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Eddie Jones leaves the Stormers to be appointed new England Head Coach

Oh don't get me wrong, I think Eddie Jones may have the ability to put England back on the radar again (well, I guess they'll always be on the radar.. but yeh..), it's an amusing step.

I hope England sorts themselves out, it was quite disappointed to see them fail at the world cup, especially seeing as everyone (who I spoke to, and on here) seemed to be questioning all the selections BEFORE the game for EXACTLY the reasons they failed IN the game... Maybe we're all a collective group of coaches... hahaha..

I don't like seeing any nations slip below the standard they really should be at. I know it's arrogant for anyone to assume that any team should be at a certain place in the world, (Japan v SA...) however you expect teams to either go further than they are, or stay within a certain train track of form... for instance NZ have been epic, you'd expect them to perhaps slip to semi finalists in the future at the WORST... but not end up in a "can't make it out of the pool stages" type of team...

Of course the above statement may be true currently, but as teams getting better funding, better awareness, I suspect things will change and there will be a very small difference between the majority of top tier teams...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

A look at Jonah Lomu's 15 brilliant Rugby World Cup Tries

At 3:38, was there a card to NZ which is why Lomu was playing at 8 for the scrum?

Always amazes me at how short his International career really was. I had to check wikipedia and apparently he played for the AB's from 1994-2002.. I mean 8 years is a fair bit of time. But when you consider Nonu's 12 and McCaws 14... it seems quite short, I always wonder how much of a record he'd have set had he not had this kidney illness.. I mean Habana has played for SA for 11 years and only just matched Lomus record, I know it's different eras and perhaps it could be argued Lomu was in an extremely good team, his size and power was new to the rugby world surroundings etc.. but it still amazes me.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

New England coach Eddie Jones apologises to Stormers fans for leaving

Stuart Lancaster is probably looking for a job right about now?

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Eddie Jones leaves the Stormers to be appointed new England Head Coach

Must be one of those exceptional circumstances that the RFU goes on about for players...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

All Black great Richie McCaw officially announces retirement from rugby

Kiwis have had a heck of a battering this year, lost a few big names, at least RM is still around though!

Wishing him all the best, sad day for NZ, the rest of the world...but at least we have a silver lining!!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu dies suddenly, aged 40

Massively sad news, I was introduced to rugby through 7's and that would have been about 95-97 or something and in all honesty I didn't know much about the 15 code, but I had heard the rippling echo of chat, I guess from parents about some huge All Black..one of the tallest on the pitch...biggest...fastest... Just really makes you realise the tremendous impact the guy made on the game...

...then of course somewhere along the line I played Jonah Lomu rugby (intro to dear old Bill then too!)

As others have said, seeing Lomu at the world cup this year, it really didn't bring to mind any questions of his health. So it's a huge shock, although, might just be me, but there is that advert? Or clip? Or him doing the haka, they do it a couple of times, he looked a bit pale then, but who knows, makeup, bad light, or whatever.

RIP Lomu and prayers for the family!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Quade Cooper no-look kick ahead sets up try on Toulon debut

Agree even further than before...

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Quade Cooper no-look kick ahead sets up try on Toulon debut

Agree even more

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Quade Cooper no-look kick ahead sets up try on Toulon debut

Totally agree :)

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Tomas Cubelli's outrageous reverse kick for the Barbarians

I'm so glad tomorrow is game day!

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago