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The Springboks claim convincing win over the Wallabies in Cape Town

I thought Australia defended exceptionally well considering the amount of pressure. A couple lapses but really could have given up much more. Sounds like the Boks felt the same way based on their frustration at not getting the bonus point.

Cooper has a reputation for not liking to tackle, but I thought he was in the thick of things, including a big stop inside his 22. Not sure if he was truly in the wilderness form-wise during the Dean's tenure, but it seems to me he's the Wallabies best option at 10 right now. Glad to see he's back.

Why doesn't Genia start? Is he coming back from injury? He was miles better than Nick White, a totally different approach after he came on. All White seemed to do was kick away possession.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

The Springboks claim convincing win over the Wallabies in Cape Town

Hooper pleaded a bit before his card came out, I think he was not sure what had even happened. And Lambie, kinda funny watching Owens just ignore him!

1 Year, 11 Months ago

The Springboks claim convincing win over the Wallabies in Cape Town

However you look at the initial infraction, Alberts was very lucky to not be penalized for the body slam after the whistle. Slamming Hooper on his shoulder/head looked at least as dangerous than how Etzebeth landed. I don't think the ref even had a word with him.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

The Springboks claim convincing win over the Wallabies in Cape Town

Agreed. Does anyone think that Hooper could have caused Etzebeth to flip like that on his own? No lifting, no intent. It was entirely on Etzebeth that he came down out of control.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

Through the Eyes of an All Black - Rugby Championship catch up with Nick Evans

Nick is solid, but I think both him and the ABs are happy where they're at. The ABs have solid depth at 10, not sure he would give them anything that they don't already have with Cruden and Barrett.

Nick was unfortunate to be understudy to Dan Carter when Carter was a world-beater and not as injury prone as he has been lately. Certainly understand him taking other opportunities and he's made the most of it.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

Matthew Morgan scores 90m solo effort for Ospreys against Edinburgh

Impressive. And nearly as impressed with Walker closing the gap at the end, really moves for a big guy.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

Rory Kockott misses long range penalty but tries again with dropgoal

Doesn't the Olympics require citizenship to represent your country? Maybe it's different from sport to sport, but I don't think you can represent there without being a natural-born or naturalized citizen.

Seems like the way it should be for rugby, though the "grow the game globally" effort is surely going to water it down as lower- and mid-tier nations can become more competitive quicker by having lax rules about who can represent them.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

Rory Kockott misses long range penalty but tries again with dropgoal

NZ gives contracts to PI "kids"? What, like 3 year olds that move there with their parents? Examples?

1 Year, 11 Months ago

Cory Jane pranks young All Blacks in fake Japanese Noodles Advert

Fantastic! Love the squid.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

The Springboks demolish Argentina in Soweto try-fest

Thanks for the clarification! Makes much more sense now.

2 Years, 1 Week ago