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Awkward interview with 'Honey Bear' Nick Cummins in the USA

Don't understand what 'Honey Bear' says?... well that's not really a big issue...

A hindrance for the cause, because you don't understand what he says? Now you're just being ridiculous..

I don't think that sort of humour translates all that well...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ed Morrison admits that Springboks probably scored try in 1995 World Cup Final

I've been a bit too controversial recently, so I didn't want to go quite as far as telling it how I saw it... but yes... I 100% agree ;)

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch dramatic victory after Springboks fail to run down the clock

Agreed, but if referees are willing to throw in a warning to all teams due to an opposition infringement then I would be able to accept if the next penalty was against us for the same infringement (if it was a blanket warning).

What I don't like to see is blatant failures to stay on feet let go without any kind of explanation..

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Wallabies snatch dramatic victory after Springboks fail to run down the clock

I agree with you regarding referees needing to be consistent. I find it infuriating that players can run into a ruck and throw themselves into someone and over the ball will get let off one minute and pinged the next... I'm all for throwing in a warning and penalising the next, but it seems to work in swings and roundabouts... sometimes penalised, next time not, on, off, off, off, on, on, on... wrecks my head!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

All Blacks start Rugby Championship strong with Argentina win

The Argentinian in the picture (running towards AB 6), is that his normal hairstyle? Or was it some sort of homage to the late Jerry Collins?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

All Blacks start Rugby Championship strong with Argentina win

As Kadova said, there is no laws against being assisted in going over...

So as the Argentinians are actually still theoretically able to access McCaw (the ball carrier) and bring him down, there is no sort of obstruction... obviously if Reid had been in front of McCaw at the maul and they'd both broken off with Reid leading the way, then there would be call for obstruction, however the technique carried out by McCaw and Reid is quite common on the pitch, normally used when gaining inches at the opposition tryline...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Sensational Stepper Nehe Milner-Skudder's Tribute Video

Haha, I missed that, but that's brilliant!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Stats and facts as most experienced New Zealand side ever prepare for Argentina

920 caps, yikes......

...Good luck Argentina!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Sensational Stepper Nehe Milner-Skudder's Tribute Video

It's been discussed quite a bit on and off round here. Rugby is NZ's first sport, whereas the majority of the rest of the world is soccer... most parks will host groups of 'lads' kicking a football around and playing a game, it's not all that common to see guys throwing a rugby ball around or having a bit of a mess about.

The beauty of just 'playing about' is that it's not position specific and there is no important result, running around playing a sort of touch, or semi contact type of game will get everyones mind working, traditional props throwing dummies and trying to step, perhaps chipping forward for others, elusive backs doing what elusive backs do, but everyone more or less trying to perform no look passes and horrendous offloads.

So if THAT ^^^ becomes the norm around parks around the world, then other nations will thrive. The problem most nations have is that kids go to school and automatically 'the fat one' is a prop, 'the tall one' is a lock and that is where they remain for life, forwards don't try to offload, they should take the ball into contact - copy paste copy paste copy paste... same old trudging stuff, which is great when it's wet, slippy etc, but when you try to play an expansive fast game, you rely heavily on just your backs with the forwards staggering about with the fear in their minds that they'll yelled at if they get caught in the back line.... (as is traditional, in traditional rugby...)

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Sensational Stepper Nehe Milner-Skudder's Tribute Video

If only the World cup was just about having the most talented players, I think NZ would have it in the bag time after time.

It seems to me that most teams around the world have excellent players with a few outstanding ones... NZ seems to have outstanding players with a few excellent ones... then of course there are injuries, and most teams replace injured outstanding players with excellent ones... and NZ?? They replace injured outstanding with more outstanding....

Just ridiculous really...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago