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Top 10 Best Tries from Round 1 of the Top 14

Points are as follows:
win = 4 points
draw = 2 points
loss = 0 point
Defense bonus point = 1 point if you lose by a maximum of 7 points; for instance you lose 10-15.
Attack bonus point = 1 point added if you score 3 tries more than your opponent; your opponent score 2 tries, you need to score 5 tries to get this bonus point.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Best Haka Responses ever!

I do not like ignoring the Haka, but at least Campese answered rightly on the pitch.

3 Months, 6 Days ago

The Top 5 Best Haka Responses ever!

Steve Hansen requested the IRB not to fine France for that in 2011....they did not listen to him...

3 Months, 6 Days ago

Ireland Women upset New Zealand on Day Two of Women's Rugby World Cup

This is Rugby Union, not 7s.

3 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Friday Funnies - The Top 5 Referee Bloopers

hahaha...thanks for the laugh !

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Australia complete clean sweep against France with Sydney win

Colombes, RWC in November ????

The issues in French rugby:
The powers-that-be don't care about the international players, only Top14 counts: Top 14 is forward play, kicking, defense, boring rugby.
Then the international players are asked to actually play at international level, namely the opposite way of the Top14 way of playing, hence the children at rugby schools learn defense and tackles instead of focusing on skills, so to be formatted to be future Top14 players.
You watch a match at children/teenagers level and then you compare with ta match at the same level at the same age in New Zealand for instance. if you're French you cry, children are not at the same level at all.
You can also watch the U20 at RWC this year and compare, if you're French you cry again (or scream in fury).
In number of matches or number of minutes played, French players and English players game time is similar (this is on French website Le Rugbynistere).
Then you watch NZ-England this June and compare with Australia-France. If you're french, you cry (or scream).
Then you compare the way rugby is played in Top14 matches and in Premiership matches, and you understand.
The way the Top14 matches are played is at odds with the way international matches have to be played. And that situation is killing the French national team.
In France, supporters are wondering when the French powers-that-be will realise that, wake up and act accordingly.

For RWCs, players have 2 months together before starting, hence their best results at there.

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Living With The Pride - Part 2 - Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania

Thank you so much RD, for talking about this.

4 Months, 4 Weeks ago

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

View Video

4 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.

5 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.

5 Months, 2 Weeks ago

 
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