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by jabberwocky
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England vs Ireland ODIs
Replies: 25
Views: 1418

Re: England vs Ireland ODIs

Was wondering where Porterfield was, but then saw Stirling and realised he must have eaten him during lockdown.
by jabberwocky
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 5529

Re: Pretentious Names

Slightly unrelated, but I am interested in trying to pin the sudden decline in the popularity of a name to an unpopular celebrity or historical figure. The 'Adolf' effect, if you like. For example, I am convinced that the fact that there are about 19 million women over 45 named Sue and about three u...
by jabberwocky
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nutrition Help for My Son
Replies: 68
Views: 1761

Re: Nutrition Help for My Son

Just to add, I would also advise against the 'you can't play sport if you don't eat' angle. It's a completely understandable approach to take, but would add further pressure to the issue of food. It is an absolute f**king minefield, and bewilderingly incomprehensible for those not directly experienc...
by jabberwocky
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nutrition Help for My Son
Replies: 68
Views: 1761

Re: Nutrition Help for My Son

Thomas, I don't really post much anymore, but all discussion of food groups, types of food etc on this thread is well-intentioned but misguided. Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience in this area, and I am 99% sure that you are dealing with a child mental health issue. My advice would be to seek...
by jabberwocky
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official PR Gardening thread. + Corona virus Expansion Pack
Replies: 567
Views: 45553

Re: Official PR Gardening thread. + Corona virus Expansion P

Anyone out at midnight several nights a week with a torch and tin of boiling water launching a genocidal war on slugs? Just me then?

Touch my lupins and delphiniums, I cut you.

The Guinness traps have worked well, much as it pains me to waste the beer.
by jabberwocky
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange
Replies: 695
Views: 24126

Re: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange

That clear out was as bad as the one on Curry. The refs really don't give a shit.
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Parkes nails Tuilagi in the head. There's an immediate injury delay of four minutes, and yet it isn't looked at once. What is the point of the regulations to protect the head if the TMO can only be arsed half the time? Pretty terrible game. The barely credible stupidity form Wales in the last ten m...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Following the correct protocol, Manu v North Its a shoulder charge rather than a tackle. So goes straight to degree of danger (high or low), think we can agree its high, so red card unless mitigation clear and obvious. Ball carrier suddenly dropping in height due to earlier tackle is clearly listed...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saes thuggery
Replies: 71
Views: 3885

Re: Saes thuggery

New guy wrote:
Crash_12 wrote:
jabberwocky wrote:This was fine.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1236366114181046272
That’s a head butt, apparently.
Not just a head butt, a FLYING head butt :shock:
Er, no. It's a shoulder directly to the head. Which is much better, apparently.
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low: Officially not racist
Replies: 52
Views: 2453

Re: Swing Low: Officially not racist

But Martin Offiah is black. Still racist. Wut?? If they thought it was racist singing to Oti then why isnt it racist singing it to Offiah. Just pointing this out, I have no opinion on it. *Not sure if serious* Because Martin Offiah's nickname was 'Chariots' (i.e. Chariots Offiah). And I suppose Chr...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saes thuggery
Replies: 71
Views: 3885

Re: Saes thuggery

Meh - I claim complete immunity from all wrong doing by Welsh players as the match was opened with a double no-armed tackle by England which the commentary team creamed themselves over. Moriarty should have been given 3 compensatory free lunatic moments to dispense at his pleasure. That was fine, b...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Tuilagi being dangerously out of control isn't exactly a good defence North being on literally his knees and ducking is a half decent one though. Not entirely sure what Parkes's defence is. No complaints if both are reviewed and sanctioned - or even if they review the Parkes tackle and decide it wa...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4477823

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The incident when Curry was dumped on his head is a worry. This was a serious oversight by the match officials and could have resulted in a bad injury. I have no idea why it wasnt reviewed, maybe a citing is coming. I couldn't believe that. If a neck roll is a penalty at least to tip somebody over ...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4477823

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

For all the high shots, no arms tackles and absurd coming in from the side (and the front) to attempt to neuter Curry, the most absurd decision was Itoje getting a hand on the second consecutive Welsh lineout that was about a metre not straight and being pinged for 'jumping across the lineout'.
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low: Officially not racist
Replies: 52
Views: 2453

Re: Swing Low: Officially not racist

CrazyIslander wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:But Martin Offiah is black. Still racist.
Wut??
If they thought it was racist singing to Oti then why isnt it racist singing it to Offiah.

Just pointing this out, I have no opinion on it.
*Not sure if serious*

Because Martin Offiah's nickname was 'Chariots' (i.e. Chariots Offiah).
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saes thuggery
Replies: 71
Views: 3885

Re: Saes thuggery

https://twitter.com/i/status/1236372577586741248

Thankfully Liam Williams takes his duty of care seriously.

At least Umaga didn't elbow BOD in the face afterwards.
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

DragsterDriver wrote:
Joost wrote:The Irish just can’t help themselves when it comes to England eh :lol:
I’m not sure whether they hate us, rugby in general, the England team or referees the most? A generally unhappy bunch.
Andy Farrell is at the start of a long tenure as their Head Coach. I'd hate rugby too if I were them.
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saes thuggery
Replies: 71
Views: 3885

Re: Saes thuggery

This was fine. https://twitter.com/i/status/1236366114181046272 I actually think that had they bothered to look at that, he'd have got a yellow. Player dipping into the tackle and the tackler attempting to use his arms usually gets those sorts of things downgraded. I have no idea if it would have b...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

How did that become a maul. :lol: I can see why a red given on reflection , how that head butt from Parkes was allowed then is beyond sense. Was just a friendly cuddle https://i.imgur.com/5Tm9UI7.png https://twitter.com/i/status/1236366114181046272 Have a good booooo man No real need. We won, and n...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

wsurfa wrote:
bimboman wrote:How did that become a maul. :lol:


I can see why a red given on reflection , how that head butt from Parkes was allowed then is beyond sense.
Was just a friendly cuddle

Image
https://twitter.com/i/status/1236366114181046272
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Torquemada 1420 wrote:
jabberwocky wrote: Personal highlight was Curry being suplexed ala BOD in NZ directly in front of the ref. Which was fine.
I was amazed even the commentators had nothing to say on that.
Only the Italians get sent off for that it seems. They can't speak enough English to complain about it.
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Tuilagi being dangerously out of control isn't exactly a good defence North being on literally his knees and ducking is a half decent one though. Not entirely sure what Parkes's defence is. No complaints if both are reviewed and sanctioned - or even if they review the Parkes tackle and decide it wa...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saes thuggery
Replies: 71
Views: 3885

Re: Saes thuggery

by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Parkes nails Tuilagi in the head. There's an immediate injury delay of four minutes, and yet it isn't looked at once. What is the point of the regulations to protect the head if the TMO can only be arsed half the time? Pretty terrible game. The barely credible stupidity form Wales in the last ten m...
by jabberwocky
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22331

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Parkes nails Tuilagi in the head. There's an immediate injury delay of four minutes, and yet it isn't looked at once. What is the point of the regulations to protect the head if the TMO can only be arsed half the time? Pretty terrible game. The barely credible stupidity form Wales in the last ten mi...
by jabberwocky
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Law clarification thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1185

Re: Law clarification thread

Here's one: player is tackled near touchline. While on the floor, tackler drags a leg/arm/head towards the touchline and shoves it into the ground while the tackled player still has the ball. I have never seen this given as a penalty for not releasing the tackled player, even if the act takes severa...
by jabberwocky
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas vs England Cricket - Fourth Test Johannesburg
Replies: 1051
Views: 29207

Re: Proteas vs England Cricket - Fourth Test Johannesburg

Incidentally - Rinkals was correct about Woakes - he did bowl several balls @ 140k. Talksport were commenting, after the game, about the fact that he'd upped his pace in this game - but he often (not always) bowls 86-87mph when on song. Good from England today - Bowlers were excellent but it was th...
by jabberwocky
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tree in shed, decorations back in the loft.
Replies: 32
Views: 1706

Re: Tree in shed, decorations back in the loft.

happyhooker wrote:They come down on the 6th you absolute heathens
And go up on Christmas Eve.
by jabberwocky
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4477823

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Double wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:Scrum cost us the game.
Such a shit way to lose a match. It's easy to forget sometimes that WC finals are usually won by whoever makes the fewest mistakes.
It generally helps if you don't pick the worst scrum half in the country.
by jabberwocky
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4477823

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I'm f**king shitting it lads.
by jabberwocky
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4477823

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Only just heard Underhill speak for the first team - he's got a job presenting R4 history documentaries when he retires. I expected him to be suitably Orcish/surly/insane - he sounds like the lovechild of Stephen Fry and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
by jabberwocky
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ugliest World Cup XV
Replies: 25
Views: 2290

Re: Ugliest World Cup XV

Not enough backs in this thread. Gone are the glory days of Neil Jenkins, Tom Shanklin and Mike Tindall.

Although...

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by jabberwocky
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ugliest World Cup XV
Replies: 25
Views: 2290

Ugliest World Cup XV

This is the only truly egalitarian contest of the year. Nominations must come with pictures. Should be some hot competition in the pack. Maybe we'll have a poll at the end. I will get us started: Beard: https://e0.365dm.com/19/03/768x432/skysports-rugby-adam-beard_4597921.jpg?20190305124551 Retallic...
by jabberwocky
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Directors this world cup
Replies: 9
Views: 1134

Re: Directors this world cup

fatcat wrote:
jabberwocky wrote:In the spirit of the 2003 throwback thread:

Director of spidercam, if one day I have you in front of mine, I break your face.
Destroy!
I'll bow to your superior knowledge. I suppose he's not still around to check.
by jabberwocky
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87768
Views: 4477823

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

We need to get a lead, catch at least 70% of high balls, and tackle Allende. Do that and we'll win. Chasing any sort of deficit with Faf mashing everything miles in the air, England dropping it, the scrum taking four minutes, rinse and repeat would be a Kafka-esque nightmare. We won't beat up South ...
by jabberwocky
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 122714

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

Both video calls were 50/50 calls, I was disappointed at the time but it’s part of the game. They were both probably 51/49 - both fair enough decisions, but you feel gutted when two go against you in the same game. The first one seemed pretty clear - I never thought that would be given, as Sinckler...
by jabberwocky
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24746
Views: 1160353

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

As a half-Welshman (but England fan, so do tell me to fudge off), I have to say I'm pretty gutted about the result. There's no shame in losing in a WC semi, but even with all the injuries, a penalty the other way or Patchell nailing the drop and you're playing a side you've beaten twice already this...
by jabberwocky
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Directors this world cup
Replies: 9
Views: 1134

Re: Directors this world cup

In the spirit of the 2003 throwback thread:

Director of spidercam, if one day I have you in front of mine, I break your face.
by jabberwocky
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019: Wales V South Africa RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 1549
Views: 46052

Re: RWC 2019: Wales V South Africa RWC Semi Final Match Thr

Vermeulen cited for smashing Shingler in the head in the first half?