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Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

"Actually my favorite moment in that vid could be Biggar covering his head when leaving the field at the end ha!"

Highlight of the entire tournament mate. :)

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Friday Funnies - Shanks and Flats head into the Wales camp

Yeah, not the best. A few of the others in the "Flats & Shanks" series were better though.
Also Flatman did a series with Land Rover a while ago, where he's driving players around and having a chat - bit of a rugby carpool karaoke without the singing. That was pretty good, I was particularly impressed with the Billy Vunipola one - considering how quiet and taciturn Billy is usually, he got some good chat out of him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFixPYE56Vk

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3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

DrG: " I remember a Jonny Wilkinson try against Scotland many moons ago where the tmo missed the fact JW's foot was out when he awarded the try..."

HOW DARE YOU!!!

That extraordinary piece of athleticism was reviewed many times by the TMO, who confirmed unequivocally both that Sir Jonny's foot was NOT in touch, and that his shoulder hadn't touched the corner flag, (which at that time was considered in touch).

Wash your mouth out, Doctor.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Jordie Barrett brilliant behind the back pass for Hurricanes try

Brilliant!

Now I'm wondering if I "misunderestimated" (© George W Bush) your age a bit.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Jordie Barrett brilliant behind the back pass for Hurricanes try

Just came across this rather excellent video, featuring the Barretts' dad, who used to play professional rugby as well, mostly on his farm, surrounded I must say by some absolutely stunning scenery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uyoZkH3LDQ

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3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Jordie Barrett brilliant behind the back pass for Hurricanes try

Don't forget this bloke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtP8imCmGZw

There's even another Barrett brother, Kane, who I believe was last seen playing flanker or lock for the Blues and/or Taranaki.

Maybe Mr and Mrs Barrett should have carried on procreating!

Could have competed against the Vyvyan brothers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Vyvyan:
Vyvyan is youngest of seven brothers. In 1993 the brothers created rugby history by making up an entire team in the Penryn Invitation Sevens tournament. The seven Vyvyan brothers (Richard, Jonathan, Charles, Simon, Paul, James and Hugh) went on to win the tournament, defeating the host club 19 – 17 in the final.

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3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

Agree with 3 out of 3 points. :)

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

"I undersand that referees have instruction not to let a late penalty to decide the outcome".

Do they? This is the first I've heard of it and I have seen refs make some very bold decisions very late in games - including in this match, in favour of France!

I appreciate the rest of your comment, but have to say there is some paranoia creeping in. I do think France - and other non-English-speaking teams - find it harder to build a constructive dialogue and rapport with the ref, but the idea of France being (or being treated as) a tier 2 or 3 team is nuts!

4 Months, 48 Minutes ago

Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

I just wanted to get The Dodgy Doctor's new nickname in.
You're right of course, but I think Barnes also asked the Dodgy Doctor the same at one point during the Dodgy Doctor's "ah I no speak Engleesh" routine.

Interesting to note, by the way, that Barnesy let the Dodgy Doctor get away with it, but called the Welsh out on their injured prop shenanigans. The biased bar steward... *Takes cover*

4 Months, 59 Minutes ago

Fascinating 2017 Six Nations comes to a close - Final Weekend Highlights Wrap

Yes. I agree completely. Made a very similar observation a bit further down the page. In a game like rugby, with laws whose application is open to interpretation, language is important.

4 Months, 1 Hour ago