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Declan Fitzpatrick suspended after being Red carded for punch

...just ignore Dan, he's a back, they're too busy kicking the ball and running around to be bothered about rearranging someones conk...or having your own rearranged XD

2 Weeks, 19 Hours ago

Stars feature in IRB's Recognise and Remove Concussion Education Video

I see a big problem there though... there isn't much going on inside the coconut of players wearing 1-3 (dare I include my own brethren 4-5 too..) so that helmet would be throwing up all sorts of errors...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Declan Fitzpatrick suspended after being Red carded for punch

Cut could have come from a 'headbutt' or at least head on face contact...perhaps?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Stars feature in IRB's Recognise and Remove Concussion Education Video

Not sure rugby would be without the big hits... I mean it's fantastic to see the little guys, or even big guys run elusively, but every now and again when someone gets smashed it's just, 'oh so wonderful'... and realistically, you cannot suggest that not cheering/saluting the big hits will make much of a difference to the game.

I found Rugbydump about 8 years ago? (maybe more or less, I can't recall) through the TSRB videos and as with above, although I appreciate watching the videos of great running, great handling and all round great play, I still am itching for the next of the series (Rugbydump?).

Ranger has put it well.. it is extremely difficult to come off the pitch. As a second row/back row, in some games at the end, my legs could be cramping every scrum, my speed is down to 60%, my brain is mentally fatigued, I know that a sub could come on and be 'better', but do I want to come off? Hell no...

Then there is the times when you get a knock early on, you feel that if you come off your team will be weaker and you don't want to let them down... Rugby is far beyond the physical game, mental games are where professional teams can edge 'physically better' teams.

How the rules will change to avoid big hits is something I am both intrigued and terrified to see.. I don't quite know how they can police what are now legal but huge hits, especially if they are below neck height and actually involve completely wrapping the arms so there is no question of 'attempting' or not...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Honey Badger Nick Cummins stars in new Head & Shoulders commercial

Love Nick Cummins, but that was a pretty awful advert...haha

3 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Tana Umaga lines up and smashes into older brother Mike Umaga in 1999

Brotherly love at it's finest...

1 Month, 3 Days ago

The Top 5 Puma Power Moments of All Time

What I think is completely unforgivable is that no one smashed the Argentinian at 2:43...

...These moments don't come every day, I cannot believe an opportunity like that was missed.

That would have been a TSRB episode of it's own!...speaking of which, RD next one?

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

XD O'Gara as a tackle coach...

poor ROG..

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

Sky is a joke. I've been house sitting round a friends before and literally I just sit there clicking 1 channel to another, groaning that out of 7000909023434 channels there is still 'nothing on'...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

I've never seen someone last so long at such a high class level. It seems to me that just before his retirement the 5-7% of speed and perhaps agility he lost, , was replaced with about 20-30% of mindset and experience.

He never seemed to dip low, he just replaced what he lost with something else.

I can't name names (I don't know any lol)... but it appears "modern" players come into the limelight being amazing at something, they get found out, injured and when they come back they've lost part of that 'something' but haven't replaced it with anything else...

Anyway my £0.02

1 Month, 1 Week ago

 
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