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Dan Carter's classy try shows he is still at the top of his game

Got to agree with Mr Healey here. Good try but paper-thin defence from players who ought to do better.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Nigel Owens unimpressed by naughty Francois Steyn shouting at goalkicker

Out of interest, why are you not a fan of Owens? Hearing that phrase sounds almost like heresy!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Southern Hemisphere stars added to Barbarians squad to face Springboks

A Barbarians match in Prague sounds like a brilliant idea for a tour!
Tuesday night would be a bit of a tall order though. I suppose you'd go over on the Saturday, ideally get a quick game in against a local club that afternoon, then have Saturday and Sunday night on it, bit of liver recuperation and sightseeing on Monday, then a Leo Sayer on the Tuesday.

Anyone in??

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Nigel Owens unimpressed by naughty Francois Steyn shouting at goalkicker

What a prize bell end.
My only disappointment with Nige here was that he should have organised a penalty for the restart.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Matt Toomua escapes red card decision after dumping Finn Russell

1:33 "Dummy this then!"

1:45 Poor form from the commentator, I think it's Ben Kay at this point. I mean, if you're commentating on rugby union, you ought to have a basic grasp of which form of the conditional tense to use. Felt like I was listening to Alan bloody Shearer / Pardew / Hansen for a moment there.

Poor form from the crowd too. All that booing and barracking is highly irregular if you ask me. I'm sure there's a football stadium nearby they can use.

The tackle is fine, not that I'd like to be on the receiving end myself. Russell did exactly the same as I've done every time I've been involved in a lifting tackle, and surely what anyone with a brain would do, which is to break his fall judo-style and use his own abdominal and core muscles to help prevent his head from dropping too far below his back. Well that's my opinion, based on an unwelcome truth that I have to acknowledge, which is that I appear to be one of the old gits to whom DrG was alluding above.

Looking at it objectively in line with the IRB/World Rugby lifting tackle directive, the referee dealt with this incident exactly in accordance with the guidance. Therefore, the yellow card issued at the time was correct and sufficient, so no need for any further sanction.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Matt Toomua escapes red card decision after dumping Finn Russell

"If I get time (more time), I'll have a look back at some old videos Rd posted and try and retrieve some comments from users, compared to the general comments these days..."

Just do a quick search for "PhillNZ" mate. ;)

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Aaron Smith apologises for toilet romp as New Zealand media react

OK take Trump. No really, take him...

The bloke has been a famous womaniser and philanderer for decades. Which is fair enough when you're a wealthy businessman - apparently they're not expected to be moral role models.

But now he's trying to attract votes from a section of society made up of puritanical, self-righteous nutjobs. So, in order to do his job, he has to espouse those people's values. In fact, I reckon those people are such hypocrites that they won't care about the tape, and will declare it another great example of Trump brilliantly "telling it like it is".

By the way, "[Trump] might have been a fantastic leader"??? I'd ask for some of what you're smoking, but it seems you've had the lot!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

New Zealand score 45 second half points to CRUSH South Africa

Now that *would* make a scandalous tabloid story...

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

New Zealand score 45 second half points to CRUSH South Africa

A quite brilliant suggestion, but I suspect these sides would quickly achieve #1 and #2 spots on the ranking.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Nick Phipps warned for pushing medic during Argentina Test

Penalty and a chat absolutely sufficient and fine.
Christ knows what the physio thought he was doing.
Hat tip for the ref too, "getting his Owens on".

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago