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Another Leigh Halfpenny concussion prompts questions about tackling technique

Thanks for the video, that's exactly the kind of tackle we don't see alot. Lewsey was able to protect himself AND take DeVilliers into touch. Textbook indeed.

5 Months, 1 Day ago

Midweek Madness - Nigel Owens puts Chris Robshaw in his place

awesome

5 Months, 4 Days ago

Another Leigh Halfpenny concussion prompts questions about tackling technique

When I first was taught how to tackle (by a professional coach, yes we have some in Canada), I was told to tackle with the shoulder opposite to where my head would be free of getting in the way of a knee, shoulder, forearm, etc... and I kept thinking : well, it sure doesn't make a powerful tackle, but it will bring the guy down. And I started watching senior players and pros and they would ALWAYS tackle head in and make big hits! Its kind of ''against nature'' not to tackle head in, because you feel your hit will be just so much more effective, but clearly, it is way more dangerous.

5 Months, 4 Days ago

Mathieu Bastareaud's physical impact on the 2015 Six Nations so far

The thing is that Fofana seems to have lost his mojo and Bastareaud is alone in the middle. French wingers never get quality ball. Would it be better with another partnership in the centers? Can the fullback join more in the attack? Or the problem lies elsewhere with poor strategic decision or coaching. Seriously, i'm going to say it again on this forum, PSA's reign as French coach is not glorious. Really hope things get better for RWC, because french fans deserve better rugby.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Aviva Premiership Tries of the Week + Round 17 Highlights Wrap

Daly's run is a very good individual finish to a good and quick recycling. My favorite of this round for sure.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Controversial yellow card for James Lowe tackle leads to Highlanders upset

Yeah, Fekitoa's smile says it all

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Tries of the Aviva Premiership weekend - Round 16

May's offload on Moriarty's try id just incredibly well timed! My gosh, I can't even see it on full speed.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Mathieu Bastareaud's physical impact on the 2015 Six Nations so far

Got to give him credit, he's a big man. But how many offloads we see from him in this clip? Some could argue no one's running supporting lines around him on this year's french team. Big hitter, but it seems he cannot keep the play alive after his barnstorming runs. Also, defensively, especially against Ireland, most of his big hits were on Sexton. Watch full game of him, he's not so quick to get to the line. He could be putted in a much better environnement, just watch him play with Toulon, but this French under PSA is just sad to watch.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Sean O'Brien's monster ruck cleanout against France

leroux's weight was already off the ground, but the fact that Dusautoir was there fighting in the ruck kind of evens things out. Great to see him back in green. He's been so unlucky with injuries since the world cup in NZ. Hope he'll stay fit for the incoming one!

6 Months, 1 Week ago

Scotland left frustrated as France kick their way to victory in Paris

France seems to get worst and worst at every outcome. PSA is definetly not the man of the situation.

6 Months, 2 Weeks ago