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Bryan Habana hat-trick sinks the wounded Wallabies in Pretoria

So they could have subbed Alexander back on (I think he had already been on the field, right?), but could not have brought on Fainga'a off the bench to replace Polota-Nau? All very confusing - now where's my rule book...

3 Years, 1 Day ago

Bryan Habana hat-trick sinks the wounded Wallabies in Pretoria

What an absolute clusterf*ck from the Aussies, everything seemed to go wrong. Headless chooks in attack with no semblance of a game plan, with guys like Dom Shipperley proving yet again that they aren't worthy of the gold jersey, too much ball given up through excellent Springboks counter-rucking, and pretty soft all round (surprisingly, the Wallabies scrum notwithstanding). AAC proved himself yet again to be the class he is, putting his body on the line to stop a certain five-pointer - the guy's a legend.

There hasn't been much chat about the ref's decision to not allow the sub onto the field and forcing the Aussies to play 14 on 15 (however endlessly amusing it was to see tubby Ben Robinson toss in the lineouts). I'm not sure of the ruling on this one, if they had used up their subs should they have still been allowed to make it for a front-rower?

3 Years, 2 Days ago

Brock James snatches dramatic win in Clermont vs Stade Francais classic

The Wallabies need Brock James...

3 Years, 4 Days ago

Classic Encounters - Hawkes Bay vs Bay of Plenty battle of the bay

Kaka's first try is absolutely sublime...

3 Years, 1 Week ago

Wallabies avoid defeat with come from behind win over Argentina

Not your best highlights reel, Rugbydump... For example, what about the two times the Wallabies went over the goal line but didn't score (I think I read they were in the first half)? I'd be more interested seeing that than a penalty or conversion being kicked!

3 Years, 2 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - Adam Ashley-Cooper's try saving superman double tackle

I'm a big AAC fan - he's been such a loyal servant to the Wallabies over the years, quite the unsung hero in my mind.

3 Years, 3 Weeks ago

Top 14 Round Two - Best of the weekend wrap-up

Great to see Gits still out there playing some good rugby. Such a shame the ARU gave up on him as a Wallaby when they did! I think they probably regret that now with the backline woes they have.

No surprise to see Cudmore up to his same old dirty tricks again...

3 Years, 1 Month ago

James O'Connor drops the F-Bomb during half time interview

I had a look on YouTube for it but couldn't find any reference to it. Rugbydump??

3 Years, 3 Months ago

James O'Connor drops the F-Bomb during half time interview

I had a good chuckle at this article on Sydney Morning Herald's site:

'Our favourite remains victorious skipper Kieran Read at the end of the Waratahs-Crusaders match in Sydney in 2009. An excited Read appeared to have drunk a pint of red cordial straight after the Crusaders' win that ended a run of losses. Asked what had prompted the form turnaround, Read said on live TV: ''We knew we would have it over them if we played with a bit of width. We played with the ball and it was f---ing great.''

As soon as Read dropped the F-bomb, he suddenly realised where he was. He produced the perfect ''Oops'' look, like a five-year-old who had been nabbed pilfering his sister's presents on Christmas Eve.

Read sheepishly made a quick exit right, before a filthy Phil Waugh was brought in, and the Waratahs skipper went for the barb. When asked if the Waratahs were now under pressure, Waugh snapped back: ''The only pressure is coming from you blokes.'' '

3 Years, 3 Months ago

Sonny Bill Williams puts the shoulder in against the Highlanders

I don't think the shoulder charge was worth a yellow card, but I'm surprised the ref didn't put him back in his box when he kept arguing back.

3 Years, 3 Months ago