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Rene Ranger shows the finger after high tackle by Bundee Aki

And US athletes make a fraction of people in finance. Doesn't mean they don't make a fortune.

Ranger probably earned well north of 100k, considering he's also in the All Blacks. The median NZ income is $67k NZD.

2 Years, 1 Month ago

The British and Irish Lions win the series 2-1 after third Test rout

A couple of years back, I was concerned for Australia (as a NZ fan) in that they seemed to definitely be on the up, with O'Connor, Beale, Genia, Pocock. Seemed that they'd mature and start to win a lot more around this time, so I figured they'd take this series handily.

But they seem to have dropped, both O'Connor and Beale aren't as good as they seemed, Pocock was out unfortunately, and Genia is the one of the few who even showed up.

I'm betting (or mainly hoping) that Australia get trashed later this year by NZ

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Tamati Ellison's sensational pass puts Ben Smith in for the try

Yeah, been watching Crotty for years play well in the Crusaders/Canterbury. Hope he gets a chance at some point. Nothing flash but super reliable

2 Years, 1 Month ago

All Blacks seal series clean sweep with third Test victory over France

Barrett has played like 10 minutes of test rugby this year and scored two tries, so he's averaging 16 tries per match.

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Buck Shelford previews the New Zealand vs France three-Test series

3-0 Blackness

2 Years, 2 Months ago

Andrew Trimble and Liam Williams carded for fighting as Ulster progress to final

lol toe stub

2 Years, 3 Months ago

The best of Sonny Bill Williams for Canterbury in 2010

Good turnover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDGE8CuBx4o

View Video

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Rugby HQ's Top 5 Set Piece Tries of all time

#10 was good.

Also,

a) Hosea Gear vs Ireland (in the 60-0 match) was from an Irish set piece, at least :p
http://www.rugbydump.com/2012/06/2665/hosea-gear-bumps-keith-earls-out-the-road-on-his-way-to-the-tryline

b) Israel Dagg vs Sharks at Twickenham was the definition of a training move played to perfection
http://www.rugbydump.com/2011/03/1892/the-crusaders-show-their-class-at-twickenham-israel-dagg-try

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Julian Savea's incredible full speed pick-up and try vs the Waratahs

Add SBW off the bench to have an "All-line-breaking" back line. Fun to watch although probably lose

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Julian Savea's incredible full speed pick-up and try vs the Waratahs

Savea had such a great debut season (12 tries in 9 tests) that I'm excited for how he'll be this year.

With a full season under his belt, as well as tasting a loss and a close one against Ireland, I'm half betting half hoping he'll just destroy this year.

I can't remember a NZ winger start this good since Rokocoko who turned out to be a pretty useful player.

2 Years, 4 Months ago