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Richie McCaw knocked out cold after getting his head on the wrong side of a tackle

I know he's had concussions, but seeing him KO'd isn't a common occurrence is it?

He's definitely one to put his body on the line, totally agree regarding North, I think the same applies for 1/2p, he won't be an 'old player'...

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

WIN our latest limited edition Rugbydump jersey!

Don't get me wrong, collars are nice, but I don't get the infatuation with long sleeved cotton shirts of old...

I remember at school we had long sleeve cotton... perhaps it was good perhaps not, but they were 'thin' cotton.. which meant we froze to death in the deep winter and the shirts weighed more than we did when they got wet... sleeves were always rolled up (even in winter) because they were uncomfortable to play in...

My favourite shirt this decade was the England centenary shirt:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/02/08/article-1249492-083432DE000005DC-510_634x697.jpg the one worn by wotsisface on the right..

All that being said, RD love the shirt, if I win it I'd be thrilled!

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

Who'd have thought Dan Carter himself was actually an England fan... should have emigrated my dear chap!

1 Month, 7 Hours ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

It's fair enough and I don't argue with his answer.. I just find it interesting that there is an action to describe an action.. >.

1 Month, 7 Hours ago

Richie McCaw knocked out cold after getting his head on the wrong side of a tackle

I'll ignore the bait..

Anyway, is it me or do KO's appear to be happening more frequently? I'm not sure if there is any reason for this, or whether it's just the current 'in thing' to do or maybe it's the quick spate of high profile KO's that are making it appear more of an epidemic than it really is..

Unusual to see Mr McCaw like that.

1 Month, 7 Hours ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

hmmmm, so it being the descriptive word 'clap' or 'clapping' rather than the actual action itself?

I suppose we all have a different word for 'Punch' but the international action is fairly well recognised..

Especially amongst the French ;) :P (can't resist!)

1 Month, 1 Day ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

...Obviously I don't 'sign', (wish I could..) so maybe someone who is in the know can shed some light as to why there needs to be a sign language version of clapping???

I mean clapping makes noise, so deaf won't be able to hear it.. but is their really a need for wavey hands? I mean clapping is universal (I think).. seems strange, but then, I'm not deaf so I cannot really comment with much justification.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

David Pocock scores first half hat-trick against the Highlanders

It's fine Dan, she apologised on Twitter, that'll get her at least a 75% reduction on her ban..

1 Month, 1 Day ago

La Rochelle defeat champions Toulon 32-29 with dramatic try in the final play

What tense stuff... Not even a follower of either team but it had my heart beating like mad!!! I love this game!

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Ali Williams controversially Sin Binned after colliding with Devin Toner in the air

I think that's what I was thinking about the whole incident and many like it... It just doesn't look 'right'....

It's that somewhat negative playing for the penalty style...

It happens with spear tackles all the time, people fly in pushing and shoving... maybe it's ok.. no one wants to see their team mate pole axed, but it's that sort of anti play to the whistle behaviour that I see creeping in here... Toner goes up, Ali contests but hits Toner and then everyone starts gesticulating.

I think this is a bit of a shame. Player safety is of course important, however these sorts of incidents eating into the game.

1 Month, 2 Days ago