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South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

To be honest, we look at the game through different eyes. Sinclair did not make contact with the Scottish player with his elbow, it was the muscley spongy part of his forearm.

Whilst I cannot be bothered to confirm what made contact first and where in Williams case, he deserved the abuse for the simple inability to perform a legitimate try saving tackle...

4 Weeks, 2 Days ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

I think you're a little muddled, so you want to INCLUDE forwards in attacking play, but you get your back up when teams include forwards in defensive play by fanning out????

"and we backs were part of the drill too"

So really, you've just admitted right there why you're unqualified make judgements on lineouts...

Many lineouts are not worth contesting, it's a judgement call, on your own 5m line, it might be wise to set a good counter drive platform etc...

I personally think backs run to fast, I think we should go back to the old days when everyone wore kit that weighed half a ton and heavy old boots, that would slow the backs down a bit.... Am I equally unqualified to change your part of the game?

4 Weeks, 2 Days ago

USA Eagles come from behind to beat Canada for first time in eight attempts

...give it a rest..

4 Weeks, 2 Days ago

USA Eagles come from behind to beat Canada for first time in eight attempts

You're a rather emotional chap aren't you...

1 Month, 3 Hours ago

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

Well considering his dad invented hamburgers, I wouldn't be surprised if when facing the All Blacks all his team lay broken and bloodied, Kim picked up the ball and fiercely beat the All Blacks who had to bring on all their subs and play 22 vs 1, yet he still beat them all, in the scrums, in the lineouts, and converting from his own try line...

1 Month, 14 Hours ago

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

The difficulty is that we want to see more and more and more, but as a result we are seeing less and less and less... As you said, off the ball incidents, brawls etc (which I'm not saying are what we want to see as such, but they are exciting) are becoming less because the players know they cannot get away with anything.

Then of course as you said, becoming professional means winning. How often is it, that the most boring matches (in terms of the rugby played) are sometimes the RWC matches... Look at Baabaa matches, they're great fun, because nothing in particular is at stake. But when the difference is you progress further in a competition or you go home, players take less risks, close up the gaps and the game is then decided by the boot and who can kick the ball over the defence and through the sticks a la drop goal...

1 Month, 14 Hours ago

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

As much as I disagree with you on the laws of lifting etc, I am interested to see this WW1 commemorative game. I don't mind 'new shirts, new material' etc, if it at least resembles a rugby shirt, as you say, Sco, Fra, SA, NZ etc. Question though, what was the weather like in that commemorative match? Only I played a couple games in the past for 'the old boys' at school and those shirts were originally cotton - completely cotton and in the rain it was like running around carrying an extra me on my back...

1 Month, 14 Hours ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

Just so we're on the same page, you're talking about the Jebb Sinclair incident?

http://www.rugbydump.com/2014/06/3778/jebb-sinclair-controversially-red-carded-for-leading-with-the-elbow

If that's the one you're referring too, then I defended the Canadian player because the law, imo was not designed to stop that sort of incident - view the comments and someone posts a link to an irish player 'leading with a forearm'! The other reason I defended it was because if you look at the picture for the incident you'll see the Scottish players face is against the Canadians forearm - and if you hold your arm in the same position that is one of the musclier parts of your arm, therefore fairly spongy...

The other reason for not liking Williams effort is because of the way he put in a moronic attempt at a try saving tackle which would have worked perfectly had he just put in a tackle...a normally dive, I mean he went far enough to actually dive into Hendricks, why didn't he do it properly? So the elbow was not so much the incident for me, it was the illegal and moronic attempt to save a try....

1 Month, 14 Hours ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

Oh that isn't an insult now is it? I mean you don't insult people, you said so yourself....

Continue with your likeable attitude and I think you'd fit in perfectly with the chaps on:

www.youtube.com

Try that..

1 Month, 14 Hours ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

@Pipo and Bunn

I don't think Hernandez or Toeava tackle were illegal? Definitely not Hernandezs' tackle - I think Toeava tackle was 'less ideal' but he has an arm round Hapes shoulder. Nice videos though, thank you for bringing them to light.

1 Month, 14 Hours ago

 
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