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Fox Sports Australia pull no punches in new promo mocking England ahead of series

It's a difficult one. England are in a position where they have to be mocked for the embarrassing RWC... I mean home nation out so early on. Especially when you consider England is one of the "big guns", so to not always harp back to that moment would be like ignoring the elephant in the room... or the irish not commenting on that BOD tackle...

However, I'm sort of with the other lot that this wasn't 'banter' in the traditional sense of a bunch of rugby ex's sitting in a room having a typical Sean Maloney fuelled hyperactive waffle. It was staged (of course, well aware of that), and a bit too pre planned... Maloney et al, are not actors, they're pundits who do some of their best stuff either reciting facts, or throwing on the spot jibes at each other (or others)... so I'm not sure I can fully appreciate the commercialism side of this whole thing...

Aussies have great humour and great banter, but this was just a bit to scripted for me.

And of course they're going to ignore their own short comings, when it comes to taking the piss, it's best to forget that you ever fell short... not to mention that I find it hard to view the 2003 loss as a massive underachievement, and England fans cannot surely compare the 2015 RWC failure to the 2003 RWC Aus 'failure'...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Rugby Training Mistakes: Specificity - Not Training For Your Position

I suppose that's why in any gym you get people of all different shapes and sizes that are great in their own right.

I remember looking at a guy who I swear was like a pencil - nothing on his upper body, nothing on his lower body, he was already in the gym before I was, but he stepped on a treadmill and was off and I can only imagine he was there for another few days!

Then you get the other guys that are the complete opposite and they're going for purely body building for appearance.

Although, SBW has got it both ways, he's pretty stocky, he's ripped and he's evidently extremely fit....

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Develop Elite Speed In Any Gym - Treadmill Push

Good point actually... I suppose if you just ambled off afterwards looking like you'd gone to the gym (for a sip at the drinking fountain) then perhaps they'd have different views...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

Don't disagree with your last paragraph.... but "This is how rugby worked for about 180 years and it was great." kind of detracts from "I'm not talking about the 19th century, I'm talking 15 years ago. How long have you been around rugby?"

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Fox Sports Australia pull no punches in new promo mocking England ahead of series

Yeah! Who'd have thought a union 'rookie' wouldn't have turned out to be the person to single-handedly win England the rwc?!?!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Zee Ngwenya still has plenty of gas as he steps to score for San Diego

What was the red card for?

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

Rugby also started off with something like 30 blokes on each side....

You saying about a player doing something really bad then getting sent off....that's known as a red card...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

:/ Er, what's wrong with substitutions?

Also, how would you deal with a player that starts punching the crap out of another player?

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

All Black legend Mils Muliaina scores first try in USA Pro Rugby with first touch

I agree that a vast amount of marketing is required to sell the sport to the US, especially considering they already have an extremely well established form of it already (American football)... But I can't help but feel that these commentators actually thought they knew what they were talking about... I saw what Stroudos saw, 9 passes to 10, 13 cuts back to receive forward pass.....

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Quicker Scrums and No More Diving: The New Law Changes We All Wanted To See

Hmmm I actually welcomed this law change/introduction, but now I read your comment I realise that I'd currently embraced the modern game where feigning is a large part of it... Going back to the roots, you're totally right... it's one of those ethical/moral things that you just shouldn't do, 'ergo' (stroudos), there shouldn't actually ever need to be a law for it...

Definitely agree with you on point 2 as well!!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago