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  1. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    it's only cultural appropriation if you think that a rugby team naturally represnents white culture (appropriating a non-white one).

    I hope we are beyond that : rugby should be (I hope is - or is ...
  2. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    That is true, so its not so bad.
    But even so it was never a clever choice
    https://images.app.goo.gl/qevmwFVVp1Pg3dnt7
  3. Thread: the Chiefs

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    the Chiefs

    Writing is on the wall for the Exeter Chiefs I'd say

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53390944


    Have to say, I don't feel any sympathy for Exeter - they chose their branding...
  4. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    That's not all that is being asked of us
    Nor should it be
  5. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    Interesting .. a contemporary account of Swing Low being sung at Twickenham in the 1960s
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    Re: accidentally taking a free kick

    But we are responsible for safety. I'd rather wrongly stop the game than see someone predictably badly hurt
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    Re: accidentally taking a free kick

    i think perhaps he was kicking it back to his goal keeper to take the FK ?

    I rugby I would be stopping play. if half the players think the ball is dead and others think it's live, I think that's...
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    accidentally taking a free kick

    different sport - so proves nothing, but it's something we have discussed before, if you unthinkingly move the ball with your foot, does that mean you have accidentally taken the FK/PK ?

    on...
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    Re: cross code "test"

    That sounds even worse (and dangerous)
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    Re: cross code "test"

    The league team will win the league game and the union team will win the union game, obviously.

    There will be Mexican waves
  11. [Scrum] Re: Advantage applied if ball deliberately kicked out of scrum tunnel

    Sounds fun !
  12. [Scrum] Re: Advantage applied if ball deliberately kicked out of scrum tunnel

    I have to say, I don't really understand the purpose of 7.3b, but it seems pretty clear that it applies.
  13. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    Ireland, of course , is (uniquely?) not a national team, it is a team of two nations
  14. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    To me, it seems that both those songs are (now) very popular ?
  15. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    social distancing ! the lyrics are not COVID-Secure :)

    indeed I have heard a theory that it was the precise combination of Sweet Caroline, and Folie Douce that caused the virus to spread all over...
  16. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    there you go .
    and on twitter see it was being sung in NSW and Wales.

    what happened in the mid-late 80s was
    - it began to be sang at Twickenham and (a big change) - it became associated...
  17. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    i absolutely know when I first sung it - it was at university, I was there from 82-85 - we sang it often.


    here are some other eye witness accounts...
  18. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    I think the song that really should be discouraged is Delilah
    (runs for cover)

    but seriously, the lyrics are very strange: he realises his gf is cheating, so he stabs her. How did that ever...
  19. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    silly journalism

    guardian - RFU may urge fans not to sing it.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jun/18/rfu-may-urge-england-fans-against-singing-swing-low-slavery
  20. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    that was the IRB preventin Aus from having two songs before the game - the anthem AND waltzing mailda

    That still applies today. (although many nations now have national anthems that are one or...
  21. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    it's not about banning it - it's a question of whether the RFU stop promoting it

    my prediction is : we have hit peak chariot . The RFU will cease promoting it (a decision they could take...
  22. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    rugby crowds are growing ...
    (well, in Englad)
  23. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    no. it found its way into rugby much earlier than that - some time in the sixties from the memories I am seeing on twitter (must ask my dad if he remmebers it)

    It became associated with the...
  24. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    Given that *every single time* the song is ever mentioned, we are reminded of that .. I suspect you are right :)
  25. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    In rugby terms it was a grassroots rugby song , sung all over the UK , that was accidentally appropriated by England

    I remember it from 1982, there are plenty of people on social media who sang...
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