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Wales come from behind to beat hosts England at Twickenham

Yes I'm English, but those two penalties look really soft to me.

The first one was a fair contest but then Brown is cleared away and the ball is ready for the Welsh scrummie to play. The delay on the ball coming back is fractional.

Garces didn't allow for any breakdown contest all night, but even this example seems pretty hasty of him to blow up. I guess it was due to the field position, because there's no way this would have been called a pen if the tackle was made on the original gain line (about 30 metres back).

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Midweek Madness - Sprinklers interupt Barbarians vs Samoa match in London

I was there and the experience was fine. Walked in no fuss through the turnstiles, bags searched but no drama. Beer queues were minimal (nothing compared to queuing in middle and top tiers at twickenham!) though it was expensive (£5 for a bottle of Heineken).

Bit of a walk to the stadium from Stratford, but there's a few bars around the shopping centre.

I don't know what people were expecting, but it was fine. Especially if you're not someone who generally moans about everything anyway.

1 Month, 5 Days ago

France convincing winners over England despite late comeback in Paris

Agreed. Is the referee legally required to call 'Maul', or is this just something they tend to say?

Cole can feel hard done by I think.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Ireland edge impressive Scotland in tight RWC warmup match

What a cross field kick. Inch perfect.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Tonga's sensational full field try against South Africa at Rugby World Cup 2007

crowd were loving that! sounded like a great atmosphere

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

Is it possible to un-hear/see something?!

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Yoann Huget's horrific looking face stamp against Bordeaux Begles

If you think that's accidental you're smoking too much crack.

4 Months, 1 Week ago

Host selection process kicks off for Rugby World Cup 2023

Argentina would be a good host as a launchpad for south american rugby - Uruguay and Brazil rugby clubs would also benefit.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Carlin Isles burns England in semi final as USA fly to London 7s Cup Final victory

That's right, think he bombed a try by dropping it just as he was putting it down

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Carlin Isles burns England in semi final as USA fly to London 7s Cup Final victory

I quite liked that touch actually - showed USA putting their own stamp on a tournament they deservedly won. The chant itself is a bit annoying, but that's the yankees for ya. Their energy/enthusiasm for rugby is most welcome though.

RD - Baker scored some pretty slick tries too, would be good to see a full compilation if possible.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago