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Joe Marler questions referee Andrew Small's choice of footwear

Oh him! That hanky one was priceless.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Joe Marler questions referee Andrew Small's choice of footwear

@RD - great work and write-up as always, but I'm afraid you may have over-egged it a bit in applying the phrase "complex minds" to Messrs Marler, Haskell and Badger........

Anyone know who Sean Davey is? Is that another ref?

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

I don't understand all this business about him running back. It's not about which direction the ball moves. It's whether you had control of the ball when it touched the ground. They got rid of the "downward pressure" thing a few years ago, but you still need to have control of the ball.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

I would bet money on me being wrong, but I thought there were a few instances where this has happened.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Carlin Isles dropped ball blooper ruins great fifteens debut try

Ach, they'll have been singing in the streets of Hawick when that laddie droaped the ball...

Someone in Scottish rugby needs to lock this guy in a room and make him sign up before it's too late and he's got an actual 15s cap for USA.

He's got a really unusual style though, hasn't he? I mean apart from the pace, agility and acceleration it's that low body position / centre of gravity that seems to completely throw defences - I don't think a single player got a hand to him here, did they?

It's also amazing how an American can say "I *just* want to be the best rugby player" and yet somehow it doesn't sound immodest. Just seems like a natural thing for them to say, (along with the obligatory God-bothering blabbery).

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Nick Cummins gives another great interview after Force win over Chiefs

What???

Last 30 seconds of this I really struggled to understand a bloody word the Badge or the interviewer said.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Logovi'i Mulipola prop try included in Premiership Try of the Week nominations

"Aye, that's a sight to behold - 20 stones on the hoof"

Jonny May try - if only international wings were as accommodating as that Newcastle player: "oh you're going to telegraph a cut-inside as soon as you receive the ball? Well here you go then, let me just open this door for you. You're welcome".

Mark Cueto try - surely at least one of those passes went forward? I see he's still doing a massive slam-dunk motion when finishing tries in very tight spaces then - cf RWC 2007. Can't argue with his record though I suppose! Looks like some very unnecessary chat to the defending player too.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith with huge tackle

"The kind of pass you'd give someone who'd taken your last Rolo", as Mark Robson once said.

A piss poor pass definitely, however I'm not sure it's actually as bad as it looks - did you see the distance Mother Fucker Toa covered to make that tackle? Beautifully timed run it has to be said.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith with huge tackle

Spot on mate.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Brian O'Driscoll Moments of All Time

Now THAT is how you do a tribute video!

Take note, Adidas, with your moody black-and-white filming, "injury make-up" and feeding contrived lines to people who no doubt can say it better themselves.

Bloody love these lot, great banter and chemistry.

Obama bit quite cool, must be nice to get mentioned even if he clearly had no bloody idea who Brian O'Driscoll is!

RD: At the risk of Brian O'Driscoll fever overkill...
Don't think there's any chance of that! When a bloke is so awesome for so long and can still stay so grounded and humble, I think he deserves all the tributes he gets. And personally I don't think I'll ever get bored of watching O'Driscoll rugby highlights.

5 Months, 10 Hours ago

 
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