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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, 11 Months ago

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

Nice one for 'What happens next?'

2 Years, 1 Week ago

Catch up with MND sufferering Bok legend Joost Van Der Westhuizen

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

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Springboks survive Salta scare after excellent Argentina performance

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

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Johan Goosen kicks huge drop goal on Top 14 debut

4 pix per square foot made me chuckle. +1

2 Years, 2 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!

2 Years, 2 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!

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Dunedin Streaker gets Smashed by Security Guard Number Eight

Could have put the bloke in a wheelchair. Imho that tackle was a tad over the top.

Besides: I like streakers. They're one of the very few nice bits that remain from the amateur days of rugby.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

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

I guess I am one of the few, if not the only one here to think he IS leading with the elbow. Just before impact he pushes his elbow away from his body into the head of the tackler. With such force that the movement of his elbow carries on way after the contact moment.

Not sure if red is the correct decision (not completely at home in the lawboob tbh) but I can see where the TMO and ref are coming from.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Huge hit by Tonga in Pacific Nations Cup draw with Samoa

Actually, this is exactly the kind of tackle I DON'T like. The sole intent of the tackler seems to be to hurt the opposing player. I (and I guess we all) have read quite a few articles on concussions etc. lately so even if this tackle is legal, it's still dangerous.

2 Years, 4 Months ago