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Manu Tuilagi makes another two huge hits against Exeter Chiefs

To answer your question, DrG, Manu Tuilagi moved to England in 2004, aged 13. Played for Hinckley U14s, must have joined more or less on arrival. Would have had a few years of contact rugby as a boy in Samoa I guess, and I imagine that once he arrived in England at a presumably much larger size than his contemporaries, a lot of the kids he played against would have been cannon fodder.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Manu Tuilagi makes another two huge hits against Exeter Chiefs

Agree with all of that and the last paragraph is a beauty. :)

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Manu Tuilagi makes another two huge hits against Exeter Chiefs

Not entirely happy with the first one. I think you really should make a bit more of an "attempt to grasp" the player when tackling, rather than simply running full tilt and clattering him. I suppose if someone bounces off you so fast that it is physically impossible to grasp him......

Either way, he showed nice reflexes there to regather the ball and set it up.

Second tackle is an absolute beauty.

Not sure I agree with Cockers. I get where he's coming from but this "what if someone gets knocked out in the fifth minute and Tuilagi has to play 75 mins?" argument seems a little bit hysterical. The most likely way he'll be used is 20-30 minutes running around smashing tired Welshmen. I think it's abundantly clear that he's ready for that!

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try

I know a number of scrum halves who would also suit that name.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Martin Castrogiovanni banned for stamping on foot of Scotland back

Ha! That is hilarious. :)

What a knob though. Disappointed and surprised; didn't think he was that sort of slag.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try

Hang on a minute! What's the scrum-half's name!?!?!?!?!?!?
(Around 0:18)

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Martin Castrogiovanni banned for stamping on foot of Scotland back

Laidlaw needs to learn to put a bloody sock in it. Constantly chuntering away at the refs. And always with that moany facial expression too. God he'd wind me up if I was reffing.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try

Yeah! Unlike the #7!

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Manu Tuilagi's big hit on Blair Cowan in Leicester Tigers romp

Bore off, John. Everyone knows Tuilagi's Samoan born, it's barely worth mentioning now. Far less well known that Blair Cowan is half Kiwi.

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago

'England are favourites to beat Ireland and win the Six Nations' says Flatman

Hey Katman! Between the two of us, we predicted quite well! I got the winning team and almost nailed the points difference; you got the bit about Poite sinbinning England players during the second half and England finishing with 14 men.
Well done us. :)

5 Months, 3 Weeks ago