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All Blacks win Rugby Championship with bonus point win over Argentina

I put this into Google Translate and it came up with:
Argentina needed to show better line speed in defence, particularly for the first try.

Is that roughly accurate?

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Richard Hibbard's massive hit on Sale's Shalva Mamukashvili

"Knock-on in the tackle" is a ludicrous decision to award at any time. So you've dislodged the ball in the process of tackling the bloke - personally I think that should be encouraged. The onus surely is on the ball carrier to keep control of the ball. Aside from that, the contact on the ball from Hibbard was minimal anyway.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Aaron Cruden banned for two matches after missing team flight

Act 2 - banging away like a dunny door
Act 3 - massive hangover and a nagging thought in the back of the mind that you were meant to be somewhere an hour ago...

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Aaron Cruden banned for two matches after missing team flight

I don't know, seems plausible enough to me. Got hammered, did not go back to the team hotel, but to some girl's house. Hanging out the back of her for a large portion of the night, then falls into a very sound sleep. Meanwhile his bloody phone's run out of battery after he spent so much time showing the ladies youtube videos of his top rugby moments. Back at the hotel Hansen et al are all trying to call him, but nobody can get through. The other lads are being interrogated as to where he was last seen, but none of them know where the girl's house is - why would they? They've no other way of tracking him down so eventually they just go sod it, we'll have to go without him.

Mind you, I'm pleased to see he fessed up and got it over and done with. Remember Bastareaud on tour in NZ when he got slaughtered and fell into the table in his hotel room, was so embarrassed he made up some BS about getting attacked by some locals. I mean who in their right mind would attack him?

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Schoolboy Prodigies, then and now

Love that passing move around the 2:40 mark. Defence didn't have a clue who to tackle.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

ITM Cup Round 5 Try Scoring Highlights

I know how you feel mate! The biggest single thing that stands out for me though is the support runners - in every example here of a player making a break, there seems to be at least one team-mate running up just behind him, offering an outlet for the offload. So often in the North (I would exclude France from this actually), that bloke would just find himself isolated. These blokes make it seem so simple.

2 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Mike Brown's sensational try saving tackle against Saracens

Definitely mate. Touché in fact, as I did *not* achieve this myself the other day. I'm convinced I nudged the bastard into touch, but the ref disagreed. Twatting the ball out of the bloke's hand is a more reliable and visible way of proving that he hasn't scored.

As well as Gregan v Wilson, I nominate Caucau v BOD as another good example of this:

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3 Months, 3 Days ago

The Top 5 Puma Power Moments of All Time

Yeah I remember that one. What a scumbag. I don't have a major problem with the odd dust-up in rugby but to blindside a bloke like that is just cowardly.

3 Months, 3 Days ago

Benito Masilevu's huge side-steps give Brive late victory over Toulouse

Show me another sport where you get completely shown up by your opposition and you join in his celebration with a little handshake/tap. Well, there's golf, but that's played on a quite different level of aggression.

By the way, what is it with Fijians? They seem to do all their ageing in their first 20 years of life. This bloke's 24 and looks about 50 (in the face, clearly not in the way he runs); then you get blokes like Bobo and Serevi who don't look any older 15 or more years later and are still able to play elite level rugby.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Female Streaker has no regrets after high shot near miss in Napier

Spot on Eddie. Couldn't agree more. Although I would add - as a thoroughly sinful sexist (aka normal red-blooded bloke) myself - I would have a sliding scale whereby men would be penalised more as a matter of course. A bloke streaking is funny, a woman streaking is both funny and excellent. Anyone running on a pitch with clothes on is a cowardly scumbag.

Here is a rough approximation of my proposed sliding scale:

Clothed pitch-invader - smashed by security, kicked repeatedly, dragged off to a police cell for 24 hours solitary confinement with no food or water. Fined a month's salary. Obliged to wear a badge saying "too gutless to streak properly" for a whole week.

Naked man - swiftly escorting from the field by security, plus gentle slap on the wrist.

Naked woman - no penalty and actively encouraged to run around a bit more, get security to sort of manoeuvre her around the pitch like a sheepdog rounding up a rogue sheep.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

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