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Bryan Habana issues apology for taking a dive in Heineken Cup Final

In fairness he did come out and make an apology which is more than most would/have done. It's not the first time someone's tried to milk it on a rugby pitch, rare yes, unheard of unfortunately no. But it is the first time (at least for me) that an apology like this has been made.
He's had a long career and so for one instance of stupidity (for which he's apologised) I wouldn't go branding him..."officially" or not.

Great refereeing by the way

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Niko Matawalu beats Stuart Hogg in footrace to deny him a hat-trick

anyone else think the centre lost the ball before the line for the 5th try???

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Niko Matawalu beats Stuart Hogg in footrace to deny him a hat-trick

seemingly no hard feelings, was surely some bet going on or something, but what a wanker all the there anything worse than a poacher?

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Niko Matawalu beats Stuart Hogg in footrace to deny him a hat-trick

What a wanker!

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Seven of the Best Tries PLUS Highlights from the Glasgow Sevens

I see the wee Japanese fella lost his taste for swan dives! :D

9 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Rugby HQ Plays of the Month from April 2014

gotta love the laugh off the Samoan guy got for his soccer antics!

9 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Tom Court shown straight red card for tip tackle on Devin Toner

I dunno, if Toner hadn't tried to turn himself around in the tackle he would've gone to ground on his back, probably with his legs under his shoulders. I would say that the tackled player should shoulder some part of the responsibility in his own safety. Harsh on Court, he was singled out as he was the one going forward, but he was one of 2 tacklers.

9 Months, 4 Weeks ago

The new European Rugby Champions Cup explained

that's a great way of looking at it.
I agree that the situation favours Rabo teams less than before, but I'm not sure "shafted" is an apt term.
How often does a team finish at 8th place or less in the Rabo while remaining competitive in Europe?
I think the Irish big 3 will still be in Europe as they usually don't have much difficulty in finishing in the top 7...nor should they.
Let's see how it works out, personally I think that if it's a case of this or no Heineken cup, I'd rather this!

10 Months, 1 Week ago

The Top 5 Rugby Magicians of All Time

O'Driscoll and Cullen should be in here instead of Rokocoko and Cooper, Roko was an outstanding winger but I wouldn't call him a magician on a level with Cullen and Cooper has had as many bloopers as he has had magic moments so BoD would be a shoe in for his spot (imho)
Serge Blanco would be my honorable mention.

10 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

the amount of times I prayed for this to happen to Chris Ashton!

11 Months, 1 Day ago