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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:17 am 
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They've been gradually stripping parts off the lions tour and selling them to the highest bidder since it all went pro. Now all that's left is thirty odd lads carrying around a shell that's had so many cheap adornments nailed onto it that it's too heavy for them so they've to draft in a rent a crowd to help lift it. fudge this anyway. Why can't we just have nice things.

edit: The lions is a car in this clunky metaphor.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:18 am 
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Scotland win by five. Something Wales haven't done in Australia since 1987

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

and that win was a 3rd/4th RWC play off. Ireland in Australia is going to be a cracking and winable series next year.


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It's a sad day for rugby in my opinion. You'd imagine that this won't exactly do wonders for squad morale either


I think for me it's the moment the lions started to die as a concept. Maybe I was in denial before now.

Edit sorry that wrong. The concept is still special. It's the people running it over the past few tours. Gatland is poison.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:29 am 
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If you were a player in the existing squad, with mates back home who didn't get the call, you'd be wondering too.

The Lions are supposed to be the best of the best.

Gareth Davies ok, but what the flying F@ck with the others?


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f**king rte radio have some plum on talking about f**king calving


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:31 am 
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Are they called up for the remainder of the tour or just to hold some tackle bags for the weekend?


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Gareth Davies is fine as a selection, the others are rubbish. Proximity my arse, all the home nations are close enough to fly over. Takes away the honour of the selection for the Lions; Gatland has really screwed up the credibility of the Lions at pretty much every opportunity.


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I didn't expect to wake up and feel this pissed off so early. Fücking hell Gatland. What a prick.


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Gareth Davies is fine as a selection, the others are rubbish. Proximity my arse, all the home nations are close enough to fly over. Takes away the honour of the selection for the Lions; Gatland has really screwed up the credibility of the Lions at pretty much every opportunity.

Davies should have been called up before Laidlaw.

Russell was right in the mix too. The others are a joke.


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It's a sad day for rugby in my opinion. You'd imagine that this won't exactly do wonders for squad morale either


I think for me it's the moment the lions started to die as a concept. Maybe I was in denial before now.

Edit sorry that wrong. The concept is still special. It's the people running it over the past few tours. Gatland is poison.


Agree with the edit. I hope the concept can still be saved. I think a local coach should be a prerequisite after this debacle however.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
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It's a sad day for rugby in my opinion. You'd imagine that this won't exactly do wonders for squad morale either


I think for me it's the moment the lions started to die as a concept. Maybe I was in denial before now.

Edit sorry that wrong. The concept is still special. It's the people running it over the past few tours. Gatland is poison.


Agree with the edit. I hope the concept can still be saved. I think a local coach should be a prerequisite after this debacle however.


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f**king rte radio have some plum on talking about f**king calving

Calving was ages ago. It's silage season now, ffs.


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James Lowe needs to get rid of his top knot before he arrives in Dublin. Otherwise Mullét will remove it for him


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:51 am 
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O'Brien and Murray showing how it's done against the Maori. The Welsh again costing the Lions


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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:
O'Brien and Murray showing how it's done against the Maori. The Welsh again costing the Lions


Murray's kicking has been as good as it gets but his passing is so laboured here imo. Killing momentum when kicking isn't an option.


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O'Brien and Murray showing how it's done against the Maori. The Welsh again costing the Lions


Murray's kicking has been as good as it gets but his passing is so laboured here imo. Killing momentum when kicking isn't an option.

Murray needs players running on to the ball, Lions are far too static it's like watching Munster


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Sexton is really finding form at the right moment for this tour. Shame he is surrounded by dogshit on the whole. Massive lack of ballers in this squad. I would much prefer Williams to North.


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NZ commentary being very complimentary to how the Lions have played so far but same as it ever was on this tour, can't score to save their lives. This dominant in terms of possession and territory but nothing to show for it.


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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:
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O'Brien and Murray showing how it's done against the Maori. The Welsh again costing the Lions


Murray's kicking has been as good as it gets but his passing is so laboured here imo. Killing momentum when kicking isn't an option.

Murray needs players running on to the ball, Lions are far too static it's like watching Munster

No. Ulster.

