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Just how fast is Carlin Isles? HSBC reveals some fascinating stats

Seriously, imagine you're a chubby kid (not big enough to be a prop, but just enough to slow you down), and you see a guy like Isles skinning even the really quick blokes out there week in and week out. What does that do for your rugby hopes and aspirations? How does that grow the game among the slightly sluggish but genuinely keen kids?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Sonny Bill Williams back in the ITM Cup for Counties Manukau

So what's the pattern here, another two years of union before switching back to league (conveniently, some time after the WC)?

Would it be cynical to suggest that all this to-and-fro between the codes is a pretty effective way of maintaining hype?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Just how fast is Carlin Isles? HSBC reveals some fascinating stats

Guys like Isles are just too fast for rugby. Spoils the game as a fair contest.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Springboks edge All Blacks in another thriller between the two rivals

No buts.

And the game wasn't "decided by a bad call". Every game has some dubious calls going both ways. This one was no exception. There was a number of rucks where McCaw played from an offside position - one where he even plays the ball back while lying on the ground. Ref doesn't always see or blow it up - such is the nature of the game. Just because the Burger call happened in the final minute, doesn't make it any different from all the calls before. It was a tight game that the Boks probably deserved to take by a narrow margin. Which they did.

As I said, it's a loss and it's going to happen from time to time. Take it on the chin and move on.

No buts.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Argentina beat the Wallabies to claim first ever win in Rugby Championship

Great game by the Pumas, and some silly, cynical play by the Aussies.

Glad to see it's not only the Boks that get matched backwards by the Pumas scrum.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Naked streaker starts mass brawl after tackling Varsity match winger

Here's the Baenhoff tackle (and by tackle I mean the hit). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2dozu9rQ7c

Best comeuppance for a pitch invader has to be this fool who gets himself knocked out cold trying to tackle Louis Koen as he slots a conversion for the Boks. Conversion sails over, and Koen barely glances down at the tackler as he picks up his tee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlLtlJsNfUA


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1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Naked streaker starts mass brawl after tackling Varsity match winger

They had to. He was badly exposed.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Springboks edge All Blacks in another thriller between the two rivals

This ref blaming is most unbecoming. A few miserable losers here giving the Kiwis a bad name. It's a loss. Just take it on the chin and move on.

Perhaps it's just as well the Kiwis have such a good record. Imagine having to hear this whining more often.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Discussion on Francois Louw injury from Richie McCaw cleanout

Let's not kid ourselves here. If that had been Bakkies, we'd be talking a few weeks off. Need reminding what kind of cleanout gets him banned? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7CM-_JlG64


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1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Springboks' three late tries shock Wallabies in tough Test in Cape Town

I went to the game and I must say I haven't experienced such an atmosphere at Newlands for a long time. Great way to spend the afternoon.

Would appreciate longer highlights - there was some excellent play from both sides. Particularly the build up to the second Springbok try - Jan Serfontein's break and Cornal Hendricks stepping (and hurdling) before we get to the bit shown in this video.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

 
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