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The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

I agree with the sentiment, but there is still the likes of Heinrich Brussow who is *just* under 5'11, but I believe he is very much an exception to the rule.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

To be fair 7 foot 10 isn't particularly small...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

I think top 5 is an awfully 'small' (haha) number as there are so many small great players, Dominici being one of them!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

U19 player slots a mammoth 80m+ kick at training

Yes and no. Yes early on as the game starts up, no once those players behaving cynically have been yellow and then red carded.

Decreasing the value of a penalty kick would not change the fact the referee still has 2 cards in his pocket to use. Kill the ball 2 times 'in the red zone' and you'll most likely receive a yellow, this has always been the case, continue to do so and the referee can award a red. So whilst you may expect to see a rise in 'crimes', you could on the flip side expect to see the use of more cards, which would in turn reduce the amount of 'crimes' to the same level as they are now and promote the 'victim' team to go for the corner, rather than the posts.

Of course as you've correctly highlighted, this does more for the offending teams than it does for the angels, but all in all, the world might see a game which does not hugely rely on racking up points from the boot of one player.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

U19 player slots a mammoth 80m+ kick at training

Ah, yeh, as for roids, not interested. I've heard all the usual anti-roid horror stuff from those who would never touch them and all the pro roid stuff from those who regularly use them and none of it particularly grips me. The only thing that did get my attention was an ex-roid user told me how he had a dumbell in his hand and his wife said dinner was going to be a bit late and he launched the dumbell which went through a wall.. he said that was the end of roids right there and luckily not his relationship!!! or wifes life...

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

U19 player slots a mammoth 80m+ kick at training

Hadn't thought of upping the conversion to 3 points, I had previously thought of raising a try to 6 and conversion staying at 2 but I'm not sure.

I agree totally that a drop goal should remain as 3, it's a lot harder (relatively speaking for those great kickers) to slot a drop goal with the pressure etc than a place kick.

Sorry, above I was not suggesting that players today are on enhancement drugs (even though some may be?!?) but it's true as players getting bigger, faster, stronger, it seems odd that the pitch would stay the same...

For instance, if long jumpers around the world started to jump over the sandpit through extra power gained with gym, technique etc, it wouldn't be long before someone said, perhaps we should make the sandpit longer, or something like that...

Fortunately this kick was wind assisted, so I think we can breathe a slight sigh of relief for now.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

U19 player slots a mammoth 80m+ kick at training

I remember Lee Evans did a sketch many years ago about forgetting all the drug bans and letting athletes all do steroids etc, he said all the events would change, "You'd have a hop, skip and where the f**k did he go?"

Someone made a flippant comment about reducing points to 2, I wouldn't mind seeing a trial of this actually. I think it would encourage running rugby more so. I believe in the 'old days' at some point a try was worth 6 points? with the conversion being 1? I like the try to conversion ratio at the moment, but I think 2 penalty kicks shouldn't be greater than 1 try - should they?

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014

Brilliant, gets me in the mood for pre-season!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

South Africa beat New Zealand to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games Sevens

Oh just to add, my tiny little mind knows where the reply button is, does yours? xxx ;)

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

South Africa beat New Zealand to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games Sevens

Changed my mind :)

http://www.rugbydump.com/2014/07/3819/some-of-the-biggest-hits-from-super-rugby-in-2014#allcomments

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

 
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