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You'd think with all the technology and science behind the sport these days the most scientifically accurate technique would come through. Obviously there's psychological factors at hand, but surely there's a way of working this out. There's been so many styles. Percy Montgomery used to take a two step run up, André Pretorius used mud instead of a bloody tee!( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RAC9AfDoMQ skip to 1:50), Farrell has his ball practically horizontal to the tee and others take it vertical off of a cone. There has to be a specific angle and run up which gives the most efficient transfer of energy through the ball.
1 Week, 15 Hours ago
The treatment of Fiji in this World Cup has been totally disgraceful.
1 Week, 23 Hours ago
Thanks for clearing that up, RD. I wonder why World Rugby is now taking such a strong stance to contact with the neck, exclusively with rucks and nowhere else in play. What is it with rucks and nowhere else on the pitch that makes this such an extreme issue. You could very well argue that the link I posted is more dangerous than the clear-out he got banned for.
1 Week, 2 Days ago
Interesting that the video I saw doing the rounds for Nadolo's ban was a totally different incident.
Has anyone taken time to read the disciplinary report? Was this ban the result of two incidents?
1 Week, 2 Days ago
For all the dreary Stephen Jones columns he has to put up with I actually think Robshaw's a great captain. Full backing of his coach and players and always leading on the stats front. Decision to go for the corner was the right one. Decision to hit the front jumper obviously a wrong one but which as far as I'm aware, would be a call made by Parling?
1 Week, 4 Days ago
When and how did Wood leapfrog The Hask in the England pecking order?! Why is Wigglesworth ahead of Care? For the past 4 years I've done nothing but moan about England selection and now I'm even starting to get bored of myself.
1 Week, 5 Days ago
The first English maul was very dodgy. Certainly looked like a classic case of truck and trailer going unspotted.
With Johnny May and the jumping into a tackle, is that not only a penalty when it is considered dangerous?
2 Weeks, 5 Days ago
This is probably the best thing that could've happened to get casual supporters engaged in the world cup.
2 Weeks, 6 Days ago
Don't like this at all. I used to do it all the time myself. The best thing a coach ever did was sit me down and tell me to cut that crap. Refs shouldn't have to put up with that.
3 Weeks, 2 Days ago
You'll have to forgive me, I've unfortunately never passed the bar. But in order to press charges and successfully convict, would there not need to have been evidence of big Manu committing the assault? If he was standing outside a nightclub hailing a taxi I imagine there were plenty of witnesses. So if he is as innocent as he claims, it wouldn't have been that hard to clear is name?
I genuinely think strapping a GoPro on all police officers needs to happen - ridiculous as they may look.
4 Weeks, 4 Hours ago