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South Africa edge Wales in tense Twickenham Quarter Final

Man, that was almost too much for me. 80 minutes of non-stop stress. Will be watching replays of that Fourie du Preez try for many years to come.

Got to hand it to Wales - they really pitched up for this game.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Boris Johnson still has nothing on Reykjavik mayor, Jon Gnarr.

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/11/jon-gnarr-mayor-reykjavik-world-most-interesting/

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Or as someone posted on Twitter today: "Last Japanese defender brings down giant English ball carrier short of the line".

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Eben Etzebeth reacts to journalist asking 'Stupid Question' about nickname

Off topic - If Tuilagi got 5 weeks for his knee charge, then Boris Johnson should get at least 10 weeks for demolishing this little kid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZ-Aidn8oo

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1 Year, 1 Month ago

Eben Etzebeth reacts to journalist asking 'Stupid Question' about nickname

It is a bit of a stupid question, and it's poorly phrased. If you're asking a left-field question to someone who doesn't speak English as a first language, then just spit it out straight and simple.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

But on the evidence in these videos, Pape didn't pull him back. If O'Brien claims he did, he can kiss a large chunk of his credibility goodbye. Holding back is very common in rugby these days, but that's not what happened here.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

There's always something going on that we can't see. Every single punch is a retaliation to something else. You have to deal with what you can see, even if it is some kind of on-field justice. You can't decide to overlook a known punch just because there may or may not be a whole series of prior transgressions that led to it.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

I disagree. If the ref had seen this in the game, I suspect it would have been a straight red. I think the citing commissioner will see it the same way. It's a clear punch that lands hard. No grappling and shoving and what-what. I think O'Brien will get at least one week off, regardless of the lawyer. Maybe even two or three. Which is a pity, as he really brings a lot to this team. And I'm sure he's not the first guy to have wanted to punch that infuriating manchild, Pape.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

Guilty and deserving of a ban, for sure. The only mitigating factor here is that it was the solar plexus of Pascal Pape and not of someone nice.

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Japan win three matches but bow out of Rugby World Cup 2015

Next World Cup is going to be a cracker. I have a feeling Japan will put on quite a show.

1 Year, 1 Month ago