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The Rugby Club Test Rugby Plays of the Year for 2012

Wasn't that last year in the WC?

2 Years, 11 Months ago

All Blacks win the Rugby Championship with Argentina thumping

On the last point, I've been thinking. A lot of the time if NZ concedes a penalty, or too many and get a yellow, nothing happens. There's 3 points, people may get tired, but often the opposition still doesn't score. I know they don't go out there to kill but if they can survive ten mins with one man down, they may as well go all out and toe the line of the laws. Concede a penalty? Who cares, Dagg breaks and sets up Jane for the try anyway.

When other teams lose a man, they generally concede at least a try too. But with NZ, there's no real need to worry - most of the time unless its a close game or against top opposition then it doesn't matter. Might as well play as hard as possible. Also probably why other teams/fans complain about them "repeatedly infringing".

Case in point, the 2nd Irish test this year (Dagg yellow in 70th, yet we were the next to score and win), and the 3rd Lions test from '05 (IIRC, Umaga got a yellow, Lions got 3pts, we scored two tries while he was out).

3 Years, 3 Days ago

Classic Encounters - Hawkes Bay vs Bay of Plenty battle of the bay

Awesome match

3 Years, 1 Week ago

Dean Greyling suspended for two weeks for strike on Richie McCaw


3 Years, 2 Weeks ago

The All Blacks retain the Bledisloe Cup with convincing win over the Wallabies

Yeah that was a one sided match. The Wallabies did have good defense overall, but every now and then the ABs broke the line, ran it 40m upfield, and dropped the final pass. I feel about 2 tries went begging, which sucks.

I think it's a bit unfair for so many people to call for Deans to be sacked. Australia is a good team, no doubt, a lot of talent, they just have one problem - 2-3 times a year, they have to play one of the strongest and most invincible looking All Blacks teams of all time.

3 Years, 1 Month ago

All Blacks take the lead in opening Bledisloe Cup clash vs Wallabies

Dagg had a huge amount of space for his try. Good to watch.

Beale had the single most forgettable game of his life. He knocked it on cold right before Jane's try (which is what lead to the scrum).

Someone elsewhere also mentioned that with the penalties, scrums and lineouts, there was 64 stoppages of play in 80 mins of rugby. Really didn't have any flow.

3 Years, 1 Month ago

Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna cited for dangerous hit on Ryan Kankowski

He made a big hit there

3 Years, 1 Month ago

Francois Steyns massive dropgoals vs Blues & Force


3 Years, 2 Months ago

The Chiefs beat the Crusaders to reach the Super Rugby final


3 Years, 2 Months ago

Fabian Juries brilliant individual try for the Cheetahs


Great try

3 Years, 2 Months ago