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Taniela Tupou AKA Tongan Thor meets Liam Messam in a collision for the ages

Read my comment with this video playing simultaneously and then tell me it's not funny.

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1 Week, 1 Day ago

Taniela Tupou AKA Tongan Thor meets Liam Messam in a collision for the ages

Wow, I was not expecting tumbleweed from that! Jimmy put Liam Nesson, not Messam. Liam Neeson's monologue from Taken seemed to lend itself perfectly to a Tongan Thor parody, no?? Come on, it was a good joke wasn't it?!?

Well. If you have to explain it, I suppose...

Honestly. You people.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Tryfest in Rome as Ireland run riot against Italy

Yep, agree with that and I know I'm preaching to the converted, but the footballery whiny shit is destined to get worse now that rugby players are no longer allowed to self police the game. Not so long ago, someone in Stander's position would have made a mental note of the player and clattered him, possibly very illegally, at the next opportunity.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Tryfest in Rome as Ireland run riot against Italy

Yes DrG. First time I played flanker (not that long ago relatively speaking), I don't know if I made it that obvious, I certainly didn't do a Jonny May or anything, but I reckon the prop recognised I was new to the position and felt a welcome initiation was in order.

First scrum - bop on the nose. Not hard or anything, but very funny! As soon as he did it he went "oh sorry!" in the style of Basil Fawlty giving that spoilt kid a clip round the ear in fawlty towers. One of his teammates goes "what?". Prop replies "ah I accidentally punched the flanker in the face - well I say accidentally..."

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Elliot Daly late try secures England win after titanic battle with Wales

OK, makes sense.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

2017 Six Nations: Best of social media from Round Two

And imperfect decision-making at key moments. Feel like I saw Finn Russell throw unnecessary offloads that went nowhere a couple of times in strong attacking positions, where they weren't on. (Admittedly he did an absolute beauty for stormy Seymour to set up that try). The fluffed conversion kick would be another example. Also I think they had a couple of opportunities to put three points on the board and didn't. Then again so did France.

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Taniela Tupou AKA Tongan Thor meets Liam Messam in a collision for the ages

On the contrary, this is EXACTLY the sort of thing I want to see people suspended for.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

I wonder if this was Howley's reason for subbing him? Thought maybe he was starting to over-egg the aggro and could be a yellow card risk?

I'm scraping the rationale barrel really, just speculating. Because other than that I still can't wrap my head around the decision to remove Moriarty, who was arguably the best player on the field at the time. And I would include smashing the oppo playmaker as a positive.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

Big fan of the old "already committed" defence, but it does not apply to Moriarty's tackle. You can clearly see him watching as Farell passes the ball and only then does he accelerate his run and smash him.

This is just a factual correction though. Even if we accept that it was late, it was still a majestic hit and a marvellous reaction from Farrell.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

No, I will not call you a one-eyes Englishman. I'll call you an objective observer of facts, accurately describing two different incidents.

1 Week, 1 Day ago