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Ireland cruise to comfortable RWC warmup win over Wales in Cardiff

Any idea where the gold has come from? Don't recall it ever being on the Welsh kit before..

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Australia stun New Zealand to win the 2015 Rugby Championship in Sydney

I only thought I remembered it because I was really under the impression that Ireland were going to beat NZ 'in the next game' so I was gob smacked when they were made to look like school boys... and by the hands of NZ and not their own mistakes!

Totally agree with you regarding the young heads. It is a very difficult decision to make to replace McCaw, Carter et al. I also think Hansens dilemma is that NZ are on this number 1 pedestal (ignore latest result haha) and the last thing he wants to do is make a habit of losing purely because of experience. That is what has been the upset of so many teams in the past, they develop a brilliant set of 21 players and they play those and only those guys... then they all somewhat retire at the same point and the team falls apart - take England really... 2003 they won the RWC, those winners that didn't retire kept on playing because who wants to cut the world cup winners... and the team plummets as their standard falls and they retire, because the new boys never got a proper look in.

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Awesome Argentina upset sloppy Springboks for first time ever

Watched as a neutral. I was glad to see JDV back on the field although he broke his jaw....

I thought that Argentinian try was unfair when the referee told the boks to have a word. Although that alone would not change the outcome of the match. Seems like the boks really struggled with their tighthead against the Argies, ruined their scrum platform!

Burger copped a fair bit of abuse through the game, some pretty big high shots on him, I guess the tables turned a tad from what he used to do, but still not to great.

Exciting game, congratulations to Argentina

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Tonga's sensational full field try against South Africa at Rugby World Cup 2007

Brilliant try! Also interesting to see that the last person chasing right before the try was Matfield.. Good effort from him to get back even if it amounted to little in the end!

2 Weeks, 6 Days ago

Australia stun New Zealand to win the 2015 Rugby Championship in Sydney

I think I remember a game they played brilliantly the whole time (or I might think I think I remember.... :S )

Against Ireland in the SH tours. I think it was something like NZ played awful the first test and Ireland played 'better' but stuffed up their opportunities and were not very clinical. This gave me the idea that Ireland would win the 2nd test because they'll tighten up their ship and off they go... instead I think they got destroyed by NZ who appeared to issue swift vengeance on Ireland for ever having any self belief.

..that is how it went down in my mind, not 100% sure if I'm accurate on that as it was 1-2 (or more?) years ago...

But granted your point still stands and is very valid.

3 Weeks, 11 Hours ago

Australia stun New Zealand to win the 2015 Rugby Championship in Sydney

Copy and paste my comment on the game:

Bloody good game!

Only thing I'd say though, which is a worry, is that it felt like Australia played their really good rugby the entire time and capitalised where they could. The All Blacks on the other hand looked like the were just ambling about then occasionally thought "we better do something here" and jumped on a few Aussie mistakes...

So I don't know, seems like when the All Blacks played (or looked like they were paying attention), they played better than Australia, but Australia played the full game and deserved the win.

Maybe that's an unfair analysis and perhaps it was just Hooper and Pocock that nullified the AB's and made them look uninterested.

3 Weeks, 13 Hours ago

Ireland cruise to comfortable RWC warmup win over Wales in Cardiff

Dangerous play By Ireland to let Wales come back in slightly. Not sure if it was bad Ireland or good Wales.

Sad about Tommy O'Donnell.

3 Weeks, 19 Hours ago

Hammers Club Recruitment video strikes a chord with rugby fans

I want to see how the rest of the night progressed; or regressed?

Beer, beer, toilet, beer, toilet, shots, beer, toilet, hugs, bouncers, beer, toilet, vomit, beer, shots, shots, shots, vomit, floor, shots, fight, kebab, dropped kebab, chips, taxi, 30 mins of key trying to get into door, vomit, floor next to bed...

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Nehe Milner-Skudder starts on the wing for All Blacks vs Wallabies

Bloody good game!

Only thing I'd say though, which is a worry, is that it felt like Australia played their really good rugby the entire time and capitalised where they could. The All Blacks on the other hand looked like the were just ambling about then occasionally thought "we better do something here" and jumped on a few Aussie mistakes...

So I don't know, seems like when the All Blacks played (or looked like they were paying attention), they played better than Australia, but Australia played the full game and deserved the win.

Maybe that's an unfair analysis and perhaps it was just Hooper and Pocock that nullified the AB's and made them look uninterested.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Hooper and Pocock to start for Wallabies in championship decider vs New Zealand

For the record, it wasn't me...

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago