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Barbarians run riot in entertaining midweek clash against Leicester Tigers

Buddy you hit the nail on the head, I'm 37 and the spirit in which the modern game is played is really far from it was when I started. The players are faster and bigger and more people make their living from the game but I think the game is much less fun to watch and play compared to the past.

At the end of the day all the really cool and unique parts of rugby union come from the amateur game. Bigger isn't always better. Have fun out there fellas!

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Steven Luatua Quarterback Lineout throw against Australia

Love that Barbarian spirit, I hope it never goes away!

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Romain Taofifenua banned for three weeks for kicking Stuart Olding in the head

I think he is saying that the outcome, not the intention determines punishment. I agree with that sentiment.

Next to substitutions the refs' use of yellow and red cards and the multi-game bans that follow them has been the worst change in rugby in 20 years.

4 Months, 3 Days ago

All Blacks snatch victory at the death in thrilling Brisbane Test

AB's squeak one against a disintegrating Australian side. Clearly NZ isn't unbeatable.

So long McKenzie. One backline player with a bad attitude and a rabid press have ruined what should have been a great tenure. I'm not sure any other team (save the Boks) could get as close to NZ.

Oh well, good luck to whomever takes over the Wallabies!

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Rugby's first ever OWN TRY awarded in NRC clash in Sydney

Horrible

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - Lee Jones prevents Fijian try after casual effort to score

That's what you get! Love it!

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Sonny Bill Williams back in the ITM Cup for Counties Manukau

No I can't begrudge him either. He is an outstanding athlete and a decent guy that is maximizing his earning potential.
Still SBW seems to be the ultimate culmination of the professional era. All his decisions are based on money. Rugby is now based solely on money and that kind of makes me sad.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sonny Bill Williams back in the ITM Cup for Counties Manukau

No man you've got it. He might pick up a big check in France or Japan too. Don't forget the boxing thing too. SBW is a very well-managed well-coached sports brand. I live in America now and he reminds me of a top tier American athlete with all the things that come with it (mangers, publicists, agents). The ultimate professional, the ultimate mercenary.


4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Naked streaker starts mass brawl after tackling Varsity match winger

The best part of this is how the black team comes in to defend the streaker!

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Tana Umaga lines up and smashes into older brother Mike Umaga in 1999

We're too lenient about players qualifying for test teams due to grandparents or current living status. I heard Steffon Armitage is now available for France? If I was good I'd qualify for four different countries. It doesn't make sense.

Cheapens the jersey.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago