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Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Hah, I'm adding that to my repertoire of comebacks, so true.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Springboks survive Salta scare after excellent Argentina performance

So gutted Argentina lost that one! They played great, and the last time I saw an SA scrum blown away like that was... never!

One thing is for sure, when ARG finally win, it is going to go off, and we're all going to want to be at that party.

6 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Beauden Barrett wins IRPA Try of the Year 2013 for try against France

Completely agree with Eddie G.

Quick and easy experiment for anyone who wants forward passes to be judged relative to the field. Next time you are training, run at full tilt from your 22, when you cross the half way line, pass the ball backwards as if you had a support runner maybe 2 metres deeper than you. See where the ball lands.

Unless you're not very quick you might be surprised

1 Year, 1 Month ago

The Top 5 Swan Dives of all time

Can I just point something out to highlight the kind of unjustified bashing Ashton gets.

1st post - "Ashton behaves like an arrogant tool, I cant wait for his dives to backfire.

This should be something saved for something special, an important match winner or milestone, not something you do every time you score."

This post - "but when I first saw his break at the WC where I went past Aus down the touchline I thought that he looked like a great winger, then he dived over and it spoiled it"

If going 90m and skinning three Aussies at Twickenham isn't a special moment, I don't know what is.

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

England power past Scotland to retain Calcutta Cup at Twickenham

Scroll down to the stats comparing all the home nations opensides. That's why SL is England coach and not you.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Will Genia's awkward post-match interview after injuring his knee

Tough luck on the injury, such an innocuous looking landing. Wish him a speedy recovery, it's a big loss before what will be a tough test against the pumas tomorrow. Also good on him for apologising at the end, a lot of guys would have just walked off and forgotten about it. Good lad.

2 Years, 6 Months ago

Two big hits from the Highlanders vs the Chiefs

Is it just me or is the physio saying 'go down, go down' to the prop after the second hit. Potentially to try and prevent a card, or am I being overly cynical?

Personally I think no more than a pen for the second hit, a touch lazy but nothing more.

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 - Rugby World Cup 2011 Edition

So glad this is back! The TSRB series is, without a shadow of a doubt, the best series of vids on the internet.

Particularly enjoyed some of the Try Savers in that compilation, I love that never say die attitude to hold a man up over the line.

2 Years, 11 Months ago

John Afoa suspended for four weeks for dangerous tackle

I'm fed up of the 'he was lucky not to be injured' or 'lucky not to have broken his neck' lines. Name me one 'tip tackle' which has been punished in the last year or so where a player has broken/injured anything.

There have been an awful lot of ridiculous bans/red cards, a lot of them featured here on RD, can't bring to mind any where the recipient was seriously injured. Despite the amount of people who harp on about 'he could have broken his neck'

2 Years, 11 Months ago

Jonny Sexton's great pass sets up Brian O'Driscoll try vs Cardiff Blues

I ruled out Toby Flood as he went to a very well to do school in the North East.

I stand corrected on the Shed. As an ex bricklayer playing for sale I assumed he was northern.

I was replying mainly due to buzzs' tone suggesting that all England players were Eton educated stereotypical 'Tim nice but dim' types.

2 Years, 11 Months ago