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Ireland win 2014 Six Nations after late France forward pass

That is a sight to behold. Love it. It's the reaction of the crowd that really makes this special though.

Tell you what, that is a masterclass in how to smash a high ball receiver too. His tiing is impeccable.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Ireland win 2014 Six Nations after late France forward pass

Dirty bastard. Certainly hope there's a citing and some punishment here, especially considering the extent of Healey's "previous". He's a thug, worse than Bakkies Botha but with the same shit-eating grin.

I think this was definitely worth a yellow on the day and it's intriguing (if completely futile) to wonder what the impact on the match - and indeed the score - might have been had Healey been sent for 10 minutes in the bin.


4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

England notch up 50 in Rome but Championship fate out of their hands

@Phil, fair enough mate, May was as terrible as you've been claiming he is in this game. Every time he ball reached him in attack the move died out and we lost all momentum. Mitigating factor: England were maybe trying to force it wide too early so he was getting the ball near the touch line with 1-2 defenders right in front of him - but, he must be able to see that so why not hit a switch line so you're smashing an inside angle rather than wait to catch the ball and then think about cutting in. Clearly he's a better player than I am, as he's the one in the England team but some of his errors look bloody elementary.

I was gutted to see Burrell go off, as he was having another absolute stormer. Seemed obvious from the way the game was going that Tuilagi would replace the ineffectual May in the wing, so we'd have had the formidable combination of Burrell and Tuilagi on the field together.

This has to be the way forward- Burrell offers so much more in the centre position than Tuilagi, namely distribution, creativity, timing and organisation in defence. Tuilagi will scare the shit out of opposition wings and, unlike May lurking on the touch line waiting for ball, I expect him to join the midfield in attack, a-la-George-North. Imagine trying to defend when you don't know which of Burrell, Tuilagi or indeed Twelvetrees is going to smash it up.

That's what I'd do if I were Lancaster anyway...

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 8

Fortunately that overconfidence is just from over-zealous armchair fans like my good self. The players won't be buying into any of the hype, I'm certain of that - the players will be purely focused on the task at hand, which is to forget about points and simply to win.

Which gives me all the more confidence in predicting a humping!

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 8

Come on, we all know you can't rely on the French rugby team to stick to the script.
Also, as long as England win, almost any France win (as long as not by more than at least 30pts difference) will secure the championship for England.

Right, I'm calling it now - England to win the title:
- England to decimate Italy, all this business about early kick-off being a disadvantage is bollocks, it's extra motivation to really go for it, which will then heap more pressure on Ireland. For all the great progress and promising play, Italy are starting to run out of steam in this tourny and England should open them up like a can of beans in the second half, same way Ireland did. Italy 12-40 England (OK that probably doesn't qualify as "decimating" but it will do.

- Wales v Scotland - who cares. Wales by 25

- France will then sneak a tight win against Ireland, I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the flukey bastards take advantage of some fortunate bounces again. When France look their most shite is when they are their most dangerous. France 20-Ireland 17

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 4 of Super Rugby 2014

0:28 Surely the player charging down that kick is about 27km off side?

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

Very similar tackles that offer easy comparison.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

before many of you wonder why a 'girl' is commenting

Well seeing as you put it in inverted commas.....
I usually play in the backs too, but I've been assured I'm entitled to express an opinion just as much as the fatties.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

Exactly. People used to rave and cheer in the same way each time Jonny Wilkinson broke himself in the name of heroic tackling. Interestingly enough, from the limited amount I've seen of him since he moved to Toulon, he seems to have adjusted his tackling technique a little - he's still very effective but I believe he's less reckless now.



4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

Excellent.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

 
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