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Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

"nansy pansy".
just kidding.
education can do the job better than laws.
but reading the comments its pretty clear most people crave for this kind of stuff. and to a certain degree i must confess i do too.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

Indeed it may. Its not obvious that the ball is lost. I think if he wasnt with his feet on the line no one would have questionned him beeing in control of the ball. But then he had is feet on the line at the exact same time the ball touches the ground. And I must say I dont know what to do with that! I was fair to reward him with a try but not sure it was the "legaly right" decision.
So to me it should be one french and two english tries less. but then again, the ref is the ref and I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't think he was particularly biased. In the beginning of the game he seemed pretty quick to whistle then he let play a lot and it was a beautiful game.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

I did accept it. I was hurt once. Twice... Got a broken foot. Then a concussion and neck injury. I dont mention fingers. And I stopped playing when I was 18. I used to love creating or takings gaps. Combining passes. And even charging straight ahead. And then it was all over because of some mere brute like those you admire. Some real intellectual whose idea of the game was "me love crushing bones and smashing people hahahah".

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

As far as I m concerned, Pape needed a good long ban, french or not.
Don't remember if it was Wilko or O'Driscoll who said - about the french i think ! - something like "it's not funny to play anymore when you have big bastards trying to hurt you".
Thats my point: i d sooner admire creation than destruction. With teams of player only trying to hurt themselves, we woul'dnt have seen such a game.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

And I kindly invite you to read a politeness guide or something, regarding "expressing a disagreing opinion withoud beeing an ass".
To you rugby is about hurting people, fair enough. To me it never was.
Its kinda funny that you use the word backwards given that you are the one shouting in caps that you want to hurt people.
When I was 14 an english player decided that tackling could do more damage if he sitted on my head. Guess what? He was right! Concussion, headaches... took me still a couple of years to realise I d better quit playing myself even if I loved the game.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

Unnecessary is the word. You put your finger on it. So it's not only late and disgracious, its useless... unless you hope for Plisson not to get up. Unless you hope you did some damage.
Oh and unless you hope to get a youtube video of your tackle, with heavy metal as sountdrack...

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

12 points lost with the boot as a matter of fact.
Definitely not a flatterings score. Its 7vs5 tries, a couple of them - on both side - being arguable.
A great game anyway. Too bad France was so bad again in the beginning, passing the ball to no one and those kind of things...

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

I must say I was horrified rather than impressed.
It may be "legal" (which depends on the definition of "late"), but its ugly imo.
Of course you don't have to get all pysicality out of the game. But high late tackle in the back... no, never gonna find it beautiful, sorry.
The intention to hurt would ne part of the game? If this is so and clear for everyone, really, I m out. Being better, stronger, even causing pain, face to face, absolutely agree that its part of the game. Hurting someone hoping he's not gonna get up? Or at least he s gonna be shaken? No way.
On the field I would never target someone. A space, a number, not a guy specificaly. Except for...guys like Lawes.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

How the final round of the 2015 Six Nations will be decided

Anyone knows what happens if two (or even 3, that would be fun) teams have the same point difference?
Number of tries?

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

How the final round of the 2015 Six Nations will be decided

Indeed! Best attack VS best defence (draw with Ireland)! Yet as you said, its only stats. We can only hope for an open game but with the pressure of a crunch as last game and title decider... I m afraid its gonna be ugly!

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago