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Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Best bit about this clip is the very camp celebratory dance Liam Williams does at 0:30.....

1 Month, 7 Hours ago

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

When you start to see people playing rugby in this country like we do football, i mean in parks, the street, school etc., it will come as naturally to our players as NZ.

Definitely. I haven't been to New Zealand, but I remember going to the beach in Cape Town and no-one was doing keepy-uppy with a football, it was all rugby - chucking a ball about, impromptu games of touch etc. Well either that or cricket anyway. You can tell even from the amateur Saffas who come over and play for teams i've played with in England that the basic, core skills just come more naturally, more instinctively.

Mind you, I've seen the same when i've been to Wales, there's always a rugby ball being thrown around in back gardens, yet many of the Welsh I've played with have had appalling handling and passing skills...

1 Month, 3 Days ago

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

Yep, I'd go for Foden, Brown and Nowell, and give Watson a go at least until Nowell's fit again. Yarde and Ashton just don't seem to be able to defend.

1 Month, 4 Days ago

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

When the hooter went, it looked like New Zealand simply decided that they might as well score another try. The way they just turned the ball over, went through a few phases and casually put Savea through for a jog to the tryline... I mean it looked like they could have done that at will, at any point in the last quarter anyway.

1 Month, 4 Days ago

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

Yarde seems to be almost as bad in defence as Ashton. Both exciting players going forward but they're positioning when defending and tackling technique are just not good enough.

out of the wings who've played recently, the most reliable, versatile and industrious in my view is young Jack Nowell. Once his knee's sorted I reckon he could be the best option, with Foden on the other wing.

1 Month, 4 Days ago

New Zealand complete series whitewash as Savea gets hat-trick vs England

What's wrong with destroyed?

1 Month, 4 Days ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

Does your username mean that your post is deliberately sarcastic?

1 Month, 4 Days ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

But you don't have to go that far back into the archives for a direct comparison.

Such a contrast between this nasty cheapshot and the body-on-the-line heroics of the bloke who usually exudes such pride in the Wales 15 shirt:
http://www.rugbydump.com/2014/03/3636/leigh-halfpenny-injured-making-brave-try-saving-tackle-on-luther-burrell

I was actually quite critical of Halfpenny for putting himself in such an inveviable-injury position, but the bravery and sheer honesty of the tackle are phenomenal.

1 Month, 4 Days ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

Wonderful moment

1 Month, 4 Days ago

South Africa maintain home record with dramatic last ditch win over Wales

Mate, that whole post is awesome, but the money-shot is in these two lines:
"Big hit and a bit of a ruckus? Hats off Mr Defender, you just lifted your whole team.

Half arsed hit and a few nasty words? Football stadium is that way --> "

I can't stand Liam Williams. Every time I've seen him play he seems to be putting in nasty cheap shots. The one that stands out in my memory is that pathetic, unnecessary, late "challenge" (don't know what to call it, there was certainly no attempt at a tackle involved), on Paddy Jackson in the 6 nations earlier this year. Try already scored, absolutely nothing Williams could do about it, but slid in and clattered the bloke while he was in a vulnerable position. I really wanted Rob Kearney to lamp him...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-XGWHmIVeo

I got a swift reprimand from Mr Dump the last time I described a player as a "dirty f***er", so I won't do that again here, even if the epithet is 100% applicable.


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1 Month, 4 Days ago

 
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