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Waisake Naholo escapes card after taking Stuart Hogg out in the air

Of course it's not a card in reality, but refs for a number of seasons have been carding any situation like this. If this was another team, or the reverse situation, it would have been a card for sure. Rugby needs a level playing field on officiating, otherwise there's no point having a sport.

2 Months, 3 Weeks ago

World Rugby increase investment but you can still help Samoan players

Does anyone have a decent authoritative article about the despite between World Rugby and Samoa?

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Ricky Januarie floored by below the belt kick from Semi Radradra

Pretty much everything is horrible here - the block, the cheap shot in the back, the kick to the balls, both rolling round on the back trying to earn Oscars. Is this really what is happening to rugby?

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Kyle Sinckler handed seven week ban for making contact with the eyes

Contradiction here in the wording of both post-analysis statements. Panel says it was 'intentional', player says it wasn't 'deliberate' and 'not his intention'. Leaves an impression of a big lack of contrition post-announcement of the ban from the player. Also, indecisive wording from the panel - they've found him guilty of gouging, one of the most serious inter-player offences in rugby, but he wasn't able to cause injury, so sentence is reduced.

I appreciate the full statements on both sides might not be published here, but this seems a little odd from all sides.

4 Months, 2 Weeks ago

The peculiar Vannes vs Narbonne 'no maul' stand off

Thanks Didier - the plot thickens. Interesting as to why this happened. But why was it scrum white, and what possible advantage is this to either side, if it just transfers from a line out to a scrum? Seems a tactic with no real advantage, unless you are trying to run the clock down.

Interesting times when all coaches are testing the rule book.

10 Months, 3 Weeks ago

School of Hard Knocks 2013 - Episode 1

When's the next instalment? I've waited a long time for this!

4 Years, 2 Months ago

Scrumhalf Fourie du Preez's big tackle on number eight Dave Denton

Sorry, I thought this was the Jp Pietersen tackle on Denton

4 Years, 3 Months ago

Scrumhalf Fourie du Preez's big tackle on number eight Dave Denton

Watching live, I wasn't sure whether I was more angry about rubbing face in the astroturf, or whether Denton just took it.

4 Years, 3 Months ago

School of Hard Knocks 2012 - Episode 2

Weeks? What? I can't wait that long. Can't you post it now?

Watched this series since RD 1st broadcast. Thanks for bringing this to the masses that don't watch Sky, and can use this to show other people and inspire them, which is what the program is about.

5 Years, 9 Months ago

John Leslie scores the fastest ever international try in 1999

I requested this on behalf of the independent Scottish supporters organisation -, as there were previous video's talking about the quickest try ever from a kick off. From memory, they were about 9 seconds. I requested this video as I remember watching the match, and have it on video, and it was just 7 seconds on the clock. It was confirmed later as 7 seconds in the match.

So as far as I'm aware, this is the quickest try ever in a match.

This was, of course, the year when Scotland became 5Nations champions for ever, after the final game in Paris, where there were 4 tries scored in 20 mins, so we'll ignore the following 12 years. :)

6 Years, 1 Week ago