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Giant Mat Luamanu barrels through Fijian Seremaia Bai

Well, it looks to me like Bai was on the receiving end of an uppercut to the jaw. Too many of the "handoffs" today are little more than disguised punches.

4 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Rugby Tactics: Screened Passing Analysis

We had a name for this back when I used to play 20 years ago -- crossing. It resulted in a penalty for obstruction every time the ref caught it. It is a blight on the game to allow the forward wave of runners to intenionally block for the rearward wave, and I wish it would stop. Then again, I also wish that feeding to the second row was halted and that proper rucking were allowed again. Both of those would clean up to two current messiest portions of the game: scrums and the breakdown.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Thanks for looking into it. I've wondered if it was a geofence of some sort the way that Australian sites limit video to Aussies only. But then the highlights were all over YouTube, so who knows.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

I always see the same thing, which is weird given that the 6 Nations folks put together multiple highlight packages for each game now.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

You have a weird definition of offside given that Heaslip was the tackler.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Try Savers and Rib Breakers 13

"Spiritually, it's battering"

What a great quote!

9 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Bloodied Brad Barritt happy to put body on the line in win over Wallabies

It appeared to me that he was slow to get up after the Cooper tackle because of a cramp in his leg. You can see him limping afterwards as well.

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Mathieu Bastareaud makes big rib tickling tackle on Metuisela Talebula

Absolutely, it does.

1 Year, 7 Months 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.

1 Year, 8 Months 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.

2 Years, 2 Weeks ago