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Contender for try of the tournament right there. Great effort by Horne!
Let's hope we see him get a run out in the 6N.
10 Months, 2 Weeks ago
Pretty good game, especially for Scotland's Flying Dutchman. I'd love to watch Fiji play in Fiji, I have got a lot of time to watch them run with the ball! And where were the rest of Fiji's big stars?
Don't they have access to Google in Fiji? So many factual errors by the commentator. It's like he was guessing where everyone plays their club rugby.
As I understand it the coverage for this game was a last minute purchase by ESPN. There should have been more coverage by other media sources. Shame the live feed was such poor quality. What was Fiji's first try like?
1 Year, 5 Months ago
I agree with excessive yellows.
Chunk's (Allan Jacobson) infringement for his yellow was more obvious but can someone tell me the reason for Ross Rennie's yellow? It seems very harsh and had no warning. Dangerous tackle? Or was he offside in the ruck? Seemed very excessive.
1 Year, 8 Months ago
I agree that he'll most likely never be selected for a Lions tour but on the grounds that he's not big enough and his kicking from hand isn't powerful enough.
To say he simply isn't good enough is just total rubbish. Other than his size and range of kicking, he certainly is good enough. He's one of the most intelligent players I've seen in a long time. A great rugby brain and has bags of skill.
Not to mention he was playing out of position - he's made only 16-17 starts at 10, which is nothing for a professional standoff!
1 Year, 8 Months ago
@Perspective; My point was that shoulder charges to the head/neck are very dangerous, and should not be condoned in any way. Mentioning other forms of injury is simply side-stepping that argument.
I wasn't talking about rucks nor scrums that of course can indeed be dangerous when players get careless with their power and/or technique, but they are an integral part of Rugby Union.
Shoulder charges, however, are not. As there is no logical reason why they should be.
Stick to League if you're going to moan about Union like it's played wrong. And no-one outside of Aus even noticed the NLR final, so how you can compare that to the World Cup is beyond me.
How many non-rugby fans did you meet who actually know the difference between League and Union? Let alone the tacking rules? Isn't there a simple reason why they are "non-rugby" fans?
"Can't wait till the NH influence on Rugby dies. You toffs are destroying the sport with your toffery and resistance to logical change."
I'm from Adelaide, and i think you're full of hot air.
Here are couple of tackle that are HUGE yet perfectly legal. No need for shoulder charges when critical technique is involved :D http://www.rugbydump.com/2008/01/318/maa-nonu-absolutely-slaughters-ben-blair
2 Years, 2 Months ago