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15 Players Nominated for European Player of the Year 2018

Jaesus whoever picked those highlights didn't spent too long on it!

I'd say

6 Dany Priso (La Rochelle)
5 Alivereti Raka (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
4 Owen Farrell (Saracens)
3 Isa Nacewa (Leinster Rugby)
2 Tadhg Furlong (Leinster Rugby)
1 Conor Murray (Munster Rugby)

(I know its only 5! Still, their are my top 6 (from that list). Also thinking of SF in European Cups to come (Farrell might ome good, whereas Nakarawa - brilliant - won't feature)

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Sinoti Sinoti step from another planet helps Newcastle to victory

Brilliant step. Good recovery pace too, tbf. Them Lienister tries have been sth else too - esp the recent Ulster one .Foly Huck that was bananas.

(pity about Lamour's defense in the 10 mins before the try on the 28th, J Smith sees these things too....)

2 Months, 1 Week ago

Cian Healy leads with shoulder but somehow escapes red card

Nacewa seems to be better than the other Leinster backs in their own positions - wing, full back, out feckin half - he seems to be _better_ than the starters in these positions.
And he's a better kicker than Sexton.
35 y.o. Retired and came back.
An absolute animal.
(OK I'm not certain he would be a better out half than sexton - there isn't a lot to go on -but what there is to go on is quite convincing!)

3 Months, 3 Days ago

Alivereti Raka almost single-handedly destroys Saracens

some form Raka showed there - wow. That last try.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Michael Hooper makes unwanted history with record breaking yellow card

exactly - best ratio Cudmore!

Hooper starts a lot of the matches too, tbf (another good ratio above in the stats)

4 Months, 21 Hours ago

Munster's Andrew Conway suspended after red card for reckless late tackle

If he's trying to charge the ball down, then he should be using his right arm to go somewhere that could conceivably block the ball - like his other arm is. Instead, his right arm is ben at an angle and drives into the head.

Angle at 44-45 seconds shows this clearly. Right call.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

All Blacks spare blushes with comeback against impressive Barbarians

so did the babas actually 'score' a try that was disallowed? Check out the white wrist band at 35.22 here:

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4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

Owen Farrell dump tackle sparks fiery confrontation with Teimana Harrison

Harrison defo came into him with forearm/elbow onto neck, possibly twice, before OF does the 'only trying to get him off me' routine. (great sentence to roll out at that time!)

Tiny bit too much lifting in the tackle, but only tiny. Prob a peno by today's laws, but prob shouldn't be.

5 Months, 6 Days ago

Izaia Perese destroys two hapless defenders as he storms in for a try

shout out to his #12 too tbf!

5 Months, 6 Days ago

Wellington Hooker Asafo Aumua steps fullback to score incredible 60m try

not just a great step -great acceleration for the first few metres too

6 Months, 1 Day ago