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Scotland's Fraser Brown shown yellow for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly

On another note, Mr Ten and I were on here the other day explaining how to protect yourself in the event of a lifting tackle. Easy for us to say, having never been smashed in an international test match, but I can't help thinking that Daly could have avoided being as badly injured here.

Pause around 0:22 - if it were me, I'd be gripping on to both of Brroon's shoulders like they were the hull of a sinking ship. This would reduce the actual tipping motion, and certainly the velocity at which I was heading groundwards. At the moment I actually made contact with the ground, I'd shift my weight onto one side and throw out an arm in a judo-style "breakfall", thereby minimising the impact.

If Daly had done that, whilst it would still hurt - Brroon inevitably landing directly on top of him - I reckon he could have avoided the concussion altogether. I accept this is a lot easier for me to sit here and type than to do during an international test match...

7 Months, 4 Days ago

Scotland's Fraser Brown shown yellow for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly

Do you know what, as the tackler these tackles are actually very straightforward. Watch Brroon's left elbow here - pointing upwards, clearly indicating a tipping motion. Keep your elbow down and you don't tip the bloke. It's as simple as basic table manners - chew your food with your mouth closed and keep your elbows down.

7 Months, 4 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

It seems the English can be as humourless as the rest of them though - just came across this advert, which apparently the BBC ran a few times and had to pull. For my part, I think it's excellent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHMysy-MJXI

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7 Months, 4 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Are you trying to out-humble us? Come on man, we're trying really hard here!

I'd just like to remind you that I called France for second place before the tournament had even started. Have faith mon brave. :)

7 Months, 4 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

It's just jealousy, pure and simple. Some people are only happy when they've got something or someone to moan about!

I agree it's a shame we won't see NZ v England until autumn 2018. Would be good to get an idea
earlier as to where England stand against the best in the world. Then again, when you think back to past NZ world cup failures, the general consensus was that they peaked too early in the world cup cycle. Autumn 2018 is arguably the perfect moment to take them on.

7 Months, 4 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

I'd cut to the chase and type it directly into the search bar on pornhub. Actually, on second thoughts I probably wouldn't...

7 Months, 4 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Haskell made that point in interview soon after Eddie took over and suddenly he (Hask) was awesome again. Said something along the lines of Eddie knows when to use the carrot and when to use the stick; and he understand which players respond better to the carrot and which respond better to the stick. As I recall, he declared himself more of a carrot man.

7 Months, 4 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Gentlemen, please. Try to tone down that arrogant rhetoric. It's very unbecoming of the supporters of the best rugby team on the planet.

7 Months, 4 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Eh? Who's Peter North? Must have been a typo. I meant George North, a man who likes to go hard and smash holes. In the opposition defence, I mean. Someone who, when he's on his game, will pull defenders' pants down and give them a good humping. It was great to see him back to his best against Ireland, offering that devastating penetration again.

There's probably more of these, but I'm running out of steam. Glad someone spotted it anyway!

7 Months, 4 Days ago

England crowned Six Nations 2017 champions after demolition of Scotland

Rugby Motherfucker! Did your country invent it!?

7 Months, 4 Days ago