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Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

I think the clear and obvious difference is whose body is being put on the line. Yours, no problem. The person you are tackling, not so much.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

Oh, I totally disagree. His stats have been immense and he has been a decent provider. I say stick with him for the moment because it seems to be working well.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Ireland in pole position after O'Driscoll farewell thrashing of Italy

The man is a class act on and off the pitch. To be that good, for that long, is outstanding.

Although I would clearly love England to win the 6N, I would be very happy to see Ireland take the win for BOD's sake. They deserve it. I would also like to see him bow out of the international stage with a trophy.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

Gutted for Halfpenny. He's been absolute class for so long, he gave everything for the cause. His covering tackle on Burrell was outstanding. I wish him a very speedy recovery.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

If Ireland win next weekend, and they probably will, then they are deserved winners. I think they've been class this tournament. Happy to lose to them on points difference. I know it's daft to be sentimental, but I'd be kinda happy to see Ireland win the 6N in BOD's last year. The man has been absolutely immense over the years in a blue, green or red shirt.

I'm not sure I'd agree about Sexton. I think Farrell has been better.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

I think he offers something different. The crabbing annoys me, but if he can tweak it then it might force defenders to back off and watch him. He's predictably unpredictable. He isn't international standard yet, but he might be able to develop into a special player. For now we aren't exactly over run with quality wings and I would be happy enough to see him line up in an England shirt again.

But he does need clear guidance from Lancaster in terms of what to do next. I think his inclusion is a positive decision (better than sticking with Ashton for all those games!) but he needs to be told exactly what he has to do to improve.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

Tuilagi (and England) would benefit from being told to go away and offer more than just smash and bash. For him to make the next step he needs to bring in better ball skills.

I wouldn't drop Burrell. He's in fine form and has looked good. He can only get better as he gets more experience at this level. Make Tuilagi fight for the place. We want two centres battling it out for their places.

Agreed that 36 has been a creative force that we've been lacking for a while. I'd still like to see him develop in order to be a bit more of a Greenwood, but he's impressed me this tournament.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

England avenge Cardiff loss with convincing victory over Wales at Twickenham

Agreed.

I used to slag Farrell off for not offering enough in attack, but he's coming good. His defence has always been immense - but then I bet Daddy Farrell probably had him tackled sides of beef as a toddler. It is in his attacking play that he is beginning to offer more, and he's still so young!

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Leigh Halfpenny injured making brave try-saving tackle on Luther Burrell

I'd be interested to know the answer to this from a medical perspective. I would imagine that, unless he has a history of shoulder dislocations (which I'm not aware of) then he would probably be reasonably strong due to his conditioning and 'pre-hab'.

He certainly put in a brave tackle. It was a shame to see him leave the field and I'd wish him a speedy and full recovery. He's a quality player. Maybe a bit of a rest before the World Cup will do him some good, he's had a long season!

1 Month, 6 Days ago

O2 Inside Line - Season 4 Episode 7

From a different England age group, but this try is an absolute doozy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_hdyrkjO_I

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1 Month, 1 Week ago

 
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