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All Blacks beat determined Samoa in historic first ever Test in Apia

Huge respect to Samoa, but I get the impression that this was more of a sub-par display from the ABs than anything else.
Great to see Carter hit his stride though, always a pleasure to watch

3 Months, 1 Day ago

You can run but you can't hide from the Savea brothers

I agree, it's almost embarrassing. I reckon they could put out a second team that would probably make the final 8

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Friday Funnies - Henry Seniloli's premature showboating costs Treviso a try

I just love when these guys get their comeuppances

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Manu Tuilagi admits to assaulting police officers, won't be part of Rugby World Cup

here lads, let's be honest, it's solved a selection headache for him....Joseph has his work cut out now :)

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Canadian Taylor Paris scores try from 105m out in PRO D2 Semi Final

I don't want to take away from the try itself, that was a magnificent turn of pace and fair play to them for giving it a go.....but was that a legal steal?
The tackler neither released, nor got to his feet.
Does being behind your try line mean the rules are applied differently?

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

How will the Six Nations stars fare at RWC 2015? Conor O'Shea goes through them

Allow me to nit pick if you will, we don't really consider ourselves a UK team, but that said yeah, best of luck to all the home nations.

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Massive schoolboy hit from new Edinburgh signing Nasi Manu in 2006

Good for Hugh ;) ....ok, bad joke out of the way, thank fuck you're not a ref

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - Player throws second ball into ruck to halt promising attack

should have been a yellow, as comical as it was, it's still a professional foul

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

I think it's early to be talking about "Ireland's kicking plan" as if it's their only plan. Schmidt is a shrewd head and adapts to each game in detail.
It's only been a few short months since we closed out Argentina, Australia and South Africa, so the question really is can we finally manage a win against the ABs, southern hemisphere has been covered otherwise.
If any coach can come up with the right game plan I think it's Joe Schmidt. I'm a leinster fan and a Westmeath man. Joe coached Mullingar years ago, and then Leinster. The guy has the most brilliant rugby mind in the game.

7 Months, 5 Days ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

That's Hosea Gear, if you were to sideline every international back he has bumped you're narrowing your options quite a bit!

That said I'd have Luke Fitzgerald as back-up instead of Jones as utility back.

7 Months, 5 Days ago