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South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

Mate, that whole post is awesome, but the money-shot is in these two lines:
"Big hit and a bit of a ruckus? Hats off Mr Defender, you just lifted your whole team.

Half arsed hit and a few nasty words? Football stadium is that way --> "

I can't stand Liam Williams. Every time I've seen him play he seems to be putting in nasty cheap shots. The one that stands out in my memory is that pathetic, unnecessary, late "challenge" (don't know what to call it, there was certainly no attempt at a tackle involved), on Paddy Jackson in the 6 nations earlier this year. Try already scored, absolutely nothing Williams could do about it, but slid in and clattered the bloke while he was in a vulnerable position. I really wanted Rob Kearney to lamp him...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-XGWHmIVeo

I got a swift reprimand from Mr Dump the last time I described a player as a "dirty f***er", so I won't do that again here, even if the epithet is 100% applicable.


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3 Months, 1 Week ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

He is awesome. On a scale of 1 to 10, he's got to be well into double figures. First time I saw him I thought bloody hell he's good, but the last few times I've seen him he's been off the scale.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

I've never boarded the anti-Ash-Splash bandwagon, however what I do dislike about his version is he always bottles it. He flies in with his arms outstretched, then drops his knee first to take the weight of his fall. Ruins the aesthetic.

Hooper's at 2:55 - now THAT is how to swan dive. Totally commits to it, got huge air, he was practically doing front crawl in mid-air at one point, like the opening credits of Bananaman, then nailed the landing. Wonderful execution. that for me is the difference.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Springboks brush aside Welsh challenge with convincing win in Durban

"Out-do what they can do. Out-jump them, out-scrum them, out-ruck them, out-drive them, out-tackle them. Until they're fucking sick of it".

... to quote the great Jim Telfer

3 Months, 1 Week ago

England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

I like your thinking 10 and I wouldn't put it past Mr Lancaster, whose tactical nous impresses more and more, to hatch such a plan. We saw what happened to New Zealand in 2007 when they found themselves without a proper Plan B when Dan Carter's leg played up. Either way,

I'm looking forward to seeing how this team goes tomorrow - on paper it looks like there should be some aesthetically-pleasing rugby played. If New Zealand intensity allows them to, that is.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Midweek Madness - Japanese player loses the ball over the tryline

Good point.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Midweek Madness - Japanese player loses the ball over the tryline

Shouldn't the title be "Excellent try-saving tackle made by the American bloke"?

3 Months, 1 Week ago

England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

Yes.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

England impress with big midweek win against the Crusaders

Would love to see Cipriani-Eastmond-Tuilagi combo.

I'm not sure that watching someone defend against Conrad Smith is a fair test - there's something about that bloke, looks unspectacular but he bewitches defenders somehow, a true expert at unlocking defences and creating stuff out of nothing.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Now THAT is how you lead with your elbow.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

 
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