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The Chiefs victory wardance after their Super Rugby title win

Don't be so bloody sour, morgy. Why shouldn't they be allowed to do their dance? It's tradition, and it ads to the spectacle. Anthems are a tradition too, no? You think test players would forget they were playing for their countries or that spectators would not know which nations were playing without the anthems? I love hearing the french anthem, same goes for the scotish and welsh.

And as for the haka (and cipi tau and all the other wardances), they are one hell of a show. As a portuguese and a rugby player myself, I got to know some of the portuguese 2007 campaigners that played for my club and they are all unanimous in saying that facing the haka was one of the best moments of their careers and that it fired them up almost as much as it does the kiwis. Who hasn't heard a tape of the haka as a warm up to a match? Just because one has grown sour with time and stoped apreciating the magic in rugby (be it on or off the padock), probably because you've grown acustomed to them doens't mean that all those little moments aren't great.

5 Years, 10 Months ago

Departing prop Sona Taumalolo's great run against the Crusaders

Run fatty! There's a big mac waiting for you at the try line!

Should have backed himself and tried to fend off dagg. With his momentum he would have steamrolled pretty much everyone in the park, appart from his mountain of a nephew, Tameifuna.

Great run from a great player who always come off as a great bloke, allways so pumped about his rugby and his team

5 Years, 11 Months ago

Bjorn Basson's great try against the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld

Is it me or the ref just went full retard? Ball carrier goes to ground, pile-up, ruck, everyone lying on top of each other, tackler not rolling away... response... Say "It's a maul" 5 times in a row and follow that with "use it once".

What in the name of Lomu's dirty socks happened there? Shouldn't it be penalty towards Cheetahs for Bull's player not rolling away?

5 Years, 11 Months ago

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - Best of the June Tests

Aaron Cruden had no right doing that offload to SBW. Who does he think he is, defying physics like that? Prick.

Another good PoTW. Rugby needs more of this bias humour

5 Years, 11 Months ago

Argentina snatch victory from France with late try in Cordoba

While he exagerates with the in the kicking, I'd rather have this commentator or the french top14 ones than the boring, and sometimes annoyingly bias english ones. There's a welsh that isn't all bad too, but generally english and south african commentary is dismal. No emotion and a grunt-fest from start to finish

6 Years, 2 Days ago

The Beautiful Bulls on CGW ahead of their clash with the Chiefs

Nice bit, all with good, clean banter, and the last bit from the commentator is awesome

6 Years, 4 Weeks ago

Ospreys into the RaboDirect Pro12 final with big win over Munster

This is what I dont get. Wales are just on a rampage in the international scene with loads of potential, but clubwise they never seem to follow that up. Yet, by this game, we can see they have it in them. It's not common for munster to loose in a semi, let alone have 40 points put through them in the process. Granted, munster started without ROG, etc. but towards the end they were on the field and the thrashing went on.

So the question? remains, why arent we witnessing more welsh teams getting past the groups at top flight european rugby?

6 Years, 1 Month ago

Butch James banned for four weeks for dangerous charge against the Brumbies

4 weeks a bit harsh? I think it's not harsh enough!

We need to focus on what matters here. Stop picking on tackles that seem fine to everybody and pinging them with bans and focus on dirty play. That was unnecessary, illegal, really dangerous (he was lucky this time, a shoulder to the face can break bones) and AFTER the whistle. Don't tell me he wanted to clear the ruck, he came sideways and dropped his shoulder and still acomplished nothing. He has a reputation of a bit of dangerous tackling (i.e. shoulder tackles and high tackles) so give him the max ban in the cathegory. And leave honest tackles (the ones who arent dangerous but you blow out of proportion because the feet passed the horizontal) alone!

One of these days we won't be able to make a legal tackle, yet this type of foul play gets lightly punished

6 Years, 1 Month ago

Best Tries of the Top 14 - Round 22

No matter, mate, three cheers for Sirelli Bobo!

6 Years, 2 Months ago

Jannie Du Plessis slapped with off-field yellow card after starting dust-up

Oh dear, seems like du Plessis will have to hand in is Front Row Union card. Looks like my granny when she's mad!

Also, appart from te Blues, the biggest super rugby disappointment this decade, what is going on in new zealand? Every team is coming out swinging, with loads of new talent. Taylor, Perenara, Kerr-Barlow, Lam, Tameifuna, Anscombe, Barret, Savea, Lowrey, Retallick, Nanai-Williams, Todd, Manu, Sopoaga, Treeby, Poki... All young (some really young, others youngish) players that most teams in the world would gladly welcome

6 Years, 2 Months ago