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South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

Wilkinson turned to Bouddhism after being injured 15 times in a row in 4 years.
There's a 23 min long video in French about him on Youtube, that i have translated in the comments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rEo6zqRTNc

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3 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Toulon do the double by claiming elusive Top 14 title with win over Castres

Toulon has a bad reputation only for the French supporters who don't like its president Boudjellal, because he's a big mouth. He said his reason to speak out too much is to attract the medias to himself so they leave the players in peace. Nobody amongst the "actual" rugby supporters is disputing the commitment of the RCT players to the club, whatever their nationality. And before you ask, no i'm not a Toulon supporter. But i do think these supporters who spend their time bashing the club/the players are pretty stupid.

This match was obviously special because of the players who were leaving...and i can confirm Wilkinson is the only English player that we love and for who we're able to sing God save the Queen :o)
He confirmed he's staying at Toulon, he will coach players as an adviser, and he's rumoured to be used by Lancaster as an adviser for young English players too.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Star studded Barbarians too good for England XV at Twickenham

Thanks alot RD for the video. I was driving at that time so i could not watch the match.
Great to see referee Mathieu Raynal on the pitch again, we were soo concerned when he got injured.
Happy the Barbarians won.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 French Flair moments of All Time

That's right, Vladimir. Absolutely nobody amongst the French supporters or medias understands how PSA picks up his choices. He gives obscure reasons, sometimes blatant lies, he contradicts himself during the same interview, and everyone ends up scratching its head. Most French supporters hate him because of that. We would prefer he says the truth.
IMHO, for the 0.02 cents that's worth, he's still not satisfied with the players he has, he's dreaming of a team that he has not in the real world, and he will try every player available until the last moment. I believe his biggest fear is to go to the WC with injured players like Lievremont (the previous head coach) did because of a lack of choice amongst players able to win the WC (being an international player is not enough). The price to pay is no gellling of the players, bad performances and bad results while most of the individuals are brillant. So PSA wants a pool of 45 players to choose from next year. He never said it, but he said this year (after 3 years in charge) that he wants 3 players per position ready for the WC.
And guess what? Francois Trinh Duc, whom he refused to pick up for almost the last 3 years, is now in the international elite group that PSA selected for the season to come. What does this mean is a mystery. I only hope that FTD will be picked up for the WC as he improves greatly this year, both in his previous weaknesses, who said kicking game:o) and in his maturity.

Sorry for the mammoth post ;)

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Adriaan Strauss suspended for three weeks after tip tackle

Dropping the player on his head would be a red card, if i understand the IRB right.

4 Months, 3 Weeks ago

James O'Connor on life in the UK and Wallaby ambitions - Total Rugby

How can he come back with the Wallabies if he's with French club Toulon for the season 2014-2015?
Anyway he's in the World XV group that will play the Springboks on 7th June !

5 Months, 5 Days ago

Friday Funnies - Team mate questions with Donncha O'Callaghan

Donncha is a great great player, and a joker...all his team mates said it.

5 Months, 5 Days ago

France snatch victory from England in Six Nations thriller in Paris

I was there too, the atmosphere was incredible, we (French) spent the last 5 min standing and screaming in a collective hysteria, i could barely speak afterwards, lol !
I think England play better overall, we got our annual little fight ;), and the win will do good for the French players minds after an horrible 2013.
On the other hand, too many missed tackles in the second half, and i hate when they kick the ball away, allowing a counter-attack.
I'm glad in a way that they made mistakes, that will prevent them from being complacent.
And you know, to us beating England is always something...i'm still on cloud 9, lol !

Great behaviour from the English fans who were singing while leaving the stadium and in the public transports (we did our part too).

8 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The Springboks end satisfying year with victory over France in Paris

About the second try, the ref decided the ball was touched, not grounded, by the French player first.
The video ref was taking ages to make a decision.

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Springboks end satisfying year with victory over France in Paris

Get over it, babies, the fall of the french player was far more vertical.
And The ref was Alain Rolland, who sees red easily.
And would you see the Welsh team get so close to the All Blacks in the finale, lol !

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

 
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