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Mike Brown's sensational try saving tackle against Saracens

Definitely mate. Touché in fact, as I did *not* achieve this myself the other day. I'm convinced I nudged the bastard into touch, but the ref disagreed. Twatting the ball out of the bloke's hand is a more reliable and visible way of proving that he hasn't scored.

As well as Gregan v Wilson, I nominate Caucau v BOD as another good example of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2he7_lwJs4


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3 Days, 9 Hours ago

The Top 5 Puma Power Moments of All Time

Yeah I remember that one. What a scumbag. I don't have a major problem with the odd dust-up in rugby but to blindside a bloke like that is just cowardly.

3 Days, 9 Hours ago

Benito Masilevu's huge side-steps give Brive late victory over Toulouse

Show me another sport where you get completely shown up by your opposition and you join in his celebration with a little handshake/tap. Well, there's golf, but that's played on a quite different level of aggression.

By the way, what is it with Fijians? They seem to do all their ageing in their first 20 years of life. This bloke's 24 and looks about 50 (in the face, clearly not in the way he runs); then you get blokes like Bobo and Serevi who don't look any older 15 or more years later and are still able to play elite level rugby.

1 Week, 16 Hours ago

Female Streaker has no regrets after high shot near miss in Napier

Spot on Eddie. Couldn't agree more. Although I would add - as a thoroughly sinful sexist (aka normal red-blooded bloke) myself - I would have a sliding scale whereby men would be penalised more as a matter of course. A bloke streaking is funny, a woman streaking is both funny and excellent. Anyone running on a pitch with clothes on is a cowardly scumbag.

Here is a rough approximation of my proposed sliding scale:

Clothed pitch-invader - smashed by security, kicked repeatedly, dragged off to a police cell for 24 hours solitary confinement with no food or water. Fined a month's salary. Obliged to wear a badge saying "too gutless to streak properly" for a whole week.

Naked man - swiftly escorting from the field by security, plus gentle slap on the wrist.

Naked woman - no penalty and actively encouraged to run around a bit more, get security to sort of manoeuvre her around the pitch like a sheepdog rounding up a rogue sheep.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Female Streaker has no regrets after high shot near miss in Napier

Where's the dislike button?

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Samu Manoa Huge Hit on Billy Twelvetrees in Premiership opening weekend

Excellent!

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Samu Manoa Huge Hit on Billy Twelvetrees in Premiership opening weekend

It does show the difference in interpretation by the various refs. Wayne Barnes seems to love a good old-fashioned hit, it's one reason I like him as a ref.

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Wallabies win in Perth

Nice one, cheers. :)

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Wallabies win in Perth

@RD - I get "This video has been removed by the user" on both this and NZ v Arg posts...

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

Call me a weirdo, but I still do the old exaggerated "look ref, no hands!" mime after a tackle, just to be on the safe side. It does seem to be a consistent referee-pleaser - just makes his life that little bit easier and helps form the impression in his mind that you're the one playing by the rules. (Or maybe he just thinks to himself "yes mate, I can see you've released him, just get on with it you bellend").

A more useful benefit though is I find it helps you set yourself better to either snaffle the ball or hit the ensuing ruck. I go through a bit of a drill: tackle - up- set - smash. I find it helps anyway, just a personal thing I suppose.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

 
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