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by Da iawn diolch
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

I see this completely the other way around. England are due a hiding- they're stolen two trophies, played a bag of shit in terms of rugby, are stagnating in style and personnel, lack social identity and emotional intensity and the best thing could happen would be an absolute man shaming, prison sty...
by Da iawn diolch
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

You've stitched yourself up there, lad, because that sarcasm applies equally to a tackler whose knee hits the ground while he's ripping the ball. Refs generally let both go. As JP Doyle has said, Wales could have had two pens against them for doing precisely the same thing as Itoje did. But they di...
by Da iawn diolch
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

The video also brutally exposes the fact that England can only seem to score from lineouts.

Any coach worth their salt would surely be watching this, and can easily nullify the threat (as Wales did) by not kicking to touch.
by Da iawn diolch
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

Some wonderful analysis, as ever, from Squidge. It absolutely knocks the "England weren't given the chance to get back into position" argument into the long grass, where it deserves to be. Watch from here to see how the biased BBC editing and Martin Johnson's lack of understanding of the game were a...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does vunipola offer?
Replies: 43
Views: 2419

Re: What does vunipola offer?

Billy is a great player. England destroyed NZ last time they played. The fact is, it's a difficult thing to gain metres post contact. Top tier 1 teams can defend the gain line with ease. If you can't make post contact metres then you're in for a long day of phases going from one side to the other w...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does vunipola offer?
Replies: 43
Views: 2419

Re: What does vunipola offer?

I’d like to see dombrandt in an England shirt for a go - billy v seems to be a busted flush now and needs putting out to pasture along with his brother, Daly , Farrell , Wilson and Young’s Dombrandt doesn't really fit with the horrible, attritional gameplan that Eddie wants to play. A fit Billy and...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does vunipola offer?
Replies: 43
Views: 2419

Re: What does vunipola offer?

Billy is a great player. England destroyed NZ last time they played. The fact is, it's a difficult thing to gain metres post contact. Top tier 1 teams can defend the gain line with ease. If you can't make post contact metres then you're in for a long day of phases going from one side to the other w...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

If interested... Metres made; ENG - 382 WAL - 247 Kicks from hand; WAL - 36 ENG - 24 Possession; WAL - 55% ENG - 45% Clean Breaks; ENG - 10 WAL - 4 Defenders Beaten; ENG - 19 WAL - 10 Turnovers; WAL - 12 ENG - 10 Penalties Conceded; WAL - 9 ENG - 14 both teams really good on securing their own set ...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

One of itojes penalities was where he tackled the scrum half at a lineout and did a rip of the ball as part of the tackle , but got zapped for it. I think navidi did something similar a few mins later and wasn’t pinged - did anyone else notice this ? I thought itoje was not on the ground when he ma...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

If anyone rewatches the match, there's a fantastic counterpoint to the slew of red cards and moronic tackling. At 27min Itoje finds himself as the second man tackling a dipping player. Instead of doing the f**king dumb thing of going for a massive shoulder shot with a tucked arm, he leads with his ...
by Da iawn diolch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

If anyone rewatches the match, there's a fantastic counterpoint to the slew of red cards and moronic tackling. At 27min Itoje finds himself as the second man tackling a dipping player. Instead of doing the f**king dumb thing of going for a massive shoulder shot with a tucked arm, he leads with his h...
by Da iawn diolch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does vunipola offer?
Replies: 43
Views: 2419

Re: What does vunipola offer?

Billy is a great player. England destroyed NZ last time they played. The fact is, it's a difficult thing to gain metres post contact. Top tier 1 teams can defend the gain line with ease. If you can't make post contact metres then you're in for a long day of phases going from one side to the other w...
by Da iawn diolch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Jones - beginning of the end or a blip
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Eddie Jones - beginning of the end or a blip

Is anyone seeing anything in his selection or tactics that suggest he can win a World Cup?

