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South Africa vs Ireland preview and look back at explosive 1998 Test

Why? That's kind of what the heated matches of the pre pro and early pro era were like... now it's just a bunch of namby pamby inflated footballers looking for any opportunity to get someone else sent off....

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland stun Australia on U20 World Championship opening day

Either way, I dislike seeing the Scottish player clap the referees decision. To me this is the same as when any player throws in a few afters on a downed opponent, however I feel it's a step further because you're doing it whilst hiding behind the referee...

I'd say to Nacho that in this day and age both yellows seemed fine, however I'd agree that the result of the second yellow becoming a red was quite severe for two fairly innocuous events. That being said, I don't think I'd have been particularly shocked had the first incident resulted in a red card...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Warren Gatland's entertaining interview in hilarious Crowd Goes Wild segment

ermmmm, strained...

I am tired of hearing this 63 years thing from Wales mostly... NZ will always bring it up as bragging rights, but most of the Welsh team currently playing have never beaten the AB's so forget 60 odd years, focus on your own game as it's more important ton win that rather breaking some massive losing streak... (I know one is the product of the other, but the focus to me seems to be breaking the losing streak which subsequently means a win... rather than just getting that bloody win..)...

.....which won't happen anyway... ;)

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

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'...

2 Months, 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....

2 Months, 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...

2 Months, 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?"

2 Months, 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?!?!

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

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

What was the red card for?

2 Months, 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...

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago