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I think the learning point is a really important one. This kind of language won’t end until people are taught how – and more importantly, why – it’s offensive. There’d be plenty of people who use words like those without understanding their impact. That’s why it’s so important for the NRL to come out and say something meaningful here; it’d help make a difference.

Disparaging, ignorant, offensive: Why Addin Fonua-Blake's behaviour warranted more than two weeks

I cannot abide those apologies to “anyone offended”. An all-too-common case of saying sorry without actually apologising for your actions.

Disparaging, ignorant, offensive: Why Addin Fonua-Blake's behaviour warranted more than two weeks

If only the Chaser’s War on Everything was still around… could have subbed in for Anna Coren’s segue off the week

Super Rugby Week 4: Here come the Aussies

Can confirm. I had some PF soreness last year after being on crutches for a few months. Even something as minor as that took a long time to heal – can’t imagine what something which requires surgery would be like.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 3: Everyone's feeling Blue

I’ve read it’s a plantar fascia injury which requires surgery. Real bastard of an injury, they’re not pleasant to rehab.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 3: Everyone's feeling Blue

Yep Crusaders look good, although Scott Barrett being ruled out for the season doesn’t help. Good thing they got Sam Whitelock back!

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 3: Everyone's feeling Blue

Mmmmmmmm… forbidden doughnut https://youtu.be/09nq4RFqiT8?t=111

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 3: Everyone's feeling Blue

Excellent points as always RT. Yes, the Blues winning four on the bounce before he played a game for them only further emphasises that Barrett isn’t the catalyst for their good form – although no team’s going to get worse by adding him to the mix.

And completely agree r.e. Umaga. How many head coaches would be willing to take a demotion? Not many, I don’t think.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 3: Everyone's feeling Blue

No you’re right RT, couple of really promising performances there. Thought Tu’u was fantastic on Saturday.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 2: How about them penalties?

Yes that Chiefs lineout is an issue – and not a new one, either. Samisoni Taukei’aho bends the line whenever he runs, but he’s not exactly what you’d call an accurate thrower. Forward injuries aren’t helping there, either.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 2: How about them penalties?

If we’re talking no.8s and sure things, poor Pita Gus Sowakula is bound to have a better time of it with the referees than last week if only because no one can give away that many penalties two games in a row.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 2: How about them penalties?

I think FIFA’s been a bit better, but you’re right about the ICC. How there aren’t proper highlights from that New Zealand-SA semi is beyond me. They’ve got a 13-minute presser from Grant Elliott after the match on their site, but only a three-minute game clip. Absurd.

Cricket needs more Robelindas, not less

It was remarkable, none of them actually came close to where I was sitting. I want to re-watch it to figure out how he kept avoiding us as much as anything else (but also cause, you know, 162 off 66).

Cricket needs more Robelindas, not less

Cheers Spruce. That’s it – being able to see the game is critical. And while some boards are getting much better at documenting modern games and series as they happen, they’re never going to be able to produce the sheer volume of content they can when fans are helping them out.

The NBA example is a really good one here – the official channel and broadcasters will generally provide good but fairly standard highlights clips. The legions of other channels will go suuuuuper specific – specific match-ups, compilations of every bucket a particular player made one night etc. The result is an incredibly complete offering for fans which keeps the sport in front of them for longer.

For older stuff it’s even more of a no-brainer. No one’s showing it except Rob and a few other YouTube channels. Everyone’s better off for it being available.

Oh and while we’re on that AB de Villiers knock, I was in the Bill O’Reilly stand as he was slog-sweeping the Windies quicks. Comfortably the best knock I’ve ever seen live.

Cricket needs more Robelindas, not less

People power certainly seemed to make a difference this morning. If the BCCI or ICC come calling though, I don’t think it’s going to count for much.

Cricket needs more Robelindas, not less

Yes on the day their CEO was fi- sorry, resigned, it wasn’t really the day to be showing they’re out of touch with fans. I’m sure having a presser where Geoff could put the question to Eddings helped too.

Cricket needs more Robelindas, not less

The Landers have shown themselves quite capable of an upset this year Muzzo. The break might help them turn things around. I also like Ioane’s move into first five.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 1: Rugby's back, baby. Rugby is back

Already-low expectations for the Tahs means it’ll be harder for them to let their fans down, right?

They may very well give it a proper crack though.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 1: Rugby's back, baby. Rugby is back

The Blues are going to be letting you down a lot less this year and beyond, JD. It’s a strong looking side.

Super Rugby Aotearoa Round 1: Rugby's back, baby. Rugby is back

And that’s a pretty poor comment simply accusing me of copying another article which I hadn’t read until you posted the link here.

Reds trio terminate contracts with Reds and Rugby AU

Don’t get me wrong, I personally picked had Latham on the bench – I actually had him starting at first, but that didn’t work out either!

The greatest Wallabies team of the Super Rugby era, as voted by you

Surely everyone’s learnt at least a little bit about some of these players over the last two weeks Chook?

The greatest Wallabies team of the Super Rugby era, as voted by you

Exactly. I actually toyed with the idea of a Giteau-AAC/Tuqiri/Folau-Latham bench, thinking Gregan’s an 80-minute player and Giteau can cover 9, 10 and 12.

Bit too left-field though – and far too rough on Will Genia!

The greatest Wallabies team of the Super Rugby era, as voted by you

Yeah I went for Latham too. Can’t complain with AAC there given how many positions he can cover, but it just doesn’t seem right to leave Latham out of the 23. Plus, him running at tired defences with fresh legs in the last 15 minutes is a tantalising prospect.

The greatest Wallabies team of the Super Rugby era, as voted by you

Bit rough on a bloke who played over 100 Tests and won two John Eales medals.

The greatest Wallabies team of the Super Rugby era, as voted by you