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Ben Tameifuna suspended for 5 weeks for pushing referee Glen Jackson

I'd say the judicial officer got that pretty much spot on.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

What an excellent piece of television. To have someone who is one of the best ever exponents of a specific skill explaining and demonstrating that very skill is great. Especially with little nuggets thrown in like the McCaw thing and with Healey's story about the O'Driscoll training vest.

Seriously considering getting BT Sport - if I do, they will owe Rugbydump some kind of commission because it would be on the back of this piece and the Jacque Burger one featured on here a while ago.

Say what you like about Austin Healey he's good at TV presenting. Mind you, BOD is a natural as well - no surprise I suppose.

By the way, nice skills from Craig Doyle at the end - love the way O'Driscoll tried to stitch him up with that shit pass and yet he was up to the challenge.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Australian Rugby Lookalikes of all time

Neil Jenkins = Sloth off the Goonies

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Ben Tameifuna cited for big shove on referee Glen Jackson

I'd really like to see a proper ban for this. Completely unnecessary. Yes, I understand Tameifuna's frustration to some extent - bloody infuriating when the ref is constantly getting in the way. But in this case, Jackson was already backpedalling to clear the area and would have been out of the way a split second later anyway - that's why I say it was unnecessary.

Add to that the fact that this is rugby, where you don't even talk to the ref, laying your hands on him at all is massively poor form; this kind of forceful shove is incredibly out of order.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Rugby World Cup 2015 advert featuring rousing team talk from Charles Dance

Am I really going to be the first person to say this is terrible??

God I hate stuff like this. All that "people from Newcastle, Brighton, Southend, etc" reminded me of Nick Clegg in the last general election debates, desperately trying to include everyone. The real lowlight here was the bit with the bloke from Milton Keynes, poor bar steward.

This kind of speech has never done anything for me in real life either though. Maybe there's something wrong with me.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Tries of the Week - August 22nd weekend

#1 Wonderful execution, skill and pace, but for me #2 is the best - love that. Proper kick chase, bloke smashed legally into touch and to have three blokes ready and willing to pounce is first class.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

All Blacks post match reaction after stunning Bledisloe Cup victory

Is that twice in the last month Offside Rich has actually been yellow carded??
Has he finally lost his magic invisibility cloak??

Top bloke though, the chat is almost what you'd expect from the Old Gittians Vets captain after a charity match.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Huge tackle on Wisconsin Rugby Club player after inside switch

Bosh. Love that and fair play to the bloke for volunteering the footage!

Not sure about the "great read" though - he'd have been licking his lips in anticipation the switch was so well telegraphed, (yes I know it's amateur rugby, but still).

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Magali Harvey scores Try of the Tournament contender vs France

Cracking try. Almost a Robinsonesque side-step at full tilt. Awesome.

2 Months, 2 Days ago

England win the Women's Rugby World Cup with victory over Canada

God knows what kind of cretin use the first 20% of a 5-minute clip to show dreadful singing and someone lining up a kick and still have time to include five seconds of the kicker trotting back to her half. All with no context whatsoever to understand the actual RUGBY that was being played that led to the penalty being awarded.

What I can't understand is how the people that own the rights to these things fail so miserably to understand the game of rugby and what actually should be defined as a "highlight".

2 Months, 2 Days ago

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