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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.

11 Months, 4 Weeks 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

11 Months, 4 Weeks 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.

11 Months, 4 Weeks ago

The Springboks end satisfying year with victory over France in Paris

As a point of interest, can anyone tell me if Uget (?) has to get back behind the back foot of the ruck to be onside at 2:12, or do the advancing French players 'bring him onside' in the same way as with kick chases?

1 Year, 1 Day ago

The Springboks end satisfying year with victory over France in Paris

I hate to agree with anything bad said about Habana, other than he was a fool to leave the Bulls. But I think you might be right here.

1 Year, 1 Day ago

The Springboks end satisfying year with victory over France in Paris

That was precisely my thought at the time as well.

1 Year, 1 Day ago

The Springboks end satisfying year with victory over France in Paris

I'm concerned about the future of rugby as well, but only because I can't believe players could be so stupid. They know there are cameras everywhere, and they know that the referees can use them during the match now. So why are you putting your hand into another player's face!? These are supposed to be professional grown ups, not petulant 9 year olds. The rules are there, they have always been there, and they are quite clear. If your team gets caught doing something stupid then don't blame the referee for seeing it, blame the idiot who decided to flaunt the rules in plain sight.

1 Year, 1 Day ago

Wallabies reclaim third in the world spot after win over Scotland

Surely you aren't suggesting there is a player on the international circuit at the moment with more x-factor or excitement in his game than Joel Tompkins!?

1 Year, 2 Days ago

Wallabies reclaim third in the world spot after win over Scotland

I fully agree with your second point, but I would say that a pitch that prevents effective scrummaging (if that was the case) is definitely a benefit to Australia and probably serves to nullify Scotland's best weapon.

1 Year, 2 Days ago

Wales claim hard-fought win over tough Tonga in Cardiff

I never bothered to watch the game in full because I heard it was dreadful, but from watching this it looks like everyone in the welsh team was trying to score themselves, and that made both tries much more work than was probably needed.

1 Year, 2 Days ago

 
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