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England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

But that French wingers try may require scrutiny... As a commentator said, if you're French it's a try, if you're English it's not....

That call could have gone either way, the ball looked like it could have fallen from his hands...

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

England and France's Twickenham thriller not enough in dramatic title chase

Of course they recognise a massive victory, but that must have been such an exhausting and hard game and to win with so many tries (scores by both teams) yet get told instantly that they 'lost' the tournament must be a huge disappointment...

Every teams goal is to win the tournament, but they have to win the games to get there, so it's safe to say, tournament victory is bigger than game victory...

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

Ireland thump Scotland to set up second Championship title in succession

Definitely a disappointing game for Scotland...

I said it somewhere else, but I feel that they've almost sat down in a classroom since cotter came on, and made two lists, one was everything they're good at, the other everything they're bad at... They then said "well we're good at this, we don't need to train it", then they started training JUST the stuff they were crap at... Whilst completely forgetting all that they were good at...

Huge step forward but also a huge step backwards!

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

Ireland thump Scotland to set up second Championship title in succession

Really? I thought that France game last week was 10 times as excruciatingly painful as this could ever have been..

Maybe I watched the game differently by considering the points difference, so almost Ireland vs Scotland and Wales and England, rather than solely ire v sco...

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

Wales cut loose in Rome for unbelievable second half against Italy

Agree with your comments about the first half, I was quite shocked at the end of the game because the first half had me laughing, I was thinking "this is brilliant from Italy, good luck getting your points diff Wales" then they came in flying....

As above though, a poor start like that against other teams could put the game out of reach..

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

Wales cut loose in Rome for unbelievable second half against Italy

I defended his body on the line tackling a year or two ago when he got in between an English player (I think) and the try line as I didn't believe he would have had enough to force the player into touch otherwise, but this is indefensible, it's poor technique.

Take note that I think it was the same side against the English player mentioned above, a trend? Can 1/2p not tackle well with this left shoulder?

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

How the final round of the 2015 Six Nations will be decided

Except if you check out the rankings you'll see your points are wrong..

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

Dan,

Some of the comments on this thread are your best work yet!

Thank you for the humour on what is apparently a highly outrageous scene in the rugby world!

Best wishes

Me

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

I have to emulate many comments and say how shocked I am that this is apparently so controversial...

Brian Lima had been f'ing people up for years before this, Jonny Wilkinson made a big hit on a Frenchman that sort of turned and went shoulder first etc etc..

I'm sick of negative comments regarding mismatch, hit in the back, etc... I'm wondering if we've got an influx of trolls or the target of some sort of troll convention or something?

Are you not all rugby players? It appears that even amongst the 'haters' the general consensus is that Lawes was committed... So how exactly would you like him to tackle? Tap the bloke on the shoulder so he turns round then hug him to the ground? Lets say it was a dummy, Plisson would have been smashed holding the ball... So is that still wrong?

I honestly cannot believe the levels of patheticness many of you have stopped too... It's no wonder the game has descended into yellow cards for people jumping to compete for the ball but not being the catcher..

And the French bretheren on here, whether you care to admit it or not, your nation has produced some of the dirtiest scenes rugby has ever seen, yet this causes you outrage? South Africa isn't exactly a clean nation and even Victor Matfield said he has to improve his boxing skills when playing in France! So where the hell have all the fans from 'before' gone too? Or are you donning your 'holier than thou' robes because your nation hasn't produced a good 10 man fist fight in a while?

For crying out loud man the f*ck up! Even the women's rugby has more testosterone and less oestrogen than you guys!

2 Days, 19 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

Oliver, when a player turns to pass the ball and presents their back, do you think Dusatoir will say "oh no he's not looking, I'll just kind of pull out, or wait until he turns around" or the French equivalent?? Don't be naive!

2 Days, 20 Hours ago