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Sevens from Heaven - The Fiji 7s Olympic Gold Story

Incredible video.

I've always wanted to go to Fiji, it seems like the most beautiful place. They have so little but are so happy for it.

Fully deserving of gold, just wish they hadn't destroyed GB in the process. That will have cut deep for some

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Quade Cooper sinbinned for off the ball shoulder on Nicolas Sanchez

I remember seeing this in real time and thinking it was dirty and my opinion hasn't changed. I've jus watched the actual hit 7/8 times on repeat and you can see the moment Cooper realises that the pass isn't gonna get made. You can see half a step of pace come off cooper before he decides he might as well hit the bloke anyway. Regardless of the contact that was actually made, that is still a cheap shot.

And to everyone saying Sanchez milked it: 1. He isn't that sort of player (I don't think, happy to be proved wrong though) 2. he obviously didn't see it coming as he was looking at the ball which will always make it look worse. The shock factor doesn't help in these situations. Fair all round from me.

I love Cooper but my god he frustrates me. If he sorted his head out and confidence out and got back to where he was a few years ago.....

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Australia's Women claim historic Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics

Big fan of Charlotte Caslick. Unbelievable feet and gorgeous too

4 Months, 16 Hours ago

Singha Premiership Rugby 7s signals the start of the NH season

WHAT a pick up in second video! fair play

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Tiny Damian McKenzie somehow smashes giant Nemani Nadolo into touch

I think you'll find that Nadolo tripped over his own feet which probably helped.....

9 Months, 1 Week ago

Friday Funnies - Dan Biggar's bizarre kicking ritual, the Biggar Shuffle

Coming from a (still bitter!) goal-kicking Englishman who has played against Dan at youth level: Not sure how any english fan can take the p*** out of his style when he is that accurate. Respect

1 Year, 2 Months ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

I'm not sure but you could be right. I'm good mates with another UK premiership ref (name drop) so will have to ask him. I'm watching it back now so will let you know my thoughts on that one when i get to it

I've been in a situation playing before where we've been defending a maul which has gone over our own line but the guy at the back didn't realise. So I flew round the back and took the ball off him and legged it. The ref let me do it but then after the game came up to me and said he'd made a mistake and that the backfoot of the maul is still the offside line even when its over the try line so I should have been penalised for being offside!

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

As for booing McCaw, i can only apologise for the idiots who were booing. The reality is Twickenham is very corporate these days and is just a chance for some d***head business men and women to show there face so they can go into the office in London on Monday and say "Look at me, I went to Twickers!!". So true rugby edicate is often missing as the true fans are often not the ones actually in the ground.

And before you say I sound like an old git, i'm 26 and work with some of those idiots in London!!

2 Years, 1 Month ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Looks like someone else was writing an essay at the same time as me!!

I agree with 1,2,3 and 5.

4. As for Retallick's try, I believe he can't get there legally without coming in at the side so it must be a penalty against surely?!

6. Couldn't see but the replay i caught a glimpse of would suggest possibly.

7. Couldn't tell need to see the game but possibly agree.


2 Years, 1 Month ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Guys, the majority of this conversation is pretty pathetic. Can't you just leave it and be constructive?

Haven't seen the other games yet but I was at the england v nz game (england supporter) and can 100% say the scoreline flattered england. NZ were absolutely exceptional the whole way because they created quick ball so often and England were incredibly slow during the phases. Jonny May's try was the one piece of play where an england back actually threatened the defence and he scored but only because of his own individual brilliance. The reality is that New Zealand were 15 points better than Engalnd and if it hadn't been for the rain would have showed it. England's line speed in Defence was also troubling. To stop NZ and SA you need to go and shut them down early. Part of the reason NZ are so good is because teams fear them (quite rightly) but if you go at them hard and apply pressure they are like anyone else in world sport and will not find it so easy as they won't have the time to be creative. Its simple.

I'd like to now watch the game on TV to really see it but i can imagine it wasn't much of a spectacle. England looked very one dimensional. New Zealand don't run big ball carriers AT people to try and win the game that way by beating them physically, they do it to create space elsewhere by sucking people in and moving the ball away quickly. England seemed to just play 1 up rugby, perhaps they had to because the ball was so slow. But the ball was so slow because danny care chose not to release it and I'm not sure why. Thats something i'll have to watch on tv. Engalnd need to be better at working off the ball and playing smarter, most of the teams in international rugby do. They've got to realise that the aim of the game is not necessarily to breakthrough there and then but to allow someone else to do so with quicker ball on the other side of the field in a later phase.

2 Years, 1 Month ago