If not, it will be another cycle that the world's richest and most well-resourced Union wastes.
by Da iawn diolch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

Ellis Genge putting on Mike Brown’s backwards baseball cap of bad loseriness... https://twitter.com/turkoverthebri1/status/1365968192762490880?s=21 He's such a dislikeable twat. I don't think I've ever seen him win a scrum penalty without it blowing up into a shoving match. It makes it all the swee...
by Da iawn diolch
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does vunipola offer?
Replies: 43
Views: 2419

Re: What does vunipola offer?

He's been in poor form, but was a lot better this game I thought. In theory, he brings elite level physicality in tight channels. There's not many forwards out there who can commit 3 defenders to take him down and still make it over that gainline. He managed to do that a few times today. This. On f...
by Da iawn diolch
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When is a knock on, in slo mo not a knock on?
Replies: 118
Views: 3704

Re: When is a knock on, in slo mo not a knock on?

grubberkick wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:10 pm Pretty sure it went forwards from the hands, I don’t think it matters where it goes after hitting the body again. I might be wrong.
Indeed.

Lots of salty casual fans inventing Laws to make themselves feel better today.
by Da iawn diolch
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

England team to face Wales England: Daly; Watson, Slade, Farrell, May; Ford, Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Hill, Wilson, Curry, B Vunipola. Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Stuart, Ewels, Martin, Earl, Robson, Malins. There's no way we're getting past that :(( England could have pi...
by Da iawn diolch
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

England team to face Wales England: Daly; Watson, Slade, Farrell, May; Ford, Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler, Itoje, Hill, Wilson, Curry, B Vunipola. Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Genge, Stuart, Ewels, Martin, Earl, Robson, Malins. There's no way we're getting past that :(( England could have pi...
by Da iawn diolch
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23408

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

I don't think they are going to smash us, they aren't that good, they'll win a dull but passionate game. Agreed. This is going to be one for the die-hards, I suspect. Unless Wales capitulate (which is entirely possible) and England run up a cricket score, this is going to be a turgid England win. I...
by Da iawn diolch
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24987
Views: 1196502

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Where? Tips isn’t getting dropped. And if Ellis needs to speak to anyone about how unfair life can be when it comes to having to ride the pine, Tips is the first person he should talk to. If he gets back to his best he will be in the squad. For me the BR otions for the next year are, if all ayers f...
by Da iawn diolch
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448255
Views: 16949813

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Scott Robertson has a connection toUlster rugby, he played a while for a club in Ulster a long time ago I did not know that. 3 of the top probably 5 candidates have ties to Ulster so between him, McCall and McFarland. When did Ulster actually last win anything ? :P McCall at the helm. I think McFar...
by Da iawn diolch
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fagerson's verdict
Replies: 73
Views: 2136

Re: Fagerson's verdict

So are we banning people depending on how they behave on the field or at the hearing. This speaks volumes to the midset of the people on these panels. Don't dare have the temerity to waste our time by trying to present evidence in your favour. Surely one of them had the foresight to see that most r...
by Da iawn diolch
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 13894

Re: 6N in tatters?

nardol wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:42 am To be fair I thought an empty house at Twickenham was a strong improvement atmosphere wise on the regular experience
There were actually moments when I forgot that there was no crowd.
by Da iawn diolch
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Offside Situation
Replies: 51
Views: 1642

Re: The Offside Situation

My perpetual question in response to "Why don't referees police X Law properly?". WHAT THE fudge ARE THE TWO TOUCH JUDGES DOING FOR 80MIN OTHER THAN MARKING f**king LINEOUTS ON THE NEAREST MAJOR LINE? Precisely my point. And more valid for offside than perhaps any other offense. Seriously though. T...
by Da iawn diolch
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Offside Situation
Replies: 51
Views: 1642

Re: The Offside Situation

My perpetual question in response to "Why don't referees police X Law properly?". WHAT THE fudge ARE THE TWO TOUCH JUDGES DOING FOR 80MIN OTHER THAN MARKING f**king LINEOUTS ON THE NEAREST MAJOR LINE? Precisely my point. And more valid for offside than perhaps any other offense. Seriously though. T...
by Da iawn diolch
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Offside Situation
Replies: 51
Views: 1642

Re: The Offside Situation

My perpetual question in response to "Why don't referees police X Law properly?".

