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Jonathan Joseph brilliance sets up Francois Louw try for great Bath try

Totally agree with the idea of playing a settled, in-form centre pairing from Club level in the national team. There's only one way to test their defensive credentials at test level...

Ford to start at fly half, with Cipriani and Burrell on the bench as impact players.

5 Days, 1 Hour ago

Jonathan Joseph brilliance sets up Francois Louw try for great Bath try

Magique!

5 Days, 1 Hour ago

A look at the Top International Try Scorers of 2014

10 tries in 3 games?!? Haven't seen a strike rate like that since schoolboy days! Size mismatch in that clip is reminiscent too...

6 Days, 1 Hour ago

Springbok 7's flyer Seabelo Senatla scores sizzling 85m try vs Kenya

Let ask the TMO

1 Month, 1 Week ago

ITM Cup Round 6 Try Scoring Highlights

Quality ankle tap at 01.36. Got back to his feet quickly too, but so did the scorer... Rugby is the winner.

4 Months, 1 Day ago

England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

It's all in the hips! He swings them better than Shakira

7 Months, 1 Week ago

The Top 5 Rugby Magicians of All Time

No Victor Ubogu?

9 Months, 3 Days ago

Crowd favourite Nick Cummins bags a hat-trick as Force upset Waratahs

Nice selection of highlights RD, good to see the missed opportunities and big hits, as well as the infringements that lead to the penalty shots. And the meat pies too, of course.

Fair dinkum, Nick Cummins seems like a bloody good bloke.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Jared Payne banned for two weeks after red card challenge on Alex Goode

If Payne (a full back) thought he could just catch the ball without jumping and/or a contest then he's a fool. Where did he think his opposite number was likely to be?!?! IMO it's a reckless collision, but intent or no, it's still Payne's (and everyone's) responsibility to take more care in scenarios like this.

He should've kept in line with his other chasers!!!

9 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Georgia and Romania Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification highlights

As much as I love the 6N and the ritualistic annual renewal of rivalries, I'm still interested in seeing other international teams play more regularly. The like of Georgia, Russia and Romania should get a game against one of the 6N sides each year so they can improve. This can only benefit rugby.

I don't think it's disrespectful to suggest that a lower placed team should have to prove itself against the cream of the crop in the second tier of Europe, though I don't think this should be done in a 6N relegation context. Adding these nations to the Summer/Autumn schedule is important, and perhaps even hosting a European Cup every 4 years could work too.

One of the reasons I love watching the IRB 7s world series is the increase in international teams that compete at a decent level (e.g. Kenya and even a team like Portugal). The deeper the pool of possible fixtures, the more interesting international rugby becomes.

Teams need to work in tour fixtures against other opposition too (e.g. England playing the ConCaf XV in the Summer)

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

 
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