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Julian Savea continues to draw comparisons to the great Jonah Lomu

Savea has more tools in the shed. Lomu played in a time where rugby players were still built like normal human beings and he was the lone exception.

2 Days, 11 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into another unsuspecting flyhalf, this time Jules Plisson

Denis, you're the guy that is responsible for ruining rugby.

What if a player is the process of committing to a tackle and the ball carrier gets the ball away a .001 of a second before? You want to hear a whistle blown? It takes more time to tackle than it does to pass.

Take your reformer mentality to politics or education but please leave rugby alone.

6 Days, 14 Hours ago

Midweek Madness - Moldovan prop's drop goal attempt doesn't reach the tryline

Why not?

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Inspirational leader Sergio Parisse on the Art of Number Eight

Once after practice we had a contest for placekicking and in general the forwards were better than the backs. You're right, why not?

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Hawick hold out Heriots for an incredible 66 phases before try is disallowed

Interesting and unusual for sure!

It seemed the attacking team was focusing on not messing up.

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Mathieu Bastareaud's physical impact on the 2015 Six Nations so far

If Bastareaud got his head screwed on straight he could be the best centre in the world.

3 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

You guys would have really hated Colin Meads, Martin Johnson, Frik du Preez, and Bill Beaumont.

I consider them legends but they played in those horrible dark ages of rugby before cards and 8 week bans. What thugs!

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Three Kiwis banned for punching or striking in Round 2 of Super Rugby

PhilNZ is right. You guys that have never had to sort out a cheater must have had tmo's, cameras, and professional touch judges mic'ed up to the ref your whole careers.

If a guy is continually cheating by illegally slowing down the ball, holding jerseys, or being offsides then yes, he deserves something like a punch. He is the one being negative and not allowing everyone else to play rugby.

Holding jerseys is worse an offense than punching a guy that is cheating. To disagree with Max above, up until recently refs absolutely allowed a self-policing thing to go on.



1 Month, 1 Day ago

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

I'm not referring to any specific incident but players being offside in general:they/we deserve what we get.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Jamie Heaslip accepts cited Pascal Pape's apology but is out injured

Rugby players squashing their grievances after the game is not something that is newly acceptable.

When things get out of hand and another sportsmen apologizes what else can a man do but accept the apology?

The only other possibility is that 100% of rugby players will act within the laws 100% of the time. That's not realistic in rugby or any sport.

1 Month, 1 Week ago