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Beast Mtawarira open handed slap earns him ten minutes in the cooler

Ah! I stand corrected, said the man in the orthopaedic shoes.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Beast Mtawarira open handed slap earns him ten minutes in the cooler

Don't know what time-stamping school you two went to, but the money shot here is the overhead view at 0:40 - Van Dyk throws two punches at Beast's head. Looks like Beast ducked them well actually!

Clearly this is just a case of two props "exchanging telephone numbers", and no need for any cards to be shown, least of all to Beast, who was innocently dealing with a git.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Rugby Training Mistakes: That One Thing You're Missing

"Trainers hate him" - I think this is Mike Chang's slogan isn't it? Interesting thing I noticed with him, when I first came across his videos (about 5-6 years ago), was that- yes, his channel did have "shortcuts" in it, he promised amazing fast results and his videos tended to follow the cheesy long American infomercial style - BUT, the workout videos he used to post were actually really good! Very straightforward, do them in your living room / garden / hotel room, lots of explosiveness etc, good honest high-intensity interval training. In fact, the "short cut" seemed to be doing really hard workouts and I was more than happy to take on that message. I still incorporate some of his stuff into my training and have found them really useful for improving rugby fitness.

Having said that, over the past 3-4 years, he's grown a horrible hairstyle, his videos have become more annoying (even cheesier than before) and significantly more clickbaity and he seems to be focusing more on flogging some supplement.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

Sorry DrG, but I don't agree with your view of the Stander incident. I was a bit busy around the time of that discussion on here and didn't get involved, (yeah, me, too busy to post my random ill-informed opinion on Rugbydump, now that is busy). But I was a little bit surprised when I saw the majority of comments saying he'd been harshly punished.

So, probably not the best example to use to test CC's suggestion, which I do think is a good one in principle.

5 Months, 3 Days ago

16 of the best tries from the June Internationals

That Japan try is something else isn't it! Bloody brilliant. Delighted to see the video producer include this with no commentary or music.

2:22 - I REALLY wanted to see that showboating Spaniard getting clattered in the rib cage......

5 Months, 4 Days ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

Mr Content, I support that 100%. Because when you kick, you're essentially relinquishing possession; the onus should indeed be on the kicking team to contest the catch responsibly.

5 Months, 4 Days ago

The Top 5 of 'Out There' Entertainment

For my two penn'orth: the girlie shows can stay, the dwarf/midget shows in the other hand don't sit so well with me.

Anyway looking forward to more from Seanny and the team!

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England juniors beat Ireland juniors to win World Rugby U20 Championship

Totally agree with that.
But the one you didn't single out, John Williams, I think is possibly the most promising. Great range of skills, from hard direct running, excellent distribution/playmaking (eg there were a few tries created in this tourny where he'd stepped in as first receiver), good vision and awareness.
What most excites me is, like his namesake Sonny Bill (don't worry I'm not saying he's on SBW's level - yet!), his ability to smash a hole in defence, get round the back of the defenders and deliver a nice soft offload.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

England juniors beat Ireland juniors to win World Rugby U20 Championship

Mallinder-Williams-Marchant: World Cup 2019 midfield?
These lads seem to complement each other so well, they're a formidable unit.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

Jonathan Davies' HUGE hand off on Seta Tamanivalu brings back 1987

Loving the John Devereux video, (notwithstanding the shite music).
That moment after the second fend where he completely changed direction in search of another victim to fend is classic.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago