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Alesana Tuilagi straight red card for high tackle on Jean de Villiers

exactly -- choosing to not pay attention to the ball, and instead choosing to put the head down and clean a guy out.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Alesana Tuilagi straight red card for high tackle on Jean de Villiers

I hear the "committed" vs not committed argument way too much to defend a guy throwing an illegal hit. not only by fans, but by on-air commentators.

it seems to me that more and more players liek Tuigali CHOOSE to "commit" way too early.

We know that good tackling form requires you to lower you head, but if you choose to lower your head, you should accept the consequences of not seeing what you end up doing.

See how Tuilagi's head goes down before the ball even arrives to JDV. It stays down whilst JDV has bobbled, it and says down when.

Straight red to Tuilagi looks right to me. and plejnty of credit to JDV for his reaction.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Twickenham Streaker dots down beneath the posts

If only Bill McLaren were still alive to give the commentary, especially on those side-steps.

Twickenham hasn't seen cuts like than since Jason Robinson.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

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

Barnes clearly set out the marker, telling him not to insult him or say something that could construed that way..

Straight out of "Bull Durham", Hartley picks up that marker, just like Crash Davis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM16afDRbPM

Life imitating art.

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1 Year, 3 Months ago

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

Somewhere in New Zealand, there is probably at least one person claiming this as another point of evidence that Wayne Barnes has it out for the Kiwis.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

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

A shame really, couldn't happen to a nicer bloke.



HA

1 Year, 3 Months ago

TJ Perenara makes big hit then later gets punched in the face by Liam Messam

A chippy, pain-in-butt scrumhalf?

Well I never.....

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Prop Coenie Oosthuizen's knockout run and two tries vs the Hurricanes

Groot os

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Jonny Wilkinson absolutely smashed by huge Opeti Fonua

this friggin guy leaves a groove in the asphalt...

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Jonny Wilkinson absolutely smashed by huge Opeti Fonua

something every big boy dreams of -- to smash a flyhalf, and to smash a marquee guy like a Wilko. But glad to see Agen know the difference between a good hit and something that might actually hurt-hurt a member of our brotherhood.

Full credit to Jonny who still at his age and level still steps up to the physical part of the game -- at this stage of his career, many "emeritus" backs end up being human turnstiles (or always were, like Ronan O'Gara). But Wilko still stands and delivers as best he can.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

 
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