At least Munster would be pick-and-go into the guts of the defence


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Is out best attacking weapon off a scrum on halfway really a grubber straight to the fb?

Christ alive, Howley is stealing a living.


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Is out best attacking weapon off a scrum on halfway really a grubber straight to the fb?

Christ alive, Howley is stealing a living.


That was absolutely rubbish. Players need to step up here.


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See that Scotland best Australia away. That's some result.

Still, some Welsh nobodies are just what the squad needs.


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Another strong performance from Hendy there off the bench. He won't get ahead of AWJ but he should.


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The attack is so bad.
A penalty try and pick and go try.


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Posted this question on the match thread and didn't get a straight answer. Why is Peyper refereeing to the new laws when they haven't been used in Europe. A tap and a kick to end the half off a penalty. x( That's nonsense that the ARU would come up with. Oh wait they were the first to trial it :blush:


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Another strong performance from Hendy there off the bench. He won't get ahead of AWJ but he should.

I can see AWJ starting with Itoje on the bench.

Gatbland x(


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See that Scotland best Australia away. That's some result.

Laidlaw was in Wellington.


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Has Joe passed 'the Movez' to Warren?


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Posted this question on the match thread and didn't get a straight answer. Why is Peyper refereeing to the new laws when they haven't been used in Europe. A tap and a kick to end the half off a penalty. x( That's nonsense that the ARU would come up with. Oh wait they were the first to trial it :blush:


It's to stop people killing the ball when the hooter has gone. Not so relevant in the first half but very relevant in the second half.


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See that Scotland best Australia away. That's some result.

Laidlaw was in Wellington.

We wish. Unfortunately he was in Rotorua


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Posted this question on the match thread and didn't get a straight answer. Why is Peyper refereeing to the new laws when they haven't been used in Europe. A tap and a kick to end the half off a penalty. x( That's nonsense that the ARU would come up with. Oh wait they were the first to trial it :blush:


It's to stop people killing the ball when the hooter has gone. Not so relevant in the first half but very relevant in the second half.

Not much use to the defending team who has won a penalty deep in their own half. It could have cost the Lions points when time was up in the first half if the Maori held on to the ball.


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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:
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Posted this question on the match thread and didn't get a straight answer. Why is Peyper refereeing to the new laws when they haven't been used in Europe. A tap and a kick to end the half off a penalty. x( That's nonsense that the ARU would come up with. Oh wait they were the first to trial it :blush:


It's to stop people killing the ball when the hooter has gone. Not so relevant in the first half but very relevant in the second half.

Not much use to the defending team who has won a penalty deep in their own half. It could have cost the Lions points when time was up in the first half if the Maori held on to the ball.


That's exactly where it's of use. Again, not so much in the first half but Lions behind and get that after 80, a good kick gives them good field position. Previously they'd have had to run it.

I don't see the problem with having to tap it before kicking out. The players just need to get used to the law.


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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:
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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:
Posted this question on the match thread and didn't get a straight answer. Why is Peyper refereeing to the new laws when they haven't been used in Europe. A tap and a kick to end the half off a penalty. x( That's nonsense that the ARU would come up with. Oh wait they were the first to trial it :blush:


It's to stop people killing the ball when the hooter has gone. Not so relevant in the first half but very relevant in the second half.

Not much use to the defending team who has won a penalty deep in their own half. It could have cost the Lions points when time was up in the first half if the Maori held on to the ball.

That's a great new rule. It makes it less advantageous to give away a penalty when time is up


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I don't see the problem with having to tap it before kicking out. The players just need to get used to the law.




In this instance how could the Lions get used to a law when they have never actually played a domestic match (and that includes pre-season) where it's in use.


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See that Scotland best Australia away. That's some result.

Laidlaw was in Wellington.

We wish. Unfortunately he was in Rotorua

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I know what I meant


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It's clear anyway that's the test side now with maybe Farrell in for Big Ben and Warburton in for I'm guessing POM. Good win anyway but the attack still so turgid.


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Scots had the game against the Aussies in November too but for the last minutes of brain fart.


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Warbuton has done nothing to merit getting picked on the test side.


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Scots had the game against the Aussies in November too but for the last minutes of brain fart.


And they were robbed blind in the RWC.


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Any highlights from our match yet lads?


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