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The Evolution of Rugby Jerseys over the years

Interesting, what happens if one got torn to pieces? I mean assume it will be the obvious that it's just "tough shit, borrow someone elses", but really?

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Brazilian sports presenters find it hard to talk about Louis Picamoles

Hahahaa, now this is funny!

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

In his defence, I think he was fast asleep at the point of closing his arms.... but regardless it was an awful attempt...

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

But what is the problem with Standers attack? Is it the timing? I don't think it's far off at all? The technique? Seemed fine, some players shy away so as not to get a ball to the face?

If Stander had dived and clattered into Lambie, would we have an issue? Is it the fact that Stander made contact with Lambie full stop?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

16 of the best tries from the June Internationals

I wonder if it's to do with a higher level of development which leads to play that is so tight it becomes rigid - as you said "too much structure"...

Take any top team that's going in to play NZ - they all know that any mistakes against NZ lead to points. Therefore "don't throw wild passes, make sure everything goes to hand, run the set moves" etc etc... whereas the tier 2, emerging nations, and the U20's are still more free flowing and fluid and the lower nations particularly are still playing that grass roots style where they just play naturally, switch when they feel like a switch, loop, dummy etc, rather than perhaps working to a set playsheet.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

Be as fed up as you want...

Stander jumps, hands up, ball goes past he turns and Lambie (not Le Roux as I incorrectly wrote above) runs in Standers arse moving arse..

Charge downs don't have to involve diving at someones feet or ending up in some superman position through the air and onto the ground...

"The act of a charge down is one where an opposition player not in possession of the ball approaches a kicker at close quarters and makes an attempt to block the kick.".... did CJ jump with his hands up whilst Lambie went to kick it? Yes he did... therefore he attempted a charge down.

The red card was only ever because the referee bottled it and judged it on the fact that Lambie was sparked out on the floor.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

16 of the best tries from the June Internationals

Haha, totally. Put it down then celebrate all you want.

I suppose it's the 'passionate med culture' haha..

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

To you both, what would you say in the likes of CJ Stander? If you believe that he was attempting to charge down the ball, then he is on the receiving team and jumping for the ball... Le Roux ran into him and could have up-ended him causing significant injury....

Of course, playing to my tune, as I think it was a ridiculous red, but I think things can and should be looked at in different light.

I don't know if incidents should be judged on their outcome as much as the actions themselves...

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

See this is where I get a little lost with rugby and the current overlords of the game... Is this ok to do to someone?

Different scenarios but: Jared Payne v Alex Goode. Goode jumps for a high ball and Payne is running eyes on ball to catch it, collision, Goode goes down on head etc, outcome "red card for Payne"...

Cj Stander, Jumps, KO's Le Roux, red card Stander..

So really, running face first into someone and KO'ing them, should surely just be classed as reckless if the above examples are not classed as 'accidents'.... They're either all avoidable and reckless, or they're accidents... I don't believe there is a huge amount of significant difference in recklessness, if we can indeed judge things like that...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Tears of joy as we see how much Olympic qualification means to Spain

An immense example of how possible things can be. Sure, I bet there was a little bit of luck, but mix that with a lot of heart and a lot of determination and you have the result you're after. You make your own luck, they fought for the opportunities and the chances and they took them when presented.

Hats off to Spain.

...although good luck in the Olympics... not sure South America is somewhere I fancy being right now, given the zika virus... :/

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago