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Cardiff Schools U15 throw ridiculous offloads for a great try

The description above misses the Rokocoko spin at the beginning...

1 Month, 4 Days ago

Rugby Conditioning - High Intensity Training: The Hill

Love it, especially the T-Rex picture. :)

The only bit I'm confused about is why you described the old coach's hill-running idea as "horrendous advice"?? Clearly it's a bloody brilliant idea...

1 Month, 5 Days ago

Former League star Timana Tahu judo-throws big Langilangi Haupeakui

So no-one on here is the right age to remember the Shamen then?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR-kFIQh_hU

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1 Month, 5 Days ago

Former League star Timana Tahu judo-throws big Langilangi Haupeakui

As a great philosopher once wrote: naughty naughty, very naughty.
(I can have a pretty good guess at the age of anyone who recognises that quote).

This reminds me a bit of Shane Williams taking down big Matt Banahan with that try-saver a few years ago. All very impressive, but completely illegal and in both cases the wee man gets away with it just because everyone loves a David v Goliath. If it were the big No8 throwing the wing around by his neck, there'd be an outcry.

1 Month, 6 Days ago

Williams siblings included in New Zealand's Sevens squads for Rio

I see Habana'S not made the SA team either. The top superstar 15s players are dropping like flies!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Beast Mtawarira open handed slap earns him ten minutes in the cooler

Ah! I stand corrected, said the man in the orthopaedic shoes.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Beast Mtawarira open handed slap earns him ten minutes in the cooler

Don't know what time-stamping school you two went to, but the money shot here is the overhead view at 0:40 - Van Dyk throws two punches at Beast's head. Looks like Beast ducked them well actually!

Clearly this is just a case of two props "exchanging telephone numbers", and no need for any cards to be shown, least of all to Beast, who was innocently dealing with a git.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Rugby Training Mistakes: That One Thing You're Missing

"Trainers hate him" - I think this is Mike Chang's slogan isn't it? Interesting thing I noticed with him, when I first came across his videos (about 5-6 years ago), was that- yes, his channel did have "shortcuts" in it, he promised amazing fast results and his videos tended to follow the cheesy long American infomercial style - BUT, the workout videos he used to post were actually really good! Very straightforward, do them in your living room / garden / hotel room, lots of explosiveness etc, good honest high-intensity interval training. In fact, the "short cut" seemed to be doing really hard workouts and I was more than happy to take on that message. I still incorporate some of his stuff into my training and have found them really useful for improving rugby fitness.

Having said that, over the past 3-4 years, he's grown a horrible hairstyle, his videos have become more annoying (even cheesier than before) and significantly more clickbaity and he seems to be focusing more on flogging some supplement.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

Sorry DrG, but I don't agree with your view of the Stander incident. I was a bit busy around the time of that discussion on here and didn't get involved, (yeah, me, too busy to post my random ill-informed opinion on Rugbydump, now that is busy). But I was a little bit surprised when I saw the majority of comments saying he'd been harshly punished.

So, probably not the best example to use to test CC's suggestion, which I do think is a good one in principle.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

16 of the best tries from the June Internationals

That Japan try is something else isn't it! Bloody brilliant. Delighted to see the video producer include this with no commentary or music.

2:22 - I REALLY wanted to see that showboating Spaniard getting clattered in the rib cage......

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago