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The Top 5 Worst Celebrations in Rugby history

I don't think I can make the joke I want to make about the Waratahs celebration, for fear of Mr Dump removing it immediately for coarseness and vulgarity. It really is a horrific image which I'm struggling to erase from my brain.

On safer ground, who on Earth celebrates a championship victory at this elite level of the game with Cider!?!? Get them some bloody bubbles you tight bar stewards!

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Maybe so, but I fail to see how he's offside here.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Nice one DrG. I read that part of the write-up with incredulity too. Ironically enough, as far as I can see here, there's no penalty offence at all!

Yet another refreshing moment for those of us who enjoy rugby's old-school values around discipline and respect for the officials. I mean, Richie McCaw, best player in the world, questionably penalised in the last minute of a grand final match, knows that his (or the ref's) mistake has almost definitely just cost his side the entire match and championship... Walks away without a single comment to the ref. I shudder to think what would have happened in an equivalent football/soccer scenario.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Best Tries from the 2014 Super Rugby season

Lovely stuff.

Fekitoa's was the best try I think for me, the way he broke those tackles and accelerated was awesome.

Favourite moment though is the Skelton run and soft-handed pass.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

I don't remember him looking small compared with the people he played with/against. Have professional players really got that much more massive in the last 10-15 years?

Anyway, Cullen doesn't need a small men list, he'd be in my top 5 awesome rugby players of any size.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

@10stone,
Good to see the producers of Rugby HQ read the Rugbydump comments section. You called for this Top 5 (http://www.rugbydump.com/2014/06/3799/the-top-5-big-boppers-130kg-in-world-rugby) and they delivered.

My suggestion for a top 5 players under 6 foot on that thread was:
Steffon Armitage
Leigh Halfpenny
Gio Aplon
Jason Robinson
Shane Williams

Same top 3, which is no surprise. But I stand by including Magic Steffo - why should a shortarse forward not qualify?

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

@eddie-g - Christian Cullen? Awesome player but I never thought of him as a small player - isn't he about 6 feet tall?


3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

Steffon Armitage = 1.75m, 5'9.

Bruno, I also agree with the point you were making, but isn't it interesting how all these exceptions to the rule - Hooper, Brussow, Armitage are actually awesome. Definitely something for selectors keen on massive flankers to ponder.

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014

Hope the person who gave that pass to Conrad Smith bought him a very large glass of booze after the match!

Very fitting that the hit on Hooper is the finale to this clip. Love the way he absorbed what was a huge hit and still got the ball away calmly. Then that grin afterwards - love it!

3 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Great tries from the Sharks vs Highlanders Super Rugby Qualifier

Very nice. great tries, always nice to see the big boys weighing in with some tries, not sure I approve of the handling and passing skills Hames showed here,but there you go.

That offload at the end is bloody amazing.

3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

 
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