Rugby World Cup Thread 2019
Gwlad forum is suggesting 1/2p will be retiring, sad if true, top quality player.Posted 10 months ago
Absolutely, but if he is continually getting concussed it is for the best. The older of us will recall that is what caused Billy Beaumont to retire.Posted 10 months ago
Good choice imho.Posted 10 months ago
That’s inside the 22.
Look again – it’s inside the half – not the 22.
He could probably kick 70m on the high veldt but not at sea level.Posted 10 months ago
Yep, you’re right.
Still a beast of a kick.Posted 10 months ago
Right, as a Scotsman…C’mon England. With the condition attached that Farrell tries one of his running in and shoving forwards episodes and is in all the pics with missing front teeth. (Can you at least allow me that?) Folk are suggesting it will be a dull game, but I think there are so many interesting sub plots it will be anything but.Posted 10 months ago
I’m up and off to fetch some mates. Even my dad is coming round to watch the game up in my man pub/cave/shed. Good luck England!Posted 10 months ago
Not expecting a dull game, thats not how England play.Posted 10 months ago
Nerves/excitement building up herePosted 10 months agoPosted 10 months ago
Not expecting a dull game, thats not how England play.
These are the two traditionally dullest sides in the world. Credit to England, the SF against NZ was superb, but this is the WC final so I’m expecting a borefest. Hope I’m wrong, would love to see England play like they did last week, but I have a feeling SA will kill any attempt at anything exciting.Posted 10 months ago
These are the two traditionally dullest sides in the world
And Wales are traditionally an exciting side…..
England will not want to be drawn into an arm wrestle.Posted 10 months ago
And Wales are traditionally an exciting side…..
Wales have a tradition of never making it to WC finals. SA have a tradition of getting there by playing really boring rugby. England are just plain boring most of the time. Not sure what went wrong last week, maybe alien abduction or something.Posted 10 months ago
It’s not about excitement
It’s not about a try fest
It’s about doing whatever it takes to win, even if it’s a drop goal to win 3-0
I’ll take a boring game with no tries if it means England winPosted 10 months ago
^^^ WHSPosted 10 months ago
Off to the local pub for breakfast and the game .Posted 10 months ago
Folk are suggesting it will be a dull game
SA might try to win by slowing the game down and kicking a few long range penalties, but when was the last time you saw England play boring rugby? It’s not been their style for a long time! England either win with flair, or lose trying to play with flair but make too many mistakes. When it pays off they’re the best team in the world, when it doesn’t they let Scotland score 20 odd unmatched points!
This is arguably the best England side that there has been when they’re on form, and to say they have been on form so far this RWC is an understatement! I just hope there’s one more game in this run of form, because it would be bloody awful if it ended right now!
My prediction is England victory inside normal time by 6-10 points. It’ll be closer than Aus and NZ games, but I predict an early Tuilagi try, and you can bet your bottom dollar that whether he needs to or not, Owen Farrell will have a pop at a drop goal at some point!Posted 10 months ago
Super excited now !
As an aside , has anyone got an idea as to which team the Japs will cheer on ?
At least 50% of the stadium crowd will be home fans , and having that support will defo lift the side being cheered….Posted 10 months ago
If it’s a boring game S.A. will win.Posted 10 months ago
England are just plain boring most of the time.
Not sure you’ve been watching them for the last few years.Posted 10 months ago
England seem to score a fair few tries these days…didn’t realise that was classed as boring! 😂
Bacon sarnie scoffed, child banished…bring it on.Posted 10 months ago
Good luck everyone, lets hope no one gets hurt.Posted 10 months ago
Thanks Mum 😋Posted 10 months ago
Got the big projector set up in the family room, whole family and dogs!
2 coffees, and the obligatory bacon sarnie.Posted 10 months ago
Lee Calvert doing the Guardian text updates.
Posted 10 months ago
South Africa’s anthem is in three languages and speaks of their love of their land and people. England’s is about a rich woman. SA win that round.
Sinkler KO’d…not the start we needed. Gulp.Posted 10 months ago
Eek my comment above vexed thatPosted 10 months ago
Good start by S.A. They’re attacking pretty well today…much more than they did against Wales.Posted 10 months ago
Anybody who predicted a boring game…
Well that ship has already sailed!!!Posted 10 months ago
An 80 minute shift for Cole now.Posted 10 months ago
This is looking worryingPosted 10 months ago
Shit!Posted 10 months ago
This is a England mess.Posted 10 months ago
These loose passes going to cost us (3 points already)Posted 10 months ago
Well I missed that thanks to Mrs standing in front of me. 🙄Posted 10 months ago
They need to sort this passing outPosted 10 months ago
FfsPosted 10 months ago
England need to take a breathPosted 10 months ago
12 minutes in and my five year old has told me off for swearing at Youngs shocking pass. 😂Posted 10 months ago
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