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Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Yawn..

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

No misunderstanding, I think I know what you meant/mean. What I was getting at is that I don't believe any coach would reward or sanction any 'free-flowing' play like this because of how it is statistically very risky.

Play 10 man rugby, slow, steady, solid and you keep your risks low.. big passes, 'creative' play etc is far more risky. So I was meaning in any sort of competitions there is a teams reputation, sponsors, money etc etc etc..

I think this sort of stuff is more likely to appear in amateur games in those last ditch 'everything else hasn't worked, lets just cut it loose' sort of moments.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Scrumhalf Augustine Pulu's thumping tackle on USA hooker in Chicago

Mate, I agree that facts are interesting but the US commentary is pretty well summed up by the Family guy cut scene with a sports commentator saying:

"In my view, as good as the Yankees were in the first half of this game, that's how as bad they've been now."

3 Weeks, 10 Hours ago

Emotive Guinness ads with Shane Williams, Wilko, Bill McLaren and 1978 Munster

If I don't drink a case of Guinness tomorrow night for loving rugby, then there is no justice in the world!

3 Weeks, 11 Hours ago

Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

I actually thought the guy was giving him a tap of well done when I first saw it.. not so sure now..

Either way, I totally agree with you about that maori sidestep! Beautiful!

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

Definitely agree with you... recently the baabaas looked like they lost their appeal.. it was just a chance for one team to go out and try and BEAT the other team no matter what. This time and the previous game looked like a team that went out there to play whatever rugby worked, without hearing an irate coach yelling at them to stick to page 1 of the play book...

Although, unfortunately I'm not reading too much into this. I don't think much of what they did will transfer into the 'professional' game (cup/league games etc) because of the reputation and pay checks at risk...

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Emotive Guinness ads with Shane Williams, Wilko, Bill McLaren and 1978 Munster

Bill McLaren commentating on the most recent baabaa's game with the Guinness logo at the end would have been the best advert ever..

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Scrumhalf Augustine Pulu's thumping tackle on USA hooker in Chicago

Yeh, the US commentary leaves a bit to be desired... The look on his face is hardly going to be written all over his arse now is it?!

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Scrumhalf Augustine Pulu's thumping tackle on USA hooker in Chicago

Revoke that mans front row licence immediately until he proves he can eat enough pies to bounce off any pesky 1/2's

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

I like every comment above mine, I think they all sum it up well.

What a hugely missed opportunity for a tv station, although, tbh it's nice not hearing the usual draining commentary by the usual suspects.

Thought the conversions/penalty kicks were brilliant! I enjoyed the penalty tap. The whole game looked brilliant. Credit to Leicester for the footage.

I'm losing my connection with the 'modern game'. I'm still in my mid(ish) 20's so I'm not particularly old, but I find this sort of stuff really highlights how 'commercial' the game has become. It's not surprising and I totally understand it, but when it comes to the world cup.. I think I'd rather watch the baabaa's playing around like this.

It's difficult, everyone wants to take their rugby seriously, but watching this makes you want to just go have a laugh.... perhaps we're unfortunate that at amateur level you need to be serious, because if you don't then you'll find you're not skilled enough or in tune enough with team mates to pull off anything useful..

I have a feeling I'm going to break some glass inside somewhere soon by showing off my baabaa skills....

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

 
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