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Joe Marler questions referee Andrew Small's choice of footwear

Not a fan of long sleeves or cotton shirts. I always rolled up the sleeves on my school rugby shirts (less to grab hold of and I have gorilla arms so the sleeves are never long enough) and cotton soaks water like a sponge.

Cotton shorts are fine, I remember playing a game where one of our props was boasting about his new poly shorts which turned out to be the most pathetic thing to bind onto in the scrum, end up pulling them down most of the time (because they're so stretchy), so cottons great there.

As for boots, I think they honestly make fast people faster... I just need extra speed or extra weight and I'll don a pair of neon or pink boots :D

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Rugby HQ's Top 5 Biggest Hitters in Super Rugby history

Great selections and great video as usual.

I would actually love some input from any professional rugby medical staff on players putting other players into the recovery position... I doubt we'd get anything from the comment section, but I honestly think it might be something that needs to be addressed to the rugby community. Obviously we have 2 outcomes, the guy lying flat on his back out cold ends up with his airway blocked when he is not in the recovery position, or the guy with a neck injury gets it made worse by being put into the recovery position...

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Kiwi Dan Bowden's big driving tackle on James O'Connor

Awesome :D

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Joe Marler questions referee Andrew Small's choice of footwear

I'm not going to lie, if I was quick I'd wear neon yellow or pink boots... sadly as a second row/back row I'm not QUITE fast enough to pull them off...

Well, either that or I'll try and gain another 10kg's of pure muscle and then I can carry them off..

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Joe Marler questions referee Andrew Small's choice of footwear

It's kind of funny, but I feel a bit sorry for the referee... I mean what if he saw those boots and thought, 'yeah, I quite like those' then Marler comes along with a comment like that... Might make the referee feel a bit small.

Very well picked up and I appreciate you sharing it RD.

3 Weeks, 1 Hour ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

Definitely, the Scottish kit has generally been pretty good over the years, I think last year or the year before there was an odd alternative kit (pale blue crosses on white) etc or something like that which I wasn't a fan of.

3 Weeks, 23 Hours ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

I wouldn't got quite as far back, I like collared shirts, even if they are the new tight fitted ones. Hated the shirts England sported in 2003 (that style)..

But I definitely agree with you on the rucking :D

Actually I have to say, one of my favourite shirts I have seen in International rugby was the England Centenary shirt they had on a few years ago, I googled it and found a picture with others, please excuse the link being from the daily mail... http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/02/08/article-1249492-083432DE000005DC-510_634x697.jpg

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

Got a like from me.

Regarding mistakes, I remember once at school we played a training match, so not important in the grand scheme of things, but important to us younger guys against the older lot.. I had a rare opportunity to score 2 tries, the first I grounded too early (before the try line) because there were no flags up and I wasn't paying too much attention, the second I ran over the dead ball line (admittedly the pitch we were on had a very small in goal and there were no white lines at the time).. I felt like a right twit. The schools head coach who was refereeing at the time was very generous in allowing us to have the first (no) try, as he argued I was clear in, the second time he told me I should have learnt from the first time..

I don't make that mistake these days... I'm a forward and we all know it's the backs that get the tries!

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

Fortunately he didn't commit harakiri after it..

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

Hmm did someone have a bet on a score margin of 21-25pts?

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

 
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