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The Top 5 Schoolboy Prodigies, then and now

Love that passing move around the 2:40 mark. Defence didn't have a clue who to tackle.

1 Day, 20 Hours ago

ITM Cup Round 5 Try Scoring Highlights

I know how you feel mate! The biggest single thing that stands out for me though is the support runners - in every example here of a player making a break, there seems to be at least one team-mate running up just behind him, offering an outlet for the offload. So often in the North (I would exclude France from this actually), that bloke would just find himself isolated. These blokes make it seem so simple.

2 Days, 3 Hours ago

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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5 Days, 19 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.

5 Days, 19 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, 3 Days 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, 4 Days ago

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

Where's the dislike button?

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Samu Manoa Huge Hit on Billy Twelvetrees in Premiership opening weekend

Excellent!

1 Week, 4 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, 5 Days ago

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

Nice one, cheers. :)

1 Week, 6 Days ago

 
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