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Barnstorming Pierre Spies run sets up Bismarck du Plessis try

That was an incredible run!

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Graphic: The Most Popular Rugby Boots in the 2016 Six Nations

When you say luck, is that like +5% in luck attribute, or -20% in the build and quality attributes?

As I said above, Canterbury boots were probably the worst boots I've ever had in my whole life - wrecked my feet, but being younger I never really thought about complaining.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Graphic: The Most Popular Rugby Boots in the 2016 Six Nations

Totally agree, footwear is definitely more complicated than the footwear of old. Lighter footwear, stronger etc.

I normally go for studs because of the added grip in our wonderful climate, helps for scrums, mauls etc...

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Graphic: The Most Popular Rugby Boots in the 2016 Six Nations

As long as they're good quality, only took me one game to destroy a pair of canterbury boots, lost a stud (as in the thread inside got destroyed) and tore part of the boot. If I'd been older I'd have taken them back to complain, they were the worst boots I've ever had. I even had the housing for another stud come through and into the foot area of the boot mid game. I think by the end of two games (and the training sessions between) the laces had pulled through some of the leather, I'd lost about 3 studs in each boot (where the threads got demolished) and had one housing poking through, definitely a -50% on foot health!

In fact, my easter weekend is now somewhat ruined having remembered that!

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Ugly fight erupts between French and British navies in annual clash

...Welcome to rugbydump where a sense of humour is actively discouraged...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Graphic: The Most Popular Rugby Boots in the 2016 Six Nations

Hmmm, I think I need something that isn't all black though... I'm fairly elusive when I'm on form, but speed and acceleration could do with a boost, I hear yellow boots give you +15 in attack speed - even though you get -5 in credibility (as a forward)...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016

You really couldn't vote? That's quite strange to have a vote for player of the tournament but have at least one nation within the tournament (perhaps two assuming Italy is also left out?) unable to vote.

Out of interest, who would have got your vote?

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016

Also, with Itoje, I really hope he becomes a staple in the England pack. He has the ability and already has the skill if he stays on form. It feels like a while since there has been a fixed player in most positions - the likes of Martin Johnson being a first pick in the second row etc, it'd be great to see Itoje on most team sheets, he is an exciting player to watch.

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016

Every player goes out there to try and win, but people need to be realists. For instance if I ever had the opportunity to face the All Blacks, I'd go out there believing I was going to do all I could to win/get one over somehow. But realistically, I'd know that if the score line did not work in my favour then it wouldn't be the most surprising moment of my life.

Looking at the summer tour:
England - Australia, - I reckon England might steal one game.
Wales - New Zealand - Wales might steal 1, lesser chance than Eng v Aus
Ireland - South Africa - Depending on fitness, I can see Ireland maybe winning overall.. but then their form has been quite up/down so might be a whitewash.
France - Argentina ....Jury is out...
Scotland - Japan... If Scotland continue their form they might secure the series. Not sure if the tournament against Japan will be good for their progress or not..
Italy - Americas... judging by their 6N, Italy will be lucky to get 1 win...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Graphic: The Most Popular Rugby Boots in the 2016 Six Nations

Well it's understandable that locks and props need adipower boots, got yourself a lethal tighthead, crazy quick flankers and a bunch of predators...

Question is, which boots do I need in order to improve my rating and street cred?

1 Month, 4 Days ago