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James Pritchard penalised for off the ball push on Vincent Clerc

I also find it amusing that the ball boy's (or whatever) first and only concern is that the board needs to be put straight again. I would have asked Clerc if he was ok first...

2 Years, 11 Months ago

James Pritchard penalised for off the ball push on Vincent Clerc

There is so much extra grass and the put the advertising boards like 2 metres from the line?!
Definitely think Clerc was thinking "Hey might as well do a flip" because i think he could have easily hurdled them. I bet he was bemused to have a penalty.

2 Years, 11 Months ago

Cian Healy's hit on Quade Cooper in Auckland

I still find it crazy that on defensive lines QC is put at full back or elsewhere. He seems to be a huge vulnerability in defense and could prove to be Australia's down fall at this world cup.

Much of what has been added also just emphasizes that QC's flair has a time and a place. He also needs to start thinking about the fourteen other men on the pitch wearing and aussie shirt. He disappointed me completely, especially after watching him in the Super 15 run in and what not. Just doesn't seem to have the composure that a world class 10 has to have (Jonny Wilkinson and Dan Carter). The more I watch him, the more I feel he has too much flair for his backs to know what's going to happen next.

2 Years, 11 Months ago

Cian Healy's hit on Quade Cooper in Auckland

I agree with Campese. Cooper does look like he tries to do everything on his own. His reverse passes were total failures. Against a team with more confidence, I think Bowe's interception would have led to a try. Fantastic cover work from O'Connor though.
Ireland truly deserved their victory. The forwards were fantastic, and Healy's hit on Cooper is just one of the many things the forwards did that set up the win.
Its not often I praise Ireland (being a pom), but they were great in defense and took the points when they were offered.

3 Years, 1 Hour ago

O2 Inside Line - Haskell Cam in Queenstown

I love the banter. Its great to see teams that enjoy each other's company and have fun. You can tell these guys enjoy being in the national setup.

3 Years, 4 Days ago

England's Courtney Lawes suspended for two weeks

Had Ledesma truly been knocked out then IRB rules stipulate he must be taken off the pitch. Either he was milking it (as suggested further down) or it is extreme negligence by the Argentine medics and they should be censured by the IRB.
I think the first tbh

3 Years, 1 Week ago

England's Courtney Lawes suspended for two weeks

I have to agree that there is consistency needed. This seemed to only get a citing because Ledesma got knocked out. I think it was reckless but I think Lawes' only concern was to stop a try. Probably could have been avoided. 2 weeks does seem a bit harsh.
It definitely wasn't the worse unpenalised challenge of the weekend. Think the citing commissioner needs to watch his videos again.
Fortunately, the games to be missed are Romania and Georgia, so nothing major.

Nice to know I'm not the only one annoyed by ITV's commentators. Didn't think it could get any worse than Brian Moore or Stuart Barnes, but ITV have succeeded!

3 Years, 1 Week ago

 
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