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New Zealand Super Rugby 'BOOM BOOM' advert comes under fire ahead of tournament

"read some of the comments on our facebook page"
No way, last time I spent any time on your Facebook page I got a nosebleed from the sheer stupidity of some people commenting. I'll stick to the sanctuary of these esteemed pages thanks. :)

1 Week, 23 Hours ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

Guy: "to my knowledge there is no specific law concerning 'jumping into the tackle'. It falls under dangerous play".

Actually it comes under "acts contrary to good sportsmanship", I believe because it's preventing a tackler from making a fair tackle. I think that point applies perfectly to this incident.

1 Week, 4 Days ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

Agree with all of that Larry.

1 Week, 4 Days ago

#TBT: Peter Stringer's brilliant low tackle on Jonah Lomu in 2002

Always annoys me hearing the commentator say "just lost his footing", but to be fair if you hadn't seen it very clearly that could be a reasonable assumption!

I wonder if scrumhalves were less awe-struck by the idea of tackling Lomu, because they were already used to tackling people bigger than them? From their point of view Lomu would be just another rung up the scale?

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Wales come good in second half to comfortably beat Italy

Not sure what point you're making DrG. But I would argue that nothing stresses a team more psychologically than watching some bastard slot three points against you every time one of your team-mates makes a mistake.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

Definitely!!

1 Week, 5 Days ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

Agree with that HH. All this type of unnecessary jump achieves is to prevent a fair contest.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

Bloody French thug! Throw the book at her!!

:)

1 Week, 6 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

Oliver - fair enough, I retract my earlier aspersion of M. Picamoles. Other than that sarcastic applause - and on re-watching I must say I can understand why he felt the need to do that, even if I don't agree with it - I'm not sure where I got the negative impression from. I can only conclude that it was purely on account of his being French......

That is a beauty of a "don't argue" from Spedding isn't it!

It seems also that Farrell's upright tackle technique isn't quite so effective on massive Polynesians:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlpoYdHVUgg

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1 Week, 6 Days ago

England edge France in tight Six Nations battle at Twickenham

Dan! Remind me not to drink coffee at the same time as reading your comments!!

Good shout on the quarter-speed thing though - can see now it's Farrell's right shoulder into "Limpdick"'s chest/collarbone. Technically I think that does qualify -just - even under new tackle directive as a not-high tackle. Fair play to Farrell for being able to wrap both arms - reckon this may have helped to avoid the penalty too.

DrG - I think the head snapping back like that is partly self-preservation by Picamoles - an instinctive reaction to get his face away from the contact area.

1 Week, 6 Days ago