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« Reply #7125 on: July 19, 2018, 02:09:09 PM »
Sam Warburton the Wales Captain has retired from rugby. That is a big blow for Wales.

The shape of things to come from the crash ball carriers and those tasked with tackling them.

It's not the crash or the tackle. It's the ruck area, it's a complete war zone.

Is that true Dinny? Most of the injuries the likes of Peter O'Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack O'Donoghue etc that I watch closely seem to be shoulders, arms, necks etc from collisions, rather than wrestling in a ruck situation. I suppose 'clearing out' was very dangerous and they still don't really enforce the dangerous clearouts.

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« Reply #7126 on: July 19, 2018, 03:27:59 PM »
Sam Warburton the Wales Captain has retired from rugby. That is a big blow for Wales.

The shape of things to come from the crash ball carriers and those tasked with tackling them.

It's not the crash or the tackle. It's the ruck area, it's a complete war zone.

Is that true Dinny? Most of the injuries the likes of Peter O'Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack O'Donoghue etc that I watch closely seem to be shoulders, arms, necks etc from collisions, rather than wrestling in a ruck situation. I suppose 'clearing out' was very dangerous and they still don't really enforce the dangerous clearouts.

yea it's the clear-outs, lads flying off their feet. The three you named are all back-row forwards who undertake the most punishment, high tackle counts, constantly at the coal-face trying to turn over ball. There's a reason Heaslip stayed out of rucks and never got injured :)
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #7127 on: July 19, 2018, 04:58:18 PM »
Sam Warburton the Wales Captain has retired from rugby. That is a big blow for Wales.

The shape of things to come from the crash ball carriers and those tasked with tackling them.

It's not the crash or the tackle. It's the ruck area, it's a complete war zone.

Is that true Dinny? Most of the injuries the likes of Peter O'Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack O'Donoghue etc that I watch closely seem to be shoulders, arms, necks etc from collisions, rather than wrestling in a ruck situation. I suppose 'clearing out' was very dangerous and they still don't really enforce the dangerous clearouts.

yea it's the clear-outs, lads flying off their feet. The three you named are all back-row forwards who undertake the most punishment, high tackle counts, constantly at the coal-face trying to turn over ball. There's a reason Heaslip stayed out of rucks and never got injured :)

The term 'ruck inspector' was made for him and Richie Gray

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« Reply #7128 on: July 19, 2018, 07:15:39 PM »
Paul o Connells last involvement in a rugby game was being cleaned out of a ruck against France in 2015 wc


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« Reply #7129 on: August 10, 2018, 08:34:51 PM »