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Jacques Burger lines up and nails Luke McAlister with textbook tackle

It's like the old days on here!! :)
But with improved frequency - two massive tackles in as many days and a brutal hand-off the day before. It's like Christmas for Rugbydump fans.

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Maurie Fa'asavalu makes a punishing big hit on Ian Humphreys

It was an absolute beauty wasn't it! Best part was your point 3 - it was like a rugby/ten-pin-bowling hybrid.

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

What do you mean?
Tameifuna is a Kiwi and plays in New Zealand.
Kolelishvili is a Georgian representing a French team in this case against a team from the UK.

Seems pretty consistent to me.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

This is a very good point.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Danny Cipriani sets up Nev Edwards with another great bit of attacking play

Re Hartley as captain, I believe this is just a way to maintain a full team of 15 players on the pitch. Much like a scrum half I play with; if he's captain, he has some licence to chunter away at the ref all game, moaning and questioning everything with a much lower likelihood of being yellow-carded for it.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Danny Cipriani sets up Nev Edwards with another great bit of attacking play

Ha! Maybe you're into something. Hopefully his exclusion is just a mid-term management technique by Eddie "moves in mysterious ways" Jones.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Danny Cipriani sets up Nev Edwards with another great bit of attacking play

I come at it from a different angle but draw same conclusion. I've always rated Cipriani, I believe he's a more honest, hard-working professional than he's given credit for. And he's by far England's most exciting player, especially at flyhalf.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Steffon Armitage massive fend on George Ford as Toulon beat Bath

I think the rule is bullshit and SA should have 20+ caps under his belt by now.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Steffon Armitage massive fend on George Ford as Toulon beat Bath

Big Bully!! ;)

That is a beautiful fend, but hard luck for Ford here, who was on a hiding to nothing. At least he gave it a go. The only way you're going to slow Steffon Armitage down from there is to shackle both legs, but he'd still score from that range anyway.

I suppose the only other option was to half-heartedly jog over in SA's general direction and try to make out you're preventing him from dotting down under the posts.

I'm not used to seeing Kyle Eastmond mown down so much as he has been of late either. I used to campaign quite vociferously for his inclusion in England teams but seeing a lot more evidence recently if the defensive weakness that I used to insist was misattributed to him.

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Owen Farrell coughs up certain try with howler over the line

Lovely bit of play by Mako Vunipola there.
Not sure that Bosch's running line is altogether legal...

1 Week, 6 Days ago