WHAT THE fudge ARE THE TWO TOUCH JUDGES DOING FOR 80MIN OTHER THAN MARKING f**king LINEOUTS ON THE NEAREST MAJOR LINE?
by Da iawn diolch
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh tactic of milking reds?
Replies: 54
Views: 2997

Re: Welsh tactic of milking reds?

Wales have played ireland 3 times since the World Cup and have lost twice The old saying goes: you are only as good as the last game you played. Remind me, how did that work out for the Irish? We lost to France You did, Billy Burns lost you the match to be precise. Considering he only played a half...
by Da iawn diolch
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7036

Re: That Jonny May try

Potential foul play aside, Jonny May is a phenomenal athlete and I think under-rated too. He surely has to at least be in the discussion for best winger in world rugby right now. As long as he doesn't have to use his brain, he's among the most potent wings playing. You can see it all go wrong when ...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farrell Jr. Out!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1533

Re: Farrell Jr. Out!!!!

"Rattled" is the best description I've heard of his disposition yet. He's not playing with fluidity or confidence, and he's making silly errors. Like running 20yds to get involved in a scuffle that didn't concern him (and poking Billy V in the eye for his troubles), then gobbing off at the referee w...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales
Replies: 559
Views: 11011

Re: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales

Can we talk about what an utter fallacy Russell's tactical kicking game is? What? His tactical kicking for field position is incredibly poor compared to Hogg's. I lost count of the amount of times he failed to find grass when returning long kicks - often landing on the head of a Welsh defender. Sti...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7036

Re: That Jonny May try

Potential foul play aside, Jonny May is a phenomenal athlete and I think under-rated too. He surely has to at least be in the discussion for best winger in world rugby right now. As long as he doesn't have to use his brain, he's among the most potent wings playing. You can see it all go wrong when ...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448255
Views: 16949813

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Winnie wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:51 pm Da iawn diolch is Mrs Stander and I claim my £5
Just off to make CJ's lunch, boet.
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448255
Views: 16949813

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Go have your chat somewhere else Hermie. Getting a bit tired of lads who cant keep their gobs shut encouraging these visitors It's this kind of blinkered attitude to Irish rugby that sees your lads sitting 5th with zero wins from two. I'll leave you all to trying to decide whose province was most r...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24987
Views: 1196502

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Ffs lads you are bickering like the Irish. Shame on you. I for one feel it is time to jettison Biggar and boot Cawdor in the balls, Wainwright was appalling and needs to sharpen up. This is however the team I feel Pivac will start with err guessing on some injuries Sanjay Adams North Johnny Bigs Ca...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448255
Views: 16949813

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ruddock, at the risk of damning with faint praise, did his bit at rucktime https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuRFtlKXcAcwTfa?format=jpg&name=medium I feel like you should aspire to more than this from a 6. You're 'praising' a prop's performance, when you should be looking for a bigger contribution from a...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales
Replies: 559
Views: 11011

Re: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales

Can we talk about what an utter fallacy Russell's tactical kicking game is? What? His tactical kicking for field position is incredibly poor compared to Hogg's. I lost count of the amount of times he failed to find grass when returning long kicks - often landing on the head of a Welsh defender.
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448255
Views: 16949813

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Plus, how many of those rucks were the one-handed 'guard' lean that he seemed to have perfected by the second half? He somehow managed to have significantly worse carrying AND tackling stats than Stander, yet Stander was getting a load of grief in the match thread from Irish fans. All of that ignor...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448255
Views: 16949813

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ruddock, at the risk of damning with faint praise, did his bit at rucktime https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuRFtlKXcAcwTfa?format=jpg&name=medium I feel like you should aspire to more than this from a 6. You're 'praising' a prop's performance, when you should be looking for a bigger contribution from a...
by Da iawn diolch
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448255
Views: 16949813

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So, the stats seem to suggest what I was watching. Stander carried the two flankers on his back in attack and defence. Ruddock averaged 1m per carry (basically prop numbers), and vdF only touched the ball 5 times. With stronger flanker contributions that game might have been very different given th...