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Argentina knock Ireland out with convincing Quarter Final win

I've been really impressed with Argentina in this tournament, such power, pace and determination in their phase play and a willingness to always go forward. I'll be supporting them for the remainder of the tournament (now that literally every other team i've backed has been ejected!!!)

1 Year, 9 Months ago

Wallabies snatch victory from courageous Scots at the death

Not sure I follow these conspiracy theories about Joubert, but TMO protocol allows for the review of suspected foul play and important decisions, so I think it should apply to the final penalty yesterday.

Nevertheless, Scotland really shouldn't be throwing to the tail in torrential rain! Bad luck otherwise though, they put in a hell of a performance (damn sight better than England!).

1 Year, 9 Months ago

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 Year, 9 Months 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 Year, 10 Months 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 Year, 10 Months ago

Ireland edge impressive Scotland in tight RWC warmup match

What a cross field kick. Inch perfect.

1 Year, 11 Months 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 Year, 11 Months ago

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

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

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Yoann Huget's horrific looking face stamp against Bordeaux Begles

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

2 Years, 1 Month 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.

2 Years, 2 Months ago