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Mathieu Bastareaud makes big rib tickling tackle on Matuisela Talebula

Absolutely, it does.

6 Months, 1 Week ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 5 of Super Rugby 2014

On the Lions try, I think that the TMO got it right. Granted, we don't have very good replays to judge from compared to what the TMO worked with, but it looked to me like the ball actually came off the Lions' player's foot and was subsequently grounded by another Lions player. Weird but definitely a try.

Oh, and I would have given a penalty try for the high tackle alone, so they got it right either way.

7 Months, 1 Week ago

Two players red carded in Georgia vs Canada mass brawl

You know, if everyone that you play provokes you, then you might want to start looking at the common denominator. I'll give you a hint, it's you.

11 Months, 1 Week ago

Ben Tameifuna and Jamie Mackintosh banned for old school rucking

All that I know is that back when rucking was allowed and encouraged, there was no such thing as "breakdown battles". The ball came out after the tackle straight away. One way or another, the ball came out. And then the game flowed on.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

The Fastest Man In Rugby: Carlin Isles short documentary

Well, I don't know if I'd go so far as to call it an injustice, but it would probably suck. For the other teams ;-)

Listen, in all forms of rugby, speed helps. A lot. Certainly in 15s, there's more place for technical skills and size to play a part; especially, as you move closer to the scrum. But speed still helps and can be the final criteria used to determine who makes the match day squad and who doesn't.

Let us speak as men for moment and admit that there's no place for slow(er) guys in the 7s game. There just isn't. It was created especially for the speedy little ones to have a chance at the ball. So, "using fast players" is a feature, not a bug when filling the roster on a 7s squad. Any coach not accepting that will watch in despair as the tries rain down as their opponents "run sideways" for 14 minutes.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

George Smith knocked out by Richard Hibbard on Wallaby return

lost his *bind* early in the scrum

1 Year, 3 Months ago

George Smith knocked out by Richard Hibbard on Wallaby return

I noticed that during the game but couldn't see what happened. Even later with the rewind button, the only thing that was apparent was the he lost his early in the scrum. It was a strange sight to see him topple over as the scrum ended.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

George Smith knocked out by Richard Hibbard on Wallaby return

I think that the questions went something along the line of ...

Doc: Now, what's your name, son?
Player: Uh, Geoff?
Doc: Starts with a 'G', close 'enuf

Doc: What year is it?
Player: 2001, of course. The Lions are here.
Doc: Close 'enuf. Back you go!

1 Year, 3 Months ago

George North apologises for Genia taunt in first Test, PLUS new Lions shirts

Then watch it again. Folau looks right at Sexton as he starts his dive and again when he starts the throwing motion.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

WIN a copy of iOS game Rugby Nations 13

I'm looking forward to being able to play *any* rugby game at all. They're not that thick on the ground here in the USA :-)

1 Year, 4 Months ago

 
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