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You're not alone Fats. Brookes loses his feet. That's the only problem I see.
3 Days, 18 Hours ago
Did you guys ever have the one practice a season when the forwards and backs switch? The lesson is always the same:forwards can do what backs do but backs cannot do what forwards do.
4 Days, 20 Hours ago
I know many in the rugby community dislike South Africans but the demise of the Springboks is very bad for our sport. With the ANC government in control and white population emigrating I believe we have seen the end of the Republic of South Africa as a rugby superpower. What a fascinating lesson on the link between sport and culture.
1 Week, 6 Days ago
I don't have a problem with the tackle. Spelling Matthew with one t is disgraceful.
3 Weeks, 3 Days ago
The Japanese one!
1 Month, 1 Day ago
Once we let money into the game all the cool stuff about rugby culture went out with it.
Once upon a time rugby players were highly accomplished professionals and classy people playing for the right reasons. Now they are gym rats and mercenaries chasing a buck.
Test rugby and Lions tour will soon give way to some global Champions League style competition. Sure the game is faster and bigger, but at what price?
1 Month, 2 Weeks ago
The answer is no cards and no weeks.
Cards and bans are handed out almost arbitrarily. Cards didn't exist in rugby in the 20th or 19 century. They don't seem to be deterring any kind of behavior AND they do encourage play-acting and milking injuries and controversy in general.
Referees should give just penalties or if a player does something really bad just send them off. Keep power plays for hockey.
1 Month, 3 Weeks ago
A player physically knocking over a member of the medical team is one of the worst things I've ever seen in rugby at any level. This is much worse than any bad tackle, punch or off the ball incident. Total garbage and tantamount to hitting a girl or worse a ref.
The things that some people think are okay (cynically holding opposition) and the things some believe to be heinous (players colliding in mid-air=instant red card) in rugby I can't really understand anymore. The culture of the game is really moving in weird directions.
One thing I'm sure of is: Nick Phipps is a low down grub.
1 Month, 3 Weeks ago
Argentina is improving and South Africa is declining. I think these trends will continue.
Bottom line:the powers in charge of the Springboks do not want the Springboks to be successful.
It's really too bad. For the sake of test rugby we need somebody to challenge the All Blacks. It doesn't look like SA or Aus will be threatening NZ this year.
3 Months, 6 Days ago
You're correct and it's not as bad as it was in the 90's. Did you know that there is an underground Polynesian league in Utah that has nothing to do with USA Rugby?
4 Months, 14 Hours ago