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Benito Masilevu's huge side-steps give Brive late victory over Toulouse

Show me another sport where you get completely shown up by your opposition and you join in his celebration with a little handshake/tap. Well, there's golf, but that's played on a quite different level of aggression.

By the way, what is it with Fijians? They seem to do all their ageing in their first 20 years of life. This bloke's 24 and looks about 50 (in the face, clearly not in the way he runs); then you get blokes like Bobo and Serevi who don't look any older 15 or more years later and are still able to play elite level rugby.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Female Streaker has no regrets after high shot near miss in Napier

Spot on Eddie. Couldn't agree more. Although I would add - as a thoroughly sinful sexist (aka normal red-blooded bloke) myself - I would have a sliding scale whereby men would be penalised more as a matter of course. A bloke streaking is funny, a woman streaking is both funny and excellent. Anyone running on a pitch with clothes on is a cowardly scumbag.

Here is a rough approximation of my proposed sliding scale:

Clothed pitch-invader - smashed by security, kicked repeatedly, dragged off to a police cell for 24 hours solitary confinement with no food or water. Fined a month's salary. Obliged to wear a badge saying "too gutless to streak properly" for a whole week.

Naked man - swiftly escorting from the field by security, plus gentle slap on the wrist.

Naked woman - no penalty and actively encouraged to run around a bit more, get security to sort of manoeuvre her around the pitch like a sheepdog rounding up a rogue sheep.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Female Streaker has no regrets after high shot near miss in Napier

Where's the dislike button?

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Samu Manoa Huge Hit on Billy Twelvetrees in Premiership opening weekend

Excellent!

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Samu Manoa Huge Hit on Billy Twelvetrees in Premiership opening weekend

It does show the difference in interpretation by the various refs. Wayne Barnes seems to love a good old-fashioned hit, it's one reason I like him as a ref.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Wallabies win in Perth

Nice one, cheers. :)

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Springboks snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as Wallabies win in Perth

@RD - I get "This video has been removed by the user" on both this and NZ v Arg posts...

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Brian O'Driscoll Masterclass - Defensive play at the breakdown

Call me a weirdo, but I still do the old exaggerated "look ref, no hands!" mime after a tackle, just to be on the safe side. It does seem to be a consistent referee-pleaser - just makes his life that little bit easier and helps form the impression in his mind that you're the one playing by the rules. (Or maybe he just thinks to himself "yes mate, I can see you've released him, just get on with it you bellend").

A more useful benefit though is I find it helps you set yourself better to either snaffle the ball or hit the ensuing ruck. I go through a bit of a drill: tackle - up- set - smash. I find it helps anyway, just a personal thing I suppose.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Compilation of the Biggest Hits in World Rugby in August

0:31 - I like to imagine Folau saying something along the lines of "Intercept this, you shit".

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Compilation of the Biggest Hits in World Rugby in August

0:17 Is this the same game where he (Kolbe) scythed through half the oppo players and set up a try? Anyone know which order the two events happened in? Reminiscent of Terry Butcher claiming that had he known Maradona had handballed for his first goal, no way would he have let him dance past him and the rest of the England team for his incredible second, (I call BS on that btw, he couldn't bloody get close to him).

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

 
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