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by Rugbygirl
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9444

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

I don't usually get (publicly) involved in this sort of debate, largely because it's so toxic and I don't really think my thoughts and opinions on it will serve any positive purpose. However, there have been some posts bemoaning the lack of input from female players. This is a complex issue (not jus...
by Rugbygirl
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: no Varsity match thread?
Replies: 31
Views: 1093

Re: no Varsity match thread?

After England v Australia, we stayed on to watch England Women v Ireland Women. That game was of a different class to the Varsity match, which was little better than some of the low level men's matches where I assess. Nonetheless I am happy "we" won. This. Oxford and Cambridge aren't even particula...
by Rugbygirl
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: no Varsity match thread?
Replies: 31
Views: 1093

Re: no Varsity match thread?

Well done the women! God that was a dire game (and I'm a supporter of women's rugby) I scrolled through the match on youtube to see the score, and it did seem boring by the result. Glad I didn't bother to watch. As a supporter of women's rugby, too, I'm disappointed to see so many teams grinding it...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

I suppose I should also give the RFUs response as per the article too, since that will also be behind a pay wall. An RFU spokeswoman said yesterday: “We have a good relationship and regular dialogue with the group who represent the women’s XVs players. Our position has been consistent and clear- our...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Full article behind a paywall. Wondered if anyone can do a cut and paste? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/3aac815a-963f-11e8-85e3-d844d3177259 Starts with ... England’s women have lost trust in a union that claims to support them new Owen Slot, Chief Rugby Correspondent This morning’s story in T...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Toronto collision: Pedestrians hit after van mounts kerb
Replies: 113
Views: 5965

Re: Toronto collision: Pedestrians hit after van mounts kerb

The more I read it the more I think Ewinkum's post was a perfectly crafted troll, designed to lure in the unwary. If so, hats off to him. Thanks, but you can put your hat back on. I wasn’t trolling. I was following the story yesterday and I couldn’t help feeling some sympathy, not for the man or th...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Toronto collision: Pedestrians hit after van mounts kerb
Replies: 113
Views: 5965

Re: Toronto collision: Pedestrians hit after van mounts kerb

There seems to be a bit of an appetite among the politically correct for going after the Incels. The words “Violent”, “misogynists” and “woman haters” all had a trot around the ring on the news today. You’d think in this age of lefty inclusiveness and general wonderfulness there might be room for t...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Thanks :) 1. I think you’re right about ambition- the club clearly had a plan for where it wanted to be and how to get there. However, they did explicitly express frustration and irritation at how things had been at Richmond immediately prior to their move away. I don’t know any details though. I’d ...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

A couple of things from me: 1. The Richmond to Quins migration: if i remember/heard correctly from a conversation I had with a couple of the players when Aylesford had just moved to Quins (but were still called Aylesford), prior to that season the Richmond coach/one of the coaches left Richmond in l...
by Rugbygirl
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now
Replies: 6434
Views: 312398

Re: Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now

I agree that the idea that coming out as pro-Remain was a massive error doesn't really pass muster, there was no other position they could have adopted - not doing so would have gutted their membership, and that's the real end of the party I do think that promising (or at least agitating for) a sec...
by Rugbygirl
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now
Replies: 6434
Views: 312398

Re: Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now

I agree that the idea that coming out as pro-Remain was a massive error doesn't really pass muster, there was no other position they could have adopted - not doing so would have gutted their membership, and that's the real end of the party I do think that promising (or at least agitating for) a sec...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lily Madigan
Replies: 89
Views: 5584

Re: Lily Madigan

So, based upon this, I assume that any man claiming to be transgendered can now play rugby in woman's sides? Taking your tragically awful analogy at face value for a moment, what would be the problem with that? I'll give you a serious answer because this is something I've actually had a little expe...
by Rugbygirl
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tigers v Racing
Replies: 232
Views: 8023

Re: Tigers v Racing

Apart from in today's conditions kicking for territory is the exact right thing to do. I didn’t say that kicking for territory inherently the wrong thing to do. I agree, in today’s conditions, it’s not a bad strategy in general. However, my point was more execution, which can be broken down into tw...
by Rugbygirl
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tigers v Racing
Replies: 232
Views: 8023

Re: Tigers v Racing

MOC continues to steal a living anyway. So as usual you are commenting random nonsense on a game you didn't see. Tigers actually put in a great performance considering they had nothing to play for but pride. They were crap I’m a fairly die-hard tigers fan, and even I agree they were crap. And you c...
by Rugbygirl
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

ah, you want to count coins in her pot of Gold at the end of her rainbow yep ? #6 looks like a fecking Bond Villian ! She also has great taste in women and is gonna be an awesome prop. Steady on!! I know her Dad, he was a very good hooker She is going to be an absolutely outstanding prop!!! Already...
by Rugbygirl
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Maybe? Lock up the series and then go experimenting? I'm keen to see more of Tuima! Fire fighting, eh? I noticed that Ceri Large is headed down that route (wondered what she was up to recently, thinking she should still have years left to be eligible at this level). https://twitter.com/CeriLarge10/...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sexual Harrassment
Replies: 80
Views: 4833

Re: Sexual Harrassment

Disclaimer: I will be talking specifically about harassment by men against women here, but I do know that it can and does happen the other way round, as well was by men on men and women on women, and that this can have a serious impact on the victim. However, I want to explain in part why it's 'such...
by Rugbygirl
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

That makes sense. I did assume that Hunter may have got a job at the Uni, though I hadn't heard of anything and she had a quite custy RFU job as well. She could of course be also setting herslef up for a post-Rugby career as well. But I always assumed she was highly regarded by the RFU and earmarke...
by Rugbygirl
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

As for people defecting, I also wonder if it's a simplicity of travel thing. I imagine some people have been making long trips from their place of residence to play for the best club in their region (like Ceri Large to Hartpury from Worcester?). When I was at Clifton - coaching kids, not women - th...
by Rugbygirl
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1332
Views: 112952

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Lichfield got so badly f**ked over. I'd love to know more of the behind-the-scenes of that whole drama. I feel for them and it seems unfair that these upstart clubs like Loughborough, Waterloo and Hartpury can 'buy' their way in, but I also wonder why so many (heard upwards of 15, so not just their...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The "google manifesto"
Replies: 360
Views: 32183

Re: The "google manifesto"

I wasn't actually saying that there are no biological differences between men and women beyond the obvious physical. What I was saying is that in many cases- and women's representation in tech is only one- there are so many other variables at play that you can't at present make any valid conclusion...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The "google manifesto"
Replies: 360
Views: 32183

Re: The "google manifesto"

I'm unconvinced. I don't think it's a controversial theory, as far as cold hard science goes, that men and women are genetically and hormonaly different and as a result, are broadly pre-disposed to be better at some occupations than the other sex. I don't think you need to be a doctor or undergradu...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
Replies: 745
Views: 60592

Re: Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Take the plain white shirt that cost $120 and sold out because it had Kanye West's name attached to it. Comparing rugby to a KW T-shirt :lol: Missing the point, I assume deliberately. Your argument is that the most important thing in the value of something and its popularity is having a superior pr...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The "google manifesto"
Replies: 360
Views: 32183

Re: The "google manifesto"

I like this response on Reddit also RE: The issue that women are so underrepresented in tech. I work for a small, established Silicon Valley company of about 25 people. There were about 22 men and 3 women. But I felt the company is unbiased fair in its hiring processes. And of those 3 women, one wa...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The "google manifesto"
Replies: 360
Views: 32183

Re: The "google manifesto"

where did people get the notion that Google (or any other company with a large workforce) is some sort of democracy? I don't think anyone is under any other impression. It's like here: freedom of expression doesn't apply, for obvious reasons. It's just a kind of reminder about where the lines are d...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The "google manifesto"
Replies: 360
Views: 32183

Re: The "google manifesto"

And who might that be? And does that invalidate the points that are raised about inherent biological differences between males and females? Considering that there's still an awful lot of social conditioning, intentional or not, going on so it isn't at this point in our history possible to say wheth...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
Replies: 745
Views: 60592

Re: Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

Popularity is mostly due to established brands existing for a long period of time and exposure. No it isn't. It's about having a good product first and foremost. Bollocks. There are absolutely countless examples of demonstrably inferior products having huge popularity because of the brand they belo...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RFU - ''Sexist - who, us?''
Replies: 43
Views: 3415

Re: RFU - ''Sexist - who, us?''

The RFU is partly relying on the goodwill of the player base and the lack of professionalism of their rivals. That won't be the status quo forever and at some point a rival will hope over England to reach the top and we'll be asking them how they did it before implementing what they do when it's al...
by Rugbygirl
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RFU - ''Sexist - who, us?''
Replies: 43
Views: 3415

Re: RFU - ''Sexist - who, us?''

A couple of points from me: First, even though it's a XVs World Cup year, the RFU have still been paying 7s contracts, so this is not a case of transferring the XVs contracts over to 7s, more a case of cutting the XVs contracts (unless they're planning on giving the 7s squad a large pay rise). As so...
by Rugbygirl
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread
Replies: 10315
Views: 410288

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread

I saw this on my twitter feed today and was wondering what the NI boardies think of this? Accurate? Or a bit of an overreaction/more to it than that? Genuinely don't know- everyone's acting like the sky is falling but I feel it's not really in the interests of the DUP to use this agreement with the ...
by Rugbygirl
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread
Replies: 10315
Views: 410288

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread

The fallout continues Ruth Davidson planning Scottish Tory breakaway as she challenges Theresa May's Brexit plan Ruth Davidson is to defy Theresa May’s plans for a hard Brexit and tear her Scottish party away from English control after the UK Tories’ disastrous General Election result. Amid a growi...
by Rugbygirl
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread
Replies: 10315
Views: 410288

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread

Oooh, my bad, you're right, it was the Anglo-Irish agreement. Don't know where I got the Good Friday agreement from :? I might have been getting him mixed up with John McDonnell who did opppose it. The general point still stands though- I should have just used a different example such as attendance...
by Rugbygirl
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread
Replies: 10315
Views: 410288

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread

Oooh, my bad, you're right, it was the Anglo-Irish agreement. Don't know where I got the Good Friday agreement from :? I might have been getting him mixed up with John McDonnell who did opppose it. The general point still stands though- I should have just used a different example such as attendance...
by Rugbygirl
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread
Replies: 10315
Views: 410288

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread

certainly an irony to May using the coalition of chaos tagline throughout the election and ending up in a coalition with the DUP herself :lol: Yep. 260 something seats didn't care that, according to the Tory media, Corbyn spoke to the IRA. 260 something seats didn't care that Corbyn, according to t...
by Rugbygirl
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread
Replies: 10315
Views: 410288

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread

In terms of someone fresh as Tory leader, I was wondering about Sarah Wollaston (or that type of person- I'm sure there are other Tory MPs who also fit a similar mould). She's an ex-GP, as well as being chair of the commons health select committee, so has real-world experience as well as direct exp...
by Rugbygirl
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread
Replies: 10315
Views: 410288

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread

certainly an irony to May using the coalition of chaos tagline throughout the election and ending up in a coalition with the DUP herself :lol: Yep. 260 something seats didn't care that, according to the Tory media, Corbyn spoke to the IRA. 260 something seats didn't care that Corbyn, according to t...
by Rugbygirl
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread
Replies: 10315
Views: 410288

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017 General Election Thread

In terms of someone fresh as Tory leader, I was wondering about Sarah Wollaston (or that type of person- I'm sure there are other Tory MPs who also fit a similar mould). She's an ex-GP, as well as being chair of the commons health select committee, so has real-world experience as well as direct expe...
by Rugbygirl
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tackling players to ground without the ball
Replies: 47
Views: 2481

Re: Tackling players to ground without the ball

I actually think Flametop is right in their interpretation of what goes on, although I think it's more about resistance to changing the status quo. You could see it with the latest set of scrum directives, especially the straight put in. Referees started enforcing it, cue a huge amount of whinging f...
by Rugbygirl
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Dylan Hartley The Dumbest Player In World Rugby?
Replies: 61
Views: 5078

Re: Is Dylan Hartley The Dumbest Player In World Rugby?

My friends and I had a discussion about this during the game. We all agreed that if you're laying on the floor in the middle of a maul and grabbing onto players' legs, you deserve whatever you get. However, the head and joints are off limits because of the likelihood of injury worse than a few bruis...
by Rugbygirl
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Paralysed man walks again
Replies: 38
Views: 2813

Re: Paralysed man walks again

Yes I read about this. Potentially huge. Is he fully cured (apart from muscle atrophy of course) or is it just partial? The man can walk with a frame (very slowly by the looks of it) and has achieved this level of activity 2 years after the operation. He has also regained some control of bladder, b...