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Plays of the Week - The Lions Series Awards

Your amazing statistic was that there wasn't a pass between the center pairing. You're suggesting that had there been better backline cohesion that the Lions would have scored more.

So now you want to focus on tackles. Fair enough. I never said Davies played a perfect game. I'm just saying that you're trying to prove a negative. There's no way to know and it's just ridiculous to keep bleating on about it. We all know plenty of players that have had a cracker in one test, then go totally off the rails in the next. BOD could have been great and could have been average or poor, who knows? Tired of talking about it.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Plays of the Week - The Lions Series Awards

Please let it go. The Lions put 41 pts on the board, and there's simply no way to know what the result would have been with BOD (better? worse?). Your "amazing statistic" is in fact nothing more than a trivial artifact that by all evidence had zero impact on the result or final scoreline.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

The British and Irish Lions win the series 2-1 after third Test rout

Not to mention Quade Cooper looked a giant-killer a couple years ago. Now he can't get a sniff of a Wallabies jersey, at least while Deans is at the helm.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

The British and Irish Lions win the series 2-1 after third Test rout

Vindication for Gatland, yes. Kiwis wondering if he's their best coach, unlikely. Tough to argue with the results of the current and former.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Midweek Madness - Twickenham Streaker dots down beneath the posts

"...as the ballsy individual picks his path..."

RD, I see what you did there. ;-)

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Prop Ben Franks' big hit and unbelievable try-saving tackle on wing Frank Halai

Muliaina moved to Invercargill at age 2. I'm sure his talent was really shining through though between diaper changes.

1 Year, 5 Days ago

Prop Ben Franks' big hit and unbelievable try-saving tackle on wing Frank Halai

Matt, are you suggesting players go to NZ to get the highest level of exposure? Somehow I doubt that's true, as the competition for roster spots is arguably the toughest there.

More often you see second tier NZers headed to Scotland, England, or elsewhere through some ancestral connection as they couldn't crack the ABs. In fact, 38 NZ-born players in the 2011 RWC played for other nations. I agree that it is all a bit silly, but many (most?) of the foreign born ABs, particularly the Polynesians, came to NZ with their families as children (Kaino, for example).

1 Year, 5 Days ago

Reggie Goodes' catch and sprint down wing for great prop try

Nice prop try, though I couldn't help looking at the huge swath of empty yellow seats. Cmon Wellington, come support!

1 Year, 6 Days ago

Halani Aulika rounds Sale Sharks cover to score great prop try

Great try, love how he just plucked the ball when he saw that opening.

BTW, it's Keven Mealamu, not Kevin.

1 Year, 2 Weeks ago

Prop Ryan Bevington turns on the gas for outstanding Ospreys try

Nevermind, had a funny refresh issue on my page.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

 
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