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England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

I honestly think Sexton's kicking contributed more than anything to the end result. Cian Healy and Devin Toner haven't really been given enough laudits as perhaps they should've done. They were giving Sexton great ball but more often than not he seemed to feed it back to the England back three.

As you suggested it could well be that the English back three were just much better at covering the pitch than the Welsh were last fortnight. But that would surprise me given the inexperience of Nowell and May, and the quality of Halfpenny and Big George.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Beauden Barrett wins IRPA Try of the Year 2013 for try against France

If North's try were a 79th minute winner in a World Cup final, this would still be better.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Wales bounce back with strong win over France in Cardiff

I didn't quite manage catch why he got carded (Italian commentary). Was it for a ruck infringement? Retaliating to the petty head patting? Either way I didn't like the clapping at all.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

I'm referring to this horror show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFgfGlbkrII

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7 Months, 3 Days ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

Courtney Lawes must be sleeping easier with this news.

7 Months, 4 Days ago

England retain Calcutta Cup after dominant performance at Murrayfield

The main problem is that *Laidlaw was ever made captain in the first place. Kelly Brown was made a scape goat for the breakdown disaster Scotland had last week, leading to Johnson making this bizarre decision to pile on more pressure to a half back already under the cosh.

7 Months, 1 Week ago

England retain Calcutta Cup after dominant performance at Murrayfield

Early in last weekend's match England threw away 3 points by doing exactly as you suggested and running away the advantage. The next time the situation came up, Care slotted the drop goal. This week, the same situation came up and Care slotted the drop goal. Does that really make you "so angry it hurts"? or are you just always angry?

7 Months, 1 Week ago

France snatch victory from England in Six Nations thriller in Paris

My mistake

7 Months, 2 Weeks ago

France snatch victory from England in Six Nations thriller in Paris

Couldn't believe Lancaster's substitutions. Who ended up on the wing at the end of the game? Unless I'm mistaken it was Dickson, Farrell, Barritt, Brown, Goode, Burrell and Twelvetrees?

England's best players, Care and Vunipola - taken off. France's best players, Nyanga and Picamoles - played the full 80. It seemed like Lancaster was the coach of an U13 team and felt like he had to give every kid a chance so their parents wouldn't be annoyed.

7 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Ireland Wolfhounds hang on in face of late England Saxons chances

It will be interesting to see if Madigan does to Sexton what Sexton did to O'Gara.

7 Months, 2 Weeks ago

 
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