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Craig Joubert carding Jacques Potgieter riles commentator Phil Kearns

kadova, there you go again, all you French people who come on RD and post balanced and well-informed comments showing both insight and empathy. You make me sick. ;)

Personally I thought he had an absolute stinker in the RWC 2011 final. I think he lost his bottle because of the enormity of the occasion, because he's usually a very competent ref.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Craig Joubert carding Jacques Potgieter riles commentator Phil Kearns

It's an interesting point. I would have thought if Joubert wanted to pursue Kearns legally, there's a case here for slander. And ordinarily, unless there is a massive disclaimer in place, the vehicle for slander would share the responsibility.

Then again I'm not a lawyer. I'd be interested to hear a more knowledgeable viewpoint on this...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Craig Joubert carding Jacques Potgieter riles commentator Phil Kearns

Nothing controversial there mate.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Craig Joubert carding Jacques Potgieter riles commentator Phil Kearns

Can we get a message to DrG that someone's using his log-in?

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Five classic underdog tries at the Rugby World Cup

Momentarily shared that thought! But in 2003, Scotland were not as shit as you might think and Fiji exceeded expectations. Caucau especially, for those of us outside NZ, was a massive revelation!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Five classic underdog tries at the Rugby World Cup

Todd Clever's handoff on Butch James is an absolute beauty. Love the way he sought him out, I mean the bloke was nowhere near initiating a tackle but still got smashed.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Top interview with 'arrogant' Chris Ashton upon his return to the England squad

Couldn't agree more on Rokoduguni mate. I get the feeling Bomber doesn't rate him for some reason. Hopefully he's just keeping his cards close to his chest.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Mic'd up league forward Ashton Sims is one fearless, inspiring leader

Fantastic. Absolutely loved that. More primaeval grunting in this one versus the Leali'ifano one.

Not sure which was more scary, the growling and smashing people on the pitch or Sims wearing that suit in the interview afterwards...

That tackle at the beginning is hilarious. Sometimes I wish we could do that shit in Union; if I'm being honest, most of the time I'm bloody glad we don't!

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Top interview with 'arrogant' Chris Ashton upon his return to the England squad

I never boarded the anti-Ashton bandwagon and this interview confirms my opinion that he’s essentially a decent bloke and disarmingly modest.

However, my starting wings for England would be Nowell and Rokduguni. Watson (to cover all back 3) or Wade (brings something different to the game) would be on the bench. Ashton or Yarde would be #5 in the pecking order the way I see it. (I don’t rate May).

Re: Ash-splash. Can be annoying if he’s just finishing off hard work by 5-6 team-mates, no problem if he’s just beaten 3+ defenders and sprinted in from the halfway line. But the one thing that does bother me is I’ve never seen him actually commit 100% to it; the knee always comes down to cushion the landing – basically he bottles it. I’ve seen Alesana Tuilagi dive over the tryline and bellyflop from height into the turf – pretty sure he left an indentation in the ground.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Highlanders cruise into Super Rugby final with good win over champion Waratahs

Don't see what Cheika has to complain about with this. Looks a pretty straightforward penalty to me.

2 Months, 19 Hours ago