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  1. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    I think we need to be careful not to into the trap of being politically correct forthe sake of it. All that is asked of us is to treat everyone without discrimination. Is singing Swing Low...
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    Re: cross code "test"

    Rule 9 suggests that there are scrums in this Hybrid game.
    If the attacking team kick the ball into the in goal area and the defending team touches down or the ball goes dead in goal, then the...
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    Re: cross code "test"

    I can see why they might be interested though, MoneyNZR chief executive Mark Robinson confirmed the talks about the games were going ahead and cited the ďuniqueĒ state of the world as a potential for...
  4. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    I agree, there’s a wealth of songs to choose from, not forgetting Music Hall:

    https://youtu.be/JPN8wLGTlyw

    RFU need to sit down with Ed Sheeran and write a rousing chorus. :eng:

    The magical...
  5. Thread: swing low

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    It was a poor choice for sure.
    I honestly think the replacement song is one thatís already out there and has been sung by Rugby fans and Football fans for years.
    Just unfortunate itís an American...
  6. Thread: swing low

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    To be honest I donít see it happening. Official, nor unofficial, Englandís fans do chants, short witty stuff. I am not sure thatís going to change. The Irish on the other hand can turn anything...
  7. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    I agree Jerusalem seems to have a strong following. So good luck with settling on a Nation Anthem for England, any time soon.

    For an unofficial anthem I think something like Vera Lynn’s We’ll...
  8. Thread: swing low

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    I think you hit the nail on the head there didds. It’s political. Certainly the way the UK parliament has deal with Brexit hasn’t helped the situation. Tensions are rising in the North.
    It...
  9. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    Brian O'Driscoll reveals how he changed his tune on Ireland's Call following advice from his mother
    :shrug:
    I view it like this, I stand to I sing the Irish National Anthem. I respect the rights...
  10. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    The Fields of Athenry is more of a provincial anthem. It’s taken Irish Rugby fans a long time to warm to the song commissioned by the IRFU Ireland’s call. Good luck with finding something that will...
  11. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    I canít see Sweet Caroline being adopted by the fans.

    https://youtu.be/vQoo40U3JLY
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    I don’t buy the RFU position that most fans don’t know there’s a connection. That’s insulting their intelligence, everyone knows it’s a negro spiritual/gospel song.
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    Re: swing low

    There’s definitely a move away from the Chris Oti origin, where a group of school boys claim they immortalized a 1960s drinking song, less the rude hand gestures.

    A 2015 BBC article tells us
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    Re: it's coming home

    You are right. If there is one thing the USA has to offer it’s sufficient space to create such facilities. On the downside their Union doesn’t appear to be very durable, for carrying such a huge...
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    Re: it's coming home

    WR’s business model: Potential economic impact of the Rugby World Cup on a host nation, is based on spreading RWCs around.
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    It was the creation of BT Sports which not only ended Sky’s monopoly but also freed up pricing.
    UK comms watchdog Ofcom has relinquished its control of Sky's Sports channel pricing due to the...
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    Re: it's coming home

    Post-Olympic Abandonment has been well documented.
    Bringing the Olympics to your country, whether in summer or winter, is a costly business. Just ask the recent hosts. The games set back Sochi $51...
  18. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    My point was slightly different; is £400 a year value for money. Not based on personal opinions about whether 1 Rugby match a week, or 5 matches if you’re a soccer fan are worth it. But rather, to...
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    Nice one crossref,
    Correlation thatís the word I should have been using. Turns up dozens of scholarly articles on the subect;

    The Difference Between Value and Cost ó and How It Will Crush Your...
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    Thanks. Their product is somewhat intangible.
    The cost of producing a product has a direct impact on both the price of the product and the profit earned from its sale.

    ...Every company must...
  21. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    The collectibles market is entirely different and not without it’s swindlers. (Books don’t make the Top 10.)
    Art forgeries, counterfeit coins, and suspect stamps frequently appear and are purchased...
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    ANYhow, back on topic Super Rugby returns in NZ with fans, hugs and handshakes
    About 20,000 supporters watched on in the near-capacity Forsyth Barr Stadium as the Highlanders beat the Chiefs 28-27...
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    Re: Super rugby law trials

    Before my time that, Minor points
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    I’m no economist, but value for money is directly related to overall cost.

    A couple of years ago, Samsung had a change of management. The new team started reducing the quality of production in...
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    I prefer to let my local pay for SKY and watch my matches there on the big screen.
    Personally beyond Rugby I don’t watch other sports, apart from Sumo which I discovered at the RWC in Japan.

    Sky...
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