Rugby Union World Cup.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by sendô » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:03 am

Yeah, I was bored shitless of hearing about Kolisi coming from a township and the “healing a nation” b*llocks before the game.

Cock off already.

Well done to the SA team. They did to us what we did to NZ. It wasnt pretty but we knew it was coming and had no answer to it. Not pretty to watch but it got them the win and 2 tries as a cherry on top.

Thats 3 finals 3 wins for SA, and 3/4 lost for us.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by smuts » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:04 am

Faithless wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:56 am
Glad ITV are happy for SA to help heal a country, not like we have any divisions of our own is it?

It's ok cos we deserve something apparently for turning up.

SA are spoilers and we played straight into their hands, dominating the pack is one thing but we couldn't pass for :thdn: for the entire match
Just like the Football WC over there was going to bring them altogether....etc. Perhaps it will for about a day.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by RichieRiv » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:05 am

Faithless wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:56 am
Glad ITV are happy for SA to help heal a country, not like we have any divisions of our own is it?
Compare to SA we live in a Shangri La.

I think we played our final last Saturday.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:05 am

Feel sorry for all you good people on here , but at least England got through to the final - South Africa were better in every department , looked quicker and stronger scoring two wonderful tries , worthy winners .

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Post by sendô » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:06 am

Theyve had a whole generation to bring themselves together. Its been best part of 30 years. Winning or losing a rugby match isnt going to make a difference.

Says a lot about their problems if thats the case.

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Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:07 am

Slacking student wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:48 am
Providing the Welsh didn't win I'm happy tbh.

Anyone but Wales for me

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:08 am

Disappointing obviously, but no need to beat ourselves up over it. We played poorly in the first half and when we had the ball close to their line at the end of the half we just couldn't get past their green wall of defence. They kept the penalties ticking over keeping us at arms distance and as we chased things in final quarter they found the spaces. I imagine that's pretty much how they planned it.

Like others though I do think commentators are overplaying the "healing of a nation" rhetoric.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Faithless » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:12 am

RichieRiv wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:05 am
I think we played our final last Saturday.
Then someone needs to explain the format to our players...

Well done SA they seemed to know which date the final was on.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by the pink palermo » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:19 am

Congratulations to South Africa, they got the basics right today and England didn't.

The game will always be won or lost up front.

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:20 am

Eddie Jones doesn't look happy .

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Eggchaser » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:28 am

Disappointing result but at the end of the day despite being 2nd best today we exceeded my pre tournament expectations.

Thankfully, rather than sitting at home and watching on my own I decided to go to my old club and having resisted the beer until the last 10 minutes I can now drown my sorrows.

It's been a great tournament :thup:

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Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:34 am

Eggchaser wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:28 am

It's been a great tournament :thup:
Absolutely this.

I wasn't convinced we'd even make the last four. Exceeded expectations and just came up against a better, more organized and effective team on the day.

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Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:12 pm

Yes , agreed - South Africa may have won the Rugby World Cup but Japan put on a fantastic tournament , I thought their attitude to the sport was a breath of fresh air , happy faces everywhere , brilliant to behold .

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Post by kenthammer1984 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:01 pm

Every time we had the ball there was no space. All the passes were little passes to the player next to them - never able to find a bit of space and have a bit of a charge.

Yet when SA were passing it there was space, they could build up a head of steam, charge at us etc.

We looked lethargic and tired. SA looked absolutely up for it and fully deserved to win.

What was happening at the scrums? Just penalty after penalty given away

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by RichieRiv » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:14 pm

sendô wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:06 am
Theyve had a whole generation to bring themselves together. Its been best part of 30 years. Winning or losing a rugby match isnt going to make a difference.

Says a lot about their problems if thats the case.
The time it will take to repair South Africa will be measured in generations not years. It's that ****ed.

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Post by Puff Daddy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:23 pm

I'm not quite understanding what was so fantastic about this tournament. Yes, Japan were a breath of fresh air and the Japanese people appeared to truly embrace it, but they always were. Once it reached the quarter final stages, that for me, was when it came alive, but not before. Since its inception in 1987, other than Japan themselves, who have improved immeasurably, I have seen no other levelling out in standards between the have's and the have nots, not like there has been in football. Until such time as an Eddie Jones, or a Warren Gatland takes up an appointment as Head Coach of Uruguay, or another minnow rugby nation and the IRFU pumps more money into the coaching infrastructures in those countries to develop the sport there and get more people taking up the sport of rugby, it is going to be the same eight countries making it to the quarters by the time the next tournament comes around, or am I missing something ?

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:37 pm

Puff Daddy wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:23 pm
I'm not quite understanding what was so fantastic about this tournament. Yes, Japan were a breath of fresh air and the Japanese people appeared to truly embrace it, but they always were. Once it reached the quarter final stages, that for me, was when it came alive, but not before. Since its inception in 1987, other than Japan themselves, who have improved immeasurably, I have seen no other levelling out in standards between the have's and the have nots, not like there has been in football. Until such time as an Eddie Jones, or a Warren Gatland takes up an appointment as Head Coach of Uruguay, or another minnow rugby nation and the IRFU pumps more money into the coaching infrastructures in those countries to develop the sport there and get more people taking up the sport of rugby, it is going to be the same eight countries making it to the quarters by the time the next tournament comes around, or am I missing something ?
A bit like the Football World Cup then ?

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by WCpete » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:13 am

We’re there any Japanese players on Japan?

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by Phil S » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:52 am

why did the England players take off their medals and Itoji not even allow to have his put on?

I noticed some of the all blacks doing it the day before but no hate for them?

Disrespectful to remove your medal?

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Re: Rugby Union World Cup.

Post by The Old Man of Storr » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:29 am

Phil S wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:52 am
why did the England players take off their medals and Itoji not even allow to have his put on?

I noticed some of the all blacks doing it the day before but no hate for them?

Disrespectful to remove your medal?
Sore Losers ?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/10264722 ... -cup-loss/

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