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Footage and recaps of the latest RWC 2015 Bans

I must be watching different footage to you on the Scotland one. For me, this is exactly the sort of behaviour that the tip tackle laws were introduced to combat. Comparable in fact with the Umaga/Mealamu clean-out on BOD in 2005.

This type of ruck clean out is significantly more likely to result in injury than he majority of lifting tackles.

See Lam here is in standard jackalling position over the ball. With both feet forcibly lifted off the ground he has no control over his own bodyweight. These boys don't stop there though, there is a concerted downward shunt as they drive him down into the turf. HEAD FIRST. Lam has almost no way of protecting himself here, you can easily see how serious injury to neck and/or shoulder could result from this.

I think it's ridiculous that they are appealing this one.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Fair play. Fact #9 (the jap-slapping daughter) was the clincher for me!!

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Mayor of London Boris Johnson ploughs through a 10-year-old Japanese child

Re-post from the Etzebeth page:

The kid could show the Japanese centre that "tackled" Tuilagi how to get his head on the right side, at least.

Classic barnstorming run from Johnson. Love the way he feigned to step him then just went straight at him.

How some people claim they wouldn't want this man in charge of the UK is mind-boggling. Surely this is exactly the type of leadership we need.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Eben Etzebeth reacts to journalist asking 'Stupid Question' about nickname

I heard about one bloke walking right up to Martin Johnson in a pub and declaring: "Can I just say, you're an ugly bastard".
Johnno apparently smiled and said OK.
"Excellent," said the punter. "You've just helped me win a £20 bet".

Although I suspect walking away with his face intact probably felt more satisfying than the twenty quid.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Eben Etzebeth reacts to journalist asking 'Stupid Question' about nickname

The kid could show the Japanese centre that "tackled" Tuilagi how to get his head on the right side, at least.

Classic barnstorming run from Johnson. Love the way he feigned to step him then just went straight at him.

How some people claim they wouldn't want this man in charge of the UK is mind-boggling. Surely this is exactly the type of leadership we need .

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Eben Etzebeth reacts to journalist asking 'Stupid Question' about nickname

Blimey, one from the archives!

McOnie's a funny bloke, but I don't think this even qualifies as telling Etzebeth he looks like Brüno to his face. It was such a cack-handed and shambolically phrased question that young Eben didn't even have a clue what he was talking about. I think he bottled it by going on about Sacha Baron Cohen and Ali G (neither of which in their own right look anything like the bloke).

Should have said "Eben, would you agree that you look exactly like the flamboyantly camp comedy character Brüno" and held up a picture of him for extra clarity. That might have got a bit of a slap...

Anyway, I still think he looks more like Stifler, off of American Pie:
http://nd01.jxs.cz/885/463/8064d580f0_55034_o2.jpg

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

Actually, on paper that side doesn't look too shabby, does it!

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

*mean

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Sean O'Brien cited for punching Pascal Pape in opening minute of Cardiff clash

Did you meant to post this to someone on youtube?

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Ma'a Nonu reflects on reaching 100 Test Caps, and how Tana Umaga was his idol

For what it's worth, I think Mercury's a fantastic name for a boy. Sets him up well for a career as a no-nonsense crash-ball centre.

Although I always like to imagine babies with these strong names growing up into hilariously camp adults. "Hiiii! I'm Mercureeeey!! Wannna take my temperature?" and other Kenny Everett era clichés.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago