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Best Tries from Round 3 of the Champions Cup PLUS Facts and Stats

On the Tikoirotuma replay, just after 5 minutes, did the commentator get Castro-itis?

"Leinster, looking at their most dangerous. C**ts!"

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Best Tries from Round 3 of the Champions Cup PLUS Facts and Stats

Yes, beautiful run by Hodgson.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Best Tries from Round 3 of the Champions Cup PLUS Facts and Stats

Yep. Not for the first time, I've been enlightened by a visit to these esteemed pages.

Have done a bit of research following willcoll’s post and he is indeed absolutely correct.

In the Farrell case, as you both pointed out, he didn’t get tackled and *then* make an extra move. Lots of separate arm movements (I counted three), but the body slide on the ground was one continuous movement.

I do maintain though that I’ve definitely seen international refs disallow these – the one that stands out in my mind was Ben Cohen about 10-12 years ago, I think against Australia. I’d have to have another look, but as I recall he wasn’t even held in the tackle and quite daintily placed the ball over the line. Ref disallowed it to howls of protest from the crowd.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Best Tries from Round 3 of the Champions Cup PLUS Facts and Stats

Are you sure about that? You'd have to add "international referees" to the list, because over the years I've seen quite a few tries disallowed for double movement...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Best Tries from Round 3 of the Champions Cup PLUS Facts and Stats

I counted three movements!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Leicester Tigers beat European champions Toulon at Welford Road

- Someone needs to tell Drew Mitchell that Movember ended over a week ago.

- Habana's try felt even more impressive with this commentary - Abannaaaaaaaaa, Abanaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh!!!

- Anyone putting together a highlights clip with over 20% of the footage taken up by close-ups of flyhalves lining up kicks should be shot immediately.

- Brad Thorn's 39??? He won't get an easier try to finish off, but to be still playing at this level - let alone scoring tries - at that age is phenomenal.


1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Sam Burgess throws his body around in the Montpellier mud

Actually, watching the first one again, especially the slow-mo around 20 seconds in, it does look like the first bath tackler was about to be properly Rearrangered - bounces off just before Burgress intervenes. So perhaps he was grateful for be clattered by his team-mate instead...

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Sam Burgess throws his body around in the Montpellier mud

Tried to Rearranger the Rearrangerer! Clattering his own player in the process...

12 inches lower on the second and it would have been more aesthetically pleasing, probably more effective too.

Looking forward to seeing more of the big man.

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Jean De Villiers injury might rule him out of Rugby World Cup 2015

Wonderful moment that was. I decided when I saw that the first time that Jean De Villiers was the coolest man in the world.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

Looking back at the first ever European Cup match in 1995

Oi! What's all this "way back in 1995" business? Not that bloody long ago.....





Oh Christ, it is, isn't it.

1 Month, 3 Weeks ago

 
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