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Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Tough one's for each. One is unintentional but should have had more care for the space and time he had to be aware if he'd make contact, while the other is meant to be a hit and ends up really poorly timed despite being in control. I'd lean to the second being the worse of the two, but the cards indicate otherwise.

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Eric Rush's hilarious, heartfelt eulogy to friend and teammate Jonah Lomu

Beautiful stuff from Rush. :'(

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Dan Carter converts final kick of Test career with his wrong foot

"right-footed dropgoal"? It was a conversion from a tee wasn't it?

2 Years, 5 Months ago

Rugby Tactics: Screened Passing Analysis

This is great for higher levels, but as with many non-standard moves it's difficult to not only do correctly at lower levels but also hard to call correctly and consistently with weekend warrior referees. Most of the time the moves you see here would likely be called obstruction as there's often some contact with the defenders by the player running ahead. It might be because the defender has bit on the runner or that the runner initiates the contact, but it'll still look like obstruction to most lower levels refs. Then again, you might get the opposite on any given day, where the ref lets it all go even if it is obstruction.

2 Years, 6 Months ago

The Top 10 Tries in Rugby World Cup History

I have no issue with the Lomu try at #1 (still one of my favourites all time and likely most memorable) but thought Robinson's counter against Wales in 2003 (with Greenwood finishing it off) might get a mention.
http://youtu.be/qDKXCJ0Es70

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2 Years, 7 Months ago

Friday Funnies - Sona Taumalolo fend looks like a right hook

If that was a fend, then it was the worst technique I've ever seen.

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Referees to get stricter as tackle and scrums laws amended

No problem with all three, and the first two are particularly welcome changes.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Sergio Parisse brilliant inside flick sets up try for victorious Stade Francais

I tried that in touch last Thursday and it didn't come off quite the same for some reason...

But that was fantastic!

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Ali Williams controversially Sin Binned after colliding with Devin Toner in the air

I don't mind a penalty but a card was a bit harsh. He's clearly jumping for the ball, and you can't try and penalize that out of the game. So long as it's two players in the air challenging for the ball, it should be a fair contest - it doesn't matter that one was being boosted and was higher. Otherwise, what can a player chasing a kick do? Would they have to concede the catch and automatically defend? I'd like to see more responsibility put on the boosters' shoulders in open play like this to ensure he comes down safely, or maybe they stop boosting in open play altogether.

3 Years, 2 Days ago

Schalk Burger awarded Comeback of the Year at the 2015 Laureus Awards

Certainly a good story to see his return to form, and I'm sure many players around the world - even opponents - are glad to see him recover.

3 Years, 3 Days ago