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All Blacks fined for waterboy Liam Messam joining on field scuffle

Yep, in summary with .

- Moore, who has a history of being a bit a bit of twonk, tackled Nonu unnecessarily, well after the whistle had gone.
- Nonu, who has a history of being a bit of a twonk, responded in kind by bouncing the ball off Moore's head.
- Nonu, in spite of his twonk-ish history, did not knee drop Moore in the face.
- Pocock, who has a history of being a thoroughly admirable fellow, was "third man in" and therefore according to one poster above, should have been red carded.
- Messam, who has a history of being a bit of a twonk, was a twonk.
- Nigel Owens is the only adult in this particular playground.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

All Blacks fined for waterboy Liam Messam joining on field scuffle

So Pocock should have been red carded?

1 Week, 5 Days ago

New Zealand hold onto Bledisloe Cup with punishing win over Australia

Ahh Mr McCaw. At 2 mins he single handedly stops a 5 man rolling mall. Aus has crap ball as a result, Whitelock gets the turn over ... Coles scores. He's been so influential in so many ways for so long. We'll be in shit when he retires.

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

A look at the Top Three Try Saving Tackles ever, as chosen by Dewi Morris

The best I've seen was John Kirwan on Ieuan Evans in the 1987 RWC semi-final. Evans had broken on the outside at half waly and was haring free for the corner. Live on tele you heard a "got him" out the speakers. Then a black blur came hurtling up out of the bottom of the screen and smashed evans into touch.

JK had run 60m across from the opposite wing like an intercept missile. Perfect geometry.

There aren't any videos on the interweb any more, but this old rugbydump thread has the end at about 1:20
http://www.rugbydump.com/2007/12/281/try-savers-rib-breakers-8-pain
Doesn't really do the whole thing justice though.


4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Hurricanes set up final clash with Highlanders after big win over the Brumbies

Grasping at thin air like the poor bastard at 1:10 here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIhaKnm-ggI

It's emotionally easier to deal with brutality than that sort of smart-arsery.

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2 Months, 3 Days ago

Hurricanes set up final clash with Highlanders after big win over the Brumbies

WRT Milner-Skudder, he is one of a new generation of kiwi kids who have developed fearsome steps playing touch and watching Benji Marshall. They've mostly shown up in league so far.

If you train yourself to step someone so hard they can't even touch you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-zy6uK62S0

Then, getting past them in zero space is easy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m97ORtN16Fg

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2 Months, 4 Days ago

Hurricanes set up final clash with Highlanders after big win over the Brumbies

I reckon they'd ping you for side entry, but fair play if you can get away with it. Definitely one of those suck it and see situations.

2 Months, 4 Days ago

Highlanders bid for first final in 16 years while Waratahs lose Beale

Who can say? Maybe the TMO had a Fight Club moment - "I felt like destroying something beautiful".

2 Months, 6 Days ago

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

Gaahh! Wendell with the universal hands on head when something incomprehensibly awful happens.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Sky New Zealand Fans Try of the Year 2014

It was a good'un. Crushing for your boys I'm sure. Like the French and their bloody "Try from the end of the world" against us. Sometimes you have to suck it up and acknowledge the work. The conversion retake did seem unnecessarily cruel, mind.

9 Months, 5 Days ago