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Ireland take narrow win over USA in front of record crowd in Houston

Cannot express (and im all for the US playing and everything) I could not stand listening to those American commentators talking about 'open field tackles' and how Ireland were 'playing defence'.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

HSBC Lions Weekly - Perth and Brisbane

Hoggs always been cover for 10 so I guess he must have some experience there, totally agree about Cole for sure and Corbisiero has the potential no doubt! Although given that this is the 3rd game Cole has played in in however many days, he might not be fresh enough to show his best, heres hoping though!

1 Year, 6 Months ago

The British and Irish Lions power past the Western Force in Perth

I like it! Although in my mind Best is still the 3rd choice hooker. I'd even go as far to say that maybe Youngs should get the nod as the test hooker. Sure his throwing is nothing to write home about, but neither is either of the two other contenders. Youngs is comfortably the best in the loose (IMO), and as has been said, the scrums aren't going to be the biggest battle to win so that shouldn't be too much of an issue.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

HSBC Lions Weekly - Hong Kong

Parling is in the match day squad, just Jenkins, Warburton and Kearney not in one.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

British and Irish Lions start strong with convincing win over the Barbarians

Yeah I must admit, the clapping comment came almost a good 10 mins after the Brits incident to my recollection... although I could be wrong

1 Year, 6 Months ago

British and Irish Lions start strong with convincing win over the Barbarians

Not sure i'd include Farrell's single-mindedness as one of his strengths.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England thump the Barbarians ahead of South American tour

Would it ever! Unfortunately it seems Lancaster is pretty set on 36 playing alongside Manu, but it'd prefer a more subtle runner like Daly to pair with such a destructive crash ball centre. I'm not sure that having two pretty large centres in Twelvetrees and Manu is necessarily the best combo (good as both players are).

1 Year, 6 Months ago

England thump the Barbarians ahead of South American tour

I think Lancaster is crazy not to include Daily and his try here is testimony to that. Sure theres an abundance of quality full backs floating around at the moment but i'd put my money on him accomplishing more in his career then Brown or Goode ever will. In my mind he's second only to Foden.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Dylan Hartley out of Lions tour after allegedly swearing at Wayne Barnes

I think it was more the fact that he had been warned about it not 2 minutes before.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

Dylan Hartley out of Lions tour after allegedly swearing at Wayne Barnes

I figure regardless of what was said by Barnes and how he said it, a ref is only ever going to be stating what the rule book states, something which Myler, as a professional, should know anyway. He should have known he couldn't kick it straight out.

On Hartley, regardless of who it was directed at, what kind of moron (a captain no less) risks saying anything else of that nature mere minutes after being explicitly warned of what could happen if he did.

1 Year, 6 Months ago

 
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