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Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Don't know about his actual record with the judiciary, but I was thinking more about general observations of the bloke playing. The only concrete example i can call to mind right now is a blatant lifting tackle on Sonny Bill a couple of years ago. Definitely in the same league as Warburton-Clerc 2011. I know I have seen plenty of others.

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

The exception that proves the rule!?

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Yeah that was nice admittedly!

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

There is something about Alex Goode's body language that seems to make it incredibly obvious that this is the option he'll be taking too.

3 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Indeed.

To try and speculate an answer, I believe the 6-3 moment was after Ford had just missed a relatively easy one - not that that should have stopped him from trying again.

At 19-3 I reckon England had given up all ideas about trying to win the game and set about damage limitation. Relying on Wales or Scotland(!) beating Ireland and trying to narrow the final points difference shakedown. A very negative and depressing tactic if that is the case, but seems more plausible than any other reason I can think of...

4 Weeks, 2 Hours ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Yes!!! Remember hearing that years ago, yet now it seems even more appropriate, doesn't it. Made the mistake just now of listening in the office - pissing myself laughing!!


4 Weeks, 3 Hours ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Ah yes, so it was! And I'd forgotten about that particular bit of previous from Healey - makes it all the sweeter. I really dislike the bloke, he's a bloody thug. Much as though I wouldn't usually take pleasure in someone's pain, I quite enjoyed that one.

4 Weeks, 4 Hours ago

Wales keep title hopes alive with win over France in Paris

Gatland: "I think the advantage was that our French-based players were able to give an insight into a number of the French players, having been team-mates or played against certain players".

I think for the Welsh players based over here in France it was probably as much them wanting to prove their worth and value and the reason why they are over here. In terms of that self-motivation, it was wanting to perform."


Two very valid points.



4 Weeks, 4 Hours ago

Italy score late penalty try to upset Scotland at Murrayfield

You're Italian?? Never suspected that?

4 Weeks, 5 Hours ago

Ireland stay on track with victory over England in Dublin

Call me a bitter and parochial little bastard, but I'd edit your last sentence to: well played Ireland, but I hope Wales or Scotland somehow manage to derail your Grand Slam.

4 Weeks, 5 Hours ago