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The Springboks end satisfying year with victory over France in Paris

Maybe I'm being naive but I can't see Habana indulging in this kind of play acting. Is it possible that he was just off balance and that contributed to the unnatural looking movement?

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Irish hearts broken by All Blacks' last gasp converted try

As interesting as this debate is; how often do you actually see a conversion charged down? Moot point.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Wing JP Pietersen's big tackle on Eighthman David Denton

Great tackle; what happens after isn't worth talking about. Definitely falls into the 'slack' category but it's a non-incident really.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Tevita Kuridrani receives five week suspension for dangerous tackle

Pisi got five or six weeks for something similar two weeks ago, they seem to be really cracking down on it this series. Five weeks is harsh, I reckon.

And Masteri gets nothing?! 'No tip tackles at the weekend, boys. Punch on as much as you like though!'

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Scrumhalf Fourie du Preez's big tackle on number eight Dave Denton

Denton had a rough day...

Pity FDP is going back to Japan, I've really enjoyed seeing him work his masterclass in the past few tests.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Wallabies claim comfortable victory over Ireland in Dublin

Suspended players are Adam Ashley Cooper, Nick Cummins, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson and Paddy Ryan and Liam Gill.

Written warnings for Dave Dennis, Kane Douglas, Saia Fainga'a, Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps and verbals for Scott Fardy, Mike Harris, Ben McCalman and Nic White.

Not many first team players in there (especially considering AAC is out with a shoulder injury anyway) but it has impacted the bench a fair bit. The Honey Badger is a big loss though.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Wallabies claim comfortable victory over Ireland in Dublin

If Australia were out on the town on Tuesday then Ireland must have been on an all week bender...

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

New Zealand tested by England but the World Champions remain unbeaten

It didn't feature in the above clip so I may be wrong about this but wasn't Read penalised for going off his feet at the ruck?

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Sona Taumalolo and Yoann Maestri red carded for France vs Tonga fight

Ha, fair point!

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Sona Taumalolo and Yoann Maestri red carded for France vs Tonga fight

I didn't catch this game but it seems to me from what the commentators said that there was a bit of handbags going on all game and that the ref might have been a bit more heavy handed with the two reds to set a precedent that he was not going to tolerate it in the game.

I agree it's a funny one though; it reminds me of the Cudmore/O'Connell incident from a few years back, except POC was yellow carded as the retaliator and JC red carded as the instigator. Not sure what the IRB's official stance is on this kind of thing, a yellow/red would seem like a fairer result.

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago

 
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