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Test Rugby Results - November 22nd weekend

Yeah but still, I think there is a problem in coaching. I've played rugby since i was 5. If I would have learnt something different or new each training sesson, just little things like receive the ball and pass it, without taking the ball to your chest and having to 'reload', each time...by the age of 20, the level would have been a lot higher. I think in small clubs in Europe the coaches are just old players who do the same routine training sesson they were taught and so on. There is no progression. For me training should be a lesson, and ok you should still keep working on the things you know, but you should get the opportunity to learn as much as possible. If that's what you want. Of course for the guy who wants to just have a piss up on a sunday and train twice a week, fine, but ypungsters should get the opportunity to learn the game more, and not just repeat. Rugby will evolve and get better by learning not by repeating...if that makes sense. Lol

3 Days, 16 Hours ago

Test Rugby Results - November 22nd weekend

Did anyone watch the bbc commentary with Guscott, Davies and Ali williams? When John Inverdale asked him (this was after the Wales-New Zealand match):
"How do the All blakcs keep the same level of intensity and skill set? How are they just so far ahead?"
And Ali williams said in the Northern Hemisphere forwards are taught to ruck, maul, tackle and lineout whereas in New Zealand the forwards train with the backs skills coach.
They highlighted when I think it was Dan Coles (all black 2) broke the line and straightened up his line to create a great 2 on 1 against...Halfpenny. I think.


And I would like to know who agrees with this? I totally agree, the All blakcs have 15 players who can all run and pass, and probably kick. For me this is the future of rugby, or the way forward. Why don't the northern hemisphere coaches do this? Or...do they?!

3 Days, 21 Hours ago

South Africa aim to up the intensity after another win over England

I would have Watson, Nowell (why has everyone forgotten about Nowell as he had a great rbs 6?!) or even Wade instead of Yarde. But I agree with Foden being on the wing. Why would u drop may? I agree, but I would like to know what u think.

1 Week, 5 Hours ago

South Africa aim to up the intensity after another win over England

For the 20mins he played, england were dominating. It might not be really really exciting to watch england at the moment, but I'm really looking forward to the injured comming back and.....spicing up the team.
As for the moment, I would play these guys against Samoa:
Same 1-7, morgan in 8.
9 Youngs, 10 Ford, 12 Burrell (but too mate he's picked 36) 13 Barritt, 14 watson and 15 brown.

11 I would drop May. Ok he scored a good try against the A.Blacks which was just pure speed (but still fair play) but he still had a shiiiit game! He got smashed in attack, like he always does (anyone remember when he got dumped twice during the six nations against....ITALY!!) when he takes the ball in, he gets smashed back. So I would start Nowell as he was solid during the 6 nations. (Watson 11 and Nowell 14). Also Attwood had a good break and the boks but he SHOULD have passed way before to Watson.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

South Africa aim to up the intensity after another win over England

People seem to forget that England have injuries. There's probably ten people who have just read the first line of my comment and thought 'another injury excuse'. And won't read the rest.... Tuff luck for them :D People say Farrell is shit. And also people say Barritt played when we beat new zealand in 2012...so did Farrell. Farrell has had some great games for England, and you don't become a bad player over night. As a team doesn't become a bad tezm over night. But you don't drop everyone and change everything. People also said Cipriani should be picked over farrell before the qbe's started....that's bollocks. Farrell, is number one 10. Until Ford or Myler/Cip start and prove they're world class, Farrell should still be in the squad. BUT I do agree that Farrell hasn't been great these last two games in attack (in defence he has been solid, escpecially against the All blacks!) but then again, Care takes a step before passing so defence has more time, Farrell has less and also Barrit isn't exactly an immense centre in attack. Neither is 36. So you can't say Farrell is at fault for englands attack being sonshite. Tell you what you take out Soony bill williams and Savea from the All blacks and Whitelock, Retallick, Kaino and Franks (englands equivalents for me are, Tuilagi, Burrell, launcbry, parling, cole and corbs) and look...the All blacks almost lost to Scotland! New zealand vs scotland was an All blacks b team almost. And that's what england are having to play with now. (It's more like half and a team and half a b ok...). But to only lose by 3 points against the top 2 in the world isn't that bad I thunk.

And who ever thinks tom wood isn't good enough should watch him for 80mins. Record the match, and watch hime, even for just 20mins you will see the tackles, rucks and lineouts he wins and does. He is an athlete, as is Lawes. Also Lawes coming of against the all blacks weakened the team big time. I'm not saying yiu couldn't have taken him of, but for the 20mins

1 Week, 2 Days ago

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!!

1 Month, 1 Week 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, 4 Weeks 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, 4 Weeks 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.

5 Months, 5 Days 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.

5 Months, 6 Days ago

 
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