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Rob Simmons yellow carded for off the ball shoulder on Felipe Contepomi

Agreed. Look at Contempomi's head whip back on impact. No play acting required on that one.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Martin Landajo banned for one week for stamping on Wallaby hands

Just a penalty for me. I think the ref got this one right. I can see where Landajo was coming from but it was a bit over exuberant for my liking. Pretty much a nothing incident though.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago

New Zealand in strong position following bonus point win over Argentina

Well, as I understand it, he hasn't been resigned with the Highlanders and none of the other NZ franchises seem to be interested in him; attitude seems to be a factor. Yet he keeps getting picked for the ABs and deservedly so. It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

The situation has a lot of parallels with the O'Connor scenario in Australia.

6 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Heineken Cup debate with Conor O'Shea, Shane Horgan and Donal Lenihan

I personally think Lenihan nailed it; 7 French and English teams, and one from each Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales and the four best of the rest in the Pro-12 plus the Amlin and Heineken winners from the previous year.

Qualifiers are another great idea, it works for the Champions League pretty well.

Looking at this year's draw, there are 11 of the Pro 12 teams in the draw, the ten seeded teams plus Leinster as the Amlin champs. This is in contrast with 7 French (Toulon as Heineken winners) and 6 English. It seems to be a bit askew.

As the guys said, it's going to take some big men to negotiate and compromise for a fair deal that benefits the game.

7 Months, 4 Days ago

Heineken Cup debate with Conor O'Shea, Shane Horgan and Donal Lenihan

Good point. Never thought of it that way.

7 Months, 4 Days ago

The great Jonah Lomu's Bledisloe Cup Memories

Class act.

7 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach Super Rugby Final

What I don't get about the whole scenario is that they attempted a drop goal in between the the penalties they opted not to kick! And a tricky one at that. The Bull blew it on this occasion.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Brumbies ready for Bulls challenge after late scare against the Cheetahs

I'm with the guys above. The Cheetahs always play a great brand of rugby; this year they combined that with getting wins under their belt. An absolute pleasure to watch as always, I thought they deserved the win in this game.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Crusaders look ahead to another Semi Final after crushing the Reds

There's been a lot of negative stuff posted here, with the Crusaders great win being ignored. On a positive note, the attached link speaks volumes about the class acts that are Dan Carter and Israel Dagg;

9 Months, 7 Hours ago

Crusaders look ahead to another Semi Final after crushing the Reds

Nice win from the Crusaders; they'll be tough to beat.

I can't believe that Cooper is still copping that intensity of abuse in NZ! You'd think all would be forgiven and forgotten at this stage.

9 Months, 1 Day ago

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