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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.

1 Month, 3 Weeks 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......

1 Month, 3 Weeks 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.

1 Month, 3 Weeks 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!

1 Month, 4 Weeks 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.

2 Months, 2 Days 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.

2 Months, 5 Days 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.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Gethin Jenkins still a tackling machine as he makes BIG hit on Aaron Cruden

You big bully!!!

Great hit and even more impressed by the ball retention by Cruden...

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Georgian flanker sent off for kicking Irish player in U20s match

I'm kind of OK with the decision. I don't care how cool a name Ilia Spanderashvili is - and as names go it's pretty awesome - you can't just throw punches and kicks.

And yes, I do appreciate how bloody frustrating it is, especially if you're playing flanker, having some a-hole hold you down after the ruck has finished. There are better ways to deal with it though. For example, I remember a dude holding me down exactly the same way during a game. I said "come on mate, ruck's over", to which he replied (with a grin) "yeah, I know!" and continued to keep all his weight on me. I did not punch or kick him. I smiled back and called him a "cheating twat" and waited patiently for him to release me. On pretty much the next phase of play after this, the ball was passed to this guy and I immediately introduced his solar-plexus to the point of my shoulder. Totally legit and far more satisfying, I'm sure.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Georgian flanker sent off for kicking Irish player in U20s match

Hi Dubard,

Small clarification: no further punishment doesn't mean clearing the player; its confirming that the red card shown during the game was sufficient.

I didn't see the game live so can't comment on the rest of the ref's performance. Generally speaking I wouldn't anyway; that's for football fans.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago