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That time Sean Maloney got in amongst victorious Lions fans

that Irish lad dressed as a bishop talking about divine interference....ouch. An accidental classic.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Sonny Bill Williams says he 'let his brothers down' after red card and ban

Ref did well not to bottle it considering how badly supported he was by the other officials.

this is one of those that actually looks less bad in slo mo - looks really bad at normal speed for a particular angle.

Whats the League position on this sort of hit btw? I know its slightly different to union, but how would this do in league?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

LIONS WATCH: Conor Murray in driving spot for No 9 shirt

so that's a consensus on Murray then.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Ma'a Nonu's huge work rate and punishing charge in Top 14 final

In France, both are possible! Defo a big impact on his head as u can see by the pace it goes back at....but he may also have milked it

1 Month, 1 Week ago

British and Irish Lions outclassed as silky Blues inflict first tour defeat

Broken play off the cuff stuff from the Blues was miles ahead of the Lions.

Defo a knock on for the SBW try but fair point on CJS try above too...

crusaders might maul the lions actually...will take 42 lads a long time to gel

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Romain Poite takes a low blow as Jannie Du Plessis sees red in Top 14 play-off

eh hold on (!) that wasn't exactly a death grip now was it?

I mean, he could have _easily_ got away...by stepping one step backwards. Or to his right. Ball was going that way anyway.

Holding on is wrong but it happens all the time in a ruck, just less visibly. So its only kind of wrong. Punch or two to the holding arm and he's shown the ref the problem and avoided a card of any description most likely.

He was a bit silly. This holding incident was wrong and should have been penalized, but he didn't deal with it well.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

A closer look at how Professionalism has changed Rugby

agree 10 st 10 - that video was a horrible piece of spin, esp at the start. Expanding the game in general and the current pay per view trajectory are not the same thing!
For the facts of viewership (which helps with expanding the game) see this excellent article by Dr Paul Rouse - not just rugby, but it is so telling in how the move to pay per view reduces the audience - it _does not_ expand it. http://historyhub.ie/the-impact-of-pay-tv-on-sport.

3 Months, 5 Days ago

New Zealand Super Rugby 'BOOM BOOM' advert comes under fire ahead of tournament

i guess its designed to reach out to non typical rugby folk....which it obviously does. And yes ,its well made.

5 Months, 5 Days ago

Thierry Dusautoir blindesides Colin Slade with punishing tackle

Armitage for the Lions?

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

Of all number 10s at this level of the game, is there another who is targeted as much as Sexton?

(I know they all are targeted a bit, and that's part of the game, but I'm also curious.)

6 Months, 2 Days ago