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7 Sensational tries as Fiji edge rivals to win London Sevens

This final was one of the best games of the entire series. Such high quality rugby and so few errors. The Fijians are wizards of the game and pulled off some unbelievable moves, but credit to the Boks for staying in touch right till the end. Something will have to go seriously wrong for Fiji if the Boks are to overturn a 7 point margin and take the series in the final round. But odder things have happened.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Dan Norton burns Carlin Isles on day one of London Sevens

Well, if there are two of you then you don't have to outrun the T-Rex. You only have to outrun your friend.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Dan Norton burns Carlin Isles on day one of London Sevens

Norton is so much more than speed though. He reads the game so well and mostly makes excellent split-second decisions. There's a good reason why his name is at the top of the tries list.

But that Irish quickie looks the real deal too. Wouldn't mind seeing a 100m race between Norton, Isles, Baker, Senatla and the Irish lad.

2 Weeks, 17 Hours ago

The 4 much talked about suspensions from the latest round of Super Rugby

The red was simply for where it connected. If the ref deemed the action serious enough to warrant a yellow, but the contact was to the head or face then, as I understand, the instruction is to make it a red. That's why refs always have the discussion with the TMO these days of where the contact was - because head = red.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

The 4 much talked about suspensions from the latest round of Super Rugby

I don't think the Rhule red card was harsh at all. Just because he was airborne doesn't automatically absolve him. Whether you see it in real time or in slow-mo, there was no hope of him ever blocking the kick. He jumped way too late and way too low for that. All he ever intended was to clatter into Combrinck, which he duly did. I suppose he didn't mean to smash the guy in the head, but he did. Red was the right call.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Retiring Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe attempts conversion for Baabaas

Great player, great captain and, it seems, very doting dad. Couldn't wait to get to his boys.

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

First of two new high tackle laws to be trialled this week at U20 Championship

I can just imagine the TMO running through several slow-mo angles and debating with the referee on live TV the exact location of these particular nipples.

2 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Mako Vunipola smashes Alec Hepburn as Saracens win Premiership final

So long, Schalk Brits. What a once-in-a-generation player.

3 Weeks, 21 Hours ago

Six outstanding Champions Cup Try of the Season nominees named

I approve of this video.

3 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Rory Arnold walks after attempting to take Elton Jantjies' head off

Terrible hit. To Jantjies's credit, he was up again right away and showed no ill effects. This was his hundredth game for the Lions and I suspect he's pretty happy with how it went.

4 Weeks, 20 Hours ago