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by duke
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread
Replies: 298
Views: 29379

Re: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread

Azlan Roar wrote:Firing up the Big Joe for the first time later.

Starting off with a whole chicken, which is currently marinating in rub, and will get to perch on this.

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Beer in the base?
by duke
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread
Replies: 298
Views: 29379

Re: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread

Azlan Roar wrote:Firing up the Big Joe for the first time later.

Starting off with a whole chicken, which is currently marinating in rub, and will get to perch on this.

Image
Beer in the base?
by duke
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread
Replies: 298
Views: 29379

Re: The official "Low and Slow" BBQ thread

Been looking at a Kamado for a long time to accompany my enormous masonary grill. Still not sure I want to shell out for it The price has always put me off in the past too, but then along came a significant birthday and a card from Mrs R saying she'd get me a BGE. Fortunately, she hadn't ordered on...
by duke
Mon May 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 507264

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

https://www.hifix.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/98c0dde02c23825bb3a3c886f530ba3b/3/9/39888-1.jpg Bought to replace an old UnitiQute - top quality piece of kit, fortunately bought ex Demo rather than full retail price. I love the sound quality of my Uniti - you just can't beat Naim. Build qualit...
by duke
Mon May 18, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 507264

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

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Bought to replace an old UnitiQute - top quality piece of kit, fortunately bought ex Demo rather than full retail price.
by duke
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby's journeymen were reaching the end of road.......
Replies: 26
Views: 1684

Re: Rugby's journeymen were reaching the end of road.......

I have bought the book based on a couple of Twitter posts and reviews - not started on it yet but it looks an interesting read. It has been likened to John Daniell's book on life at a French club.
by duke
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33768
Views: 935816

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I've been thinking I've got a battle on my hands getting paid by a client that owes me a lot of money but who is likely to go under thanks to the current situation. I shall now be viewing it as a journey. Same here and eventually I'll have to pay the VAT I won't get from them. Bugger Make a bad deb...
by duke
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which RWCs have an asterisk?
Replies: 57
Views: 2537

Re: Which RWCs have an asterisk?

ManInTheBar wrote:1991

Campo deliberately knocked on when Underwood would have scored. Should have been 5 pts and Campo off
Whisper it quietly but a try was only worth 4 points at the time...
by duke
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33768
Views: 935816

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Does anyone actually KNOW if your average pub or restaurant would be covered by insurance if the gov ordered them to close but not if they close due to the current advice? The latest bit of hysterical anti government bike on social media is saying that but 2 mates than run bars say they are not cov...
by duke
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "No dickheads" policy for England ?
Replies: 93
Views: 8687

Re: "No dickheads" policy for England ?

What would a non-dickhead XV look like? Sarries players are automatically dickheads for being at that club, it's just a question of scale. 15. Watson 14. May (Clueless but not an active dickhead) 13.Joseph 12. Devoto 11. Thorley 10. Ford 9. 8. Wilson 7. Curry 6. Underhill 5. Kruis 4. Launch 3. Will...
by duke
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88494
Views: 4574612

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

What are the 6N title permutations now? Make any corrections if I have it completely wrong. If France beat Ireland with a BP, England must beat Italy with a BP and have a superior points difference. If France beat Ireland without a BP, England beating Italy with a BP will be enough. If France beat ...
by duke
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88494
Views: 4574612

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The other hooker besides Tommy Taylor who might have been up for the squad is Mike Haywood.

Is he on his way back from long term injury, I haven't seen much of him recently?
by duke
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas vs England Cricket - Fourth Test Johannesburg
Replies: 1051
Views: 30709

Re: Proteas vs England Cricket - Third Test Port Elizabeth


Poached from Middlesex by Surrey :shock:

Been the leading batsman in the CC for a couple of seasons now - 1st class average of over 60 - very rare considering he's still only 22.
I'd be interested to hear the explanation of this one given that he started at Surrey at u13 level per Cricinfo.
by duke
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your first test match
Replies: 109
Views: 2934

Re: Your first test match

1978 England v All Blacks Twickenham. Stood on the old South Terrace with my Dad to see Graham Mourie's Grand Slam side comfortably beat England 16-6.

