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Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

Being a scrum half would though, they don't know anything about tackling

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

I'm fully behind promoting good form. But one of the commentators in the 1/2p tackle said that if you get your head in front (i.e. wrong) it shunts them and jars there progress, if you get your head behind, they lose their legs, but continue to fall. And in 1/2p's situation, he couldn't allow Burrell to fall and reach, he had to try and shunt him off the pitch

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

I think he's an improvement on Ashton, Goode or Brown on the wing. So he may not be the best in the world, but he's a step (get it) in the right direction.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

I agree, he would certainly benefit from developing an all round game, but would anyone say that at the moment if he played for a different country, you'd be happy to see him rock up at 60 minutes?

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

Fair enough, even if it was a slip, he doesn't try to cushion his fall, just reaches out for anything to help

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

That is probably my favourite piece of defence ever (second place goes to JOC in RWC 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJqc8JGwWXY)
But, I don't think it compares to what Halfpenny had to do here. For a start Lewsey is considerably larger, and a hell of a lot more physical. He also had a lot more space in which to finish the tackle, granted the touchline was further away as well. And he was approaching from a much narrower angle than Halfpenny, meaning getting himself in front of De Villiers wasn't an option.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

I think you've covered that pretty well

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

If I were picking the team I'd have Tuilagi on the bench. Tell Burrell to run his lungs out for the first 60, make the oppo 13 delirious with hard knocks and exhaustion until he sees a 17st replacement running towards him for the last 20. Then he'll do the logical thing and just give up

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

Totally agree with the Halfpenny comment, I spent the whole game cursing him for his faultless kicking, but was sorry to see him hurt.

Then watching the highlights above I noticed that when Danny care scores Halfpenny is the only player, pretty much, to react, and he takes the very brave decision to dive head first at Care's feet which was the only real option for stopping him at that stage.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Massive try saving hit by Israel's Yonatan Kaplan vs Gibraltar

Gibraltar was part of Spain. Then you gave it away. Deal with it.

6 Months, 2 Days ago

 
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