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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).

5 Months, 3 Days ago

Nick Cummins gives another great interview after Force win over Chiefs


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

5 Months, 5 Days 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.

5 Months, 1 Week 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.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Malakai Fekitoa smashes Conrad Smith with huge tackle

Spot on mate.

5 Months, 1 Week 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, 1 Week ago

The Top 5 Brian O'Driscoll Moments of All Time

Brilliant, but I'd bet a lot of money on BOD being bloody brilliant at golf...

5 Months, 1 Week ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 5 of Super Rugby 2014

Aha, I see. Thanks for clearing that up.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 5 of Super Rugby 2014

"he is not trying to deliberately 'rip the ball' out of the player's possession"

I must have missed a law change somewhere along the line.
Since when are you not allowed to rip the ball from the player's possession?
Always thought dislodging the ball from the player's grasp is a good additional thing to try and achieve in a tackle.

What about this classic tackle by Caucau on O'Driscoll:

I always thought that was an awesome covering tackle.
By the rationale above, it would presumably be penalised?
I think that would be ridiculous.

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5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Stephen Ferris returns to rugby with trademark powerful tackle

[Pedant mode]
You could care less or you couldn't??

Please pass on the memo to all your North American brethren - "I could care less" makes no sense and means the precise opposite of the point you're making.
[/pedant mode]

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

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