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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, 2 Days ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 5 of Super Rugby 2014

Aha, I see. Thanks for clearing that up.

5 Months, 3 Days 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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2he7_lwJs4

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, 3 Days 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, 4 Days ago

Test stars say thank you to Brian O'Driscoll in adidas tribute video

If I were BOD I think I'd be a bit embarrassed by this. These sponsors need to just let these things develop organically, instead of feeding the players cheesy lines. Adidas of all companies should know better; they set the standard 10 years ago with that Wilko-Becks training ground thing.

5 Months, 5 Days ago

Test stars say thank you to Brian O'Driscoll in adidas tribute video

Yes! I would. Bloody ridiculous. what is this, Hallow-fuckin-een?

5 Months, 5 Days ago

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

Runner-up from Enland-Wales-Straya pool will most likely face South Africa in quarters, winner of our pool likely to play Samoa.

Ireland or France should get New Zealand 1/4 final.

5 Months, 5 Days ago

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

Sorry to take the piss mate, just I've never seen such a clear-cut case of foul play.

5 Months, 6 Days ago

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

What the slow motion replay that illustrates the time elapsed between Biggar's kick and Hogg's challenge, during which he could have attempted to pull out? Or that one that shows him changing direction slightly to aim his run more directly at Biggar's and then moving his shoulder *towards* the bloke's face?

5 Months, 6 Days ago

Wales achieve biggest ever win over 14-man Scotland in Cardiff

@DrG, seriously? Marginally bad??

Look at the angle he ran in from, can't argue he was simply chasing his kick and couldn't stop because of momentum; on the contrary he went from a jog to actually speeding up to smash the guy.

It was late, he smashed Biggar in the face with his shoulder, absolutely nowhere near the right positioning to claim he was trying to charge the kick down.

You simply can't argue this is anything other than a nasty cheap shot. Albeit (as far as I'm aware) out of character.

However, I would agree he probably won't need a ban; the guilt of letting his team down by acting like a total twunt ought to hurt him enough.

5 Months, 6 Days ago

 
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