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All Blacks too strong for error-ridden Springbok challenge in Christchurch

Different game mate.
But I don't know who is #26...

1 Week, 4 Days ago

U9 kid goes into BEAST MODE and nobody can do a thing about it!

I understand that, in England at least, handoffs are not allowed until U12.
This video would seem to support the logic for that decision.

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

U9 kid goes into BEAST MODE and nobody can do a thing about it!

The lad in the yellow bib at the end demonstrates exactly how I would go about tackling someone that size: set yourself in position then just at the last second gracefully shift weight a fraction to the side like a matador tricking the bull into missing me completely. "Bloody hell, he stepped me!" I would protest.

Actually, my favourite part of the video is the MASSIVE sidestep he pulls about a third of the way in. Wonderful stuff.

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

Eben Etzebeth's giant frame revealed after jersey rip in scuffle

Commentary around 0:35 sounds like an excerpt from the old Twelfth Man CDs!
(Anyone here the right vintage to remember them? Billy Birmingham - bloody genius)

2 Weeks, 9 Hours ago

Front row sparks mass brawl and three red cards in Brive vs Grenoble clash

Nice analogy!

So, yeah, bloke can't scrum properly, gets man-shamed, then thinks it's acceptable to take out his frustration by punching people. Pretty pathetic if you ask me. And he needs a shave too.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Front row sparks mass brawl and three red cards in Brive vs Grenoble clash

Edit: shit scrummaging technique by Jourdain and isn't he also let down by the second row behind him, who should be literally locking him in better?

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Front row sparks mass brawl and three red cards in Brive vs Grenoble clash

I'm not a prop, maybe someone can put me right here. Being lifted at the scrum like that - isn't that caused by really shit scrummaging technique by Jourdain?

If that is the case, then I think Taumalolo can feel very hard done by here - munch someone in the scrum, then the bloke you've just "owned" starts raining punches on you. I think Taumalolo was entitled to defend himself and as far as I saw he did the bare minimum of self-defence too.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Front row sparks mass brawl and three red cards in Brive vs Grenoble clash

No mate, we were all keeping a dignified silence and you had to go and spoil it! ;)

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Friday Funnies - Vaea Fifita avoids the tackle with perfectly executed jump

Technically it's not illegal, but is sometimes penalised under law 10.4(m) - acts contrary to good sportsmanship.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago

Friday Funnies - Vaea Fifita avoids the tackle with perfectly executed jump

Generally you're not, but it's not specifically mentioned in the laws. It is only covered by the one on "acts contrary to good sportsmanship", 10.4 (m).

Personally I think it should be specifically prohibited.

2 Weeks, 3 Days ago