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Are the All Blacks a dirty team? Fans divided after battle in Dublin

Kiwi in Germany, you've summed up 90% of the rugby populations opinions.... The AB's are good at cynical play. It's nothing to be ashamed of, some players use steroids, others are just dicks and others don't get their dues because they're too nice... "The ABs are good at adjusting to the referee" PRECISELY! it's been highlighted on a lot of occasions that the AB's rarely commit the same penalty in a row... Are you telling me the best team in the world just randimly give away more penalties than other teams due to indiscipline??

They are the best team in the world, probably the best drilled and probably the deepest player depth out there and they just happen to commit more penalties out of accident or clumsiness or just shit happens?

They are an awesome team and they steal and use the ball at any chance and that is what makes them great, they play along a dangerous line and it works wonders for them. And of course they don't score tries through 'cheating'... Their running is sublime, but you have to be one eyed with very dark glasses on to miss the obvious.

Are they dirty? No more than any other team?
Are they cynical? Yes, just like every team, but they're better at it!

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Are the All Blacks a dirty team? Fans divided after battle in Dublin

To be fair mate, no self respecting forward would want their theoretical kids to play.... that being said, we're all but mad and it'd probably toughen them up... So lace up!

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Are the All Blacks a dirty team? Fans divided after battle in Dublin

Oh nice! I wasn't so much talking about the sigh. But more when people mentioned fekitoa and cane you replied with the hit on Barrett, that's the tit for tat thing. Having looked at the tackles, I'd say Fekitoas was at least a yellow, Canes (imo) was an accident and I'm not even sure I'd penalise him for it.... Perhaps a penalty for what happened but nothing marked against Cane.. I know that sounds odd, but there was (again imo) zero intent and I think it was a collision based on the Irish players actions, rather than Canes.... As for the Barrett incident, similar to Fekitoas where I'd say at least a yellow.... I'm not sure if Fekitoas was worse... It looked worse on outcome base, but intent base I'm not so sure...

All I mean really is if we highlight Fekitoas, throwing another incident into the mix instead of seems like an attempt to justify why one is ok, because of other actions... Either way, imo, neither were within the laws....

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks

The Azzurri may have played very well, but I believe what we're seeing happen to SA is a direct result of what their politicians have implemented. Sure, they're still dangerous, Italy can only play the team in front of them and no doubt it was still a bloody hard game, but something is happening to SA....

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Are the All Blacks a dirty team? Fans divided after battle in Dublin

Rabbit, I noticed in a couple replies of yours you've answered a question or a statement with another question... I assume you're a kiwi fan... we're not all out to get you guys, but tit for tat isn't particularly constructive... most will admit when their team is in the wrong...

1 Week, 2 Days ago

New Zealand avenge previous loss with bruising win over Ireland

I think the rug y community needs to start coming together and either ignoring tabloid bs, or reading very little into it.

Let's face it, the best team in the world won the match, why are we so shocked? We have a team that played amazingly and beat the AB's in Chicago, and for whatever reasons, they did not play with the same intensity this time round. Sure they lost players to injuries, but that is the nature of the game and really you should have a sub who is 99.9% of the player he is replacing. The abs played some good play and of course some good cynical play, we all try things on the pitch, I think it should be highlighted of the AB's but the fans should not take offence, it is a skill and they used it to their advantage.

Good game all round. Best of luck to all in the up and coming games.

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Are the All Blacks a dirty team? Fans divided after battle in Dublin

I would actually like to retract an ill informed comment on the Cane 'tackle' I made... I had read that Cane should have been yellowed and thinking it was a shoulder to the head sort of thing, I went along with it without seeing the incident, however now since seeing it, it genuinely looks completely accidental!!!

It was mistimed? I'm not sure, I think it was going to be perfectly timed until Henshaw spun into Cane.

As for the the tackle on Barrett, what was that??? And the arm movement after the try was scored?? The whole thing looked wrong and strange.

Are the all blacks dirty? No, not as much as any other team. They play right up to the line and occasionally beyond, but out right dirty, no...

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Will Skelton's yellow card for no-arms charge against Scotland

I don't think it's just as dangerous at all!! How can the two compare??

The law, I don't know, I know you can't slap the ball out a 9's hands, but that's as far as my knowledge goes. I'd guess it's illegal...but not 100%

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks

Oooooooooo controversial!

It's true though that in order to prove a lack of racism, they're actually being racist....

....the thing that gets me is how blatant it is...

Rugby coaches "..uhh, we picked Habana for years, how are we racist?"

Politicians "Habana is not fully black therefore he cannot be counted!"....

It needs grass roots investment and development, that's how you will get better black players being regularly produced! Not by playing a token black team just for the sake of it.... It is also watering down the achievements of black guys who have actually worked to get into the team on their very own high level merits!

1 Week, 3 Days ago

New Zealand avenge previous loss with bruising win over Ireland

Pretty safe to say Peyper had a shocker really...

Nigel Owens for all international matches?

1 Week, 3 Days ago