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Try Savers & Rib Breakers 12 - Rugby World Cup 2011 Edition

very well put together. Well done guys. Been too long! Nice ending fo' sho'

2 Years, 1 Day ago

Prop Dean Greyling's great dummy and try against the Crusaders

Left them in his wake! three on the floor, and he didnt even touch them...

2 Years, 4 Days ago

Jonny Sexton's great pass sets up Brian O'Driscoll try vs Cardiff Blues

Thanks for your contribution to the conversation Pretzel! :-)

As per, its not all been Waxing lyrical, by personally, I'm kinda happy at thinking about the victory margins in the NH vs SH as a way to progress that hoary old debate. a little. Without the above, I might not have thought about it. (for more, you'll have to....yes you guessed it - read some of what's above!)

I will aptly enough, leave you with a blind guy bangin away on a keyboard hittin some of the right keys (u can skip the ad on the bottom right of the screen and I'd highly recommend waiting past 30 secs of the actual footage at least)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Cs_zb4q14

2 Years, 5 Days ago

Joe Pietersen's sensational try for the Stormers against the Highlanders

@thamesrowingclub

that's good.

2 Years, 5 Days ago

Jonny Sexton's great pass sets up Brian O'Driscoll try vs Cardiff Blues

this warm up game happened last summer:

(V much a warm up game, mind, most top tier players not there)

http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/matchcentre/8300.php

2 Years, 6 Days ago

Joe Pietersen's sensational try for the Stormers against the Highlanders

brilliant. Great technique in the chip and the line to take the pass. Used the ref nicely too at the start! (line taken again, c replay)

perfect all round try really

2 Years, 6 Days ago

Jonny Sexton's great pass sets up Brian O'Driscoll try vs Cardiff Blues

on the try itself (!)

The overhead reply shows it well: they certainly drew in defenders really well, esp Reddan (#9): 3 Cardiff players seemed to gravitate towards him. 5 cardiff players transfixed by the move.

2 Years, 6 Days ago

Jonny Sexton's great pass sets up Brian O'Driscoll try vs Cardiff Blues

Ah lads do we have to go there so early - NH vs SH? God knows we've been over that enough times....

Yes its true there's lots more of that sort of play in the SH, and in France - e.g. the Stade tries in the recent RD clip was full of great offloading etc...but, and here's the difference this time:

I distinctly get the impression that Leinster weren't even pushing it really hard in this match. there were many occasions where they could have gone for risky and high octane offloads, but they seemed to be able to trust themselves to just go to ground, make a few yards, recycle...and score anyway. Great balance between continuity and more traditional forward play. Less risky, less chance of an intercept.

And also a v solid defense. This lower risk and good defence approach is backed up by the fact that Cardiff only managed to score 3 points. In the whole match.


In this context, stats on the scoreline gaps between winners and losers in NH and also SH games in the top tier would be interesting...to a point......(I dont believe I've just added to the NH SH debate!)


Leinster's game is fairly complete at the mo - each area works well for them (a bit like Toulouse a few years back)

2 Years, 6 Days ago

Front rowers Ben Daley and Dan Palmer square off in Brisbane

"will that go down on his stats?" classic

Headlines U would not have expected in the past:

"Scrum half stops prop fight/ With his physicality."

2 Years, 1 Week ago

Edinburgh Rugby upset Toulouse in Heinenken Cup Quarter Final

nice to see the small guys come through in this one.

And very nice to see an actual crown at Murrayfield. usually, when there's a club match on there its like a neutron bomb has gone off.

What odds was there on Edinburgh vs Ulster for the semis?!?

2 Years, 1 Week ago

 
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