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Brian O'Driscoll's incredible skill at training - Lions RAW teaser

Gatland doesn't owe O'Driscoll a final send off to his career. No one is bigger than the team.

Anyone with neutral eyes could see O'Driscoll was not putting in the legendary performances he became so famous for. Davies, on the other hand, was having a fantastic tour. With ball in hand he looked like he could spark something and whether you like it or not the same could not be said of BOD. The former master of the game put in solid performances, but showed nothing to warrant selection over Davies.

Tuilagi was picked on the bench for obvious reasons. As an impact substitute, there are few in the world more explosive than the genetic freak of nature that he is.

It is a shame he and O'Connell have tried to tarnish Gatland's success. The most striking aspect is the stubbornness of those who jumped on the anti-gatland band wagon to back down.

10 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Dion Berryman scores with incredible finish in the corner against Toulouse

I don't know the exact date but it was changed a few years ago.

10 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Rugby HQ's Top 7 Sevens Moments of All Time

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10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

All Blacks claim the Rugby Championship after epic battle with the Springboks

What a player Beauden Barrett is. The tactical nous to run straight though a wall of springboks, and the tenacity to make one of the greatest try saving tackles of all time. Awesome performance.

The same goes to Willie Le Roux. For me he's been South Africa's most exciting player so far in the championship. He may not be as physically imposing as someone like Savea but you still see defences bricking themselves every time he's on the ball.

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Flip van der Merwe suspended for one week for dangerous play

It's not just in the interest of maintaining rugby values, from a more selfish point of view it's in the interest of the player not to protest to a referee. A referee has never turned around and said, "yeah you're right, penalty reversed." All that happens is he gets pissed off at the player for whining and is more likely to penalise him again later.

I do, however, sympathise with the Parrisse case, when he genuinely didn't know what he was being sent off for. But that's a different situation.

10 Months, 4 Weeks ago

New Zealand in strong position following bonus point win over Argentina

Totally agree regarding Tuilagi. The "just a battering ram" comment is an easy, go-to criticism which gets churned out every time Tuilagi makes a big hit and ends up on the highlights reel. The same people who are quick to criticise Tuilagi seem less keen when talking about Roberts.

11 Months, 1 Day ago

New Zealand in strong position following bonus point win over Argentina

My mistake thought it was just a replay. He's still offside.

11 Months, 1 Day ago

New Zealand in strong position following bonus point win over Argentina

Read was well offside. Hands on by the scrum half is not the same as ball out. Whilst it means nothing in the grand scheme of things, you would've thought the ref could've checked it with the TMO.

11 Months, 2 Days ago

Rory Kockott misses long range penalty but tries again with dropgoal

Haha I don't think I could ever forget a French wooden spoon kadova ;) sorry

11 Months, 1 Week ago

Rory Kockott misses long range penalty but tries again with dropgoal

Thanks for the response. I'm not sure about you but Machanaud really didn't impress me in the 6 nations. Other than the final, I don't watch Top 14 games so I haven't really got a grasp on how good Kockott is.

11 Months, 1 Week ago

 
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