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Sonny Bill Williams on Rugby League vs Rugby Union and life in general

So I did hear it right? He's become a muslim? That caught me a little off guard. But whatever keeps him happy enough to keep playing at that rediculous standard.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins interviews Wallaby players after Wales win

I like watching Cummins play, but he seriously needs to sort his hair out. Just be normal.

Also, Genia looked like a little child hugging Folau

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Courtney Lawes returns to Premiership with huge tackle on Phil Godman

I think there is a relentless aggression there, but the worst thing you can say about any of his tackles is that they are poorly timed/slightly (if at all) late. There is never a case of a swinging arm, or a shoulder charge or high shots. He hits things, and he hits them hard and as often as he can.
I think he is the perfect illustration of the difference between aggressive physicality and the types of dangerous or cynical play that people often defend with 'it's a passionate contact sport'.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Wallabies end tour on a high with victory over Wales in Cardiff

I like barnes because he is confident and goes with what he believes is right everytime and doesn't bottle the big calls. But, I cannot understand why you would rush into a decision that is that marginal and important without waiting 4 or 5 seconds for confirmation from the guy sat inches away from the monitors.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Wallabies end tour on a high with victory over Wales in Cardiff

I have to say I disagree a bit, I like when Wales are losing, but I prefer it more when referees get called out on idiotic decisions because I think it is the only way that they will improve. The difference for me between this and the Aus v Eng match is that the ref and touchie were 50 metres away from Brown when he was in touch, and so a mistake like that can be understood, and the blocking on Moore was probably illegal, but falls firmly into the category of debatable. But, in that instance the ref asked the TMO and the TMO looked at the replays and gave his judgement. What I can't understand is for Barnes to ask the TMO for his opinion, and then cut him off before having heard it. We will never know what the TMO was going to give, and it could have had a huge impact.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

The Barbarians sweep aside Fiji in entertaining fixture at Twickenham

It almost ruined the first try, you can see the 15 looking for the offload and having to try and see who was on his team

9 Months, 3 Hours ago

Midweek Madness - David 'Superman' Marty flying over the ruck

I find it very irritating the way some refs play the ball as being out when the scrum half touches it, some when the scrum half has his hands on it, some when he has his hands on it and it is moving, and some only once the ball has passed the back feet. I don't know what the actual rule is, but with several of the interpretations I have played under in recent months this ball was out and he did nothing wrong.

9 Months, 2 Days ago

Courtney Lawes returns to Premiership with huge tackle on Phil Godman

I think Jamie has a point. But I don't think it is a massive issue. He doesn't shy away from tackling the largest boys there, it is just difficult to make the same impact, especially tackling the way he does, i.e with momentum.

9 Months, 2 Days ago

Midweek Madness - David 'Superman' Marty flying over the ruck

I think he was very lucky not to get penalised for his tackle at 0:03

9 Months, 3 Days ago

Midweek Madness - David 'Superman' Marty flying over the ruck

I'm far from a fan of Armitage, but in the interest of fairness I feel I must say that at 0:20 it looks like he is actually trying to calm the situation rather than escalate it. A rare moment of maturity from him.

9 Months, 3 Days ago

 
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