Viewing comments for matt« back to profile

England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

Personally I'd leave Tuilagi on the bench when he's back. I can't imagine anything worse at the 60 minute mark than looking up to see the giant Burrell trotting off, only to be replaced by a fresh, and even larger, Tuilagi.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 2 of Super Rugby 2014

Possibly, but even with all it's pace and skill, I still can't get as excited about a super game as I can about a 6N weekend

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

The Best Tries scored in Round 2 of Super Rugby 2014

Wow I've missed this.
A 6 Nations, tight five, scrum wrestle in the mud will always be my first choice to watch, but the SH is entertaining

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

Sorry Rob, I thought I'd read them all, didn't mean to steal your plan

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Wales bounce back with strong win over France in Cardiff

Fair enough, I'd need to have another look at that scrum to refresh my memory, but I remember the ball being in the second rows feet.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

Does anyone else think that there is a strong claim for a penalty, maybe even a penalty try, for the tackle on May before the one that knocked the ball loose? The defender clearly has a hold on May's head, and in my mind had that not happened May would have been over the line before the cover got to him

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

England hold on after tense battle with Ireland at Twickenham

If Brown had missed the kick then BoD still had to outpace Johnny May from 60m out, and he's still a great player, but his top speed isn't his greatest asset anymore. So I am tempted to say Brown's save was important. But it wasn't a try saver necessarily.

8 Months, 4 Weeks ago

Wales bounce back with strong win over France in Cardiff

In my mind the warburton try is fine because he hit the floor, and then placed the ball. And as far as I understand the rules you are perfectly entitled to place the ball once you've landed in any direction you want, so long as it is immediate. The fact that he hit the floor with the ball out in front of him and then placed it 2 inches further is irrelevant detail.

9 Months, 4 Hours ago

Wales bounce back with strong win over France in Cardiff

I thought that particular Brian Moore comment was idiotic. England had hooked the ball, but were being driven backwards and then fragmented. And that is a problem that is increasingly occurring because the attacking hooker has to hook, and therefore there are only 7 players pushing. So it is actually a problem that occurs when hookers do hook. It is the exact opposite of what he was saying.

9 Months, 4 Hours ago

Scott Williams injures shoulder making big hit on Brian O'Driscoll

Sorry, my logic was that shoulder charges, or a lack of 'wrapping', is an offence because it allows the tackler to lock their body into a single rigid piece. This means that there is no give whatsoever in the tackle and it is dangerous for the attacker.
So my very broad theory is that if Williams managed to damage his own shoulder, he wasn't locked up in the way that the rule aims to prevent.
It goes without saying that this is a very superficial type of test, but I think it helps get to the real issue.

9 Months, 1 Week ago

 
Site Meter