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Los Pumas beat Springboks in Argentina for first time ever

Bok fans are awful quiet....

9 Hours, 31 Minutes ago

Explanation and feedback on the new law trials in place in New Zealand

Horses for courses though, at the end of the day it's a style of successful playing.... When I got into senior rugby I used to seal off rucks successfully which secured the ball for our team... I could be rolled as a measure of counter rucking, I was normally low, head to the tackled players body and grab hold of him, the old school way of doing it... I'm happy for changes to be brought in to stop players getting a nasty injury, but I'm not sure about all this rubber foot type of thing thats going to go on, I don't think it will make more scrappy quick thinking passing, pre planned moves will become harder as a result, which is a bit of a shame...

2 Days, 20 Hours ago

Explanation and feedback on the new law trials in place in New Zealand

Rolling can still occur I guess... just not in the way of the ruck.... or have they just created a new 'grey area'..... "went off his feet yes, but didn't cause any interference with the ruck or close area" I can hear being the new referee interpretation.....

Until Joubert gets involved that is...

4 Days, 6 Hours ago

Explanation and feedback on the new law trials in place in New Zealand

Oh sorry, I was under the impression that if you went off your feet at the breakdown it was a penalty already... I guess not...

4 Days, 12 Hours ago

Elton Jantjies boots the ball directly into his captain's face!

I must have had a head knock recently... *whistle*

4 Days, 20 Hours ago

Phil Kearns has some interesting theories about All Blacks success

Reading and comprehension isn't a strong point then guest?

4 Days, 20 Hours ago

Rugby Championship heads to Twickenham with Argentina vs Australia, October 8th

Rugby is a business now.... sadly...

4 Days, 20 Hours ago

Midweek Madness - Tendai Mtawarira goes into Beast Mode yet again!

I respect the need as a rugby news outlet to report these happenings... but I'm personally bored of seeing this activity. It's a great show of strength, but it's also bloody dangerous....

4 Days, 20 Hours ago

Phil Kearns has some interesting theories about All Blacks success

Well it is and it isn't "old", especially when it's true. As mentioned, it's not saying it's a bad thing, every prop has their 'techniques', however unlike a prop, NZ adjusts quickly to the referee.

However, that being said, the reason it IS old, is that it is not the only reason that NZ are killer. As you quite rightly said, they play a 'standard' game that is much superior to most other nations, couple that with the fact that rugby is like another meal in the day to most kiwis, throw in a dabble of the dark arts as well as a mix of high standards to upkeep, some great coaches and you have yourself a team that is second to none.

6 Days, 7 Hours ago

Phil Kearns has some interesting theories about All Blacks success

Yeh, tbh, I don't know why a low of kiwi fans get so uppity when offside is mentioned... it's rarely mentioned in a "I hate kiwis" manner... it's more done in a "is the referee blind?" manner...

Rugby has become so similar between teams... very large players from 1-8, then a further large players from 9-15, all fast, all strong... the game really is won or lost in the darker areas of the game, so if NZ can 'get away' with being offside, then credit to them, they've done their homework and they know the limits....

6 Days, 18 Hours ago