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Munster and Glasgow book places in Guinness PRO12 final

I should say "fifth" sport. Soccer is now the "fourth" sport behind the 3 American invented sports.

19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago

Munster and Glasgow book places in Guinness PRO12 final

I should say "fifth" sport. Soccer is now the "fourth" sport behind the 3 American invented sports.

19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago

Carlin Isles burns England in semi final as USA fly to London 7s Cup Final victory

Unfortunately la crosse has leapfrogged over rugby in America.

1 Day, 19 Hours ago

Munster and Glasgow book places in Guinness PRO12 final

I would agree, and I'm a Californian. I'm afraid the game of la crosse has bypassed rugby as that "fourth" sport, after American football, basketball, and baseball, in schools in particular, and the world doesn't really have to worry too much about America rising to the top in the rugby world. There aren't that many American Samoans, for one, and they tend to want to play American football anyway.

1 Day, 20 Hours ago

Munster and Glasgow book places in Guinness PRO12 final

Glasgow got totally screwed by the referee when they were called for what, going over the top or falling down in that ruck where they blew the opposition forwards off the ball, like in the good old days before rugby league tactics were employed in this game? That was a stupid call, and it cost Glasgow three points for playing the game the way it was meant to be played by forwards! I know that this is only a piece of the match we are seeing, but in other instances the ref obviously didn't play advantage either, blowing his whistle when ball was obviously about to be won by the non-offending team.

1 Day, 20 Hours ago

Friday Funnies - Henry Seniloli's premature showboating costs Treviso a try

Similar? I'm not sure about that. Carling didn't do any showboating, but just happened to be caught in two minds, as though he wanted to get closer to the posts and misjudged just how close an opposition player was nearby to tackle him before he could ground the ball.
Not that I scored many tries in my day of playing, but at least on one occasion, despite having some time to run closer to the posts, I fell and grounded the ball right after crossing the goal line. I always figured why take a chance that someone is right behind close enough to make a tackle and perhaps knock the ball out of my hands. Four or five points was better than no points. And just about any other try I ever scored I was either being tackled as a crossed over the goal line or the opposition was closing in so that it was mandatory to ground the ball immediately.

4 Days, 17 Hours ago

Sam Warburton says he's not scared of facing the New Zealand Haka

Yes, it has been since 1953. Yet there are two games in which referee decisions gave the game away to the All Blacks, in 1972 and again in 1978. in '72 JPR Williams should have been awarded that try that was disallowed late, and one sees much more blatant double plays on balls close to goal lines that are given as tries in more modern times. Then there's the Andy Haden "Hollywood," and though the referee claimed that wasn't the reason for the penalty, another All Black in the lineout did the same thing inducing the ref to think a Welsh forward pushed off on his shoulder to grab the ball in mid-air.

5 Days, 15 Hours ago

Friday Funnies - Henry Seniloli's premature showboating costs Treviso a try

Well, what do you expect in the modern game? First, they're getting paid to play now for nearly 20 years, and they are corporate advertisements masquerading on the pitch as rugby players.

5 Days, 16 Hours ago

Friday Funnies - Henry Seniloli's premature showboating costs Treviso a try

Unfortunately, it was so "professional." In other words, before professionalism, when the game was semi-professional and/or amateur, showboating was neither seen nor tolerated.

5 Days, 16 Hours ago

The Top 5 Aviva Premiership Tries plus Highlights Wrap - Round 21

Why are the in-goals only 5 meters deep? Seems in either park on this video there's more than enough room to make the in-goals nearer to 10 meters deep as they should be in the least. I won't mention the 30 advertisements on the pitch masquerading as rugby players. Oh, I just did.

1 Week, 5 Days ago