Ruckers Forum | Sports Forum | Sport Games | Football | Rugby | Cricket | International sports forum with the latest sports opinions and discussions from around the world. Mon, 23 May 2022 08:59:53 GMT Dick Muir and Grant Bashford Cold Turkey on Russia's World Rugby Ban. Nice guy, Dick, ex Queens College...was a damn good rugby centre of Saffex style...very solid . Played for Springboks, Sharks and Stormers and was Springbok assistant coach. Was very popular with his Sharks mates.Any how both he and Grant took on the challenge to coach the Russian National Team.He said this : While World Rugby has condemned Russian rugby to isolation, it has pledged renewed supp... Sun, 22 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT Wallies team to be led by Biggar Forwards: Rhys Carre, Wyn Jones, Gareth Thomas, Ryan Elias, Dewi Lake, Sam Parry, Leon Brown, Tomas Francis, Dillon Lewis, Adam Beard, Ben Carter, Alun Wyn Jones, Will Rowlands, Taine Basham, Taulupe Faletau, Dan Lydiate, Josh Navidi, James Ratti, Tommy ReffellBacks: Gareth Davies, Kieran Hardy, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Dan Biggar (c), Rhys Patchell, George North, Nick Tompkins, ... Tue, 17 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT The rules are destroying rugby, Watching an old recording of London Irish playing Wasps, brought home again the ‘league-like’ nature of modern rugby. One line of men facing another line of men in boring phase play. Nobody getting above a trot. Endless resets with the defensive team’s objective to get a turnover penalty, to kick for the corner and maul for a try.Maul sanctity, turnover penalties and lack of space with forwards al... Sun, 15 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT E Jantjies Well his true colors have at last been revealed.Jantjies was arrested for causing damage on a flight from Dubai. He was most probably pissed and out of control. Thankfully this will be the end of his rugby career I hope.Never rated him anyway.... Sun, 15 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT The Rudolph De Strauli Saga: Golden Lions It is no wonder that lions are finding themselves plugging holes on a sinking ship. With so many of their young talent heading out the door for other SA franchises. I've never been a fan of the lions but I'm a fan of SA teams and want all of our teams to succeed. The lions kept our hopes up towards the end of the 10s with their ball in hand approach under Johan Ackerman and missed out narrowly on ... Sat, 14 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT Poor Lions They will have no players left by the end of the season They have lost Similane to the Bulls Odendaal to an English club Vincent Tshituka and Sadie are off to the Sharks Stupid move by Sadie given the Sharks have Thomas du Toit and Mchunu as tightheads Would have made more sense him going to the Bulls as they have no respectable tightheads and are glaringly short of a quality one, ... Tue, 10 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT Is it even possible to get a global Season So there are currently some talks happening that they are trying to introduce another global season but only to be played every 2 years, this is because of the World Cup and British Lions tours. I think that we all would benefit from a global season and know the real test number 1 team. But if we look at the world class teams around, it is not like there are that many teams compared to other ... Mon, 09 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT Dud Allende in the Toulouse match Dud Allende got middling ratings, because he is supposed to be good. One standard tractor which beat no tackles, one useless kick and two missed  tackles….gassed by Du Pont and horribly stepped by the left wing. That was his contribution in the first 20.The Toulouse try at minute 26 wasn’t his fault. But watch his reactions. He is standing on the goal line, but as the ball comes out he takes ... Mon, 09 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT Check out this talent This lad looks like the next big thing. He is back from an injury he picked up in the athletics season, so started off the bench in his first game back and won that game for them, then in his second match as a starter he won the game against Paarl Gim Check out the size of those thighs In the Paarl Gim game he literally put some forwards on their arses and... Sun, 08 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT Soccer now the rougher game? … not really. But watching the elbow to the jaw challenge by Fabinho on Son in today’s Spurs|Liverpool game… was struck by the fact that in a rugby match he would at least have had 10 minutes on the bench.Soccer still has the appeal of minimally reffed sport. Rugby has so many infractions that are technical rather than actually dangerous it has dulled the sport. ... Sat, 07 May 2022 22:00:00 GMT