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Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

People that are banned should get immediatly drug tested I think. What harm can it do. Plus he is massive, and looks too pumped up. Like Dallaglio in theLions 97 video before the match, (and he was on speed and got banned for it in 97). The second punch is sickening. Not professionnal. And the other guy was a dick that got punched for it. Thug vs thug. Anyway...autumn internationnals soon :) come on Northern hemisphere!!

2 Weeks, 1 Day ago

The Top 5 Tries of the Week - August 22nd weekend

Gael Fickou (Toulouse 12) is brilliant, getting better, he will be amazing along side of Fofana, need time together and they could be world class parteners in the world cup.

2 Months, 1 Day ago

Tawera Kerr-Barlow sets up try with sensational behind the back pass

New Zealand... Where the magic is made. Brilliant skill, love to see something like that in the northern hemisphere.

2 Months, 1 Day ago

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

How no one put "like" to that comment I don't know. I totally agree. Brilliant how you worded it. "Backs runnng against no opposition" then backs are told to "play whats in front of them" in a match. How are they ment to do that when all theyve ever done in training is run against no opposition?! Im glad to see that people want to revolutionize rugby training. Go into coaching. I would love to coach once ive stopped playing, 95% of the coaches ive had have been ex players who just repeat the same routine training that they themselves did.
Training should be about LEARNING AND IMPROVING, like a class at school is. Only in accademies do you start looking at how to ruck, how to defend as a team, what lines to run, actually learning how to play 4 on 3...etc but most of the kids that get into accademies are (mainly talking about the forwards here) the 15 year old that starting taking protein when he was 12 and bulked up. By the time he's 18 the club/accademy where he is, realise he was just big, and not quality or talented and have wasted some other kids opportunity.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

The thing with the All blacks is they all play the same way. All of them play quick ball, bairly ruck and maul, and look for the off load, and they KNOW when they off load, some one will be there. The thing chris ashton was liked for, was how he was always in the right place at the right time, waiting for the last pass or off load. Australia have Foloa who is brilliant at this, Ashton has lost form and should be dropped im not saying otherwise, my point is... New zealand have 15 players in the right place at the right time. They all run brilliant lines and try hunt, looking for the off load. When ever an all black breaks through, there is always someone with him.
Twelvetrees through that crap off load in the second test to Wood, but it was intercepted, but maybe someone should have been there, closer to him anticipating that. It comes naturally to the All Blacks.

No way should Morgan play second row. I think Marler/Corbisiero Hartley and Cole (wilson is not world class but ok sub) Launchbry and Lawes are the best front 5 out there. Fit, very hard working, good at their jobs and roles and mobile. Some one above talked about rugby 7s. You wont get 2 second rows more mobile and hard working (mobile rugby sevens style) than Lawes and Launchbry. I would have liked to see haskell. I missed the first test. Wood is a good leader and a lineout jumper but haskells ball carrying is good. 9 Care and youngs sub.



I really think Lancaster should start going... Sod it, I will take the risk and drop all average players who havent improved and look to the future. (Drop: Johnson, Dickson, Ahston, Twelvetrees (maybe keep 36 as a back up), Goode, May ......
and give Foden, Watson, Cipriani, And a load of youngsters a shout).
Lancaster has been great at bringing in new young players, but why stop now?! England u20 apparently have a good winger, bring him into camp.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

England have shit wingers. Nowell Foden and Brown would be good. Or Watson. Yarde can't tackle. Neither can Ashton. Or Eastmond by the looks of it. Dickson is a pussy.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

I would pick Cipriani at 10. With Watson and Foden on the wings

4 Months, 1 Week ago

England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

So does Marland Yarde, Yarde runs up and takes no one allowing Smith to get through. (Same action on Nonus try)

4 Months, 1 Week ago

New Zealand win England series 2-0 with victory in Dunedin

He can't tackle!!

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

New Zealand win England series 2-0 with victory in Dunedin

Would like to know what other peoples 23 would be for last test:

Marler Hartley Wilson
Wood Launchbry Lawes Robshaw
Vunipola
Care
Farrell
...Yarde Eastmond
Burrell. Tuiliagi
Brown

16 Webber/Ward
17 Mullan
18 Brookes
19 Parling
20 Morgan/Haskell
21 Youngs
22 Burns/Cipriani (would love to see Cipriani play with Tuiliagi and Eastmond)
23 Foden/Ashton/Pennel (I wouldn't have Yarde on the bench if Ashton was starting)

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

 
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