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Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

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

2 Years, 20 Hours 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.

2 Years, 3 Days 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.

2 Years, 5 Days 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.

2 Years, 3 Weeks 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.

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Banning jumping is one of the most ridiculous things anyone's ever posted on a rugby forum of any kind ever.

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

Friday Funnies - Billy Vunipola defuses tensions by suggesting it's time for a Kit Kat

Let's keep the partridge references flowing.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Christian Wade scores easy try after Dave Kearney bouncing ball blunder

Imagine if every time Dickson and Wigglesworth got a cap, they instead chose to give it to Simpson. Imagine what this guy could have made of an England career. There's still time, he's only 27. Please let's not waste the second half of his career like the first half.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Highlights and celebrations as All Blacks win successive Rugby World Cup titles

Sonny Bill; Two rugby world cups, one league world cup, heavy weight boxing champion of New Zealand, now chasing an Olympic medal, better looking than me, and also as it turns out a nicer guy than me. Fuck.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Friday Funnies - Dan Biggar's bizarre kicking ritual, the Biggar Shuffle

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!( 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.

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2 Years, 3 Months ago