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Georgia and Romania Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification highlights

Surely they can't be ignored forever. A playoff series of two matches (home and away) between the last placed of the Six Nations and the winner of the European Cup seems like the most smart option. After all, should Georgia or Russia or Romania beat either Scotland or Italy (who have shared that 6th spot recentley), it'd seem just fair to give them a shot against the big boys.

Imagine England or France visiting Tbilisi or Moscow or Bucarest on a regular basis, the interest that would spark in Tier two european rugby.

If the IRB are serious about growing rugby, this is a must. They are all too comfortable watching the status quo remain unchanged. And if they don't want the 2019 World Cup to be broadcasted with thousands of empty seats on the stadiums, they should start giving Japan a hand as well.

Cheers

8 Months, 1 Day ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 2 of Super Rugby 2014

Welcome back, super rugby. We've missed you.

8 Months, 5 Days ago

Francisco Chaparro red carded and banned for 10 weeks for tip tackle

Dirty and unnecessary... why go for a "tip tackle" on a guy who a) doesn't have the ball and b) isn't even part of the ruck? I coach U16s and this is exactly the kind of thing I teach them never to do on the pitch, it doesn't give you any advantage rugbywise to do so, and you'll end up hurting someone and getting punished. Nobody wins.

8 Months, 1 Week ago

Mathieu Bastareaud charges through lock Alexandre Flanquart

haha most boring comments ever!

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins interviews Wallaby players after Wales win

Been a fan of Cummnins for a while now, been putting some great performances with the Force and now has had a new lease in life with McKenzie as coach, whilst Deans uderstood he was his 5th choice winger... Amazing how Link can bring the best out of the players.

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins interviews Wallaby players after Wales win

He was talking about Ben McCalman haha

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Wallabies end tour on a high with victory over Wales in Cardiff

That's exactly my point, and it's that technology and TMo's can backfire a bit, when you are looking for any sign of a penalty, anything at all. Of course penalties should be fully sanctioned but when you are in a situation like that I'd say play on... In a contact sport like rugby, this kind of things happen, and if it's not dangerous I'd say play on.

10 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Wallabies end tour on a high with victory over Wales in Cardiff

Forgot to say... the Cooper yellow card was a joke, not even a penalty. Of course if you are chasing a guy and the ball is passed to him you tackle him as fast as you can. Ball was already in Williams's fingertips when Quade grabbed him. Weird call IMO.

10 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Wallabies end tour on a high with victory over Wales in Cardiff

Pretty pathetic comments from Gatland IMO. He wasn't there to chase the referee after Phillips played that quick lineout with a "new" ball and scored a try back in that 6N game against Ireland, was he? He should look no further than McKenzie to see how pro rugby coaches should deal with controversial referee calls -remember the feet in touch by Brown or the block by Hartley on the Eng-Aus game (which led to a lost excellent attacking oportunity for Aus, and a try for Eng, respectively), and how McKenzie said that he would'nt blame the ref for their loss, even though both calls were clearly wrong. The referee makes the calls and that's it, there's no point complaining, you note it and then move on. The respect for the refs job is paramount in rugby and we can't afford to lose that.

On a side note, what a hoodoo the welsh have with SH opposition. They can be kings of Europe but just seem to be missing the ability to make that final blow. Hope they get it before 2015!

Cheers.

10 Months, 4 Weeks ago

The Wallabies claim comfortable victory over Ireland in Dublin

Wow how's that for skill by Fardy? Ball in two hands, fend, switch hands, out of the back pass. Exceptional.

11 Months, 1 Week ago

 
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