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Courtney Lawes demolishes Owen Farrell with another trademark tackle

Anyone else notice how weak Lawes' ball carrying seems these days? Destructive as ever in D no doubt, but bolt upright with ball in hand. Always looks like he'll get turned over.

1 Year, 1 Week ago

Stuart Hogg named Six Nations Player of the Championship for 2016

Probably well deserved for Hogg, although that shortlist is baffling to say the least

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Ugly fight erupts between French and British navies in annual clash

Pathetic

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Manu Tuilagi penalised for big shoulder on Winston Stanley

Pushes are legal, are they not?

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Chris Ashton penalised for dragging Luke Marshall down by the face

At this point, Ashton getting himself banned would probably be of benefit to English hopes in the 6 Nations!

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

Obviously not condoning this - but maybe worth considering if he doesn't speak English?

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Manu Tuilagi returns from injury to make big tackle on lock Courtney Lawes

There's a lot of criticism over Tuilagi's distribution, which I'm not sure I understand. His passing and offloading game are both excellent. It's not like he's playing 10, so what exactly is he lacking? A Cipriani-Tuilagi-Slade combo could be devastating.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Manu Tuilagi returns from injury to make big tackle on lock Courtney Lawes

There may be a case for some of those names you've listed, but please lets not throw Joel bloody Tomkins into the debate.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Rugby Tactics: Using the Grubber Kick to beat defences

Also good to note that a grubber kick can't be marked, making it even more of a nuisance for defences.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Number eight Nathan Hughes bumps off flyhalf George Ford with big carry

Interesting how there's only talk of Wasps players getting an England call up now that the club's doing well. It shouldn't be that good players are hindered because of the lack of success for their club. Likewise it shouldn't be that average players are propelled into the England setup because their club's doing well.

Imagine for a second, that in his brief Union stint, Joel Tomkins played for Wasps and Elliot Daly for Saracens. Who would have more England caps? The same case can be made for so many players.

1 Year, 4 Months ago