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Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Round 4

Love plays of the week, but i miss the tries of the week

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

Danny Cipriani's great try and celebration against the Western Force

He's ok, but not the best. he has a decent passing game, decent hands. he doesn't break the line much or even attack it much, but he's a good support player, and he's got alot of pace.
His kicking is excellent, that's a real strength of his. but his defence 9while marginally better so far this year) is overall pretty damn appalling.
last year he missed more tackles than any other player in super rugby.

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

Danny Cipriani's great try and celebration against the Western Force

Sorry, not really. take the Waratahs. They have been playing since 1883. so have the qld reds. always been the same, nothing has changed, except for the comp they're in.
it's more a cutural thing. We just think it's fine to have a laugh, enjoy yourself, do a stupid celebration if you want.
It's just not a big deal.
We are more light hearted i guess, less stuffy when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Honestly all the carrying on about this stuff by armchair fans is ridiculous.

it has nothing to do with camera angles or advertising. we are just less uptight.

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

Fiji win the Hong Kong Sevens 2012 - Highlights from all three days

Good stuff, sevens is always entertaining, good to see so many new countries having a go.

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

Dean Mumm's huge hand-off on the Sharks' Marcel Coetzee

Haha, Coetzee's in the wars! That's gotta be some justice for his dive when Ioane tackled him.
Crazy hand off, great stuff from mumm. Mumm has always been a mobile, running second rower, it's just a shame that he's not quite big enough to be a top international player. But that was some strength.
It'd be cool if RD put up highlights from the game, it was a cracker.
Also, what happened to trys of the week? i miss those.

2 Years, 4 Weeks ago

Digby Ioane suspended for five weeks for tip-tackle on Coetzee

That has got to be one of the worst, softest decisions I've ever seen.
Four weeks for that?!
WTF! I've seen tougher tackles in a soccer game.
He picks him up and the guy lands on his side. The tackled player was in no danger was completely uninjured and this is just a text book excellent tackle.
Rugby union is becoming softer and softer, and it's losing me as a fan.
How can you watch this kind of rubbish and not feel like the game is going down the toilet.
I've seen tougher hits in an under 10 comp. Rugby league players would be laughing their arses off at how soft this is. In league this wouldn't even be considered a particularly great hit, jsut an average tackle.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Motu Matu'u makes biggest hit of the season on Matt Hodgson

One more time, and no more.
You clearly have never played at any decent level.
Because every SINGLE tackle leads with the shoulder.
It's the ONLY way to tackle properly. It's simple physics.
If a guy is running at you, he;s going to hit you with most of his bodyweight. If he's a 120kg Tongan propr this could really drop you on your arse.
How to stop it?
Get your footwork right so you have a solid base and balance, move into the hit, and lead with the point of your shoulder. Tackling 101. This way you are hitting with your whole body weight. Ideally this means you are big and strong enough to stop momentum and drive the guy back. In a very rare case (like this hit), you'll go one better and smash the bloke backwards. The whole point is force meeting force. It's a brutal application of physics.

The shoulder charge rule in union was brought in specifically to prevent league style shoulder charges, where you actually fly into a hit reclessly, with the point of your sholulder turned, your arm tucked into your chest (folded with your other arm usually) and sideways. No base, often with your feet off the ground, simlar to an NFL hit.

Totally different from a normal tackle.

The idea that hitting with shoulder at all is illegal is abusrd and the kind of opinion of someone who doesn't actually have any idea about tackling or rugby.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Motu Matu'u makes biggest hit of the season on Matt Hodgson

EVERY SINGLE TACKLE LEADS WITH THE SHOULDER.
Every one. If you don't tackle with the shoulder get off the field cuz you aint doin your job.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Motu Matu'u makes biggest hit of the season on Matt Hodgson

Alright, I feel like you're porbably a troll still, because someone who has actually played rugby would know how ridiculous you sound.
Any tackle could mess a guy up.
Any legal tackle is quite capable of badly injuring someone.
Guess what, this aint football, it aint tennis, it aint badminton.
This sport hurts. It can injure you.
Deal with it, or watch another sport.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Motu Matu'u makes biggest hit of the season on Matt Hodgson

Haha, yeah I did.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

 
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