Rugby World Cup Thread 2019

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  • Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I’m already feeling emotional watching and hearing the drummers.   I’d love Japan’s to do this!

    I fear a big score by Sithifrica.

    Come on Japan!

    Japan playing a very risky game already.

    Oof.

    Should have checked that!

    Beast lucky to only see yellow there.

    Very lucky

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Should have checked that!

    Yes, but the TMO should also have intervened, like they have with everything else. It was a red.

    Warburton would have seen red!!

    Hecwas off his feet, usually rate Barnes but he’s made a few errors

    SA blowing a bit. If Japan can keep the pace high they could be onto something.

    5plusn8
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    anagallis_arvensis

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    Warburton would have seen red!!

    Stop torturing yourself.

    There are a lot of very er, flat, passes from Japan.

    5plusn8
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    Yeah, but this would be an amazing win if they can, I doubt it in the end but hell this is amazing.

    Bit of a let off there I don’t think he was held. Balances out the red that wasn’t tho.

    Sometimes you just need to kick the ball down the field. Japan can’t do this for 80 minutes.

    The Boks could’ve had 2-3 tries. I think their power will tell in the 2nd half – though I hope not.

    hols2
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    Bloody hell, what a game. Hoping Japan can keep that pace up to the end.

    Bit of a let off there I don’t think he was held.

    He wasnt but he was on his knees going forward so the right call I think.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    There are a lot of very er, flat, passes from Japan.

    And Barnes isn’t that interested in the off-side line for either side.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    So now it’s ok to take a player in the air. (As long as you’re Japanese.)

    The officials want the Japanese dream to continue as long as possible, I think.

    Barnes is handling the game so we have a game. No dicking around going upstairs every two minutes. Making calls, backing himself and getting on with it.

    Shame he’s quitting after the RWC.

    (Mind you, with Ben O’Keefe in the box it’s a lottery going to the tmo anyway.)

    gauss1777
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    Barnes is handling the game so we have a game. No dicking around going upstairs every two minutes. Making calls, backing himself and getting on with it.

    Yes, I think he’s having a very good game. Lots going on at a fair old pace, I think both sides should be happy with his reffing.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Making calls, backing himself and getting on with it.

    That would be fine if he hadn’t made a few really poor calls.

    He wasnt but he was on his knees going forward so the right call I think.

    Yep, I’d misunderstood what he got pinged for.

    Game over now unfortunately. SA have managed things very well in the second half.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Stop it now, Japan don’t deserve a humping after their tournament.

    Saffers defence is brutal mind.

    That would be fine if he hadn’t made a few really poor calls

    He’s also made a lot of very good calls. People who moan constantly about referees never seem to enjoy whatever sport it is that they’re watching.

    I’ve loved the way Japan have played. They can, and should, be very proud of themselves.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    🙄 That’s me told off then! 😂

    🙄 That’s me told off then! 😂

    Hey! Maybe you’re the exception that proves the rule?

    No offence intended. 👍

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    None taken. 😁

    hols2
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    I’ve loved the way Japan have played. They can, and should, be very proud of themselves.

    Yep, really exciting rugby from them.

    I think World Rugby needs to send the game in the direction taken by NZ and Japan and away from the boshing, attritional way of doing things.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    think World Rugby needs to send the game in the direction taken by NZ and Japan and away from the boshing, attritional way of doing things.

    I can’t imagine which major nations would possibly object to that! 😂

    I dont speak Aussie, but I get the impression he wasnt happy with the first half and wanted to make a few technical changes.

    NSFW
    Chiekas half time team talk

    brakes
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    away from the boshing, attritional way of doing things.

    But that’s how you manage teams like NZ and Japan. Teams need to be tactically dynamic to manage the style and tactics of their opposition.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    I dont speak Aussie,

    Genuinely needs subtitles! I only understood one word, which would get me banned.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    But that’s how you manage teams like NZ and Japan.

    And it’s also what makes rugby interesting. I always love a Super Rugby game between a brutal SA team and a skilful NZ team. And some teams manage to combine the two. Like Wales. 🤣

    brakes
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    Chiekas half time team talk

    what an inspirational leader…

    gauss1777
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    Chiekas half time team talk

    Is that for real? Does something like that ever have the desired effect?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    gauss, no.   Would you follow that person as a leader?  I was spoken about like that on September 27 at work.  I’ve been seeing out my year and considering my options ever since.

    You earn respect, you can’t command it.

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