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Leicester Tigers beat European champions Toulon at Welford Road

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

1 Week, 5 Days 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?

1 Week, 5 Days 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...)

1 Week, 6 Days 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...

1 Week, 6 Days 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...

1 Week, 6 Days 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 Weeks, 2 Days 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 Weeks, 3 Days 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 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Looking back at the first ever European Cup match in 1995

Whilst looking at this completely free, information packed website from the comfort of my armchair, I'm going to have a little moan RD... We've nearly reached the weekend and from those dates it'll be an entire week from some brilliant international rugby which has yet to be particularly highlighted on here.

Of course I know things have perhaps gotten a bit tighter on the copyright front ever since you've become a big hit and have become famous - I was around in the old days (#beforeyouwerefamous), but it seems to me there's less coverage than usual.

Anyway, I shall continue to feverishly browse your website in the next few days at only the cost of the electricity in the hope that you hurry and put up something.

P.s. whilst we're on a moaning topic, lets bring out the next TSRB's :) ...tbh, you might as well, the series is surely coming to an end, next will be Penalty Kickers Feather Tackles... or something namby pamby like that...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

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

Was quite a nasty yell when I was watching the game...

Poor JDV never nice seeing any player get injured like that or injured full stop...

I was slightly amused by the commentary at the time that mentioned how 'its a bad injury so they won't show a replay'... Next clip was a replay of the injury....

Glad he got a lot of support as he was leaving, good sportsmanship from all teams/crowds.

Wondering when the weekends matches will be summed up on RD??...

With this match, I felt Wales were definitely more deserving, I just sort of wanted to see the boks win to hear what excuse Gatland would come out with next.. Have the Welsh found their new fly half? What a demon, he has to be first pick, pulling down charging props, second rows, heart on the line. Great game.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

 
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