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Edinburgh Prop WP Nel scores great 40m try against Leinster

"With speed to burn." Lovely :)

2 Years, 2 Months ago

The Best of 2012 - Looking back at another great year of rugby

The moment of the year was Scotlands win against Australia in Australia (last time was 1982). That's a bigger moment than the England win over the AB's. I mean England are suppose to have a fighting chance against the All Blacks, not surprising that they'll win from time to time. Scotland is more like giants against hobbits, sometime the smallest team can change the course of the future (note my LOTR reference here...)

Question: Why is the biggest hit not mentioned?

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Rugby World Cup Daily - On the eve of the Final

Remember that the All Blacks beat France two times this world 2/2 makes a winner...?

3 Years, 2 Months ago

Referee Nigel Owens - 'This is not Soccer'

Love it... R E S P E C T to the ref...

3 Years, 2 Months ago

Rugby World Cup 2011 Team of the Tournament

I know that, this is a list of my personal favorites without any remark to their playing position. As a alternative dream team...if you like.

3 Years, 4 Months ago

Rugby World Cup 2011 Team of the Tournament

Instead of being a repeater I like to share some comments about some of the players that made an impact on me:

1. Adam Cleeburger (Canada). Looked like he stepped put of some cave back in the stone age. Tackle hungry and work rate like a warhorse.

2. Bismarck du Plessis (South Africa). Made me scared every time he went on. Not a single fault, accept that the coaches didn't play him.

3. Shan O´Brien (Ireland). One word: outstanding.

4. David Pocock (Australia). To be honest, the future at no.7 and already better then McCaw.

5. Mike Phillips (Wales). Passing, try scoring and genius thinking.

6. Rhys Priestland (Wales). Hello? Where did you come from? Best breakthrough i RWC.

7. Israel Dagg (New Zeeland). For one moment in the semifinal against Australia. How in Odens name did you keep that ball in play?

9. Morgan Parra (France). Did he ever miss?

10. Mario Ledsma (Argentina). 38? Sorry, 38? Are you sure?

11. Brad Thorn (New Zeeland). Those tears said it all for one of rugbys greatest.

12. Jerome Kaino (New Zeeland). For manhandling Ioane (funniest moment).

13. Hirotoki Onazawa (Japan). For one of RWC:s most heartwarming moments. "Am I about to score against the All Blacks, he seemed to think." Just lovely.

14. Sam Warburton (Wales). Made, as his name would suggest, war on the field.

15. Stephen Donald (New Zeeland). Not a single moment in the world cup, fourth in the ranks (behind the fish sticks in the freezer as we say Sweden) and still makes the kick. Hello, nobel prize? Or at least knighthood.

Here are some the didn't quite make the list:

1. Daniel Carter (sorry I love this player): But what an anticlimax. All Blacks winning without there best? player.
2. Quade Cooper (sorry I love this player): A sad sight. So much talent and genius but so little outcome. I feel for him.
3. England (i do not love this team): Were they there? Opps...sorry.

3 Years, 4 Months ago

Rugby World Cup Daily, IRB Rankings, and IRB Awards

For the love of Oden!!! How can a team that lose a semifinal be placed eight i the world cup? Seems a little bit harsh. "Well lad you finished fourth, but we´ll place you in eight position, due to our point system. " Hahahaha...I feel for Wales.

3 Years, 5 Months ago

All Blacks beat Tonga in opening match of Rugby World Cup 2011

Just a thought: All blacks seemed less impressive in the 2 half i agree, but i like to give some perpective to it. It took (from a mistake by Carter) around 10 mins to score a try, given ball in hand, for Tonga. The reply: 3 mins after, Kaino try...hmmm...?

P.S I loved the Tongian fierce "never back down" kind of rugby. And I loved the All Black "grab and flash" kind of rugby. Good opening game.

3 Years, 6 Months ago