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Wales edge Argentina for confidence building win

I think we're sadly well on the way to that judging by the UK news. England players getting something like £20k a match, someone suggesting top players should earn £1mil a year...

Don't get me wrong, it's a hard game and you have a limited career at the top, there are also not enough coaching jobs for everyone etc, but that money is a tad excessive and I believe it could start to breed an attitude of "so what I'm rich!" Rather than currently (some) players are doing very well for themselves, but they still require an amount of grace and appeal.

I'd be more accepting of a £20k bonus for a tournament well played or something that may also drive a little incentive...

When I think of the massive sports in this world, soccer, NFL (American but huge), basketball, all these sports have issues with petulant prima donnas whining about the service they assume they should receive... Rugby is still ever so slightly lower down where players are 'just lads', I'd hate for that to change much more than it already has...

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

England break their Springboks hoodoo with convincing win at Twickenham

I agree with both sentiments above, what grabs me more however is the injury side of things....

Perhaps in the pro game it's not thought about, perhaps they come off the field, reassess and see what's on, or who made it unscathed etc... But it would be a bit heart breaking to see someone get damaged in a freak injury when the game is clearly done and dusted...

But I agree, with the AB comparison, after the kick they'd run that ball right back at the opposition, smashing doors and heads as they pass...

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Wales edge Argentina for confidence building win

He's such a petulant pleb! Maybe if he spent more time focusing on his own shit than flapping around and squawking like some distressed seagull then he'd actually stop tries like that. He could have done so much more to try and disrupt that, but no he's flapping around moaning. ..

What a dick.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Kuridrani scores late try as Australia break Scotland hearts again

Cheers for the info Jimmy. It's hard to tell sometimes from highlights and from media outlets, especially as even when teams are poor they can produce a couple good highlight moments.

I hope Scotland really do improve, for their sake, and hopefully long before all the current boys in blue retire... Would hate to see them hit their peak just as most of them come up for retirement!

Cheers again.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Kuridrani scores late try as Australia break Scotland hearts again

Unfortunately missed the match. What does the scoreline really say?

We're Scotland a team to contend with? Or did a tired Australian team falter at the start then find their feet?

The usual trend for Autumn/Summer internationals is to mention that the visiting team is tired, but I've not heard that this year.

I'd like to think for rugby sense, that the NH v SH gap isn't as vast as it once was and I'd hope Scotland do become decent contenders in any match.. I tire of the 'we were nearly there, next time' statements. Best of luck to all teams in their next games!

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Kiwi pundits rubbish Craig Dowd accusations of "Disrespectful" Haka vs Ireland

I guess the issue that is then created is that it will be seen as a sign of disrespect when they DON'T do it....

AB's vs Italy.... chances are they won't break it out (it will be saved for the BIG matches), the world will get up in arms because clearly it's a sign that the AB's don't think Italy are a worthwhile or big enough opponent, i.e. they can defeat them easily, so why get riled up....

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Ireland break drought to upset New Zealand for the first time ever

See your nomination and raise you a "player of the year 2016 winner"....

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Scotsman's haunting Craig Joubert movie ahead of Wallabies rematch

Errr Stan....it's spelled Saltire.....

4 Weeks, 4 Hours ago

Scotsman's haunting Craig Joubert movie ahead of Wallabies rematch

I thought it was amusing...

4 Weeks, 11 Hours ago

Kiwi pundits rubbish Craig Dowd accusations of "Disrespectful" Haka vs Ireland

Really??? A stink caused because if one blokes opinion over which 'dance' (no disrespect) is performed....

How bloody silly...

4 Weeks, 23 Hours ago