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    [Line out] Re: Pro14 Munster versus Ulster

    Well I finally managed to get hold of a full match replay. At that moment of the game the substitutes are all seated 7 or 8 meters from the touchline. It is actually the “water carrier” who gets up...
  2. Thread: Coin Toss

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    Re: Coin Toss

    Too late, mate. I’m confused now. :norc: If he keeps the right card in his left sock, and the red card in his right sock, how can he be sure he’s not pulling out the wrong card at the right time? ...
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    [Line out] Re: Pro14 Munster versus Ulster

    As suspected nothing in the highlights reel. Other than for Red’s second try you can see the Ulster substitutes warming up in the other in-goal, in the background. And at the end of the game you...
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    [Line out] Re: Pro14 Munster versus Ulster

    In pro rugby, very little happens without premeditation. I doubt my incident with make Tuesday’s highlight reel however.

    https://youtu.be/MCi-w186ucs
  5. Thread: Coin Toss

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    Re: Coin Toss

    Too true.

    https://youtu.be/W2BIO4WgdAM
    Welsh captain is like, “it’s for us? We will kick off then.”
    English captain says “I will let you know in 5 minutes, alright?”
    Ref: Doh, that’s fine...
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    [Line out] Re: Pro14 Munster versus Ulster

    At Thomond Park it’s East terrace - either side of the tunnel at halfway.

    On such a bitterly cold night it’s not unusual to see the substitutes warming up on the side line. Subs are not taking...
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    [Law] Re: Mark from a penalty

    A little unhelpful to draw parallels between the LoTG and language learning mnemonics.

    There are no hard and fast rules to English grammar, but rather useful guidelines we traditionally teach...
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    Re: [RWC] Eng v SA

    That he has zero experience of winning World Cups?
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    [Line out] Pro14 Munster versus Ulster

    After five minutes of play
    Ulster's line-speed making it hard for Munster to spread the ball wide. Luke Marshall steps in and makes an interception and then Cooney swiftly kicks - he's in Faf de...
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    Re: [RWC] Eng v SA

    In my opinion it wouldn’t take much to get boos out of England supporters after a loss of that magnitude.
    All serves to deflect attention away from England players’ slight on the award ceremony.
  11. [Scrum] Re: "Modern" interpretations of scrum dominance.

    This discussion French scrums may interest you. I am convinced that scrums are reff’d somewhat differently here in France. Leading Jérôme Garcès to reward the dominant scrum.
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    Re: [RWC] Eng v SA

    Nice one Dickie; he certainly is a family man. I do not agree with the criticism here. At the end of 21 years of being a rugby referee, his last game is the Rugby World Cup Final. Well done, that...
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    Re: [RWC] Eng v SA

    The best thing for the game would have been a running Rugby performance from England. However RWC finals are seldom played like that and RSA won ugly because that’s what the game requires a team to...
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    Re: [RWC] Eng v SA

    They think it’s Moldova (it is now!) :rsa:
  15. Thread: That haka

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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: That haka

    Echo chamber?

    All Blacks say “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.”
  16. Thread: That haka

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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: That haka

    How does vulgarisation of the Haka help improve the social inequalities in New Zealand?

    Poor living conditions and health, with inadequate housing in inner urban areas and relatively high rates of...
  17. Thread: That haka

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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: That haka

    The French were fined £10,000 for their approach.

    Presumably that regulation was put in place because some challanges have gotten right in the faces of the New Zealanders.
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    Re: Final predictions?

    RWC 2019 Appointments
    Yeah you’re right. That was a bit short sighted of WR. Surely picking TMO’s only from the 3 Nations most likely to make the final is daft. It was the usual suspects in RWC...
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    [RWC] Re: Knock on inside a maul

    As pointed out in #30 by CrouchTPEngage it blooming well isn’t.
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    The ball is not knocked-on, and play continues, if: b) A player rips or knocks the ball from an opponent and the ball goes...
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    [RWC] Re: Knock on inside a maul

    I had attempted to answer that earlier.
  21. Thread: That haka

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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: That haka

    The inclusivity is an effort to include the Māori minority in the mainstream of NZ sport. Pacific Islanders have their own Hakas. It is like CJ Stander “singing” the National anthem in Gaelic, he...
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    [RWC] Re: Knock on inside a maul

    Yes ?
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    [RWC] Re: Knock on inside a maul

    The tread title suggests it was a knock on inside the maul. I disagree with that.
  24. Thread: That haka

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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: That haka

    The New Zealand position that it’s their culture, has always made me smile. In the last century seeing 15 privileged white men doing something akin to morris dancing, while insisting they all have...
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    [RWC] Re: Knock on inside a maul

    I haven’t suggested it was C&O, only that it was clear that Nigel Owens disallowed the try, not for a knock on as suggested by the morning papers, but rather for a misreading of 10.1
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