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Richie Mo'unga only given warning for tackle that knocked out Stormers lock

When you see how low this guy is, how exactly does one propose to tackle him?

You're not getting g to his legs front on, he'll knock you back.. are you supposed to let him past and take his legs from behind?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Richie Mo'unga only given warning for tackle that knocked out Stormers lock

So on the flip side....who ever gets lower has the rights to make more yards without being smashed...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Richie Mo'unga only given warning for tackle that knocked out Stormers lock

Problem is, the powers that be don't apply that set of common sense around the rest of the pitch...

You wait for a high ball then jump at the last second and someone takes you out whilst they're reaching for the ball, it's their fault, penalty, red card etc...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

That's sort of not my point.... I was talking about the US transferring to 15's and being greatly competitive...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

Lawes vs Parra
Lacroix out for the season
Halfpenny has had a lot of injuries due to his tackling technique - however he's a pretty solid little bloke.

To be fair, you were right to mention the names above, however they have fallen foul to injuries which who knows, could be down to their smaller sizes, vs some much bigger guys.. but you are 100% correct that these are small guys who have gone through all the lower levels of rugby and made it to the pinnacle of their respective countries. I don't see an size equivalent of Baker failing at 15's if he ever decided to try it out, but I guess the argument of the speed of these guys hitting 15's and having a big impact, is somewhat countered by their size, or lack of. Take Teddy Thomas for example, same height as Baker, very quick himself, but is carrying an extra 8kg's which could make all the difference when faced with some of the bigger wingers of the game.

Just to add to the smaller player list some of the older names:
Troncon
Stringer
and the magician Dominici for one!!!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

Lol

Yeh good one, needed that giggle!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

* at rugby that is....

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

Americans do; on a whole, tend to be just that little bit louder and unnecessary than most.. but I guess each nation has its quirks.

Kiwis tend to be unnecessarily better than everyone else, which is a bit BS too...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

USA reach another level with thrilling Las Vegas 7s Cup Final victory

As much as I love and respect 7's, I don't believe these sorts of players would bode well in 15's, not in this professional day and age...

Every player on the pitch really has to.be able to carry their own and guys like Isles just don't have decent defence.

Looking at a lot of wide receivers they are often all whippety sort of folks, agile, fast but generally not the biggest guys around..and whilst that doesn't mean you can't play 15's if you're not bit, you have to be able to back up your own size - whatever it is, and make the tackles where it counts.

I think they're a little while off yet.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Incredible hooker domination on display in South Africa's Varsity Shield

Ahhh those dusty pitches :)

This guy is incredible, sort of guy that I assume was given a 2 shirt straight off the bat based on his height/weight...What an asset though, he looks like he has great explosive speed! I wonder what his fitness/speed levels are overall, he looks like he could easily slot into the backrows, or even the centres!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago