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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.

4 Years, 10 Months ago

Toulon victorious over Clermont in 2013 Heineken Cup Final

Armitage deserves a slap for that! Such an un-endearing player.

4 Years, 11 Months ago

Tom Croft's brilliant try and try-saving tackle against Harlequins

Crofty is looking on fire! Bring on Oz! (not to mention the finals)

4 Years, 11 Months ago

Bhubesi Pride 2013 - Project Update 2 from Africa

Thats just awesome! Love to see it dude.

4 Years, 11 Months ago

Jonny Wilkinson absolutely smashed by huge Opeti Fonua

and then some... 21 stone back rower, thats something else...

4 Years, 11 Months ago

British & Irish Lions squad announcement - Sam Warburton named as captain

Croft can play both 6 and lock internationally (and has) and in my mind is a far greater talent than Robshaw. Sure Robshaw has the work rate but Croft has that x factor that you look for in a lion.

4 Years, 11 Months ago

Bakkies Botha injures Marcos Ayerza with big charge towards tryline

Yeah but you can only assume that Cockerill has footage from a clearer viewpoint, sore loser or not, with no discernible evidence, you think he's gonna kick up such a fuss?? With the evidence here i'd say no try, no citing, but I can only assume theres other footage that we haven't seen. As we all know, angles lie all the time.

5 Years, 1 Week ago

Ma'a Nonu puts the shoulder into former team mate Piri Weepu

Whilst he managed to make the right call in the end... eventually, I think Walsh is a disgrace and isn't fit to ref schoolboys.

5 Years, 2 Weeks ago

Wales thrash England by record score to retain Six Nations title

Whilst its true that he's no master of the breakdown, he's by no means bad at it, he just adds a completely different attacking angle which no other player that ive seen, so granted theres an out and out 7 (which robshaw seems to be getting to) playing along side him i shouldn't think its too much of a problem in that regard. Regardless of either of our opinions, it speaks volumes that Lancaster chose him to start given how little playing time he's had since he came back, he may not have the ability to turn the ball over but i put him in that category of 'freak of nature' for some of the things he's pulled off over the years.

5 Years, 1 Month ago

Wales thrash England by record score to retain Six Nations title

Does no one remember that Croft just had his first start after breaking his neck?! He is out and out the most naturally talented back rower that England has to their disposal, at his best a world beater, but you can't say he's no longer good enough after one shoddy performance. Don't forget he's already been on a Lions tour and scored 2 tries in his first start for them against south africa. With regard to your other choices, agree about ashton and barritt, flood is certainly winding down but for the moment allows for a different style of play, marler hasnt been disastrous, nothing special but more stamina than vunipola, also i think corbisiero is gonna have long term trouble with this injury making him a tricky one. i have high hopes for b vunipola, hope thats what you were looking for (minus the rant about croft)

5 Years, 1 Month ago