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South Africa aim to up the intensity after another win over England

The Hask to start next week? I'm not entirely sure what Tom Wood is adding to the team.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Five stars nominated for IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014

There must be a reason for doing the nominations so early. I'm currently sitting here scratching my head trying to think of one. Does anyone actually know why it's done like this?

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Five stars nominated for IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014

This would be my shortlist (in order):

Savea
Hooper
Folau
Vermeulen
Aaron Smith

2 Weeks, 13 Hours ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

Owens said the ball was on the line.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

I'm not sure I understand Owens' logic behind that Whitelock (almost) try. If you conclude that the ball is on the line, which Owens did, then the first touch of the ball is not a knock on, it is a try. Surely the knock on happens after the ball has already been touched down? Of all the decisions that have been raised this seems to me the most contentious and the least discussed.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

All Blacks snatch victory at the death in thrilling Brisbane Test

I understand the media pressure but what is McKenzie thinking? Who on earth is going to become the Wallabies coach so close to the world cup, Cheika? A nation with an incredible set of players and an incredible team has done an incredible job of fucking up.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

It's probably a case where the shot we're seeing is not the shot the official is seeing. Given how close the ball was to North Harbour's line, the Sydney Stars are likely to have just been in a try scoring position. Surely it's more likely that prior to the turnover a Sydney Star player had just dotted the ball down and that's what the TMO was asking about. No one could possibly be that incompentent, could they?

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Aaron Cruden banned for two matches after missing team flight

Epilogue - watches Barrett take his 10 jersey and spends his remaining years warming a bench.

2 Months, 3 Days ago

Cornal Hendricks and Richie McCaw tries from great All Blacks vs Springboks Test

Totally agreed on Hougaard. Perhaps a good bench option as more of a utility player.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Cornal Hendricks and Richie McCaw tries from great All Blacks vs Springboks Test

What I find funny is that people have attributed France's poor international run on the influx of foreign players into their domestic league. Now the opposite is almost happening as the supposedly foreign players are on the verge of playing in the French national setup. I don't think words could describe my feelings if I ever saw Steffon Armitage in a French jersey.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

 
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