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    Yep and he's deemed to be bowling illegally because of the degrees of his arm when he bowls. This has prevented him from bowling the doosra which is sublime.
    Murali's action creates the optical illusion of chucking and that's why he was cleared(he bowls with a bent arm and rotates it,thats why is looks like it's straightening).

    Akhtar was found to be actually straightening to much - 22 degrees - but he was cleared because he has an abnormal elbow which he has no control over and so he can't help it.
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    (Original post by tis_me_lord)
    Only Sri Lanka are doing us proud, so take a bow.

    I retract my statement about Vettori, he's a useful batsman...

    I don't mind Afridi being dropped, he's really hit and miss, too risky. Though maybe we should drop somebody like Pieterson for him, as he only bats.

    See, I said from the start it should be Andy Flower instead of Lara. :p:
    :eek: that's the only consolation here i don't think the world 11 is plaing as a team:s:
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    Ricky Hatton is the man.
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    do they have a rugby league club there as well, might be worth joining that, the rules are simpler and it will develop your athleticism and your one on one play (especially in defence)

    although if you are new to the game you might find understanding 2 sets of rules a bit of a challenge so if you can't handle it wait a few months or maybe join next year - but it will develop your game a lot, one of my geordie mates played union all his life till he was 16 then started playing league and got in representative teams at both league and union on the back of it - now he just plays league at uni though because the union team seemed to be kn0bs
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    I had thought of rugby league and tried to look for a university club and there doesn't seem to be one. I know I can join clubs outside university but I have to bear in mind time and cost. I thought I might as well watch some old videos of rugby teams play (internationals), read some books on the sport from university libraries and the British library if necessary, and I'm more likely to be in a rugby 7s side for matches than the XV's since there ar e a lot more advanced and experienced players. So I'm hoping rugby 7s can help me regarding the rules and athleticism. I seem to be fitter than a lot of the first team for the XV's anyway.

    I've thought of picking up other sports, not necessarily to help me with rugby union, but if it helps then I won't be complaining. I've expressed an interest in lacrosse (along with fencing and others) and I am meant to be joining a Gaelic football club soon.
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    whitewashed.. lara played terrible the entire series -.-
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    LOL...no prob you haven't missed anything...Federer can't be beaten..not now anyway....
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    I thought i disliked Henman until Murray came along....
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    is tehre a wrestling club? or a few days learning tp parrotshoot will teach you to fall
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    Anybody going to Old Trafford next saturday to watch the Bulls take on Leeds!?
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    Yes. Can't wait for a repeat of last year :cool:
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    Learning how to fall? I know that from taekwondo.
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    Number 8 or 1st centre.
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    Specialist openside personally....
    specialist being a technical term for someone who is fat and gives the prop a big of extra power that is...
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    I'm getting a horse next year. Hurrah!
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    I would personally recommend playing XV's first mate...since any inabilities will be more fatally exposed in a sevens match - despite the assumption i'm making that you have a lot of pace...
    i wouldn't worry with weights for the first match, just fitness would be more usefull - but weights in the long run are beneficial.
    If you tell the people you are playing with you haven't played in so long, they certainly wont put you at fly half.
    If you have a good deal of power and could take a crash ball, you will likely be put at inside centre, as then the fly could skip pass if necessary.
    the most important thing with being tackled is learning to present the ball - i.e., try to get down so you are shielding the ball from your opponents with your body. Then, the best method is to outstretch your arm and plant the ball. But, keep your hand on the ball until it has been secured, as is you release it could be judged to be out of the back, and with it being further away from your opponents, they will not be able to steal without creating an infringement.
    Another thing i would recommend trying is the kicking - not the big booming for touch stuff, just practice directing little kicks and drills along the ground, as these can be very useful to break the line. this will also give you a good idea of the bounce of the ball if you practice enough, which can make a big difference if the game is quite scrappy - if its wet.etc.
    these will also be useful skills for 7's....
    hope thats a good starter for you anyway, and enjoy!
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    (Original post by Socrates)
    Andy Flower? Is he still alive? :p:
    Is he much older then Lara?

    (Original post by sri lankan girl)
    i don't think the world 11 is plaing as a team
    Well that's because they're not, goes to show how important a proper team spirit is though.
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    Thank you for your advice. I do have a lot of pace, especially compared to my team mates. That's probably because of all the athletics, long distance running and football I've done.
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    Just wondering if anyone here is a cheerleader for the NRL?

    What are your routines like? I was pretty happy with ours for the season, although my muscles were always a bit sore after the end of each session This year our leaders usually got this other girl and I in the group to do the annoying, tough moves (backflips, splits etc) b/c we are former gymnasts. Plus b/c we're taller than most of the girls (I'm 5'7, said friend is 5'9) we don't get to be on top. *secretly jealous!* :p:

    Also what are your general thoughts on this type of cheerleading? Would you say that it involves more dancing than cheerleading, would you classify it as a type of sport, or more of a hobby?

    I think here in Australia it's more of a hobby, but I'm sure a few of my cheerleading mates would disagree :rolleyes:

    DB_x
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    im not going but i think it will be a bulls victory but it will be a tight game. wot does every1 think of the man of steel results. i was pleased that whiting got young player of the year but was extremely disappointed that smith got coach of the year. i also found it completely unbeleivable when klein got best referee if thats the best that we have got then we've got problems.
 
 
 
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