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George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee

Apparently. And one of them lives in High Wycombe and the other once slept with a girl from Coventry.

1 Day, 12 Hours ago

George North knocked out again as Nathan Hughes gets red card for knee

Not having a pop at you, especially as I agree with the rest of your comment, but this point keeps coming up and needs to be addressed.
"Trying to to stick his foot in to stop the grounding" is not allowed in the laws of the game.
The reason for this presumably is to avoid people being kicked in the head.

1 Day, 12 Hours ago

Another Leigh Halfpenny concussion prompts questions about tackling technique

Nah... "Jumping into a tackle" is illegal. This isn't. What's he meant to do, deliberately leave his foot on the ground so that Lydiate can chop him down?

1 Day, 20 Hours ago

Another Leigh Halfpenny concussion prompts questions about tackling technique

Specifically for side-one tackles you'll want to keep your head out of the way.
I post this link every time there's a RD post on this type of tackle, so apologies to the regulars for being so tedious, but - Josh Lewsey set the gold standard for how a small full-back can smash a much bigger player running at pace, with this beauty on Jean De Villiers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsMdyjLUsxQ

Head on "the right side", plenty of grunt through the leading shoulder, wrapped him up and dragged him out. Textbook stuff.

That was bloody ages ago, yet you see increasing numbers of players trying to defend with their noggins.


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1 Day, 21 Hours ago

Another Leigh Halfpenny concussion prompts questions about tackling technique

Ha! Nice one.

The version I was brought up on was "cuddle his arse, don't cuddle his cock".

2 Days, 1 Hour ago

Julian Savea continues to draw comparisons to the great Jonah Lomu

For Christ's sake shave that moustache off Julian.

4 Days, 16 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

DrG: whatever I'm doing is not intentional

Are you undergoing hypnosis?

4 Days, 21 Hours ago

Looking back at a classic Steve Walsh moment as he announces retirement

I thought when clicking on "a classic Steve Walsh moment" we were going to see him ordering up a TMO replay and checking his hair on the big screen.... Or was that every game?

He's made some shocking decisions in his time and in my opinion always tried to be too matey with the players, but he wasn't all bad and will definitely be missed. He was certainly a character - although of course if you're the sort of person who judges a ref by how little you notice him, that's not necessarily a good thing.

4 Days, 21 Hours ago

Looking back at a classic Steve Walsh moment as he announces retirement

Someone once pointed out that he walks like he's got a carrot lodged in his rectum. I've never really been able to look at him the same way since.....

4 Days, 21 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

Not sure where "For me, pretending to be injured is as bad as deliberately trying to injure" fits into the point being discussed but by God I agree with you 100%.

5 Days, 16 Hours ago