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The Tuilagi and Vunipola brothers talk mums, crossdressers and big hits

I love that they barely know how to answer the question about faafafine because it's so accepted they don't really have to have an explanation.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

Juan De Jongh takes on Springbok jersey wearing Terry Crews in a dance off

Ideally you'd want them mostly to be international players but the tradition is to pick one or two uncapped. The trouble with this fixture is that as far as i know it's not an official test so none of the European clubs have to release players to play for the Barbarians and the top 30 players from NZ, Oz, SA and several other countries are on tour. So it leaves mostly tier 2-3 players who are available and willing. Still a very nice squad though.

1 Year, 11 Months ago

Bryan Habana issues apology for taking a dive in Heineken Cup Final

Sonny Bill took a dive but I can't remember who it was against - maybe Australia? Sneaky smile on his face afterwards too. One more reason some people don't like the guy

2 Years, 4 Months ago

Midweek Madness - Player falls to floor after worst fight ever

Keep in mind that it's not international rugby but two villages. It is classic islander humour that you see plenty of during more casual games.

I'm guessing the "bloody kiwi or aussie" (i'm one of them) point meant that even though we're not islanders (although technically we are), we can spot islander humour when we see it.

2 Years, 5 Months ago

New Ireland prop Rodney Ah You smashes lock Alistair Hargreaves

I would hardly say they "found" him - he'd already played U19 and U20 for NZ.

2 Years, 8 Months ago

Sam Egerton banned after being red carded for eye rake in Varsity Match

Mate, what are you on about? When did the ABs last stick their fingers in someone's eye? I can think of a few similar incidents that went unpunished in the last couple of yeas

Rougerie on McCaw
MacLaughlin on McCaw
JdP on Moore

How does that fit into your conspiracy theory?

2 Years, 9 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll's pass through the legs sets up Luke Fitzgerald try

I misread the titled as was expecting to see him pass through the legs of someone else to set up a try. Now that would have been impressive! Between his own legs is good enough but a bit of a let down considering my expectations.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Sonny Bill Williams on Rugby League vs Rugby Union and life in general

I could be wrong but he probably converted because his manager Nasser is Muslim. There were a few other Muslims at the doggies over the years so maybe it happened back then but first i heard about it was when he was refusing water while on his first tour to SA during Ramadan.

Nasser also managed Anthony Mundine, who converted and has himself converted Blake Ferguson a few weeks ago. I wouldn't be surprised if Quade Cooper "came out" and announced he had too.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

The Barbarians sweep aside Fiji in entertaining fixture at Twickenham

That one and i wonder if le Roux's awful offload wouldn't have happened if he could see some colour besides black and white behind him. Surely they could have just ordered some other jerseys at fairly short notice.

2 Years, 10 Months ago

Irish hearts broken by All Blacks' last gasp converted try

I suspect the refs have started cracking down on the early charge in the last couple of years. At the world cup it was getting ridiculous, teams were making an early charge then stopping but enough in some cases to put the kicker off. SA did it to JOC and it worked and almost cost them the QF, I have a feeling Kahui did it in the final too but it didn't work.

Cruden isn't a good enough kicker to include a dummy run in his routine. Anything he does would be to make sure he kicks the goal. If Ireland are misled, unfortunate and i see your point, but it doesn't mean Cruden is doing the misleading

2 Years, 10 Months ago