Interesting times last weekend and no mistake. England’s so called second string team came very close to upsetting the All Blacks in Eden Park, Australia dick punched France in their faces in Brisbane, Ireland caused an upset by winning in Argentina for the first time everrrr and the Springboks dispatched the World XV comfortably in Newlands after a toiter than expected first half

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So it must be said that last weekend’s action adventures were of the highest quality. Massive Maverick’s thumbs up to the Kiwi sides especially. The Highlanders vs Crusaders and Hurricanes vs Chiefs games were the best I have seen in Super Rugby 2014 and it is situations like this that make this competition the best in the world. Boom, there I said it

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Red cards, yellow cards, penalty tries, TMOs demanding referees send players off. What the firetruck is going on? It is a case of Too Much Officiating (see what I did there?) or is this something we need to get used to in rugby from now on? My biggest gripe is that refs are very reluctant to award tries as and when they happen, even when they are 1 metre away from the action. They are seemingly too scared to make a mistake and their first reaction is to refer the whole situation to the TMO. It is happening in every game and means the players and fans alike have to bottle their excitement at tries scored until multiple replays have occurred

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What do you do when you’re losing your games? Does it worry you to drop more points? How does it feel at the end of the day? Something, something that rhymes with points. No, I get by with a little help from my friends Oh hope they score tries, I’m still talking bout my friends We’re gonna try with a little help from my friends Lyrics by Rennton

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