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Massive try saving hit by Israel's Yonatan Kaplan vs Gibraltar

Touché sir.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Midweek Madness - Schalk Brits runs into brick wall Wayne Barnes

He'll be getting some serious stick for that. Class.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Massive try saving hit by Israel's Yonatan Kaplan vs Gibraltar

Although I just smashed my 4 year old son in a similar fashion as he ran to give my wife a hug, and suddenly I'm 'a complete w***er.' Parenting has gone soft. Double standards I tells ya.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Massive try saving hit by Israel's Yonatan Kaplan vs Gibraltar

The tackle was dangerously awesome. There was a serious risk to his pride. The intention was there to be a fucking legend. As a result of this tackle the tackled player bought him a drink in the bar afterwards, which can lead to liver disease.

This sort of tackle could encourage young children to be dangerously awesome themselves.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 2 of Super Rugby 2014

That's awesome to know. I really enjoy the 6N, I think it's one of the best sports tournaments on the planet because it's just the right size. You get to know all five opposition teams, there is a nice mix of home and away, there is a huge amount of history and so on. I love it.

You're right though, the 6N can throw up some miserable fixtures. The second weekend of this tournament was a bit bleh.

I also enjoy the raw speed of the game in the SH. I love the sheer honest physicality of the SA teams in particular.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Massive try saving hit by Israel's Yonatan Kaplan vs Gibraltar

I think this tackle was all sorts of legal. Admittedly we've not got much to go on because the available clips aren't great quality, but it looks like he tries to get his right arm around and the way the tackled player spins slightly seems to suggest he was gripping slightly with a left hand.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

He didn't do anything. They were saying that 2 years ago he might have done, but he was cool.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 2 of Super Rugby 2014

I'm with you Matt, but I think that it's just cultural. If I was living in the SH I would get too excited by the 6N. The skills on show in the Super 15 are simply sublime. I only wish we would match it up here.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

Harsh on 36. He's been pretty decent so far this championship. Not sure I'd rate Burrell more highly.

I do however agree with your comments on the wingers. May could probably have tried to skin a few more players on the outside, but he obviously didn't feel there was enough space for that. I think teams will start to close him down a bit more in the future and he probably needs to look to go around the outside a little more. I don't remember many runs down the line compared to when he stepped inside, but I suppose that is a more sensible tactic and keeps the ball alive, whereas I just want to a searing run followed by a wonder try.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

I thought the wingers were more exciting than any England have graced a field with for some time, but looked inexperienced. The good news is that they ARE inexperienced and are getting a lot of experience, fast. I have been really impressed with the way that Nowell responded to a shocking first five minutes on debut, and has hit the ground running. May's decision making is questionable at the moment, but that's just learning to deal with the lack of time available on the ball at international level. Both will learn.

Kudos to Lancaster for sticking with them so far. Give them plenty of time to get bedded in. Both could be class in the future.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

 
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