First time I had seen the likes of Bill Osborne, Stu Wilson etc.
by duke
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 259326

Re: The official cycling thread

dinsdale wrote:
rustycruiser wrote:Speaking of Zwift, has anybody ever organized a PR groupride? That might be fun, but difficult depending on all the bordie time zones to sync
I could be up for that.
I'm up for that, I'll be the one wheezing along at the back.
by duke
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alleged Traffic Offence Letter from Rozzers - advice needed
Replies: 69
Views: 4704

Re: Alleged Traffic Offence Letter from Rozzers - advice nee

Probably identity theft - want driving licence to get date of birth and away they go.
by duke
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 507264

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

ovalball wrote:For our new extension

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I have the Qb version of that, excellent bit of kit
by duke
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mitchell: Curry & Underwood not world class
Replies: 26
Views: 2892

Re: Mitchell: Curry & Underwood not world class

Is that Rory or Tony?
by duke
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88494
Views: 4574612

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

There was speculation on the Ruck podcast that EJ may start with Itoje, Kruis and Lawes on Saturday. The thinking is that England's lineout fell apart in the 2nd half in the November 2018 game vs NZ and starting with just the two lineout options could be a risk. Curry has been a lineout option but ...
by duke
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 130777

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Engerlaaand FTW https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81Py-AQVnRL._SY500_.jpg Liam Neeson plays rugby? "I have a very peculiar set of skills....." Mickey skinner in Blackheath colours i think , or Richmond ? This was Short Man Syndromes favourite player whilst he was at school, along wit...
by duke
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88494
Views: 4574612

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Big mis-matches should not happen - otherwise whats the point in having leagues which mean the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds have to troop off tin different directions to play different opposition? I remember my former club decided to buy a 1st XV and was fielding kiwi's who played NPC in RFU level 8...that ...
by duke
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pensioning Off Commentators
Replies: 80
Views: 2446

Pensioning Off Commentators

This has come about as a result of hearing David Gower in the sports slot on Radio 4's Today programme. I hadn't realised that Sky are ending his contract at the end of the Ashes series and, no doubt, the Beeb reckon he still has enough about him to carry on with them. This got me thinking about who...
by duke
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC Warm-up: ENG v IRE, Sat, Aug 24th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 929
Views: 28515

Re: RWC Warm-up: ENG v IRE, Sat, Aug 24th, KO @ 3pm

Per Twitter, Peyper won't get to London in time and has been replaced by Nigel Owens
by duke
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Autumn sun
Replies: 39
Views: 1692

Re: Autumn sun

I'm looking at a bit of autumn sun for a long weekend and am limiting it to places I can fly directly to from LBA I'm not much of a lazing on the beach person, I like dining, walking, pottering about pretty towns. Imaging pootling along the Amalfi coast just not that cos Ive done it recently Any th...
by duke
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions, Pro 14, etc TV coverage 19/20
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Lions, Pro 14, etc TV coverage 19/20

World Cup on ITV
by duke
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Royal Ascot
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Royal Ascot

We went on Tuesday with a group of friends as we have done for some years. We pitch up at Ascot Tennis Club and have a good lunch followed by some racing. Always a good day out but the weather put a bit of a dampener on it this year.
by duke
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saints vs Glaws
Replies: 62
Views: 1731

Re: Saints vs Glaws

I wonder what the refereeing teams use as clear and obvious. Braley got away with one there
by duke
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Internet Radio Stations?
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Internet Radio Stations?

Just got myself one of these to replace an ancient Bluetooth speaker I was using https://www.robertsradio.com/uk/products/radio/smart-radio/stream-94i Anyone have any favourite stations that are worth a look? Have fairly broad tastes inc. Alt Rock Indie Folk Classic Rock Punk + Hardcore Alt Metal B...
by duke
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs England Classics
Replies: 90
Views: 4802

Re: Wales Vs England 6N Classics

LandOTurk wrote:The RWC game. When we knocked them out of their own tournament. Only Welsh game I have cried afterwards. Just me, the lone Welshman and about 40 English at the bar in Maryland. Not one congratulated me on the way out. Beautiful. Lick the salty tears off my face.
Not exactly a 6N classic was it?
by duke
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88494
Views: 4574612

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Could I just say that Sinckler has really good hands for a prop? He's an ex fullback, probably helps :lol: When would that have been? With the greatest of respect to him, I can't ever imagine him having been the kind of scrawny blokes I remember back threes largely comprising of at school age. I th...
by duke
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official U20s Six Nations Fred
Replies: 519
Views: 25768

Re: Official U20s Six Nations Fred

Scotland U20 team to face Italy U20: 15. Ollie Smith (Ayr), 14. Rory McMichael (Heriot’s), 13. Cameron Anderson (Wasps), 12. Robbie McCallum (Complutense Cisneros), 11. Jack Blain (Heriot’s), 10. Ross Thompson (Glasgow Hawks), 9. Roan Frostwick (Currie Chieftains); 1. Sam Grahamslaw (Leicester Tige...
by duke
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official U20s Six Nations Fred
Replies: 519
Views: 25768

Re: Official U20s Six Nations Fred

irishrugbyua wrote:
duke wrote:Is it just the England home games that Sky will be televising? Can't find the Ireland game anywhere other than RTE.
irish home games are always just on rte, bar when they play england away IIRC.
Thanks, will have to find a stream somewhere
by duke
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official U20s Six Nations Fred
Replies: 519
Views: 25768

Re: Official U20s Six Nations Fred

Is it just the England home games that Sky will be televising? Can't find the Ireland game anywhere other than RTE.
by duke
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: LI v Jersey 13:45, Sky Sports Arena
Replies: 31
Views: 983

Re: LI v Jersey 13:45, Sky Sports Arena

Watched a few minutes of game. Stuart Barnes in commentary.. “when we used to go on tour to Jersey we used to do terrible things since it wasn’t connected to the British Isles we thought we could get away with anything.” What a stupid thing to say. 1. From a quick google Jersey is part of what you ...
by duke
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London Pride.......Gooooooooooone (with tits)
Replies: 105
Views: 4042

Re: London Pride.......Gooooooooooone

Sympathy post. Also London Pride has always tasted slightly off to me. When it's kept well, it's excellent. I think you're up north as well - it doesn't suit a sparkler. Oh, duplicate thread I'm up north now, but I lived in London / SE for a long time after university. London Pride was ubiquitous a...
by duke
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London Pride.......Gooooooooooone (with tits)
Replies: 105
Views: 4042

Re: London Pride.......Gooooooooooone

Sympathy post. Also London Pride has always tasted slightly off to me. When it's kept well, it's excellent. I think you're up north as well - it doesn't suit a sparkler. Oh, duplicate thread I grew up on London Pride and I don't think it suits being sold nationally - too many poorly run establishme...
by duke
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If you could have one player...
Replies: 103
Views: 2716

Re: If you could have one player...

choc wrote:
Mullet 2 wrote:
Jake wrote:R A Hill.

No prizes for that one.

I would think given your issues at 7 Mr N. Back would be the man
Our biggest issue is at 9 but I can’t think of one in the last 15 years that I want particularly either.
Hill was a better 7 than Back.
by duke
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Premiership rugby departing the RFU...
Replies: 102
Views: 5339

Re: Premiership rugby departing the RFU...

The English approach to sport is about competition and achievement, results with consequences. If there is nothing at stake, no jeopardy, by and large we are not interested and long may it be so. But Rugby hasn't even had elite club leagues for most of it's history. They only came about in the 70's...
by duke
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 259326

Re: The official cycling thread

Way down on my goal for the year having done about 2,000 miles.

Bucket list target is to do LEJOG next July with 2 good friends which means some serious training in the new year.

Given the current state of the roads round here, seriously contemplating a gravel bike as N+1.
by duke
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alex 'The Dominator' Dombrandt
Replies: 31
Views: 1892

Re: Alex 'The Dominator' Dombrandt

Scrumhead wrote:I was responding to duke’s post when I said ‘as am I’, but I could also be described as a fat knacker.
Ditto