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Samu Manoa's huge blindside shot on Leicester's Julian Salvi

With a tagline of "Make Rugby Softer", you can only be a troll.

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Samu Manoa's huge blindside shot on Leicester's Julian Salvi

Forgot to mention: thumbs down for Luther Burrell's reaction, trying his best to recreate that Ali-Liston moment.

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Samu Manoa's huge blindside shot on Leicester's Julian Salvi

Would love to hear what George North says to him as he picks him up off the floor. I swear I can see him laughing just after the hit and those pats he gives him on the back of the head are just hard enough for Salvi, pride already dented, to take it the wrong way. Or am I reading too much into it?

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Springbok 7's flyer Seabelo Senatla scores sizzling 85m try vs Kenya

That is a race I would love to see. They both seem to be able to go from 0-60 in no time but can sustain the speed over 60-70 metres and, as if that wasn't enough, both have the K.I.T.T. Turbo Boost fitted as an optional extra.

5 Months, 6 Days ago

Best Tries from Round 3 of the Champions Cup PLUS Facts and Stats

I think willcoll is right. The penalty is for not immediately releasing the ball having placed it. But "double movement" is probably just easier to say and gets the message across.

I sounds like the ref saying "Try. Try." immediately, so it doesn't sound like there was any doubt in his mind. Presumably he felt the first "placing" of the ball by Farrell was part of the tackled player being brought to ground or, as 1012 says above, his momentum brought him into the in-goal area.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Sam Burgess makes his rugby union debut in Bath win over Harlequins

I may be wrong, but I don't think there is room any longer (if there ever was) in a top level international test match for a "free spirit" on the wing!

As an Irishman, I'll be happy to see more offloads like the one around the 1:50 mark in the video!

Joking aside, I wish him all the best.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Five Nominations for the IRPA Try of the Year 2014

Every day's a school day! Thanks for enlightening me/us.

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago

The Five Nominations for the IRPA Try of the Year 2014

Yes, in women's rugby, tight heads wear 14 and stand out on the right wing when there is a scrum.

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago

The Five Nominations for the IRPA Try of the Year 2014

I hate to be stickler, but should the IRB Awards (flashed across the screen at the beginning and the end) not now be the World Rugby awards. I mean, if you are going to pay marketing executives buckets of cash for a flashy rebranding, may as well do it right. Otherwise those poor boys and girls in far-flung lands will just get confused.

Aside from that, the Canada try gets my vote. How she keeps that pace up all the way to the try line is something else.

6 Months, 1 Day ago

The Five Nominations for the IRPA Try of the Year 2014

I think you have discounted May's effort for the wrong reason. Surely it's the hysterical commentary that ruins it?

6 Months, 1 Day ago