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Ma'a Nonu's bumps off Colin Slade with massive charge

Nasty injury, best of luck regarding the blog. I think Stroudos is right, you'd be great at it.

As for the comments above about eyebrows and colourful boots, I'm not sure about the eyebrow part, but if I think about it, I suppose you're right, they do play a huge part in expression. BUT, then colourful boots side of things, you could be partially right with that, but the main reason for colourful boots is that it's a well known fact that they make you run faster...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Dunedin Streaker gets Smashed by Security Guard Number Eight

I think Number11 summed it up quite well, I agree with what he's written. I do think this was potentially 'over the top' and of course the bloke could have had a nasty back injury as a result, however, what I didn't like to see was the afters side of things, the headlock etc. I understand the bloke shouldn't have been streaking in the first place, but it is; in some respects, harmless fun (for us watching, I doubt the this guy would agree!). It's almost a sort of half time sport, seeing streakers standing up security guards with great steps and in turn seeing them get smashed, but as I said, that headlock afters stuff was not something I thought was necessary.

Of course I could be wrong, but who here would go out streaking and not expect to potentially be smashed? (other than this guy!) - so it's fair to say the type of chap that goes streaking and gets smashed is not going to be the sort of bloke that then takes umbrage and will end up scrapping the security guard surely? Anyway I'm glad everyone involved is ok, I just hope maybe someone has a quiet word and urges the security chap to restrain his choking technique somewhat...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Three streakers at once during Chiefs vs Hurricanes game

Cruden does appear to be...um...very interested....

Thanks for the link to the Dunedin hit, that was brutal!

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Aside from you dislike of forwards fanning out (which they've always done), I'll focus more on the point at hand - Misconduct!

I personally believe the game has become softer in the violence aspect. Players are indeed bigger, stronger, heavier, so no doubt the game has become "harder" in the everyday collisions, but you replied to the Arwel Thomas video I posted, which showed a distinct lack of interest by the referee's and a different attitude by the commentators. So I think the levels of misconduct have changed, where before stamping on someones head might have been a good decision, now you're likely to get strung up as a result of a camera seeing you do it. That being said, there is still going to be some incidents, take Andy Hazells outburst last year? Early this year?

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

I get where you're coming from, but surely in our game this instance is very low on the headbutt incidents. I'd say rugby is trying to avoid incidents like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOivzoRc0I8 (not rugby)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-3UbAPs5As (different code)

And ofcourse the dreaded Ansbro v Strokosch incident...

..any jokes aside, I find this is not exactly a 'big deal' I suppose it is easier for the officials to treat a headbutt as a headbutt... but remember that age old video of the Tom James headbutt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rJrZdhtJQ4

Is THAT really a headbutt? or is there somewhere in the laws that can provide referee's with the ability to use their heads and also Nigel Owens sound clips, for instance "This is not soccer" "you're both acting very immature" etc etc

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2 Months, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - The Top 5 Referee Bloopers

Or Craig Joubert RWC 2011 final?

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Catch up with Wales captain Sam Warburton on Total Rugby

Who is being cynical? I'm being very polite, my post above was written from the heart, it's bringing me to tears thinking that indeed such a lovely number 8 could have been upset by my comments and believes them to be false.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

South Africa stun Scotland with eight-try romp in Port Elizabeth

I'm not trying to be rude, but I think Scotland are lucky to not have dropped below some of those nations. Japan has grabbed a win against Wales. Argentina have rattled a couple of the 'big boys' recently; not enough to beat them (yet??) but they've made some good ground over a very short period of time. Scotland on the other hand looks like they're heading down and just occasionally managing to grab another gasp of air with lucky wins recently.

Again I'm not meaning to sound rude and I wish Scotland all the best in their rugby future, I sincerely hope Cotter can get them going in the right direction, but being brutally honest, I've felt that almost all the wins I've seen from Scotland recently have been the sorts of wins that you come away with saying "I don't care how awful it was, what we should of done here and there, what we were lucky not to get hit with, it was a WIN and that's all that matters!"

But of course to be optimistic, I wish all the success for Scotland it'd be good to see both them and Italy become strong contenders in the 6N and on the world stage.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Catch up with Wales captain Sam Warburton on Total Rugby

I agree, I apologise for being nasty to you, I realise you're an emotional chap (as gathered by your previous posts on other topics) and far wiser on the ins and outs of International rugby. I hope I've not greatly offended you too much. I'll do my best to not upset yourself in the future, it would be a shame to lose; what I can only describe, as a 'Messiah' to this rugby page over a little disagreement on opinions.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

You do realise that at a glance you've written more or less the same amount as I have. My definition of "in the past" in this respect is that, I do not hold a grudge over the fact your opinion differs from mine. The fact you continue to throw in little 'jibes' shows you'd be far more suited to https://www.youtube.com

If you want to try again and join in on further topics come join the latest videos, there is one about Warburton, I'm sure you can put your valuable opinion on that.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

 
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