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LIVE: British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Announcement

Pretty shite selections imo.... England deserve to have healthy numbers in the ranks given their recent success, as do Ireland who seem to have some class players even if they don't seem to reap the rewards just yet... Wales on the other hand... Bloody hell, what a nightmare show. Biggar over Ford? Yeah, no... Ford's inclusion means that Farrell fills both 10 and 12 position, granted the inclusion of Ford instead of Biggar would have meant some big boots as team prick would have to have been filled by someone else, but I'm sure there are options...

2 Scot inclusions? I guess every team needs a token Scotsman then right? But clearly no Scottish forwards good enough..*rolls eyes*

AWJ?!? Um, wasn't that the guy that said "take the points" in an important match, but got talked out of it by the team prick? Or was it the scrum half who talked him out of it....Either way it ultimetely lead to a balls up of epic proportions and a lost match....

I'd imagine NZ will be pretty chilled knowing Warren ball is on its way..

2 Months, 4 Days ago

LIVE: British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Squad Announcement

Hahahahaha, clearly I don't possess what it takes to be a Gatland with my predictions...

2 Months, 4 Days ago

Friday Funnies - The Lionel Cronje around the back dummy bamboozles defence

niiiice!

2 Months, 1 Week ago

A closer look at how Professionalism has changed Rugby

The hood bling thing, isn't relevant yet... but look at the few naughty bits of behaviour from a few of the modern lot....

The islanders are a different breed, they have a lot of respect for what they have been given in this world, and their faith on a whole tends to keep them pretty grounded. It's the modern bunch in the western world that get cash and then splash out with ridiculous purchases and ridiculous attitudes to suit.

Football is coming to a rugby stadium near you...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Hooker Sean Cronin makes a mockery of Dan Biggar with a stunning try

I'd pick Cronin at 10 before I'd pick Biggar...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

A closer look at how Professionalism has changed Rugby

*** in reference to that bit... perhaps there is call for rather than a rugby business intrusion into the areas, more of a rugby missionary intrusion, we can wonder their lands with rugby law books and balls, build pitches all around the areas and basically teach them the errors of their soccer ways....

2 Months, 1 Week ago

A closer look at how Professionalism has changed Rugby

Yeh sorry RD, I do understand what you mean, especially when you look at the grass roots levels in many parts of Africa - where there is a relatively non existent local introduction, I can imagine the same could be said for much of Asia, so no harm in introducing it to these guys *** and same to you 1010.. I suppose the problem is more that development is not a flat increase, it's a pointed increase, so whilst in one developing country, you may get a bunch of blokes say "shit I love this stuff, it's brilliant, I'm a massive fan of the game and the play and this new found camaraderie"... in another "developed country" you'll get some fair weather supporter telling you how much of a shit team your country has because their country is incredible and it's going to demolish you etc, only to vanish off the face of the earth when his team either loses, or the competition is over... those are the sorts that make me cringe.

1010, you mention the money side of things... it's a tough one, you see it in a lot of professional sports where peoples stories start off with "yeh, I was born in the hood and I got myself out and that's why I got my ridiculous cars, my ridiculous bling, my attitude that says I'm above anyone else".. footballers are a prime example - (and it's not just them, rugby players do it too), drink driving, mad speeding, petulant on pitch attitudes, temper tantrums etc - I understand that there is shit attitudes in all life, but it seems to be the more money the less sense with some of these guys. When you consider on the flip side of things, you have guys like the 2000'ish era players, starting up restaurants and going into punditry etc, things like that, you get a sense that these blokes are still somewhat grounded....

Is money the correct reason to go into rugby? Maybe I'm not really knowledgeable enough on the subject to properly comment with anything other than 'feelings' and 'opinions'.....

...but then it's never stopped me before...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

A closer look at how Professionalism has changed Rugby

Yeh but I'd assume that if you are a 'decent rugby type' and you don't know rugby by now....well, then you deserve to be trapped in a cave...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Ma'a Nonu back to form with brilliant individual try against Toulouse

I'd like to say that was some pretty poor defensive work there, but then when faced with someone like Nonu, you probably look worse than you actually are...

2 Months, 1 Week ago

A closer look at how Professionalism has changed Rugby

....made my mind up just writing all that...I'm against the move..

2 Months, 1 Week ago