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Soteria Pulumu suspended from Women's World Cup for Spear Tackle

Don't think he was replying to your comment. He specifically mentioned the words low IQ and the original comment by krip included this sentence:

"Let`s face it - as long as there are ignorant players with low IQ such stuff will happen."

...so yeh..not at you :D

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Soteria Pulumu suspended from Women's World Cup for Spear Tackle

Oh come on, it's not as simple as that... the offending man has to be French as well...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

I know it's not the done thing to play the 'our team was understrength' but were any of the teams you mentioned understrength?

I know France has been playing some pretty awful rugby recently, Italy and Scotland are difficult teams to take into serious account (sometimes they play relatively VERY well) but then again, Scotland has often tend to have a strong pack.

Did England have Corbisiero?

I have to explain that I'm not trying to clutch at excuses here, I literally don't know/can't remember. If those teams weren't understrength then I agree, Australia's problem is that perception of a weak scrum.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

I think that is probably a fairer assessment than my attempt above. I think you're right, the Aussie forwards often get a bit overwhelmed by the set pieces, but as you said, if they can work that to their advantage and keep the ball alive then their backs can cut other countries to ribbons!

I think in some of their tournaments to the NH; this year and late last year, it was shown quite well, their forwards at set pieces seemed to be the underdogs (although I wouldn't say they were totally mismatched) but as a team with the ball free flowing they were immense.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Players would have fainted with shock and would have to have been stretchered off.....

Agree totally with what you've written, just to add to that:

I'm sure the blokes in top condition, but he's 33 years old, he's getting on, who knows whether this could have been his 'last chance' to add another club trophy to his cabinet.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Don't want to start any arguments, but I just feel that the Wallabies are lacking in strength up front. I think they have brilliant ability all round and their back row can be monstrous in both skill and/or size, but I still get the impression; perhaps incorrectly, that they get pushed about a bit up front.

A bit too black and white, but you can almost look at it like, the backs score 2 tries for every 1 the pack gives away - This is not a fact nor any statistic; that I know of, but I find it highlights how the Aussies can still win a game that their forwards don't appear to do too well in.

Wish them all the best, wouldn't mind seeing Cooper back in again though.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Wouldn't be so hasty yet. Still things like the quad nations, autumn internationals and indeed the RWC for NZ to lose before they can truly be said to be on a downward spiral...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twn2VceaI8E

...wait... McCaw actually got penalised?

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1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

Different kettle of fish, but a team I used to play for had a short flanker, he was fast as hell and bloody strong too. He had to be under 5'10 - tackled like a demon and always hit hard, rarely did he go back when tackling.

Like I said, this is a bit different - amateur vs pro, but there is some key ingredient some of these gems have.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

It's be interesting to find out who the lightest player is/was in the pro era (I'm picking pro era because before that will make things very complicated).

Gio Aplon is probably quite high on the 'light list'.

Wonder if it'd be stringer at 73kg?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

 
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