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#TBT: Peter Stringer's brilliant low tackle on Jonah Lomu in 2002

Also agree with you regarding the "just lost his footing"...

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

#TBT: Peter Stringer's brilliant low tackle on Jonah Lomu in 2002

I can see the point Stroudos is making though... Especially from Stringers point of view, there weren't a lot of people smaller than him, so all players have been taller and bigger than him, so Lomu was just another tallerer and biggerer player haha.

But he was still a formidable man and I'd imagine most scrum halves would have preferred not to be the ones required to tackle the guy.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

Whether you agree or disagree with who is at fault, suggesting "she is just doing what she was coached to do" is not an argument.

As a forward, I was coached to do some pretty heinous things in order to get the opposition to let go of the ball in mauls, and to just cause problems in general.... It doesn't make it right though.

Jumping into the tackle falls under dangerous play yes, but it also goes against the spirit of the game. I understand she was jumping for the ball, but this style of play (not necessarily this incident itself) is causing a lot of issues with players putting themselves at risk.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Wales come good in second half to comfortably beat Italy

I'd say a team stepping up and slamming 5-7 points down your throat by overpowering you is far more psychologically damaging that watching some pretty boy kick a ball.... Especially knowing that it shows they're scared to take you up front...

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

Couldn't we set up like an RD Skype conference call where we all commentate? The amount of wind ups would probably just cause hysterics...

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Joost van der Westhuizen scores within 16 seconds against Otago in 1994

Charges down kick, chases after it, scores try with an awesome slide, stops himself crashing barrier, gets up, tosses ball to kicker and gets back in line.....

No fuss was made, no posturing, no chanting in opposition face...

I don't mind the hugs in modern game, but it's great to see the bloke say, 'right what's next'...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

With your assessment vs other peoples assessment, I'd say my assessment of it just being a shit game all round, is probably right on the money then...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

But then she did leave the field....So I guess that further highlights my points in the past regarding how difficult it is to penalised someone for feigning..

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

The jump, the contact and the fall all looked - in this day and age, worth a yellow I guess... The landing, the roll and the hand to the face looked milked as shit!.... Also a yellow in this day an age... Or should be...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

Hmm maybe you're right, I'd like to see it closer though, either way, I guess it's done, we'd never really have questioned any of this a couple of years ago, so it's sad that we or just me, are doing it now.

Still can't get over that Moriarty tackle though, seeing it penalised actually left me feeling slightly depressed...

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago