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To the two comments above: Firstly, Dales, I agree with your first point, but the second is a load of nonsense. The Millennium Stadium in Wales is usually a far worse pitch than Murrayfield, which is usually one of the best in the UK, however, if you could read you would see that there is a parasitic infestation, which there is actually next to nothing you can do about in the short term. Just unlucky that its happened now.
Secondly, Hendogo, Scotland are not "just a bad team". Admittedly we do play badly on occasion, but the last two times we played Australia we won. One in Australia. What we lack is composure and consistency. It doesn't help that the SRU is run by a bunch of total idiots that couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery, although things are starting to get better now. Football is more popular, but thats irrelevant because the same goes for England and France. Scotland's biggest disadvantage comes from only having two professional teams, meaning that we don't produce the depth of talent that other countries of a similar population where rugby is bigger do. Rugby is still relatively small in Scotland, but we usually do well, all things considered. Third in the 6 Nations last year being one example. We performed terribly against SA just after having a great game against Japan (although not the highest quality of opposition) and then had a decent, but not amazing game against Oz this week.
1 Week, 2 Days ago
Good tackle by Pieterson, well done Denton for not rising to the immature face-rub. All this does is take away from Pieterson's tackle and makes him look like a childish idiot.
1 Week, 5 Days ago
Jim Hamilton is nearly as stupid as he is tall. He's forever losing it for one reason or another and doesn't ever think about anything. He's a total liability for us but we don't have the depth of squad to just leave him out really. Had himself sent off quite a few times for his club (believe he plays for Montpelier).
But I agree with Guy, above, I love watching the Boks play, they tend to play with an intensity you don't often see up here in the NH, but their reputation as dirty players tarnishes that shine, and JP Pieterson is definitely not helping anything. As was mentioned above, if that was early on in the game, and maybe one of the first tackles that he's made then fine, its just making a mark, but when you're 28-0 ahead with 5 minutes left, you're just being a first rate tool.
This is rugby though, glad Denton didn't react, I've seen fights start over much less and I'm sure that they will have had a drink and been fine afterwards.
2 Weeks, 19 Hours ago
I think this video just goes to show the increasing quality of northern hemisphere rugby. The previous gulf in quality of the H-Cup and Super Rugby is diminishing every year. Only a good thing for our sport. Some absolute stunning tries in there!
1 Month, 2 Weeks ago
I agree, yes it was English players who started and finished the try, but a monkey could have done what Armitage did. The skill was provided by Wilkinson and the beautiful cut and offload from Giteau. English commentary is usually dire, and usually I find myself using the alternative commentary when I watch on the BBC or if its Sky, I just mute them.
1 Month, 2 Weeks ago
Holy crap he's fast. And at 21.. oaft. One to watch maybe? And I agree with No9scrum, above, Tonks was useless. May as well stood aside.
2 Months, 1 Week ago
The last one the guy he did tackle was between him and the ball carrier, hence the penalty for crossing. No penalty against tamiefuna since the crossing infringement caused the off the ball tackle. The first tackle the guy had the ball very briefly, which is when he committed to the tackle, you see his head go down. That was enough to make him drop the ball
3 Months, 3 Weeks ago
He should get a year for that kind of behaviour.
7 Months, 3 Weeks ago
New Zealand. No doubt. They were practically faultless against Ireland, who are a good team. They have such depth to their squad, players who would walk onto any other national team on the planet are not getting chosen because the competition is so fierce for the all black jerseys.
1 Year, 5 Months ago
So good to see a pair of All Black socks turning Earls over into the recovery position after the try at 0:20 on the video. Refreshing to see good sportsmanship is still around, even if it only rears its head occasionally. Massive hand off by Gear, though Earls should know better than to try make a tackle on anyone like that.
1 Year, 5 Months ago