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Wales cut loose in Rome for unbelievable second half against Italy

Leigh Halfpenny has to stop tackling like that, putting his head in the way of knees, or he might get seriously injured one of these days.

1 Week, 5 Hours ago

Midweek Madness - Moldovan prop's drop goal attempt doesn't reach the tryline

It works for me too!

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Inspirational leader Sergio Parisse on the Art of Number Eight

Un grande.

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

I disagree with your humble opinion on Irish players not supporting their weight. The Argentine commentators of the channel I was watching the game on even said "he had to get one wrong" when he penalized that one time you refer to.

Still, I liked your comment. I could very well be wrong, I once learned the trick of not really trying to steal the ball but putting more of an effort on holding onto the ball and player, and even putting some of my weight on it, to get penalties for not releasing in rucks. It has served me well.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

The International Rugby Board rebrands, changes name to World Rugby

#bringbackrucking

4 Months, 1 Week ago

Australia edge Wales in another agonising defeat for home fans

Halfpenny got injured again? : (

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Uruguay vs Russia World Cup 2015 Qualifier - Full Match Replay

#OtraCelesteAlMundial

Loved the Uruguay tries, the first one came after a great backs passes, the second after pure forward stubbornness.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

South Africa stun Scotland with eight-try romp in Port Elizabeth

I remember at least for RWC 2011 the four group leaders were chosen for being the first 4 in the rankings at some specific point (NZ, RSA, AUS, ARG). It was the same for England 2015 (the same but replace ARG with FRA).

In any case, it is idiotic that the first and second ranked teams don't get a shot at facing each other at the final if they win all their games. To borrow from DrG: the IRB using their brains...

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

I'm biased 'cause I idolize the magician but to me Hernandez' tackle on Tuilagi (http://www.rugbydump.com/2007/04/95/juan-martin-hernandez-huge-covering-tackle-on-alesana-tuilagi) doesn't look illegal. He seems to attempt (and that is all that is required by the laws if I am not mistaken) to wrap his arms. You can see his left hand in front of Tuilagi and his right one on the back, it's just that the hit was so solid they both bounce off.

Oh, and yes! It was Kearney on Rocky Elsom, thanks for that. Here's the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhS1kgZMyzo) that clearly shows he made no attempt to wrap.

9 Months, 4 Days ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

yes!!! I'm not sure when but Irish fullback Kearney did it to an Aussie some time ago. I also remember Shanklin (Welsh) doing it to yet another Aussie years ago even as a try (Wallaby try that is) was being scored. Both instances went unpunished.

There are plenty more examples, they just don't come to mind right now. I was so glad to see this finally getting penalized, as it should be.

9 Months, 5 Days ago