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According to The Australian newspaper last week, Eddie Jones is (or at least was) the “real clown of rugby”.That was before England’s 37-21 win over Australia on Saturday, following which one might have expected a certain amount of humble pie a...

This is a picture of George North after crashing to earth following a mid-air tackle from Leicester’s Adam Thompstone on Saturday.Here’s another one.According to George he was not knocked out.He was merely resting. ...

Our shout!

By Total Flanker 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!

By Total Flanker 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

By Total Flanker 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...

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...