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Sam Burgess throws his body around in the Montpellier mud

Sam Warburton was on here mentioning running your hand across the grass as you enter a ruck - that way you know you're low enough. - he's 6'2.. I can't imagine that extra 3 inches means that Burgess is unable to get low enough.

I'm 6'5-6'6.. using the 'I'm tall' excuse is just trying to excuse ones laziness... It's easier for me to go high on a small bloke, plus I can tackle them and the ball, however I'm not incapable of going low and neither is Burgess.. Perhaps its the league influence and he's yet to develop his technique. Of course it is effective at the moment, but he could very easily get pinged for being that high, especially the arm around the head of Ranger... which is not effective and extremely detrimental...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Leicester Tigers beat European champions Toulon at Welford Road

Pretty sure Castro go some digs from Cockers for leaving for the money, he clearly stated he paid £100,000 of his own cash to get out of Leicester...

I don't blame the bloke, he's a damn good player and if I was as good as him and left sitting on the bench (or out of the match day team) with a limited career left, I'd be looking at making a move...

I love my club, but lets face it, if at an amateur level I trained tuesdays, thurdsdays, and in my own time gymmed up with a rugby goal, gave up my saturdays to warm the bench only to be given a 5-10 minute run about, I think pretty soon I'd be saying 'bye bye' and finding a club that would actually play me...

Castro is 33 years old, he's lucky to last this long in the professional era in his playing position. But bear in mind he's half way through a 'standard career'.. if the bloke did leave for money then that's fine by me, he did what he needed to do for family - much like the much loved Nick Cummins.. however if he left to actually play some damn rugby, then again I'm all for supporting him. Can't say I'm a fan of Cockerill anyway..

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Leicester Tigers beat European champions Toulon at Welford Road

Hahaha, I love the title 'Castro climbs into Cockerill'

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Leicester Tigers beat European champions Toulon at Welford Road

"Owen Williams kicked Leicester to victory as the only try of the game was scored by Thorn"

Que?

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Sam Burgess throws his body around in the Montpellier mud

I'm not talking so much about shoulder charges/hits/collisions as much as the arm to the chops... commonly known as a 'swinging arm'... the commentators said it didn't look like he swung the arm in (just as the video appeared to show otherwise...)

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Sam Burgess throws his body around in the Montpellier mud

Sorry to add another comment, I completely forgot to comment on that first tackle... no one seems to be making any comment on the fact that Burgess forearm ends up round Rangers jaw, and his bicep round Rangers head... seemed to me like is 'swung' if you ask me...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Sam Burgess throws his body around in the Montpellier mud

I hope my previous comments on Burgess have not started band wagon, on which people are readily hopping... I certainly was concerned at the amount of hype surrounding Burgess and unfortunately my concerns are continuing.

People have highlighted and labelled these as 'two crappy tackles'.. they're not great I'll admit that... in fact they're pretty awful.. but the thing I find incredible is that it's made a highlight reel.. RD, I had a moan recently about content, but I appreciate that Sam Burgess, is very much 'current affairs' - what concerns me however is that these tackles, if made by any other player, would not get it's own section on RD - in fact there are a fair few 'awful tackles' every weekend, none of which end up on RD (unless they're spectacularly bad)... - so again, this isn't a dig at RD, you're keeping up with the current trends, however I'm amazed that this hype surrounding Burgess can continue to gather snow in the form of these tackles...

Obviously I don't like the idea of starting up a '#hateonsam' kind of thing because he's a spectacular athlete, I'm just again voicing my concern that it appears that people are already celebrating Englands world cup campaign because this one man is going to be the key...

Put it this way: My local team + Sam Burgess is still not going to beat any international team that comes in front of us purely based on the fact we have Sam Burgess... unless he gets decent ball from the 10, support from the other players, then there is only so much 1 man can do...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Jean De Villiers injury might rule him out of Rugby World Cup 2015

I believe there are 2 things from this video:

1) It highlights a world renowned player has been injured (or any player for that matter) and provides people with a medium in which to send well wishes. (Perhaps JDV will read this site, perhaps friends of his will and will pass on the message, or perhaps neither, but it allows people to publicly show their support, which is a good thing as a community).

2) It highlights the dangers of rugby, which everyone should have some awareness of, of course play with no fear, but also respect the fact that if this happens to you then you knew the risks and you aren't going on lead a crusade against this 'oh so dangerous game'.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Two fans banned following investigation into homophobic abuse of referee

Got to admit, I cried with laughter when I read about the twitter thing with the rugby players and Nigel Owens:

"Evans wrote: "Legs and ass are in bits, can't move." Thomas posted in reply: "U gotta stop hanging round with Nigel Owens!".

Evans then made an apology of sorts on behalf of Thomas: "For those ppl [people] who got the wrong end of the stick... it was from our savage training day yesterday, sorry about my friend fellow ppl.""

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Two fans banned following investigation into homophobic abuse of referee

I don't know actually, I sort of agree with Dan with the club suspension thing. These incidents aren't going to be too common, think of the thousands of people at a match, and the hundreds (thousands?) of clubs they break down into, the chances of getting two incidents from the same clubs is very slim, so an instant quash is probably needed, otherwise the next time it happens it'll be 10 years or so away and you can hardly imagine they'd view that as a pattern..

I do wholeheartedly agree about self policing, as long as everyone is on board with the joke then it's fine, as soon as someone is becoming alienated in a way that THEY view hurtful things are less than fine. We have black guys on our team and naturally there are borderline jokes that fly round, it's all in good nature and works in both directions, if someone were to feel aggrieved then I believe it's important to take a stance on it quickly.

We see it in soccer where fans will blindly support an arsehole player who is clearly in the wrong, JUST because he is their player!!! I'm s**t at football, I have no interest in it, but I do recall racial incidents where it's not hard to read lips yet fans were blindly defending the players, we should be working as a community.

The club is bigger than the player, but the game is bigger than the club, and we're all part of the game!!

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago