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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    No need for VAR. What’s needed is for Eddie to be absolutely brutally honest with his squad. Caught napping like some shower of amateurs. Some uncomfortable things need to be said. England coach...
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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    Eddie Jones promised England would be brutal. Funny, I hadnít imagined he mean in this sense of the word.
  3. Thread: Jackaling

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    [Ruck] Re: Jackaling

    Munsterís flanker/captain feels the jackal is getting tougher because tackled players are wising up.

    https://youtu.be/AcTt7gn0pZ4
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    Well, if Wales win or England win by 16 points or more, either of them would move to the world number one spot.
    What are the chances of that? My attention this weekend is on the Argentina game,...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    Fiji have named their RWC squad +1 player. (So 32, instead of the required 31.)
    Fijian coach John McKee has named an experienced squad to take to Japan, with 17 players backing up from the 2015...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    Englandís team announcement was unusual to say the least.


    https://youtu.be/yS55e7bFVKo
  7. Thread: Scrum PK

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    [Scrum] Re: Scrum PK

    Or perpendicular to the short axis of the scrum, if you prefer.:chair:
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    England squad has been named.
    Presumably they too are subject to the same wear and tear as any other team.

    England World Cup squad:
    Forwards:
    Dan Cole (Leicester, 86 caps), Luke Cowan-Dickie...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    Ah, I take it you donít agree. Should England meet Wales in the Quarterfinals, my moneys on Wales.
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    Scotland would have given you a game.. I accept they probably wouldn’t have accepted to fly to Ontario as well.
    I honestly thought the idea was to get some International intensity game-time before...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    To keep 'er indoors sweet?
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    Australia 47 - 26 New Zealand
    Argentina 13 - 46 RSA Home advantage a mixed bag.

    The return fixtures will tell us if there’s been a shift in the pecking order.
    20 warm up matches

    Why are...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Sounds like the Roar see this result as a premonition of things to come.
    Australia 47 - 26 New Zealand
    You have to go back to Sydney, 1999, for an equivalent points margin of 21 points when Rod...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Ruling ominous for Folau
    An employer has the right to expect staff to toe the company line on the internet.Looks like the article is behind a paywall.

    Jurisprudence may well be against Folau...
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    Re: Samoa v USA

    Agreed the OP is play on. There is no law written about specifically this situation. Some simply choose to see the LOTG as black and white, which they are not. You’re always going to meet and have...
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    Re: Samoa v USA

    Any ever seen anything remotely like this incident in a grassroots game? Or on TV?
    I don’t believe for one minute the law makers had this in mind when writing 9.23.

    At the risk of repeating...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Is he wrong?
    Sounds like the time the guy refused to sell a handbag to Oprah Winfrey. (She’s coloured, she obviously can’t afford this bag mentality.)

    https://youtu.be/IGbfJv1ia7c
    Here in...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    That’s a bit of a stretch, to be honest. Subconscious bias perhaps?
    In any case, if they’d eaten enough Missionaries we might have avoided the problem with the Island’s bigoted take on...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Thatís a whiteist comment if ever I saw one. Or do I mean whitest?
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    Re: Samoa v USA

    I am with Dickie on this. Play on.
    While Law 9.23 seems to have it covered, I will wager the Law makers never envisaged this scenario.
    The law relates specifically to ball carrier brought to...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Can’t help feeling you missed a couple of US Presidents off your list of famous people. Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump fit the lost their minds criteria quite well.

    Elsewhere, it looks as the...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Itís been around a tad longer than that. Already heard it in January 1989 Last great American Whale. But even then it sounded like he was citing a well worn expression.
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    Enjoy the atmosphere there. While I can see Scotland putting it up to us. Ireland will treat the Japan game with the respect it deserves.
    1 1991 Rugby World Cup. 32 – 16
    2 31 May 1995 RWC Free...
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    Re: Vanishing Foam

    Ireland’s Ronan O’Gara made it a point of honour to always steal a meter or two.
    Now that he’s coaching I imagine he requires it from his kicker, too.
    The pundits at the Aviva appreciate the...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    Top tier Rugby Nations putting 50+ points on the minnows isn’t good for the image. Probably not great for the morale of those players either.
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