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Hosea Gear bumps Keith Earls out the road on his way to the tryline

yeah... nothing dirty here, just bad luck. you could say that Earlsy just came up too high but i'd be impressed if he'd managed to get lower in his breakdown for that tackle coming in at that speed anyway. Gear really gives him the "softer" part of his fore arm too, no elbow or fist. you really just have to be impressed with the physicality of the ABs as a squad.

6 Years, 1 Month ago

WIN an adidas ball signed by All Black legend Dan Carter

Of course. He's not my favorite player, but no one can question his character, his ability, and his record. Only Wilko matches him here but, unfortunately, I believe Carter holds a slight edge over Johnny... So, he's definitely my pick at 10.

6 Years, 1 Month ago

Matthew Morgan salvages a draw for Ospreys against Treviso

The most important part in that penalty was Benvenuti's awareness and ability to turn a bad situation right just at the end there... obviously Williams lands quite comfortably on his side and thinks nothing of it as he pops right back up. I agree a penalty could well be given here to enforce a POTENTIALLY bad situation, but the card seems harsh given the outcome. The refs seem too focused on the public image of the sport and not so much the action at hand.

6 Years, 8 Months ago

Richie McCaw knee on Morgan Parra, Donald kick, Rougerie eye-gouge, and more

to address the impartiality of RugbyDump... i've actually been following for years and have never read or seen any kind of special treatment or favor to any one side in any league on this site and for that, i commend the site and it's editor/s.

the kick? obvious. it's in.

the knee? terrible and a real shame to have seen Parra off so early, but honestly... doesn't look or feel intentionally at all based on the angle and speed with which McCaw enters the ruck.

the eye gouge? shameful and obvious with the right camera angel. for any player. especially during a WC final and the world watching...

the fine against France for the haka? seriously? that's insulting as fan of the sport... I'm not even a French supporter, but it's AWESOME to see a team come up with their own pre-game war cry of sorts... it makes the sport unique and obviously it helped the French bring their A game and some quality rugby to my TV. good for them. get rid of that fine!

the ref? good and bad calls from the ref only sway the game so much... if you think the ref may be in favor of the opposition, it's up to you to secure the game by at least a try or two and make an obvious show of it. i think he did fine. more than any one of his critics anyway, I'm sure.

6 Years, 9 Months ago

WIN a copy of the official Rugby World Cup 2011 game

XBox 360 please! i needs me some RWC action up in mi casa! been waiting for this FOREVER.

6 Years, 10 Months ago

Dominiko Waqaniburotu suspension upheld for tackle on Pat Lambie

jesus that's harsh. i know the law but take into account precedence... i've seen worse hits been given lesser penalties. it's bad, don't get me wrong, but not three games bad during a world cup... c'mon IRB.

6 Years, 10 Months ago

Rugby World Cup - The Arena Test


6 Years, 11 Months ago

Rugbydump relaunches on new platform

that video was sick. great ideas. can't wait to see what the revamped version of the website will be!

6 Years, 11 Months ago