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George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

Mr Rabbit - completely agree. Especially when you're 7ft tall and built like North.

On RD's Top14 round-up - http://www.rugbydump.com/2016/12/5496/five-outstanding-tries-from-week-13-of-the-top-14 - the first try features a Number 8 steaming through and very effectively collecting a high ball without leaving the ground. And I have to say, when I first watched it I thought it looked a bit odd!!

7 Hours, 31 Minutes ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

The one where he passed the ball backwards to himself?

7 Hours, 41 Minutes ago

Sensational tries and funniest bits from the 2016 Dubai 7s

Brilliant Seanny and the production team. My kind of highlights, definitely look forward to more of them.

1 Day, 1 Hour ago

Extended highlights of England's fourth victory over the Wallabies this year

I see. We agree then.

1 Day, 1 Hour ago

Five outstanding tries from week 13 of the Top 14

Was it "bring your kids to work" day at that first match?

Raisuqe, 1:48 - I hope the coach punched him in the face after the game for that ridiculous dive that very nearly took him into touch.

1 Day, 4 Hours ago

Extended highlights of England's fourth victory over the Wallabies this year

At first, I thought he was pointing to his nose and complaining about the smell of garlic as Huget went in for the kiss. ;)

That Huget though, what a thug. There should be no place in the game for trying to kiss an opponent. Not during the match anyway.

Hats off to Nige - can't think of any way he could have dealt with this situation better.

1 Day, 4 Hours ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

I assume your first two paragraphs are directed to someone else, not me? I don't think there's any feigning of injury by North, I think he's too "brave" for his own good.

1 Day, 5 Hours ago

Extended highlights of England's fourth victory over the Wallabies this year

Don't agree that it was a cheap shot, he was committed to the tackle. Penalty for the late tackle would have been sufficient in my view.
But I definitely agree that when shown a yellow card you should jog off without protest.

1 Day, 8 Hours ago

Extended highlights of England's fourth victory over the Wallabies this year

Oliver, it's a fair cop. Here's what I said on the Sanchez incident:
"I agree that it was a bit of a cheap shot by Cooper, but not that bad and Sanchez most definitely milked it. The milking was really just to draw the ref's attention to the incident."
So in the interest of consistency I suppose I'd have to say Brown milked this one a bit too. Being more familiar with Brown I find that hard to believe, so maybe I ought to retract the comment about Sanchez instead. (As you say, it's easy to accuse someone of play-acting from the comfort of a computer/phone).

I did think at the time the (Haylet-Petty) yellow card was harsh. Not just harsh, but incorrect in my view. "But I was already committed Sir" is nearly always a legitimate defence in my book.

1 Day, 8 Hours ago

George North free to play after sickening landing worries fans

This concussion protocol doesn't seem to be fit for purpose if you ask me.

George North, a bloke with a horrible history of being knocked out, is quite clearly sparked out - albeit momentarily, lying motionless on the turf. That is a good enough reason, in my opinion, to sit him out for a week or two's rest. At least make him stay off the pitch for the rest of this bloody game! I get that the players generally don't want to go off and will insist they're OK etc, but you've got to be cruel to be kind. "If in doubt, sit them out" as it says on the walls of every clubhouse I've been to in the last couple of years.

1 Day, 9 Hours ago