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Bloodied Brad Barritt happy to put body on the line in win over Wallabies

Agree with you there. I also had a feeling that QC lost conciousness for a brief moment.

1 Year, 5 Months ago

Great sportsmanship from 19 year old Portuguese 7's player vs Fiji

Don't start that kind of discussion here; this is a site for afficionados of the best game in the universe.

Besides: your point is moot. Every country in the world either has some deep, dark black pages in their history book (as you should know, judging by your screenname) or is writing them at this very moment. No reason at all not to be very proud of your home country when you are Portugese.

1 Year, 5 Months ago

Test Rugby Results - November 22nd weekend

Interesting article, thanks. actually, I am not someone to believe anything that can be found on wikipedia. My point is that more than a 100 years ago the entire team seemed to play like backs. And they still do, maybe more so than ever. So in that respect nothing much changed over the last 11 decades, and especially not the inability of the rest of the world to consistently catch up with them.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Test Rugby Results - November 22nd weekend

Wikipedia: 'A representative New Zealand team, since referred to as the Originals, first toured the British Isles in 1905. The emergence of the name All Blacks occurred during this tour when, according to team member Billy Wallace, a London newspaper reported that the New Zealanders played as if they were "all backs".[14] Wallace claimed that because of a typographical error, subsequent references were to "All Blacks".'

So you might say that in more than a century, nothing has changed really. And the funny thing is: the rest of the world still just can't seem to catch up with them.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

Nice one for 'What happens next?'

1 Year, 7 Months ago

Catch up with MND sufferering Bok legend Joost Van Der Westhuizen

Hats of for a true hero on and of the pitch.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Springboks survive Salta scare after excellent Argentina performance

The Pumas are getting there...just a matter of time. Excellent performance!!!

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Johan Goosen kicks huge drop goal on Top 14 debut

4 pix per square foot made me chuckle. +1

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Johan Goosen kicks huge drop goal on Top 14 debut

Well, if the ball wasn't over, the Montpellier reserve player should not have touched the ball while being in the field of play. The fact that he does catch it, proves to me that the people closest to the sticks thought it went over.

Good effort anyway!

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Excuse me? One picture does not say anything about the movement of the elbow. That's like saying two cars did NOT crash because in a picture 1/10 before the crash the cars are stil 2 meters apart.

When I look at the video I see an elbow moving towards the head moments before impact and moving 'through' the head with force after it.

I'm not saying I'm an expert (I'm definitely not) and I am not saying this kind of thing doesn't happen all the time. I'm just saying I can see how they came to the conclusion it was an offence. In hindsigth of course, I have to be honest: don't know if I would have made the same decision if I had to make the initial decision myself.

But hey, I'm not a referee. Fortunately!

1 Year, 11 Months ago