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Chris Ashton penalised for dragging Luke Marshall down by the face

At this point, Ashton getting himself banned would probably be of benefit to English hopes in the 6 Nations!

9 Months, 4 Days ago

Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

Obviously not condoning this - but maybe worth considering if he doesn't speak English?

9 Months, 6 Days ago

Manu Tuilagi returns from injury to make big tackle on lock Courtney Lawes

There's a lot of criticism over Tuilagi's distribution, which I'm not sure I understand. His passing and offloading game are both excellent. It's not like he's playing 10, so what exactly is he lacking? A Cipriani-Tuilagi-Slade combo could be devastating.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Manu Tuilagi returns from injury to make big tackle on lock Courtney Lawes

There may be a case for some of those names you've listed, but please lets not throw Joel bloody Tomkins into the debate.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Rugby Tactics: Using the Grubber Kick to beat defences

Also good to note that a grubber kick can't be marked, making it even more of a nuisance for defences.

9 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Number eight Nathan Hughes bumps off flyhalf George Ford with big carry

Interesting how there's only talk of Wasps players getting an England call up now that the club's doing well. It shouldn't be that good players are hindered because of the lack of success for their club. Likewise it shouldn't be that average players are propelled into the England setup because their club's doing well.

Imagine for a second, that in his brief Union stint, Joel Tomkins played for Wasps and Elliot Daly for Saracens. Who would have more England caps? The same case can be made for so many players.

10 Months, 13 Hours ago

Comparing the Jared Payne and Michael Rhodes cards for similar incidents

Banning jumping is one of the most ridiculous things anyone's ever posted on a rugby forum of any kind ever.

10 Months, 5 Days ago

Friday Funnies - Billy Vunipola defuses tensions by suggesting it's time for a Kit Kat

Let's keep the partridge references flowing.

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

Christian Wade scores easy try after Dave Kearney bouncing ball blunder

Imagine if every time Dickson and Wigglesworth got a cap, they instead chose to give it to Simpson. Imagine what this guy could have made of an England career. There's still time, he's only 27. Please let's not waste the second half of his career like the first half.

11 Months, 1 Week ago

Highlights and celebrations as All Blacks win successive Rugby World Cup titles

Sonny Bill; Two rugby world cups, one league world cup, heavy weight boxing champion of New Zealand, now chasing an Olympic medal, better looking than me, and also as it turns out a nicer guy than me. Fuck.

11 Months, 3 Weeks ago