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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, 2 Weeks 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, 2 Weeks 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, 2 Weeks ago

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 8

Some pretty solid predictions by me, if I say so myself.

England to decimate Italy - tick.
Wales v Scotland- who cares. Tick. And Hogg's 5th minute dismissal has got to equate to roughly 20 points difference.
Final match was as close as expected and France really could have snuck a tight win. I reckon that Doussain must be one of the worst goalkickers in international rugby.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 8

I thank you.

Even exceeded my expectations.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

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

Good decision and excellent use of the technology. Again, it makes you wonder how much less aggro and frustration there would be in football if the refs were allowed to use their brains and to use the technology that could be made available.

I was really surprised by the dirty play from Hogg, haven't seen anything like that from him before. A massive loss to his team on the day. I would suggest that the guilt he'd have felt for letting his team down so badly would far outweigh the effect of any retrospective ban.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Ireland win 2014 Six Nations after late France forward pass

*His timingis impeccable. unlike my typing.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Ireland win 2014 Six Nations after late France forward pass

That is a sight to behold. Love it. It's the reaction of the crowd that really makes this special though.

Tell you what, that is a masterclass in how to smash a high ball receiver too. His tiing is impeccable.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Ireland win 2014 Six Nations after late France forward pass

Dirty bastard. Certainly hope there's a citing and some punishment here, especially considering the extent of Healey's "previous". He's a thug, worse than Bakkies Botha but with the same shit-eating grin.

I think this was definitely worth a yellow on the day and it's intriguing (if completely futile) to wonder what the impact on the match - and indeed the score - might have been had Healey been sent for 10 minutes in the bin.


5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

England notch up 50 in Rome but Championship fate out of their hands

@Phil, fair enough mate, May was as terrible as you've been claiming he is in this game. Every time he ball reached him in attack the move died out and we lost all momentum. Mitigating factor: England were maybe trying to force it wide too early so he was getting the ball near the touch line with 1-2 defenders right in front of him - but, he must be able to see that so why not hit a switch line so you're smashing an inside angle rather than wait to catch the ball and then think about cutting in. Clearly he's a better player than I am, as he's the one in the England team but some of his errors look bloody elementary.

I was gutted to see Burrell go off, as he was having another absolute stormer. Seemed obvious from the way the game was going that Tuilagi would replace the ineffectual May in the wing, so we'd have had the formidable combination of Burrell and Tuilagi on the field together.

This has to be the way forward- Burrell offers so much more in the centre position than Tuilagi, namely distribution, creativity, timing and organisation in defence. Tuilagi will scare the shit out of opposition wings and, unlike May lurking on the touch line waiting for ball, I expect him to join the midfield in attack, a-la-George-North. Imagine trying to defend when you don't know which of Burrell, Tuilagi or indeed Twelvetrees is going to smash it up.

That's what I'd do if I were Lancaster anyway...

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

 
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