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Waratahs win Super Rugby title after nail-biting thriller with the Crusaders

Nice one DrG. I read that part of the write-up with incredulity too. Ironically enough, as far as I can see here, there's no penalty offence at all!

Yet another refreshing moment for those of us who enjoy rugby's old-school values around discipline and respect for the officials. I mean, Richie McCaw, best player in the world, questionably penalised in the last minute of a grand final match, knows that his (or the ref's) mistake has almost definitely just cost his side the entire match and championship... Walks away without a single comment to the ref. I shudder to think what would have happened in an equivalent football/soccer scenario.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Best Tries from the 2014 Super Rugby season

Lovely stuff.

Fekitoa's was the best try I think for me, the way he broke those tackles and accelerated was awesome.

Favourite moment though is the Skelton run and soft-handed pass.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

I don't remember him looking small compared with the people he played with/against. Have professional players really got that much more massive in the last 10-15 years?

Anyway, Cullen doesn't need a small men list, he'd be in my top 5 awesome rugby players of any size.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

Good to see the producers of Rugby HQ read the Rugbydump comments section. You called for this Top 5 ( and they delivered.

My suggestion for a top 5 players under 6 foot on that thread was:
Steffon Armitage
Leigh Halfpenny
Gio Aplon
Jason Robinson
Shane Williams

Same top 3, which is no surprise. But I stand by including Magic Steffo - why should a shortarse forward not qualify?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

@eddie-g - Christian Cullen? Awesome player but I never thought of him as a small player - isn't he about 6 feet tall?

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Little Men of World Rugby

Steffon Armitage = 1.75m, 5'9.

Bruno, I also agree with the point you were making, but isn't it interesting how all these exceptions to the rule - Hooper, Brussow, Armitage are actually awesome. Definitely something for selectors keen on massive flankers to ponder.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014

Hope the person who gave that pass to Conrad Smith bought him a very large glass of booze after the match!

Very fitting that the hit on Hooper is the finale to this clip. Love the way he absorbed what was a huge hit and still got the ball away calmly. Then that grin afterwards - love it!

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Great tries from the Sharks vs Highlanders Super Rugby Qualifier

Very nice. great tries, always nice to see the big boys weighing in with some tries, not sure I approve of the handling and passing skills Hames showed here,but there you go.

That offload at the end is bloody amazing.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

The Top 5 Moments from the 2001 Super Rugby Season

Larry - I'm fairly sure that once the scrumhalf has hands on the ball he is still fair game. the five-second rule means he has four-and-a-bit seconds before he has to put his hands on the ball.

I'm pleased to report that at the level I play at, (with most teams fielding an average age of 40-45), the scrumhalf is frequently smashed well within any 5-second range.

1 Month, 4 Weeks ago

Jonah Lomu wreaking havoc against Australia in 1995

Would have been burnt? Everyone knows it's the sun that has to use Chuck Norris cream, not the other way round.

2 Months, 4 Hours ago

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