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Waisale Serevi talks about THAT classic try at the 2007 Hong Kong Sevens

Can somebody tell me if there's any international rugby sevens championship applying the league rules (rolling back the ball after every tackle, etc) ?

1 Year, 9 Months ago

France get first tournament win with Paris victory over Scotland

Fofana is such a great scorer ! One does not stop him like that before the try line... His style reminds me of Conrad Smith somehow.

Michalak : maybe a reason for les bleus bad results, but I think he did what had to be done with Hogg, you know, dot the i's and cross the t's about on that obstruction issue.
Don't tell me about karma sh*t and imaginary Debaty's shoulder, tas far as everybody knows the guy reached for the ball and you can't prove the contrary... end of story.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

England hang on for win over Italy and Grand Slam opportunity

It seems the England team does have a guardian angel this year.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

France and Ireland draw for second consecutive year

At 4:32 in the video you can see a small blooper : Ireland 13 - 23 France

1 Year, 9 Months ago

A look at the Top 5 clearance kicks gone wrong

1'26" : Falcoooon !

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Rob Cook's bizarre goal kicking technique

Can't say I like it... The only moment I place the ball horizontally is for torpedo kicks.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Rob Cook's bizarre goal kicking technique

IMO the starting position doesn't matter as long as he scores, but I would be him I would be embarassed to look so ridiculous.

No, what bothers me REALLY is the way he tilts the ball towards the posts when it's on the tee. It's nearly horizontal !
In theory (at least according to what I've been taught) the ball should have a nice backward spin when kicked (and no matters if it's a conversion or a clearance kick), hence the ball should be close to the vertical and hit at the lower end.
Here we can see that Cook kicks it as if it were a rocket. The spin is laborious, the trajectory is too flat and IMO the kicks would be unaccurate if kicked by anybody else, even by Wilco.
But if they say he has an impressive success rate... good for him !

1 Year, 9 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

Fully agree, except one particular thing, I don't think you would have written "England were much stronger" if they had lost... (I mean, no point being falsely modest, we are no diplomats)

1 Year, 9 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

Indeed, now "He gets taken off his feet", so he was indeed on his feet... And who gets him off his feet ? I think that was Barritt, not sure though, but he got off his feet way before, and was on the side of the ruck (offside). And I think Fritz demonstrated to the ref well enough time that Ashton was keeping the ball. So your argument goes up in smoke as soon as it came.
Yellow ? 5th offence ? Haha, any references available ? I'd like to see that. Anyway you seem to be a big english supporter so there's no point debating with you, you'll never recognize anything.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

England stay on track for Grand Slam with win over France

In 76 during a football game a french presentator repeatedly insulted a ref, live on tv, that was a huge scandal. That's certainly why crtiiczing referees seems to be the biggest of all taboos in french medias, but you might not know that actually, and medias only suggest hints of partiality from the ref on rare and obvious cases like the 2011 RWC final scandal (and as a matter of fact guess who was the ref... ).
Now, maybe french supporters are eager to show the world the unfairness of all this because the medias and the french rugby executives cowardly ignore that kind of cases.

1 Year, 9 Months ago

 
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