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Bryan Habana hat-trick sinks the wounded Wallabies in Pretoria

Well that was quite painful to watch.. good effort by the boks, Goosen looks way better than Steyn right now. Good to see them actually running the ball and going wide, instead of the boring kick and chase and bashing away with the forwards that we've seen in the last couple years.

Difficult to rate the Aussie performance because there were so many injuries before and during the game. The way South Africa played though even the best Wallabie side would have struggled to win.. I'm just hoping that they got enough players to play Argentina next week ;)

2 Years, 12 Hours ago

Bryan Habana hat-trick sinks the wounded Wallabies in Pretoria

I don't think it's obstruction because it's behind the ball carrier. The Springbok is entitled to run his support line for Habana and doesn't have to make room for uncoming defenders.

2 Years, 12 Hours ago

A quick guide to the new Premiership law changes

I like the new ruck law.. Should be interesting to see how it works out. I must say I'm a bit surprised that the Premiership introduced such a law before SANZAR did.. Good on em though.

Scrum's a good idea too I think.. I heard lots of people (especially in Australia) complain about the Pause, that it kind of throws the players off a bit and makes the timing more difficult and is generally useless. Should be interesting to see whether it has a positive effect on scrums or not.

Not too happy about the TMO though.. I understand why they'd do it, but I do have some concerns about how fluid the game will be.. And i don't really want rugby to turn into a game where the ref refers everything to the TMO..

2 Years, 3 Days ago

Hardest, Fastest, Strongest - Carrier, Runner, & Big Hitter

I think he might've been ironic.. Might explain the double post :p

2 Years, 6 Days ago

Hardest, Fastest, Strongest - Carrier, Runner, & Big Hitter

O'connor ran past Shane Williams about 2 years ago (since you mention Williams)..

Around about 1:25 on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCQ37lt0c-c


Agree though that there are faster players out there, like Habana or Mwovo from Tier 1 nations..

2 Years, 1 Week ago

Dean Greyling suspended for two weeks for strike on Richie McCaw

you can see him just before he's cleaned out (by Vermeulen I think) handling the ball in the ruck.. Even the kiwi comentator said that he wasn't allowed to do that.

I guess greyling was getting frustrated because he's been doing it all day (as good open side flankers do and have to do) and the ref didnt penalize him for it. That being said, that doesn't give him the right to elbow him in the face...

2 Years, 1 Week ago

Dean Greyling suspended for two weeks for strike on Richie McCaw

Jesus what an idiot.. really lucky to only get a yellow..
2 weeks doesn't seem like a long enough ban to me, especially considering that Etzebeth got the same amount of time for his very weak headbutt.. Thought this was much worse.

On a side not, Aaron Smith's face is hilarious at about 1:23 when you see his shock and outrage in slow motion

2 Years, 1 Week ago

Wallabies avoid defeat with come from behind win over Argentina

A really mixed bag by Australia I thought.. at times they looked good, especially with ball in hand and when they didn't knock it on or lose it at the breakdown every 2 minutes or so..

Their defense was very poor.. They weren't tested too often as they had most the posession, but when they did their line broke way too quickly. Especially around the time the two tries were scored they were just terrible in defense.

Quade Cooper once again did what Quade Cooper does. He was at times horrible (forward passes, intercepted passes, the charge down that led to the try, dropped balls etc.), but his passes in attack were usually pretty good, and he did spark something in the Australian attack that was missing before..

In the end I thought the better team won.. Had Australia been a bit more ruthless and used their chances better (i.e. hitting the post twice with penalties and going over the try line twice without scoring) they could've (and should have) put another 20 points on Argentina. But because they failed to do that it got much closer than it should have been. Should be an interesting game in Argentina anyway!

2 Years, 2 Weeks ago

Wallabies avoid defeat with come from behind win over Argentina

Calm down.. Just because he doesn't know the name of every Argentinian player doesn't mean people look down on Argentina.. It's just a fact that people in the South don't know them well since most of the players play in France (personally I don't follow the competition).
Add to that that Argentina has not played as often as the other tier 1 nations because they only just were included into the "rugby championship". I'm sure that now that they are playing more often people will also get to know their players.

As for the highlights of the second half: Not too much happenend in the first half. The only highlights I can remember are the two missed tries by Australia and great Argentinian defense. The rest was more like a blooper reel with all the knock ons by both teams.

And how is it a bad thing that everyone's talking about Argentina? Isn't that what you want? And I must also congratulate your team. I was one of those that expected them to not be able to compete abroad. I never said 50 points, but they do play a lot better than I expected.

For future posts, it might not be a great idea to finish with "fuck you all" if you want people to take you seriously though..

2 Years, 2 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - Adam Ashley-Cooper's try saving superman double tackle

I was expecting the ref to blow the whistle, maybe even give a yellow card. Was happy though when that didnt happen ;)

Apart from that: Amazing effort by AAC to save an almost certain try with those two tackles!

2 Years, 2 Weeks ago

 
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