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Toulouse come from behind twice to snatch win over Castres

Really? I thought he played very well. He made some massive tackles, one in this clip on a forward that drives the guy backwards and onto his back like 5 metres. He created a try with his pass to the left wing. He is a huge part of the reason Toulouse were getting such quick ball (the key to their victory and the reason it turned into such a frenetic game - the type of game that suits a running side like Toulouse). He made a couple of line breaks.
The reason he got swamped a couple times, is because Toulouse were losing the ruck (and consequently possesion), so he just got in there, dug the ball out, took the tackle and set the ball up again for a new ruck, to retain possesion.
It's weird how two people can watch a game and see different things.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Keven Mealamu struck with bottle after Bulls vs Blues game

The thing that actually bothers me most about this clip is the yellow card.
That wasn't a penalty, let alone a yellow card.
Ranger did what he's taught to do, what every player is taught to do, ie don't give up till it's too late.
He actually hit Basson as Basson was putting the ball down, exactly the same time. In the past I've seen tackles like this dislodge the ball or knock the player into touch. A tackle like this is one of the things George Gregan was most famous for in his career.
Ridiculous call from the ref.

Getting hurt playing a game as tough as rugby does NOT mean a penalty should be given. It's part of the game.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

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

UpandAway, again, you are more than likely a troll. In fact I hope you are. If you are not, you're opinion is ahrd to believe.
You can't have ever actually have played the game, or you'd know that every single tackle leads with the shoulder, that this is how people are actually taught how to tackle, that tackling any other way is at best incompetent, and at worst dangerous for the tackler.
Go watch a sport without contact if this upsets. I garuntee it doesn't bother Hodgson.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

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

They spent like three minutes talking up how excellent the hit was, how great the Highlanders set piece play is, how their general play was great all night, how Matu'u had come on and really done his job as a replacement, how it was a completely fair and legal tackle and yet you still find cause to complain?
Sounds like you have a real chip on your shoulder, because the Aussies in this clip did nothing but praise the Highlanders and Matu'u. It's crazy that you can't see that. Bizarre and crazy.
In fact, you are probably a troll. If not, wow.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

 
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