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

Agree totally Jimmy, in fact it could be said that if Lawes even tried to pull out if would have ended with a possible shoulder charge/barge or something. I was glad the officials got on with it. Good hit, good decision and great play by both teams.

1 Week, 18 Hours ago

Ireland take Six Nations 2015 title after dramatic day in tournament's history

I enjoyed most of the matches this tournament. I thought there were many hard fought games. The underdogs seemed to play some good rugby at times, which was promising, but equally disappointing when it seemed to descend into a form of 'head up bum' syndrome later on.

I think Scotland and Italy have excelled in areas they were once poor at, but Scotland especially; whilst doing some things correctly, seemed to forget all the things they were maintained being pretty good at in the past. - Naturally I saw Jim Hamilton resorting to what he is good at, giving away penalties... I thought he had overcome that aspect of his style.

Onto the England game.. I personally had not endured the levels of excitement that others had with Englands playing through the tournament, they played well but they looked, not overly interesting 'yet'... however against France I thought they did extremely well. It was interesting to see them play under a huge amount of pressure and adapt. I think against Ireland they were not in the mind frame that they were capable of beating the Irish, but against the French they had it in their minds that they were going to win, it nearly back fired on them but then they stepped up and the whole thing almost looked improvised... but it was brilliant.

The commentators or pundits asked Clive Woodward whether players are told before the game to calm down and not make a big deal of the game, or whether it's hyped up. He replied that he would hype the game up and put pressure on the players to see how they performed, I personally thought they performed very well!

Congratulations to all the teams, I thought they all played well in certain areas and they made this 6N a far more exciting tournament than I have seen in a while!

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Ireland take Six Nations 2015 title after dramatic day in tournament's history

Larry I understand your comment about Ireland losing to Wales, but then on the flipside, Wales lost to England and England got beaten badly by Ireland... so if for instance Wales had won the competition then surely the Irish fans would say "Well we beat England?" etc...

The only way to overcome this would be to have a longer competition where you eventually break it down into a semi final and final... but that would get a little long and tedious and it also wouldn't really overcome the 'We beat you but you still won over all' comments.

1 Week, 1 Day ago

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

Reading the news and it mentions tweets from 'celebs' about the rugby... All very good until I come across one from that big eared football fairy 'Linekar'

"Gary Lineker @GaryLineker If you were watching the drab finish in the rugby, you'd have missed a classic at Upton Park."

If you honestly think that it was a drab finish, then you know nothing about rugby, in which case you shouldn't even be commenting on it, let alone in a negative fashion. What a cock!

1 Week, 1 Day ago

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

Firstly check the link, secondly it's no longer the IRB..

1 Week, 1 Day ago

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

http://www.worldrugby.org/rankings/

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Highlights video of U15 flyer Tyrese Johnson-Fisher hits 1 Million viral views

Thank you Stroudos, worded better than I could ever have done.

My statement was based purely on my experiences in youth rugby. I remember a game involving rolling subs where a chap who did not have white skin was; I'd imagine, double the weight of our number 8 who was our biggest player, much faster than any player we had and stronger than any of us. When he was off we were the strongest team, they brought him on to level the score, took him off, we dominated, brought him on, he smoked us etc...

Then there was another game, where whenever this other chap who was not as small and weak and white as us, got the ball we had to commit 3 tacklers EVERY TIME!.. So whether I'm now a raving racist that's soon to be sent my kkk membership card and white robe, I still base my comment on what I've experienced and what I see in this video.

I can always try and give you information about how many white and black players I've played against and I'll let you decide whether the percentages speak about colour...

1 Week, 2 Days ago

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

Bloody hell, what a weekend!

How wrong I was, all the favourites dominated but neither Wales nor England dominated enough, incredible!

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Inspirational leader Sergio Parisse on the Art of Number Eight

I totally agree, again it's falling into the stereotypes - fat guys are props, tall guys are locks, etc.

1 Week, 3 Days ago

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

Hahaha. Actually it's quite interesting, I can see how potentially Wales could win it because they could be the only team to win their game..

Scotland have a good group of players, I wouldn't expect them to beat Ireland, but I can see how it could potentially turn into one of those Ireland 17 Scotland 18 or something like that sort of games.

And yes, as you said, France could actually turn up and make it a very hard game.

I think however that going into this weekend Ireland is sitting in the driving seat. Less points difference, but they've got what we could all assume; at this stage, as the team thats most likely to offer up more points for taking..

1 Week, 3 Days ago