Total Flanker

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Our shout!

on Dec 2, 2016 in: Italy, rugby

You have to love those Vunipola boys.Not only have Mako and Billy been in a rich vein of form for club and country (until Billy's knee injury last week against Argentina), it has been revealed this week that, following Tonga's 19-17 victory over Ital...

BONUS!

on Nov 30, 2016 in: rugby

News today that the Six Nations is being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21stcentury (straight from the 19th) with the announcement that a new bonus points system will be trialled next year.So it’s the standard  4 points for a win, 2 po...

How does Joe Launchbury get a 2 match ban for accidentally catching the head of an opponent - causing minimal (if any) damage - while Malakai Fekitoa only gets a one match ban for nearly decapitating an opponent and Sam Cane gets away scot free for l...

Words of Wisdom

on Nov 19, 2016 in: rugby

Former Samoa captain and Wasps backorder Dan Leo has spoken eloquently this week about the difficulties and challenges faced by Pacific Islanders playing rugby overseas.My favourite quote:“In my 49 Tests for Samoa never once did we have a man of th...

High Tackle Tackled?

on Nov 17, 2016 in: rugby

It’s interesting to hear that World Rugby is considering a trial at youth level to outlaw tackling above the waist.The proposed change is intended to be a concussion-prevention measure and there’s little doubt in my mind that the high “hit” i...

England will take on an upset Fiji this weekend.The Fijians are, quite rightly, disappointed that they received no recognition whatsoever at last weekend’s World Rugby Awards, despite winning back to back World 7s Series titles and more importantly...

1. Scotland can play a bit, but sooner or later they’re going to have to stop patting themselves on the back for gallant defeats. The game against Australia was there to be won and ultimately they just weren’t good enough, again. Harsh? Fair.2. I...