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Sonny Bill Williams issued warning for huge hit on Conrad Smith

DrG, Get your point but think your examples are too extreme. There are high tackles and there are blatant clothes lines. (But I do enjoy watching the Tuilagi one for JDV's reaction).

I think the Sonny Bill one here sits in a similar category to the Paul Williams one in the 2011 World Cup- about 28 seconds into this video:
http://www.rugbydump.com/2011/11/2225/alesana-tuilagi-smashes-a-reporter

Paul W got a yellow for that, which I thought was incorrect. Penalty for both (no cards or "citing commissioner warning" whatever that means), in my opinion.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Touching Haka from Under 20's in honour of fallen hero Jerry Collins

A wonderful tribute and a spine-tingling haka.

Couple of other observations:
- #3's haircut is just awful
- 0:26 - I reckon this guy must be pretty popular with the ladies.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Sergio Parisse brilliant inside flick sets up try for victorious Stade Francais

Dreadful commentators. Dear God.

Lovely bit of skill from Parisse. Also that's a rudely long pass for a prop to be throwing, especially if he's right-handed - looked a mile forward to me on the first (overhead) view, but flattish on the replays.

Call me a boring old bar steward but I enjoyed the muted celebration from Parisse almost as much as the pass itself. Old school, real rugby player.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 17 of Super Rugby

David Pocock needs to get off this ridiculous rich vein of form before September. He is starting to give me the heeby-jeebies.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 17

Nadolo's salmon-leap plucking the ball from the air one-handed is on Shortball round 17. Incredible athleticism. Defending player didn't have a bloody chance.

I wonder who Bomber will end up putting against him in September. Watson may be our best option out of the current squad. If Ashton were to end up against him we are rogered!

If it were up to me I'd have Rokodoguni there. Fight Fijian with Fijian! He's the most impressive defensive winger around at the moment. In his one England game he defended very well indeed against Julian The Bus Savea - if you can keep him out, you're going to have a decent chance against anyone.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Top 5 Tries from U20 World Championship PLUS Highlights from Day Two

I love that Samoan finish. Is it as reliable a way to finish a try as hitting the deck 4-5m out and sliding over? Probably not, but it looked awesome!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The day Jerry Collins played for Barnstaple Rugby Football Club's 2nd XV

I "got a bit of sun cream in my eyes" watching this. I think that would have happened even if he hadn't died, it's just such a great story.

Funny how one short word "bro" can sound so different in a Samoan/kiwi accent versus the Devon version.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 17

Nadolo is a beast. I'm actually quite concerned about him playing against England in September - could single-handedly piss on our bonfire!

Can anyone explain the man-bra thing? Do all professional players wear these monstrosities?

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Former All Black Jerry Collins tragically killed in car crash

Very sad news.

A real shock to go on Rugbydump on a Friday afternoon expecting to laugh at something and to see this.

Only 34 too? Feels like he's been around in professional rugby for decades.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Laurie Weeks sent off and banned for multiple punches on Jannie du Plessis

Yep. Fair point.

2 Months, 14 Hours ago