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Billy Vunipola celebrates Grand Slam with classic Backstreet Boys lip sync video bomb

I think most of the players swap shirts don't they?

5 Months, 5 Days ago

Ma'a Nonu cited for massive no-arms hit on Grenoble scrumhalf

"read the laws, or had them explained to him" - nice insult!

You reminded me of my dad's advice on hoovering: do a terrible job first time, then you won't be asked again!

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Ma'a Nonu cited for massive no-arms hit on Grenoble scrumhalf

I'm watching this after a few drinks, so maybe I'm going through an alcohol-induced testosterone surge or something, but to me this looks like a legitimate tackle.

Look, I'm not saying I'd enjoy wearing one of those myself, but Nonu here got quite a low body position, hit the bloke in the midriff and made a reasonable attempt to get an arm or two around the bloke. *Attempt* to grasp is all that's required.

What I'm wondering is why the scrummie didn't adopt the standard high ball claiming technique of jumping in the air with your studs pointing in the general direction of any incoming would-be tacklers.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Joe Marler escapes ban for forearm strike on Wales' Rob Evans

Hardly a "forearm smash" as some people have been describing it, is it?
However, it was an unnecessary cheap shot and I'm not too happy about it.

"they found that the offence would not have warranted a red card" - is this the same as an "off-field yellow"? And is that the same as Hask got for the neck roll? If this is correct, I would say they got both of those sanctions about right.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Joe Marler escapes ban for forearm strike on Wales' Rob Evans

Eddie, you are spot on. Brilliant post mate.

Dan, you've been hanging around with teachers too long....

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Joe Marler will face no punishment for 'Gypsy Boy' comment

Sanity has prevailed and thank Christ for that. Talk about a storm in a tea cup. Some of the preachy nonsense people have been spewing about this has been incredibly sanctimonious.

Racist abuse? Do me a favour.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Scotland come up trumps against France at Murrayfield

That music choice is absolutely shocking.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Eddie Jones on the hateful rivalry between the English and the Welsh

For the edification of anyone not familiar with the incident to which Mr 78 is referring:
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/11/16/1132016820398.html

(Not for the squeamish.....)

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Dan Carter finishes off stunning length of the field Racing 92 try

Yeah, that last pass was forward by quite a large margin wasn't it!? Nevertheless, nice try.

Great to see French rugby continuing to push boundaries though - physios and waterboys joining in the handbags too now I see. :)

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - Young fullback kicks his teammate's butt

Haha! Classic!
Surprised getting kicked up the arse that hard didn't seem to hurt Serfontein more...

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago