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Mike Tindall sacked and fined by the Rugby Football Union

I don't understand what Tindall has done to be banned. Kicking him from the team forever is a very strong decision which can only be fair for serious offence. Every article I read says it's because of his behaviour off-field.
What exactly did he do in New-Zealand?

3 Years, 10 Months ago

Gurthro Steenkamp picks on Gerhard Mostert in big hitting Toulouse debut

Mostert propably doesn't look good to his coaches right now.
Good hits for a prop!

3 Years, 11 Months ago

Huge amateur hit from club rugby in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Beautiful hard perfectly legal tackle!
It's probably relatively high amateur level, seeing the surrounding of the pitch.

3 Years, 11 Months ago

Rugby World Cup 2011 Team of the Tournament

3.Adam Jones
10.Priestland or Cruden
Dagg and Harinordoquy are clearly 100% in this team of the tournament.
I didn't put any south africans because I barely saw them play.

3 Years, 11 Months ago

Beast Mtawarira prevents Keegan Daniel from flipping head first

You're allowed to lift like this on a kick return.
Awesome skills from both of them. Daniel doesn't panic at all even head down, like there's nothing particular happening.

3 Years, 11 Months ago

Richie McCaw knee on Morgan Parra, Donald kick, Rougerie eye-gouge, and more

French fan talking:
1-Kick is in though I saw it out when watching live.
2-Doesn't seem intentional from McCaw.
3-I can't see much so no opinion.
4-Joubert did give 50/50 calls to NZ.
5-The fine is ridiculus
General impression: NZ newspapers are worse than the french (tough to beat)

3 Years, 11 Months ago

All Blacks win the 2011 Rugby World Cup - France challenge the Haka

The whole french back row performed really well, it was a great game from Dusautoir, Bonnaire and Harinordoquy. Rougerie was outstanding and Trinh-Duc showed how to run the ball.
Basically if it wasn't for the classical -let's give the AB much more time in the rucks- reftit might have gone the other way.
Apart from this very final, the AB deserved that world cup. They played great rugby for four years and in the tournament.
I also think everybody gives too much credit to McCaw.

3 Years, 11 Months ago

Shane Williams flipped in huge double hit vs the Wallabies

Shane Williams is such an awesome rugby player.
This is in no way a penalty, it's just a tough challenge and neither players could wrap their arms because they ran into each other. The shock was very impressive and Williams is a tough little man.
Warburton's red card is a completely different situation and cannot be compared.

3 Years, 11 Months ago