Rugby Union World Cup.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Puff Daddy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:22 am

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Puff :lol: glad you’re enjoying the tournament now mate!

I am now mate. What I took absolutely no pleasure from, is seeing teams where there is no professional, nor infrastructure of the game, seeing getting tonked by nations where there is and rejoice in glee at how great the far superior team is. That was just a complete turn off for me

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by sendô » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 am

Surprised the TMO didnt over turn that last try. Looked forward to me.

Still, France eh? They just can’t help themselves can they?

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Puff Daddy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:08 am

sendô wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 am
Surprised the TMO didnt over turn that last try. Looked forward to me.

Still, France eh? They just can’t help themselves can they?
They're probably blaming Brexit for that and they'd be right

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by sendô » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:54 am

Some of Japan’s running with ball in hand and offloading is great to watch.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Never in doubt . :D

That's what Champions do though , win badly .

See you in the Final .

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Puff Daddy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:49 pm

That scrum half for South Africa is really good

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by The Collector » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:50 pm

Plagiarised from Mark Steel:

“My favourite part of the rugby is when 20 huge blokes link up for a huge cuddle, the whistle blows, they all get up, the referee explains for 5 minutes why their cuddle wasn’t right, they all listen like cherubic children, and try to cuddle properly.”

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by DoubleDave » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:54 pm

Boks just too powerful for Japan

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Eggchaser » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:58 pm

The Collector wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Plagiarised from Mark Steel:

“My favourite part of the rugby is when 20 huge blokes link up for a huge cuddle, the whistle blows, they all get up, the referee explains for 5 minutes why their cuddle wasn’t right, they all listen like cherubic children, and try to cuddle properly.”
Pedant Alert!
The first thing the referee should explain is that there should only be 16 involved in their cuddle :D

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by sendô » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:08 pm

Well, maybe 17 if the scrum half is deemed to be getting involved.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by westham,eggyandchips » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:08 am

sendô wrote:
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I was hoping the paddies would respond with a riverdance.

We should definitely do a morris dance next week. Or a 15 man synchronised ****er sign.
Give them some of this....

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Clacton-ammer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:20 am

Well that was a pretty awe inspiring performance :scarfer:

Kiwi's next, what a game that should be!!

Shame on Japan, S Africa just bludgeoned them into submission. Not the best to watch, but vvvv effective.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Patito » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:00 am

Great news for Wales, Kolbe will miss the semi-final. :thup:

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Patito » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:08 am

Ford in for Slade, big moment for him. Farrell obviously moves to 12.

England: Daly; Watson, Tuilagi, Farrell (capt), May; Ford, Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Lawes, Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Marler, Cole, Kruis, Wilson, Heinz, Slade, Joseph.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by sendô » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:27 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/50164953

Yep, Ford back in for Slade with Farrell over to inside centre and Tuilagi moving over to outside centre.

Should be interesting. I'm expecting an exciting game with some expansive play from both sets of backs. At least we shoudn't have Farrell kicking away possession all the time.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by old fart » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:44 am

sendô wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:27 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/50164953

At least we shoudn't have Farrell kicking away possession all the time.

That's Fords job and hopefully to make NZ play all their rugby in their own half and not ours

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by sendô » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:56 am

I'm nervously optimistic about this. The All Blacks are good, but I don't feel that they're as good as they've been in the past, or people think they are.

The Australia team that we just thrashed ran in 6 tries against them in August.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by matthewbd » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:07 pm

I'm going for an England win by three tomorrow.

Can't wait for this.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by sendô » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:01 am

Nice to see our players giving the haka what it deserves.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by sendô » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:07 am

Great start. What a try.

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