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Waisake Naholo falcons Aaron Smith, probably because of the hairstyle

That'll leave a mark. :-)

2 Weeks, 2 Days ago

New Zealand hang on to beat Scotland after dramatic finale in Edinburgh

Fair enough. It was more a comment on the type of interpretation on those plays as it was a comment on the play itself.

3 Weeks, 18 Hours ago

Courtney Lawes lays into Kurtley Beale as England run rampant over Australia

Hilarious how he was protesting to the ref about "hitting the ball up" as if he was trying to bat it to himself and actually play the ball. He clearly swats it down toward the ground.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

New Zealand hang on to beat Scotland after dramatic finale in Edinburgh

No idea how Naholo didn't get sent off. I see where the 9 was, but really couldn't tell from the camera angle why they considered that enough reason to mitigate.

Loved that second try from Scotland, and SBW is sure playing well with the newfound kicking game and another huge offload. ABs would have been in deep trouble and probably lose without those plays.

3 Weeks, 2 Days ago

Soso Matiashvili incredible finish helps Georgia's big win over Canada

Seriously impressive.

RD, surely you meant that they were "leading by 18", not "trailing by 18"?

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Wallabies come right with strong second half to see off Argentina

Did I miss something with the Phipps try? Didn't look like he released it.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The most controversial moments from All Blacks vs Lions 2nd Test

Watch the image loop mate, it shows both of them. Handy comparison!

5 Months, 1 Week ago

The most controversial moments from All Blacks vs Lions 2nd Test

What I never realized before is that Faumuina's feet never move forward. He's the defender and ready to tackle and is standing his ground, albeit leaning forward at impact. But you'd hardly expect a defender to lean back in a tackle, right? But according to this ruling, because Sinckler has jumped, Faumuina is supposed to stand straight up in order to legally tackle him? He didn't go exceptionally low and even though Sinckler is in the air, he hits him mid-thigh.

Sorry, I just don't get this rule being applied in every single instance and it's a shame that the deciding points came from a penalty like this one.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

HIGHLIGHTS: British & Irish Lions beat All Blacks to keep series alive

Last time they lost 2 in a row period, I'm not sure. Last time they lost two in a row at home was 1998 I think (SA and Australia).

Good point about the weather. I'm wondering that too. If it's clear, the ABs will be happy with that. A wet and miserable night will make it more of an arm wrestle like last week.

5 Months, 1 Week ago

HIGHLIGHTS: British & Irish Lions beat All Blacks to keep series alive

Well Larry, you seem to be totally unaware what I'm referring to. Since you asked... :-)

You claimed that people were making excuses when there were none here, so you set up your own straw man about said excuses and proceeded to knock it down. Nice of you to come in later and say that you saw them on YouTube comments, as if that were a valid place from which to gain information. You also assumed that YouTube commenters were representative of all All Blacks fans, so count that as composition/division fallacy (to be fair, all fan bases are guilty of this at some level).

You go on to claim that the ABs are not so great because they did not score during a specific time period that was 1/8 of the total game time. You didn't say the same about the first 20+ minutes when the teams were also evenly matched, and no ABs supporter suggested that they should have. (So two straw man arguments in one, impressive! Also could be chalked up as an anecdotal fallacy if you like.)

You brought up an obstruction claim, and then instead of refuting it (which I would have expected as straw man #3), I think you are making the claim that the ABs deserve to have things missed by the ref since they have benefitted in the past. Of course, games in 1978, 2011, 2013, etc. have nothing to do with this game, not to mention that all teams have things go for and against them. For every example that you want to cite for one team getting the rub, there are as many examples pointing the other way. I think you're choosing not to see them though.

Dare I even bring up your follow up post referencing Trump, and saying "When a team goes around acting like they can beat other teams with a hand tied behind their back..." So the ABs themselves do this? You're suggesting they have no respect for their opponent?

I hope your other eye gets better; you're not seeing well out of the one that you have.

5 Months, 1 Week ago