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George Moala suspended for knocking out Buxton Popoali'i with big tackle

Bad, you check for a response and see if the guy can feel or move everything.
The recovery position is strictly for people who have fainted and it's main purpose is to avoid vomiting back down their throat or swallowing their tongue. However after an impact to the head and neck area it's the last thing you should do. A cracked verterbra can quickly become something worse.
You check for breathing, you keep him absolutley still and you check response signs by touching the fingers and gently rocking the legs.
Thom Evans (Sco) went very close to ending up paralysed, he was on the bottom of the ruck after his whack. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n4z52VZuIY

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Trevor Nyakane goes into Beast mode with incredible lift

hmmm...take a step backwards?

1 Year, 5 Months ago

Darren Cave picks up concussion after two big tackles vs Treviso

I agree, would love to see all the new talent get a run but I also think the All Blacks system of 7 leaders should be adopted. They have 7 named leaders who have to show example on and off the pitch to the new guys coming in.
I have to say for Ireland, the Fiji game was the one I enjoyed the most over the past 12 months, fair enough, it's not tier one competition but when I think back to a very stale 20-15 win over Samoa a couple of years back with an average age of 30 on the pitch for Ireland I get shivers.
Pity for Kidney, I thought he would have done better with what he had but he seems to just waste talent by being over conservative. We have a great new generation who came 5th in the U20 Jnr RWC, let them at it I say.
And lastly, I hate to see Earls (a Kidney pet) on in front of the very much on form Trimble, especially after wasting a perfect try scoring opportunity against the Scots and having failed to impress in general. He hasn't lived up to his early potential, Trimble on the other hand is solid and reliable, I can't get my head round his omission from the starting line-up against France.
Oh well....here's to dreaming!

1 Year, 5 Months ago

Super Rugby 2013 Plays of the Week Round 3

you had me at "sharks".... :P

1 Year, 5 Months ago

Sergio Parisse red carded and banned for insulting referee

Spot on reality, I couldn't agree more!

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Sergio Parisse red carded and banned for insulting referee

The official version is that he told the ref to "f**k off"....I find this very unlikely as he's an Argentinian-Italian playing rugby in France, it's far more likely that the referee was mistaken and reacted rashly.
Seeing as he went on to show further ineptitude I find his being mistaken the more likely event.
He didn't say anything that 99% of people in his position would have said, if he was talking to his teammates and the ref comes along and gives him a red card without even explaining himself then I think he was actually quite controlled in his behaviour.
His missing the rest of the six-nations is a joke in my opinion.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Cian Healy banned for three weeks for leg stamp on Dan Cole

...for being clumsy?....slightly naiive I think, but we're all entitled to our opinions.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

"Nothing, pace that's it"...what does that say about you at this stage? Been on any RD videos lately?

In any case I don't agree at all, the guys got; good work ethic, timing, intelligent running lines, decent fend, safe hands and a good step....AND he has blistering pace.

In fact he's on the 7's circuit scoring tries against South Africa and New Zealand among others after a couple of months in the game.

Let's give credit where it's due shall we?

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure he never played american football, he was a track specialist and didn't even go for the combines. As I said though, I might be wrong

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Biarritz beat Connacht in drenched conditions at the Parc des Sports Aguilera

...or thinking you're going to acquaplane when in fact you get stuck short of the tryline! My props from that game still give me shit when they see me...must have been 8yrs ago now...oh well..

1 Year, 8 Months ago

 
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