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France convincing winners over England despite late comeback in Paris

(The implied question being, "anyone know of such a website?")

1 Week, 19 Hours ago

France convincing winners over England despite late comeback in Paris

A quick Wikipedia check states Peyper has refereed a few test matches where the away side won, but I think your statement brings up a good questiom - we can (usually) pretty easily access player stats, test match records, etc., but I'm unaware of a site that keeps international "referee stats" or "referee records"...

1 Week, 19 Hours ago

Six of the Best - Aviva Premiership Try of the Season Shortlist

Simpson's try made me realize I miss seeing Shane Williams on the scene.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 11 of Super Rugby

Obstruction on dummy runners can always be a bit tricky, but Folau on that Ashley-Cooper try looked a bit on the wrong side of the fence.

In gridiron, that'd be an excellent block.

4 Months, 2 Days ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

Mostly regarding the implication that two tries for the English were allowed that maybe should not have been, for infringements leading up to them - that if one were to nitpick away an English try or two, one may also end up finding flaws in a French try or two.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

My comment was to Matt. I should've stated that. I wasn't disagreeing with yours.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

Didn't see the game, so I cannot comment on the referee. But if you're going to nitpick, then was that not an entry from the side from Debaty ahead of Mermoz's try (at 4:40)?

Like I said, I can't say if Owens made all the right calls - likely not. But it looks like infringements by both sides may've led to tries.

I'm just happy France held England from the championship; for that, merci beaucoup à Les Bleus.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Agreed. I love an Irish win. Any Irish win. But after that game, where they came so close, all I ever think is "Would this game have beaten that ABs?". Hard to say. Ireland are so good at forcing a team to play their game....but I can't help to think that NZ wouldn't have had only one try against that England squad...

But maybe my hopes are just too high.

As I said, though, a win is a win is a happy win.

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Also didn't notice your comment down below.

I agree with the sentiment.

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

"England's number 15 was more than likely to run straight at the nearest green jersey instead of passing the ball to any linking backs."

To be fair, that sounds like Rob Kearney as well.

But I see your point.

5 Months, 4 Weeks ago