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Stormers captain Jean De Villiers smashes Chris Noakes out of the way

Rough week for out halves in both hemispheres, it seems.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Jonny Wilkinson absolutely smashed by huge Opeti Fonua

A man and a half for those of you not good with numbers.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Zee Ngwenya's great try saving tackles against Leinster

The knock on was caught by a player in an offside position.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Clermont through to first ever Heineken Cup Final after tense win over Munster

The beauty of the Heineken Cup is how competitive it is, we all know how crucial bonus points etc can be in the pool stages. I don't think having Toulouse flogging an amateur team from Romania would do the tournament any favours.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Clermont through to first ever Heineken Cup Final after tense win over Munster

Well, it's all relative, isn't it? I think the Irish clubs are allowed 5 or 6 players from overseas. Compared with Australia, I believe the established clubs are only allow 2 foreign players while the Force and Rebels are allowed 3. Similarly with the South African clubs, only 2 foreign players can play in each game (you may remember the Southern Kings controversy from earlier in the year).

It's the same thing as a Waratahs supporter complaining of the big money in Leinster attracting a Rocky Elsom etc overseas. I don't know the specifics of the finances of each club but I think that Leinster pull a bigger crowd than the 'Tahs every week so I'm assuming that they have more money to throw around based on that.

It's been said earlier, each system has its merits and pitfalls. I think it's just a case of different strokes for different folks.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Clermont through to first ever Heineken Cup Final after tense win over Munster

On the subject of "ManCity-ification", isn't this the first time that two teams with big budgets described in the posts above have met in the Heineken Final? I'd understand concern about money dominating the sport if this was happening every year but this has not been the case in the past number of years.

I think Clermont in particular have been one of the best sides that I've seen in either hemisphere this year and they deserve to be there in the final.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco

Aha, touche.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco

Penalty kick. Nothing more.

On the dummy runner argument, am I a cynic for suggesting that Bergamasco probably had a fair idea that BOD didn't have the ball? Maybe a body check would have been more appropriate than a full blown dump tackle.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Wesley Fofana scores outstanding try vs Toulouse after just 39 seconds

"Sit down, son", he says...

Great try, Clermont are without a doubt the team to beat in Europe.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Richard Kahui's huge hit on Ben Tapuai in Hamilton

Reminds me of the Palu hit on Kearney from a few years ago. Cliffy was yellow carded for that one even though there was more of an attempt to use arms in the tackle. I'm on the fence on this one. On one hand, it's great to watch. On the other, I'm reminded of Master Yoda; "Do or do not, there is no try". If the law says to use arms, attempting and failing is probably not good enough.

1 Year, 5 Months ago

 
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