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Shirtless Brian Lima leads Samoa in Siva Tau wardance vs Ireland

Should've put up the clip with Irish commentary, who actually respected the whole thing by shutting up and actually realising who Brian Lima was..Really annoyed me to hear these guys talking nothing of importance during the Siva Tao rather than just shutting up and letting the people enjoy it...

10 Months, 3 Days ago

England beat Argentina but frustrate fans ahead of next weekend

Not being from england I haven't seen a lot of the bad press, and generally you's do seem to beat yourselves up a lot..One negative that i would take from the game if i were English, is the fact that in the second half you seemed to let Arg run at you a lot and have large periods of possession..that's all well and good when your defense stands up but against some of the very best teams in the world openings will be found..

10 Months, 6 Days ago

England beat Argentina but frustrate fans ahead of next weekend

When i seen it live and now looking at it again it really doesn't seem like he did..Looks like a terrible call...

10 Months, 6 Days ago

Another look at the Greatest Game Ever Played - Wallabies vs All Blacks 2000

Have never seen this game in its entirety just plenty of highlight footage..It does seem like it would've been an incredible game to watch live, especially being from either of Aus or NZ...For me though personally best game ever, in any sport, is very subjective and I've never seen a match which struck a nerve with me like SA vs Lions second test 2009...I tend to like very physical matches and I don't think you'll find a match where both teams put there body on the line quite like they did that day...

Honourable mentions for me incl Leinster vs Toulouse HC 1/4 final 2006, Leinster vs Northhampton HC cup final, Eng vs Aus WC final...really hungover right now so can't think of any more at moment although there definitely are, particularly involving the all blacks...

1 Year, 1 Month ago

Butch James suspended for four weeks for high tackle on Jurgen Visser

But this is an almost weekly occurrence in the game of rugby where players are given yellow cards, or even just a talking to and then a few days later they are banned for weeks/months...If the IRB are really trying to say these incidents are worth more than a yellow well then the refs clearly are not listening..And with good reason because many of the citing commissioners are getting trigger happy in my eyes..

this incident was a yellow card at most and not worth a ban..if it was a vicious swinging arm then it would be different but it's just a case of a clumsy high tackle which caused no injury to either player..

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Butch James suspended for four weeks for high tackle on Jurgen Visser

4 weeks seems very harsh in my eyes..Maybe a week or two at most..i mean if it was only worth a yellow card during the game how can it then be worth 4 weeks afterwards...

1 Year, 2 Months ago

The British and Irish Lions win the series 2-1 after third Test rout

All of this SH rugby is much much superior is nonsense in my eyes...The rugby world cup is what the majority of our conclusions regarding which is superior should be taken..And for the last 3 world cups the last four has consisted of 2 NH and 2 SH teams..Generally Sh is a tad better but if you're going to mention weaker teams like Scotland and italy then you have to mention the Sh teams like Tonga and Fiji who are also almost always beaten handily by top NH teams..

France(once they sort their current mess out) and England in particular are well capable of beating any team in the world..Ireland and Wales too, just not against New Zealand it seems..(this is more of a mental thing than anything else i fear)...

As I said in general SH rugby is superior but not by that much and come the world cup we'll no doubt see at least 1 or 2 of the big 3 beaten by these "vastly inferior" NH teams and styles of play..

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll dropped for series decider against the Wallabies

To be honest even if the lions do win, I think something has been taken away from it, due to the fact that Gatland has gone against what the lions should be about..that is, by and large picking the best players creating a gameplan for them..Gatland has simply chosen his Welsh favourites over guys who have played better, not only on tour but for much of the season too....

There's pretty much no reason why Youngs should be dropped from hooker..the change at 8 isn't bad considering neither has played that well on tour..Phillips at scrum half is wrong because both Youngs and Murray have shown more, especially last week and I still can't get over Phillips not trying to tackle Genia in the first test..(if his knee was so bad he couldn't sprint then there's no way he should've been on the field)..

In reality it should be BOD and Manu in the centers...maybe I'm missing something but Manu and bod have definitely been the best centers on tour in both defence and attack...before he got injured Roberts was having a mediocre season and a poor tour showing...if Gatland was set on dropping BOD then it should be Manu who took his place..

Instead, and maybe it was unintentional or sub consciously, but it's obvious that gatland has just simply gone for his safety net with the welsh boys..

1 Year, 2 Months ago

HSBC Lions Weekly - Reaction as series is levelled in Melbourne

agree with you except for Croft and definitely your comments on Sexton...Sexton has probably been one of the lions best players..his passing is much much better than Farrells and he knows exactly how to get the backline moving..see the first test and his pass to set up Cuthberts try..

You can't blame Sexton for the up and under tactics either considering they probably come fomer gatland himself..his kicking out of hand has been top class too..

Wouldn't mind seeing murray in at scrum half either but Youngs played very well in second test so can't argue with him being picked....Definitely agree with manu going in for davies..he will create those half gaps that BOD will be able to exploit on his shoulder with the offload..

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Wallabies snatch second Test victory to level the Lions series

Perhaps you're right and it's not really that I criticize them for taking the three points..As i said while watching it live I didn't even notice the opportunity I was so glad they had managed to open up their scoring..but considering they had already given up the chance for three points by going for that lineout, going for it once more would hardly have been a stretch? by the looks of it it was very likely that the Aussies would either give up another penalty or a pushover try...

Regarding the last penalty i did feel at the time that it was a very hard kick for halfpenny to take..Sure he's knocked kicks like that over before but not at the very end of perhaps one of the most gruelling matches he's played in...Sexton may not have kicked any drop goals this tour but he has it kicked plenty throughout his career so I still feel it was the wrong call..they had huge momentum and another quick penalty would have put them within range if the Aussies were to infringe again.>or they could've tried to work their way into drop goal range..

1 Year, 2 Months ago

 
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