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All Blacks cruise to victory in bruising first Test with British & Irish Lions

I refer to the clearly superior AB’s first try of course.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

All Blacks cruise to victory in bruising first Test with British & Irish Lions

“beautiful shift-on from Israel Dagg” was forward by about a metre. All a bit strange when a foot in touch can be given by the millimetre.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Highlanders inflict second tour defeat for British and Irish Lions in Dunedin

Surprisingly, none of the notoriously one eyed kiwi commentators noticed this either.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

Highlanders inflict second tour defeat for British and Irish Lions in Dunedin

you attribute Naholo’s try to a defensive lapse by the Lions. If you look on 54 secs at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a sneaky professional foul block by Crusaders 4 of the attempted rush defence of I think Conor Murray. Without this deliberate dodgy deed, Naholo would have been stopped well before the try line.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

Hitman Simone Favaro takes out Israel Dagg during Italy Test

shoulder charge surely!! his right arm wasn’t wrapped round at all, just flailing about a bit.

7 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

Surely the person doing the dummy run should be behind the ball carrier, not in front! That’s obstruction. Hard to see it in real time for the Welsh try, but it should never have been allowed. Strict adherence to the law in similar obstruction/dummy moves has been softened to create a more exciting try rich experience to win over new rugby followers. Same laissez faire attitude now prevalent with the forward pass. Came as a surprise that Biggar’s try wasn’t allowed to stand.

8 Months, 5 Days ago

Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card

Yep, ref got that one all arse about face! Said as much at the time. From the comfort of the armchair of course.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Double tackle KO of Geoff Parling leads to a red card and citings

Barritt deserved red and the unfortunate Barrington, yellow at most. If it hadn’t been for the former’s swinging arm, Paling may well have stayed far more upright and avoided the latter’s shoulder. simples.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Dylan Hartley facing another large ban after knocking out Sean O'Brien

Unlucky, freak timing sort of accident, in my opinion. DH went in to clatter him, SOB dropped suddenly and the blow caught him much higher than intended. looked horrendous and ref couldn’t really do much else, and DH kind of accepted his fate. What else could he do. Was still a swinging arm I guess, but intended for ribs or to dislodge the ball.
Courtney Beale got yellow for high tackle and his arm was at about 45degrees. Tackled player dropped into it.Tough for referees, but hey, we all make mistakes

10 Months, 1 Week ago

Ashley Johnson's huge hit on Bryan Habana at the Stade Mayol

Habana was haming it up as always. Shame to see such a great player behaving like such a knob.

1 Year, 8 Months ago