Rugby Thread 2018/19

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  • Rugby Thread 2018/19
  • Stoner
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    Hows the official Malvern trail?

    No Idea. I wont be railroaded! 🙂

    I was just back up at Sixways dropping off Stoner Jr#1 for rugby camp and had a chat with one of the admin guys I know. He walked out of the ground at half time he was so frustrated! He said you could tell from the off that not one person turned up to play that evening.

    We’ll be back at the foot of the table by the end of the weekend! Let’s hope they get back to some of the form they have had asap.

    No idea about Macaky, I’ve not seen any gossip about it.

    Pigface
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    Pigface
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    Woohoo beat the neighbours

    And go Chiefs.

    At least not all the welsh teams can lose this weekend.. actually think Ospreys cpuld well beat Scarlets, which makes me sad 🙁

    Not seen the game, dont think I’ll bother. I cried enough watching Warhorse at the theatre just now!!

    DanW
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    When I saw Parkes lining up at 10 I decided to pretend the match didn’t exist. Even worse news is Patchell apparently limping off and Ball injuring his shoulder for the third(?) time in quick succession

    mindmap3
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    Worcester served up absolute dog poo Friday night; what a woeful performance. That’ll teach me for being optimistic about beating a team. Jesus I’d have been cross if I’d paid to watch that.

    Went there see Tigers play today as a neutral (chap at work had some spare tickets). They managed to loom almost incisive at times yet at others they were woefully slow and ponderous. Quins were pretty terrible though and their handling appalling. The scrums were a total mess and nothing kicked off even with Marler, Sinkler and Genge all on the pitch at the same time.

    Sounds like Farrell cheesed the ref off today by constantly being in his ear and whining.

    mindmap3
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    Looks like Owen Williams is likely to be in trouble for gouging Gary Graham in a bad tempered match between Newcastle and Gloucester.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Woodward throws his hat back in the ring as an international coach, then lambasts his successors for ignoring Cips for 10 years.

    That should roll on through eh 6N, I wonder which team Woodward is eying up – theres 4 big spaces available after the RWC.

    Woodward is just a gobshite for newspapers these days. Was busy slagging off Pivac the other day.

    tjagain
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    The mighty Edinburgh complete the double over Glasgow over the holidays – take that ya soapdodgers!

    Most unlikely event given recent results and league position but once again the 1872 cup is ours
    Precious. My precious

    Premier Icon duckman
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    Speaking of gobshites, Dave Ward is one, what a wee scummer.

    Pigface
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    Beaten by the dregs, the shame of it.

    Shhh. If we don’t talk about it, maybe no one will believe it happened.

    😔

    Could be worse.

    Could be Toulon.

    Beaten 39-0 by Toulouse!

    tjagain
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    Points and laughs at CFH and pigface

    🙂

    Tom B
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    Sam Peters is a bell end of the highest order

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I don’t know of him, but when you brag on LinkedIn – a professional digital CV in the main – about “breaking” controversial sport stories than I start to doubt his reasoning beyond a want to reveal a scandal in sport vs honest reporting of sporting content.

    Surely journo’s try to “break” stories?
    Diamond is a weapons grade bell end lets be honest!

    Ward incidents are here:

    https://streamable.com/amp_player/t6j8m?__twitter_impression=true

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    just watching weekend highlights and saw the spit / stand incident. Is that in any way acceptable in rugby (the spit) – would be an immediate red in soccer, yet only a yellow here?

    mindmap3
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    Dave Ward is a dick.

    He’s been given a one week ban by Quins for stamping but apparently they’ve cleared him of spitting. Quins aren’t a particularly nice team; they certainly seem to revel in the physical, niggly stuff these days.

    JP Doyle wad infuriating as a ref yesterday in the Bath Tigers game. He was really pedantic, kept checking stuff and still managed to be wrong!

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    JP Doyle wad infuriating as a ref yesterday in the Bath Tigers game. He was really pedantic, kept checking stuff and still managed to be wrong!

    Sounds like the exact opposite of Nigel Owen in the Scarlets v Blues game. Wave everything on, even if it’s important point scoring sort of penalty offences. If it interferes with the flow of play I can’t see it. (Also, living within spitting distance of Parc y Scarlets, and being friendly with their staff, might give some sort of bias..)

    Pigface
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    Ooh Idlejon bit contravesial this early in the year 😂 he had a twitter spat with someone who said the same. He seems to be getting a bit precious these days.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    he had a twitter spat with someone who said the same. He seems to be getting a bit precious these days.

    Getting? He always has been.

    mindmap3
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    Tigers are apparently considering appointing Mike Ford as defence coach to work alongside Murphy (or oust him as he tends to do….).

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    JP Doyle wad infuriating as a ref yesterday in the Bath Tigers game. He was really pedantic, kept checking stuff and still managed to be wrong!

    I watched it last night, and yes, he was the opposite to Nige. I even learned a new law. Jumping over a tackle is illegal. I never knew! 😀

    mindmap3
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    I even learned a new law. Jumping over a tackle is illegal. I never knew! 😀

    Was that even a tackle considering the lack of attempt to use the arms by Genge?

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    #mindmap – I don’t know whether you were listening to the commentary (I rarely do) but they agreed with you and were most amused a few minutes later when a defender dived to tackle. So it’s ok to jump to tackle but not to avoid one. 😁

    Stoner
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    not comparable really. Diving to tackle still leaves the tackler around the soft gooey bits of the ball carrier, ball carrier jumping a tackle leaves the tackler around the sharp moving bits of the ball carriers feet. Has been illegal for yonks.

    Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny will see a specialist about concussion which has ruled him out for two months.

    Halfpenny has not played since 10 November when he suffered a late tackle from Australia centre Samu Kerevi.

    Hope that **** O’Keefe is suitably chastened, this could well be the end of 1/2p’s career and he didnt even have a second look…… best wishes to 1/2p and hope he makes the right decision for him

    Ken Owens picked at 8 for Scarlets although at least Parkes is back at 12. Starting to get very worried about a post Gatwards Wales!!!

    mindmap3
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    Fabulous performance from Sale to beat Sarries last night. They really got stuck into them and Sarries lost their heads with plenty of talking to’s for gibbing off at the ref. Farrell was particularly bad. He’s really not a very good captain. I’m starting to question Darries player welfare management with Billy playing the full 80 on his first game back.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Wasnt Farrel sent of for yet another high tackle?

    Thats got to be sorted before the 6N/RWC.

    Tom B
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    Nope, pretty sure he wasn’t. Gutted that I missed the match (on a snowboard holiday though, so not all bad)

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Sky sports reports him off for 10 in the first half…?

    Tom B
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    Ah right, I missed that…..

    Sky sports reports him off for 10 in the first half…?

    Had already received a warning for off the ball shenanigans, and then went in too high (Again!) and copped the inevitable yellow. His demeanour with the referee after that was dreadful, grinning and laughing away as the ref delivered a stern warning to another Saracens player. Referee rightly called him up on his attitude, which also contributed to Saracens collectively losing their cool, I think. A very poor performance as a captain, never mind the high tackle!

    dantsw13
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    Shocking TMO decision to deny Olowofela a try at the end of Tigers – Gloucester – no way he knocked that on. Didn’t affect the result, but such a great finish deserved the try – which it should have been.

    Dan, caught that bit of the game and then immediately had to go and have a shower. In bleach.

    I found myself agreeing with Austin Healey.

    UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!

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