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Wallabies top 'Pool of death' after resolute defence sees off Wales at Twickenham

Whatever Mario Ledesma did to the Aussie scrum - I hope they're paying him handsomely.

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Scotland edge Samoa in classic Rugby World Cup match in Newcastle

What a game. What made it so tense was the repercussions for Japan. Without disrespecting Scotland, I suspect most people were cheering Samoa on to get Japan into the play-offs. I was.

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

5 of the best tries from week 3 of RWC 2015

Um no, Australia were more dominant than a 6ft Amazonian woman in leather chaps and stilettos, brandishing a 10 foot whip, with her heel on your groin.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Embarrassed Joe Launchbury admits receiving Man of the Match award was strange

*sane, not sand, of course.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Embarrassed Joe Launchbury admits receiving Man of the Match award was strange

I feel sorry for Launchbury. Because it's not like he wasn't good. In fact, he played a blinder and was probably one of the three or four best players on the field. But the award really should have gone to Foley and every sand and sober person knows this.

Also seems that the organisers know they have a rubbish MTOM system here, but yet they persist with it. If it doesn't work, then can it.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

5 of the best tries from week 3 of RWC 2015

The deranged screaming towards the end of the Scotland try deserves a special mention.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

South Africa crush USA as Habana equals Lomu's RWC tries record

Yes, that was more than a little confusing. Even my wife, who knows little about the rules, asked me why play went on with an advantage if a penalty try was coming.

Almost as confusing as the next game - Namibia vs Georgia - where the Georgians were totally dominant in the scrum, only two have two Namibian props carded right on their own line leading to uncontested scrums.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Georgia edge Namibia to go third in pool and all but qualify for 2019 RWC

Strangest game of rugby. Georgia were totally dominant in the scrums, the tackles, the backline play... basically everywhere but the scoreboard. Credit to Namibia for hanging in there, but if it weren't for some real clangers by the Georgians with the tryline begging (and a few fortuitous calls by the ref), the score could have been much bigger.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

South Africa crush USA as Habana equals Lomu's RWC tries record

That's better. I bit of everything in this win - slick backline play, mauls, strong scrumming, opportunism. Not always pretty, but very effective. I reckon it will be SA vs Wales in the QF. That should be a cracker of a game.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Alesana Tuilagi banned for 5 weeks for 'kneeing' Japanese tackler

Pretty soon running will be outlawed. Players will be required to walk briskly, like that idiotic athletics sport of racewalking. In fact, I’m going to suggest that someone do a send-up of this and film a rugby game where players racewalk and tackle politely.

8 Months, 3 Weeks ago