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Fraser McKenzies comes off second best in Tommy Bowe collision

Wonder if he felt his neck jar as a result of the clash...

Very strange to see a big man drop like that.

I personally don't have an issue with it however. Looks to me that rather than turning round, he stepped round in order to "accidentally" block Bowe and I don't have an issue with Bowes method of dishing out punishment for it (if intentional or not)....

That being said, glad it wasn't a bad injury..

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

I'm with Dan (I'm afraid).... The defender was not blocked from making the tackle... If the dummy runner was running parallel and in the same direction as the try scorer then it would have been blocking but I'd say that welsh dummy runner was heading for the gap between the two english players (yellow boots and socks down player).... The England player chose the wrong bloke and his outside man stayed on Johnathon Davies....

It was well worked and I don't personally have a problem with it, however I think case by case basis is definitely needed for these types of tries...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

"running for 30 meters and sliding on your knees for a further 10 meters like we see in football all the time"

Best way to not see this in football is to not watch football...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

People (myself included) didn't or don't like Farrell because of the petulant, arrogant image he seemed to portray, but I believe I am near full conversion (especially now as Biggar is well and truly at the world number 1 spot). Time has aged Farrell like a fine wine... he looks far more focused on performing well to let the score and his playing do the talking and still remaining humble...

Farrell got hit hard, got up, carried on....

He was asked about it at the end of the game and he could have rightly turned around and said "yeh, what an idiot, he couldn't win the game for them so he resorted to cheap shots!" - if he was so inclined, but instead said "yeh he caught me" (or whatever he actually said!) this is the image of a likeable character. I'm not sure he'd have been quite the same had England lost, but it's nice to see a lack of petulance!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

Faletau hasn't looked like a storming 8 for a fair bit of time now....

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

Hahahaha..... one mans late is my right on time!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

Stroudos isn't correct with forwards not dominating forwards, however the point he is trying to make is very much true. The Messam incident he suggested being an exception is what I'd say rather a case and point.... two massive blokes renowned for their impacts not really dominating either one.... Messam got launched, but young Thor also got knocked from his stride... so either way no one got particularly dominated.

But of course as you said, it can happen, it just so happens that a 20 stone lump hitting a 10 stone bouncy ball sends things careening off into outer space which is much more spectacular than two immovable objects clattering into each other...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Enhanced Super Rugby Judiciary Process Launched by SANZAAR

So, do they govern rugby in the SH then or is that still covered by World Rugby....

It's quite confusing to have multiple bodies governing one sport...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

I saw on the news that Howley reckons due to the time he's spent with Gatland that he likes to think he has a little bit of kiwi in him.....

...Considering the amount of times Wales have been done over, I'd be inclined to suggest Howley has a little bit of English, Irish, French, South African and Australian in him.... Seems like he's been pounded by every nation at one point or another...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

I agree with your sentiments regarding bastareud, but my issue with you taking offence at Lawes tackle is that it wasn't late, the ball had just gone but it was a legitimately committed tackle, and the landing on the head/neck had nothing at all to do with Lawes technique, he didn't lift the guy, turn the guy or anything like that, he hit him so hard that he spun on a pivotal point.

Lawes has tackled forwards before, but Frankly he's not likely to impose himself on another forward as it's not that easy, look at the recent tongan Thor vs Messam..... Nothing actually happened when they collided...So Lawes may hit big forwards with the same momentum, but the outcome is not the same...

1 Month, 1 Week ago