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

Note to RugbyDump - you need to introduce a "dislike" function for comments like WelshOsprey's. Sorry if I sound dull but I find this type of comment bloody boring. Not offensive, just dull. From a funny bloke as well.

2 Months, 4 Days ago

The Top 5 Best Haka Responses ever!

Good fun as always but I have some issues with the list.

I watched the countdown simply assuming that Richard Cockerill's confrontation with Norm Hewitt would of course be #1 - no question. To not even make the list is bizarre...
http://www.rugbydump.com/2008/12/770/richard-cockerill-stands-up-to-the-haka-in-1997

Other notable omissions as others have pointed out - Chabal showing how he would eat the ABs for his dinner in 2007; Campese treating the whole thing with contempt in 1991 and the Tonga sipi tau in 2011.

#3 is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen in the game of rugby. I thought at the time this could be the end of the Haka in Rugby, as the degree of preciousness had clearly gone off the scale.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

The Top 5 Worst Celebrations in Rugby history

No, they're not precious about stuff like that, it's just one of the many awesome things about the show. They had the Scotland celebration in another top 5 recently. In fact that's probably more likely the reason for not including again.

As for the Waratahs - well it looked like the worst ever iteration of the specialist Japanese adult entertainment, (you know what I mean, first syllable making someone jump, 2nd/3rd syllables former Brazil footballer). But unfortunately in this case it looked like the actors had already performed once or twice already that day...

Anyway, *not* a pleasant image!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Worst Celebrations in Rugby history

Heineken sponsor/ed the whatever-it's-called-now Cup but they don't make the winners pour lager over each other.

Or...
VW sponsor Toulon but I don't remember them trying to drink their champagne out of a car.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Worst Celebrations in Rugby history

I don't think I can make the joke I want to make about the Waratahs celebration, for fear of Mr Dump removing it immediately for coarseness and vulgarity. It really is a horrific image which I'm struggling to erase from my brain.

On safer ground, who on Earth celebrates a championship victory at this elite level of the game with Cider!?!? Get them some bloody bubbles you tight bar stewards!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Maybe so, but I fail to see how he's offside here.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Nice one DrG. I read that part of the write-up with incredulity too. Ironically enough, as far as I can see here, there's no penalty offence at all!

Yet another refreshing moment for those of us who enjoy rugby's old-school values around discipline and respect for the officials. I mean, Richie McCaw, best player in the world, questionably penalised in the last minute of a grand final match, knows that his (or the ref's) mistake has almost definitely just cost his side the entire match and championship... Walks away without a single comment to the ref. I shudder to think what would have happened in an equivalent football/soccer scenario.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Best Tries from the 2014 Super Rugby season

Lovely stuff.

Fekitoa's was the best try I think for me, the way he broke those tackles and accelerated was awesome.

Favourite moment though is the Skelton run and soft-handed pass.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

I don't remember him looking small compared with the people he played with/against. Have professional players really got that much more massive in the last 10-15 years?

Anyway, Cullen doesn't need a small men list, he'd be in my top 5 awesome rugby players of any size.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

@10stone,
Good to see the producers of Rugby HQ read the Rugbydump comments section. You called for this Top 5 (http://www.rugbydump.com/2014/06/3799/the-top-5-big-boppers-130kg-in-world-rugby) and they delivered.

My suggestion for a top 5 players under 6 foot on that thread was:
Steffon Armitage
Leigh Halfpenny
Gio Aplon
Jason Robinson
Shane Williams

Same top 3, which is no surprise. But I stand by including Magic Steffo - why should a shortarse forward not qualify?

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

 
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