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Sergio Parisse red carded and banned for insulting referee

Yes, it has to be both the same ball and not touched by anyone else. I think Rolland yelled at someone because they touched the ball (an assistant coach or something like that) to prevent the other team from taking it quickly.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Ma'a Nonu big handoff on Richie McCaw

Nice Nonu

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Glasgow's Peter Horne scores incredible winning try vs Northampton Saints

lol

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Munster's Ronan O'Gara facing ban for deliberate kick on Sean Cox

ouch

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Is Carlin Isles the world's fastest rugby player?

"I mean Ngwenya the lightest of the bunch is .16 seconds ahead of Rokocoko, but I'd rather have Rokocoko for the added weight."

I always feel these tiny gaps between the fastest people are, in the end, unimportant. Sure Ngwenya is quick, but I'd rather 24-second-100m Cory Jane on the right wing.

1 Year, 10 Months ago

New Zealand beat France to defend the South Africa Sevens 2012 title

That's some good kicking by Mikkelson

And Kurt Baker, as good of a player as he is, comes off as such a dick in most games I've seen him play

1 Year, 10 Months ago

Rob Simmons escapes on-field punshment for dangerous tackle on Yannick Nyanga

I don't think Australia is in much of a position to start dropping players for that

1 Year, 11 Months ago

The Rugby Club Test Rugby Plays of the Year for 2012

Wasn't that last year in the WC?

1 Year, 11 Months ago

All Blacks win the Rugby Championship with Argentina thumping

On the last point, I've been thinking. A lot of the time if NZ concedes a penalty, or too many and get a yellow, nothing happens. There's 3 points, people may get tired, but often the opposition still doesn't score. I know they don't go out there to kill but if they can survive ten mins with one man down, they may as well go all out and toe the line of the laws. Concede a penalty? Who cares, Dagg breaks and sets up Jane for the try anyway.

When other teams lose a man, they generally concede at least a try too. But with NZ, there's no real need to worry - most of the time unless its a close game or against top opposition then it doesn't matter. Might as well play as hard as possible. Also probably why other teams/fans complain about them "repeatedly infringing".

Case in point, the 2nd Irish test this year (Dagg yellow in 70th, yet we were the next to score and win), and the 3rd Lions test from '05 (IIRC, Umaga got a yellow, Lions got 3pts, we scored two tries while he was out).

2 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Classic Encounters - Hawkes Bay vs Bay of Plenty battle of the bay

Awesome match

2 Years, 1 Month ago

 
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