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England beat Wales in tour warmup match at Twickenham

Love the chat between Quinnell and Greenwood there. "What's a protractor?". :)

Also, even allowing for white-tinted spectacles, I agree with Greenwood - the ball went backwards off Cole's hand. *Not* a knock-on and the try is good. It was a delightfully delicate touch from Big Dan and Biggar's only complaint should be with himself for throwing a shit, laboured pass that was begging to be intercepted.

Whether you agree with the decision or not, Biggar should be hauled in front of a disciplinary hearing and a very long ban needs to be handed down. When you add in his previous for this kind of dissent, he really does need to be heavily reprimanded. I'd seriously like to see something like a four-week ban. You do NOT treat the match officials like that.

That scene in the second video, around 1:45, with Biggar remonstrating, Alun Wyn Jones barracking the ref and other players also trying to get in his face, is quite despicable. It will be commonplace, as it is in football, if this type of incident is not immediately and severely punished.

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

Lima Sopoaga's sensational reverse kick that almost led to a try

I caught a few minutes of this game, either side of this kick, which seemed to be just one highlight of a really creative approach from both sides. Great variety in running and types of kick being pulled out. Really entertaining stuff. As Sopoaga said, it looked like they were all having fun.

Out of this one, Cubelli's and Spencer's featured above, Spencer's has to be my favourite, mostly because it was just another typical piece of off-the-cuff genius from the magician and for the fact he kindly distracted attention from a team-mate's cock-up - I can't remember anyone ever mentioning the shit pass from the tighthead-cum-scrumhalf!

4 Weeks, 1 Day ago

5 Awesome Tries from Round 13 of Super Rugby

Haha! That is brilliant. Fair play to the big lad for having a go.

I also enjoyed blue 7's celebratory judo roll in the first try (around 0:11 in). Love the way strolled away as if nothing had happened afterwards.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

A look at the England vs Wales warmup Test and who should come out on top

I think Jack Nowell fits the "it is the fight in the dog, not the dog in the fight" description too. I can't remember seeing another winger make so many turnovers as he does. OK, that's not the main reason you have wings, but if you've got one with that skill in his locker, it's pretty useful.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

A look at the England vs Wales warmup Test and who should come out on top

I feel that all Marland Yarde has to do to keep Monsieur Ashton out of the side is make his tackles. A couple of spectacular hits and he is a shoe-in.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

France's Fijian sensation Virimi Vakatawa rips up the Paris Sevens

*Vakatawa, even. @RD - please can we have an edit button?? :)

1 Month, 1 Week ago

France's Fijian sensation Virimi Vakatawa rips up the Paris Sevens

Vakatowa!! Sounds like a foul-mouthed expression of surprise doesn't it?

Does anyone here remember that Pavel Nedved, who used to play football for the Czech Republic national team, (and Juventus I think, some Italian club anyway)? Apparently he's got three knee-caps, which some experts speculate gave him exceptional balance and agility. Definitely an unusual gait.

I wonder if anyone's ever done similar research into Fijians' knees? For such big blokes to be able to execute such sudden sharp lateral movements (aka sidesteps), I do wonder if they have an extra set of tendons or ligaments, maybe set at different angles to the main ones.....

1 Month, 1 Week ago

80m try helps Vannes secure ProD2 promotion

Well I thought I'd been masquerading as an insanely skillful winger for too long.

The new pic is the real me, buggering about in as many rucks as possible regardless of the number on my back.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

80m try helps Vannes secure ProD2 promotion

I hate to be "that guy", but the tackling attempts by Massy were shocking. Good run though.

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Leonardo Senatore banned for 10 weeks after biting Keegan Daniel

Dan, "12 punch combo" may be a bit of an exaggeration, (although the girly slaps started raining a bit before the start of your video if I recall correctly), but I clearly remember this as the moment I went from admiring Brussow to despising him with an almost psycopathic sense of loathing. No individual has ever plummeted so quickly in my estimations.

I empathise with the frustration of having someone holding onto you when you're trying to get away from a ruck, but it would have been much easier to break free of Williams's grasp than to keep slapping him like a girl at playgroup. (Incidentally, I have to date never experienced anyone continuing to hold my shirt after I've dug my thumb into the fleshy bit between the fingers on the back of the offender's hand).

And that dive.

That dive....

You'll have to excuse me, I'm really struggling to compose myself here.

That dive is the most disgraceful act I've witnessed on a rugby pitch. Brussow should have been banned for a very long time for that.

1 Month, 1 Week ago