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Test Rugby Results - November 22nd weekend

Agreed. Not taking away Hansen's achievements, but what Schmidt done with Ireland was like a magic trick.

1 Day, 14 Hours ago

The Five Nominations for the IRPA Try of the Year 2014

Both Springboks tries were magical displays of team awareness and support play. I feel Hendrick's try edged it

5 Days, 12 Hours ago

IRB Rankings Update 17 Nov 2014 - Ireland move up to third in the world

I for one is happy to have Ireland at 3rd place rather than the Poms

6 Days, 20 Hours ago

France name unchanged side after five try win over Fiji


1 Week, 4 Days ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

Whoa if that's true that's one very quick thinking by Whitelock.

2 Weeks, 14 Hours ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

Well DrugbyD if you've watched as many All Blacks games as I have you'll know that the All Blacks always lifts a gear whenever they're yellow carded. Did you see how the All Blacks were dominating possession and territory during Dan Coles' sin bin (and scoring a penalty goal as well)?

Owens was clearly bribed to assist the All Blacks by yellow carding them at the second half.

2 Weeks, 14 Hours ago

Ireland upset South Africa with impressive physicality in Dublin

I'm saying this as an All Blacks supporter. Dear Springboks, please beat the English.

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

Love it. Devil-may-care fun

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Wallabies edge Barbarians in classic BaaBaas fixture at Twickenham

I know Barbarian matches are meant to be adventurous, but this is still better as a lot of actual international test matches. More fun and thrills than the ABs walking over a clearly mismatched USA.

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Record crowd witnesses All Blacks in full flight as they crush USA

I wonder if someone with more rugby knowledge can explain this:
Does it appear that the USA defense is always lagging behind at the touchlines?

Many times in this match I can see the ABs relay the ball wide, and the wing (or whoever) ends up with lots of room to accelerate, and the poor Eagles backs have to play catch-up. This is something I don't see them get when they play the Wallabies or the Springboks.

Is it simply because the Eagles players are slower? Or are their defensive lines simply lacking in organisation?

3 Weeks, 1 Day ago

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