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The British and Irish Lions power past the Western Force in Perth

I'd tend to disagree that there's the gap you're implying. Nobody's saying he's as quick as he always was, but you're talking maybe half a sec over 30metres lost. The biggest difference to be seen in the two clips for me is Fodens cover defence against some sloppy Aussie defending in '91.
I'm a huge BoD fan, have met the man and all, but as well as he took that try, he'd be the first to tell you that if he'd been hit with a tackle he'd have been isolated. In the second clip he doesn't pin his ears back, as a more seasoned player he looks for the off load on the inside.

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Rene Ranger's massive tackle on the Brumbies' Nic White

To select him on the All-Blacks you'd have to know who to drop, I'm not sure I would to be honest.
Let's be straight, if he was in any other country there'd be no doubt about him playing international rugby, but the all-blacks have the backline pretty much covered.
I'd try Fruen out before Ranger to be honest.

1 Year, 3 Months ago

British & Irish Lions squad announcement - Sam Warburton named as captain

I think best's lineout throwing has let him down once too often, although I can't say I like hartley too much myself.
Agree with you on BoD but then again I'm as biased as you are for all the same reasons so fuck it.
M'ON THE LIONS!

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco

No his back is clearly not part of his upper body....oh wait...

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco

If it's not stopped then we'll end up with something similar to NFL where you have blockers.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco

It's called a dummy line...dumpy line makes no sense on any level...if if he did get dumped :D

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Brian O'Driscoll dumped off the ball by Mauro Bergamasco

I wouldn't say red, if he had the ball it was borderline. Yellow card for off the ball tackle.

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Richard Kahui's huge hit on Ben Tapuai in Hamilton

All Black for sure, would think that Freun should be in with a shout too. ABs are never short on talent are they?
Was this tackle a little high? Am I going to get slated for even suggesting that??? :D
Oh well....

1 Year, 4 Months ago

Prop Ben Franks' big hit and unbelievable try-saving tackle on wing Frank Halai

Well if you are going to be 'old fashioned' go the whole hog, Quade Cooper, Dean Mumm and Digby Ioane were all born in New Zealand, while Tuiquiri is Fijian and David Pocock was born in Zimbabwe....was there a point there???

1 Year, 4 Months ago

George Moala suspended for knocking out Buxton Popoali'i with big tackle

With a yellow??? Not even mate, let off with a warning!

1 Year, 4 Months ago

 
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