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The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 12

The Sivivatu tackle certainly didn't look like he meant for it to work out the way it did. Freak accident if you ask me.

On high fives, here is one of the worst ever:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfMD9og2yUk

But to be fair, it followed one of the best shots ever:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukDKBbNCLEY


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4 Weeks, 10 Minutes ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

It's not like he spotted someone picking his nose and told the ref. Homophobic and racial slurs are wrong, and it is precisely this urge to keep it part of the "boys' club" in games like rugby and football that needs to end. I'm all for "tattling" in cases like this.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Schalk Burger awarded Comeback of the Year at the 2015 Laureus Awards

I used to think that too. But lately he's been playing like he's been hanging out with the Harlem Globetrotters. Pinpoint flick-ons, back-hand offloads and through-the-legs passes. Plus he's back to winning turnovers at rucks too, which helps if you're selected as an openside flank.

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Schalk Burger awarded Comeback of the Year at the 2015 Laureus Awards

True legend. I hope he's in our WC squad. Very tough competition for a starting spot in the back row with Alberts, Louw, Vermeulen, Coetzee and now also guys like Whiteley, Carr, Brussouw and Kolisi. But he's the type of guy who really lifts players around him in big games.

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Fiji Women's 7s produce stunning team try against New Zealand

Incredible play. How do defend against a move where every offload is accurate and everything just sticks?

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Jocelino Suta penalised for MMA style chokehold on Richardt Strauss

That's pretty shocking - way beyond what is acceptable "intimidation" play. Red card and a few weeks to think about it would have been appropriate.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Toulon set for yet another final following tense victory over Leinster

Looks like a pretty good game. Not so sure about the narration of this video though.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Mark Richards KO'd after colliding with the shoulder of Willem Alberts

Alberts plays no.8, not lock. And he often drops back along the touchline to field kicks and run them back.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Julian Savea and Eben Etsebeth slap one another while smiling

Yep, Julian was decidedly un-smiley at the end.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Seven of the Best Tries from both the Men and Ladies Dubai Sevens 2014

Me too. That's seriously quick.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago