Rugby World Cup Thread 2019

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  • Rugby World Cup Thread 2019
  • If you have a ‘VIP Box Live’ footage can be yours…

    JFGI…

    (Just keep your AV updated and kill any pop ups.)

    5plusn8
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    My experience with those things is that they are crap…
    I will try it though, any port in a storm.
    It’s that or the pub, however after 06:30 am brekky and pint deals in the 2011 RWC, I am a bit wary. These lead my whole street to brand me an alcoholic when I rolled home at 11:30 am utterly minced after seeing all three of that days games.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    “I dont want to distract from the RWC but…”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49666971

    Lol

    Premier Icon duckman
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    I almost wish the WC was over so I can hear about his tete a tete with Teo. I not sure who I would want to win that one….Maybe Brown if he also ends up with a burst mouth. Actually no: a VERY hard fought draw.

    Gareth Thomas HIV + sad news

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    It is, but much worse is the reason hes had to make it public- he was blackmailed into doing so.  I hope the arseholes involved get a karma related comeuppance.

    Still hes reduced it to practically benign with meds.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    It is, but much worse is the reason hes had to make it public- he was blackmailed into doing so.  I hope the arseholes involved get a karma related comeuppance.

    Really? That’s awful. But if he’s announced it himself, why does it have to be karma, is blackmail not a crime?

    I guess it may have been some tabloid wanting a scoop, not sure.

    Anyway:

    project
    Member

    Well done to him and his Husband for going public, shame on the pathetic scumbags who tried blackmailing him to get cash out of him,what must be going through the cess pit of their minds.

    HIV shouldnt be seen as some sort of blackmail issue, but an illness like cancer or heart disease etc,best wishes to him and any person living with HIV on here.

    So back to rugby, what is your current best 15? Wales have been very settled over recent years but currently 1, 4, a home for Navidi, 9 and 10 are open to debate v Georgia I’d go with

    Smith
    Owens
    Francis
    Ball
    AWJ
    Wainwright
    Tips
    Moriarty
    T Williams
    Patchel
    Adams
    Parkes
    Davies
    North
    L Williams

    Although very worried about Smith at Scrum time so Wynn Jones may get the nod.

    tjagain
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    Farrell is learning to tackle properly – interesting that the two incidents last year that he got away with world rugby says should have been yellows
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/15/owen-farrell-no-arms-tackles

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    last year

    <yawn>

    tjagain
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    Best 15? well we have the best names 🙂 No necessarily our best side but close to what the toonbola will throw up is my guess

    VeePee, Rambo, Shreck
    Ickle Jonny, half man half mullet
    Barcs, Mish, Batman
    Frodo
    Dancer
    No Maits, Sam Johnson ( no nickname), Beaker, Mr Darcy
    Didier Hoggba

    Or in english

    Nel, McInally, Reid
    J. Gray, Cummings
    Barclay, Watson, Wilson
    Laidlaw
    Russell
    Maitland, Johnson. Taylor, Graham
    HOgg

    tjagain
    Member

    More injury news – Dave Denton has had to retire from all rugby following a concussion

    Thats a real shame, game needs changing imo.

    tjagain
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    on concussion – the new guidance about high tackles has reduced the head injuries to tackled player – its now the tackler that gets most head injuries.

    tjagain
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    So what games are you looking forward to? I think the scotland / japan game could be great for the neutrals – two attacking high paced sides and it will likely decide who goes thru – and the final game of the group stages. One to watch for sure.

    gauss1777
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    So what games are you looking forward to?

    So many. Really looking forward to Japan v Russia as it’s the first game and it will be interesting to see how much flair Japan have. NZ v SA. England v France and Scotland v Japan.
    I’m too pessimistic to be looking forward to Wales v Australia, where Australia are favourites for me – if (big if) Wales were to win that game comfortably, then I could start to dream.
    I’m looking forward to Scotland beating SA and Ireland beating NZ.
    I would never have guessed how exciting the Japan v SA game would be at the last World Cup, so I’m hoping for some equally entertaining games this time – just not Wales v Fiji please!

    I’d love to see Scotland beat Ireland, that will really make that group exciting as its the most open.

    gauss1777
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    I’d love to see Scotland beat Ireland, that will really make that group exciting as its the most open.

    Agreed, and they just might. Ireland looked very good against Wales, how do Scotland get past them? Hamish Watson bouncing off tackles like a pinball? A bit of Russell magic? A problem I see is that Scotland can only win that game if they play like they did in the second half against England (and to an extent Wales), but they threw all caution to the wind as they were so far behind – can they play like that in a more controlled way?

    tjagain
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    can they play like that in a more controlled way?

    This is Russells chance to shine. If he wants to be mentioned in the same breath as the greats like Carter and Sexton then he needs to be able to show control – and he has shown signs of being able to do so. this is his opportunity to show he is a great – will he take it?

    Ireland is going to be a big ask especially as the forecast is for rain. Scotland are not good without the ball and Ireland are ball hogs! Our best chance is if they give us loads of counter ball with poor kicking and that we stop dropping the ruddy ball!

    mindmap3
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    I’ve been through the schedule and have noted key games that I’m not missing. Really looking forward to NZ v. SA.

    Some weekends look pretty congested whilst others are less so. I’ll basically watch as much as I can.

    If he wants to be mentioned in the same breath as the greats like Carter and Sexton

    🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

    Sexton is not a great. Very good player, best British 10 since Henson 😉 I mean Wilkinson in his pomp but not a great imo.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Sexton is not a great. Very good player, best British 10 since Henson 😉 I mean Wilkinson in his pomp but not a great imo.

    Ah, but is he as good as Russell? 😀

    tjagain
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    Fair enough – if he wants to be the best NH 10 of his generation and to be mentioned amongst the greats.

    Is he as good as Russell? – no one in the world is at Russells best ( watch the last two Calcutta cup matches). Old dufftonians 3rd 15 stand off is more his level at his worst. Having said that its been a while since a really duff performance and this is Russells stage to prove his class. If he does Scotland will do well.

    gauss1777
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    I’d choose Biggar over Russell all day long. Better in defence, always gives his all, has a variety of great skills, top drawer at penalty kicks, vast experience including the Lions ; )

    tjagain
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    I am a fan of Biggar for sure – but Russell can create tries that no one else can and is no slacker in defense. But as above – if Russell wants to be seen as a great then this is his stage to show it. Can he do it? thats a question we will see the answer to. I don’t think any other nations fortunes are so reliant on one player

    Russel is best British 10 at moment I’d say.

    tjagain
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    Odd bunch those pot noodle miners

    So circumstances have conspired for me to be in France during the first two weeks of the WC.
    So how to watch the pool games in France? (In English preferably) the apartment has blazing internet and I have a VPN, can I get ITV player do you think?

    Your VPN will probably need to show you’re in the UK as ITV player may be region locked.

    Otherwise, if you’re using any kind of Android device you can install Mobdro which works well about 95% of the time. If you’re using a PC any of the streaming sites will work – Batmanstream seems to work well curently.

    Failing that you could watch FRench TV with BBC Radio commentary – an option I frequently use if Miles Harrison and Stuart Barnes are commentating for Sky.

    tjagain
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    Ok – maybe the pot noodle miners are not so odd 😉 scots soak their balls in shampoo

    Premier Icon duckman
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    Gauss,I watch the French rugby. Russell has spent the last year being targeted by 18 stone Pacific Islanders coming back in on an angle. I would humbly suggest his defence is spot on.

    5plusn8
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    Your VPN will probably need to show you’re in the UK as ITV player may be region locked.

    Cheers Namaste buzz, I can do this, I think it might work. Or I will do as you say and listen to the radio whilst watching the French coverage.

    Albanach
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    If he wants to be mentioned in the same breath as the greats like Carter and Sexton

    🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

    Sexton is not a great. Very good player, best British 10 since Henson 😉 I mean Wilkinson in his pomp but not a great imo.

    I’m going to bite…Sexton is not British!

    gauss1777
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    Gauss,I watch the French rugby. Russell has spent the last year being targeted by 18 stone Pacific Islanders coming back in on an angle. I would humbly suggest his defence is spot on.

    Apologies, you may well be correct. It was more that I have often noticed how good Biggar is in defence, rather than Russell being poor.

    The news that Rob Howley is being sent home from France for alleged betting is a shocker! To be replaced by Stephen Jones, who appears to be held in high regard.

    Pigface
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    Open secret that Howley has a gambling problem.

    5plusn8
    Member

    Shame. I’ve met him. Nice guy. I am sure it is nothing nefarious even if he did break rule 6 or whatever.

    I’m going to bite…Sexton is not British!

    You are quite right, I unreservedly apologise, I was simply to lazy to type British and Irish. It really pisses me off when people use english rather than british so I am sorry 😳😳😳

    Howley eh, what a ****, still Wales habe the worst attack of any top tier nation so dont expect it’ll change much!!

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