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  1. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    That's not all that is being asked of us
    Nor should it be
  2. 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
  8. [Scrum] Re: Advantage applied if ball deliberately kicked out of scrum tunnel

    Sounds fun !
  9. [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.
  10. 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
  11. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    To me, it seems that both those songs are (now) very popular ?
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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...
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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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. Thread: swing low

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    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...
  19. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    rugby crowds are growing ...
    (well, in Englad)
  20. 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...
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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 :)
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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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    Re: swing low

    It's a funny one, isn't it ?
    If it was a song written by slave owners, celebrating property rights then it would be easy to condemn

    But in fact it's a song written by slaves yearning for...
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    Re: it's coming home

    The Olympics are plain daft as everything has to happen in one city and thus most of the stadiums and all the athlete accommodation has to be built from scratch

    Rwc us much more sensible. In...
  25. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    I don't subscribe. For me it's not worth the cost
    I do have BT Sport , bundled with BT broadband
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