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Yoann Maestri only warned for this off the ball shoulder on Johnny Sexton

We also call it 'Le Crunch', you don't need to translate it to 'the Crunch' :)

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Tommy Seymour's aerial brilliance against Wales in Cardiff

This is yet another example of why I fucking love the Six Nations. It is the perfect tournament. Big enough mix of teams as to keep it wide open, but small enough that you can follow every game and every little thread within those games. Three games a week means you can analyse it in-depth, have an idea of what to look for the following week, and so on.

Seymour's performance was excellent. Great to see this skill playing such a part. Doesn't hurt in the build up to the Lions, either, when we will be touring New Zealand - themselves no stranger to kicking the ball. Hope he goes well next week.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Paul O'Connell Retirement Tributes from the British & Irish Lions

He is an awesome player, one I was always happy to cheer on (when he wasn't playing against England). I'm sure he has a very successful career in coaching ahead of him.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Yellow Carded player winds up fans, soon becomes Red Carded player

It's about respect, an unwritten code. I don't know whether or not that should be written into the rules, but I'm happy to see the idiot get a card. I'd rather see someone get a card for this than some of the things we see cards for.

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

New Zealand snatch 7s victory with 8 men on the field

I'd lay off the reefer if I was you, mate.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England maintain Calcutta Cup winning streak with victory over Scotland

If England are arrogant to the point where they think, 'we are going to win because we're England', then I think that's hugely unhelpful. That's arrogant.

If it's a case of thinking 'I know I'm good enough to win' then I see that as being completely different. That's self-belief.

I think for years we've been unfairly labelled as arrogant when in fact we simply believed that we could, and should, win at home, or against certain opposition. English fans will never be happy with a plucky loss away to the Welsh, unlike many Welsh fans if the positions were reversed. For me I think that's essential to a successful team - but alone it isn't enough. We mustn't mistake confidence and talking the talk with actually being world class.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

New Zealand snatch 7s victory with 8 men on the field

This result simply should not stand. It's intolerable.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

England maintain Calcutta Cup winning streak with victory over Scotland

Arrogance needs to be earned. We've done nothing to earn it for years. I like the self-belief, but we're not going to shake off the arrogance label any time soon!

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Carlin Isles unhappy after being caught and hit hard by Augustine Pulu

Cop a load of that! I love watching him run, but I love watching him get caught even more.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

New Zealand snatch 7s victory with 8 men on the field

I wonder how far Joubert ran once he realised he'd done this.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago