrendous crock of shite! Not what you wrote, but that decision based on the (what I'd hope is an accurate) description you gave..

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Julian Savea puts Lwazi Mvovo on his backside as Hurricanes snatch thriller

Hahaha, Savea is a big guy no doubt, but I do grow weary of "The new XYZ's". Lomu is/was fantastic, however I think if he was in the middle of the modern game nowadays, he'd be a handful, but not as prolific as he was in his time. Plus there is also that less pleasant feeling that you get when you're trying to fill shoes, these guys have their own names, their own skills and their own styles - maybe drawing comparisons in the peaks, or the twilight of their careers is a little more fair than building potentially unfeasible expectations for a guy from the offset..

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Julian Savea puts Lwazi Mvovo on his backside as Hurricanes snatch thriller

I suppose given the AB depth it's no wonder he's out. I just remember him coming on the scene and being coined "the new lomu"..

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Julian Savea puts Lwazi Mvovo on his backside as Hurricanes snatch thriller

I wasn't suggesting he deserves a place based on his prior résumé, I was just surprised he's been out of the fold for so long to be called a "former AB"..

I just figured he's been injured when it mattered for the AB games hence his omission. Sort of like Many Tuilagi, former England player, or simply "England international"...

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Julian Savea puts Lwazi Mvovo on his backside as Hurricanes snatch thriller

You mention "former all black", is Savea out of the runnings these days?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago