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Stuart Lancaster explains David Strettle withdrawal as RWC squad train together

Not yet. Going to have it serialised in the Daily Bastard - their lawyers will be helpful in defending why I hacked Lancaster's phone, read his emails and bugged his office at Pennyhill Park for six months.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Japie Mulder's perfect tackle on Jonah Lomu in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final

Understand it.
Get that it's not a big deal.
Still don't like it.
;)

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Henry Speight banned for five weeks for dangerous flip on Juan de Jongh

(*uninteresting)

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Highlanders bid for first final in 16 years while Waratahs lose Beale

Eh?? Does the TMO watch different footage to what we see or something? Does not look in touch from the clip I just watched... Was he looking at the silver boots of the other guy arriving just in front of him?

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Stuart Lancaster explains David Strettle withdrawal as RWC squad train together

Yeah, that's more likely!

Come to think of it, the scenario I described is more like the sort of shit Sir Clive might have pulled while being "advised" by that prick Campbell.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Japie Mulder's perfect tackle on Jonah Lomu in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final

0:20 - Joost gets bounced. (But halts the big man's progress)
0:31 - Stransky gets wrongfooted.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Henry Speight banned for five weeks for dangerous flip on Juan de Jongh

That's a very plausible theory!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Henry Speight banned for five weeks for dangerous flip on Juan de Jongh

Sadly it still goes on Mr Flanker. Pains me to say it but English broadcasters, including BBC, seem to be the worst offenders. I think it's to do with them being accustomed to putting together football highlights, where many fans just want to see the goals. So they reckon with rugby they need to document the actual points being scored, when that's actually the most dull and interesting part of the game to watch.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Stuart Lancaster explains David Strettle withdrawal as RWC squad train together

Here's my theory, based on my impression that Stuart Lancaster is a very shrewd, almost sly, operator.

I reckon he realised that he should have selected Roko ahead of Strettle in the first place. Rather than admit publicly that he'd made a mistake and perhaps to save embarrassment for Strettle at being dropped, he contrived a story along the lines of what you describe above and got Strettle et al to go along with the party line.

I may be reading too much into it of course - this is also based on an assumption that Lancaster secretly rates Roko as highly as I do.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Japie Mulder's perfect tackle on Jonah Lomu in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final

Glad someone else brought that up. Completely agree.

I mean I can understand how pumped you'd have to be in that situation, but you've just made a massive statement and I don't see what schoolboy posturing adds.

1 Month, 1 Week ago