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by Ceejay
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Good to see Jon Fox back for the moons, he looks in awesome shape from the pic in WoL fair play
by Ceejay
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

So, Monday night rugby - I'm hoping it won't remain once crowds are allowed back in!
by Ceejay
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Who would you pick as your starting XXIII against Scotland right now? 15 Halfpenny 14 Adams 13 Tomcyn 12 ???? 11 Steff Evs 10 Biggar 9 Cawdor 8 Navidi 7 Tipuric 6 Wainwright 5 AWJ 4 Ball 3 ???? 2 Ken 1 Wyn Jones 12 a trouble spot possibly? -Johnny Williams, Owen Watkin, Kieran Williams 3 Samson has...
by Ceejay
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

LandOTurk wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Derwyn wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:42 pm We’ll give you Tavis Knoyle
Wait. We gave him to you. Are you allowed to just give him away again?
We've already had him once, was a better centre than scrum half!
by Ceejay
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

It never rains but blimming pours, another of our better players out for a few months

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/news/wa ... d=msedgntp
by Ceejay
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Don't like talking about the ref too much, especially showtime and mini showtime, but with the news JP Doyle is being released by the rfu I'm hoping the pro14 suits have been on the phone to him offering a contract for next season.

Hopefully reffing the blues instead of showtime too! ;)
by Ceejay
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

How do you see the teams lining up this weekend? Full hog or half and half? Mighty bloos v the moons, I'd go for a mixture, try out some of the younger players see how they go against the best side in Wales. There's no point going in with a 'strongest' side for us, there's nothing on the game so use...
by Ceejay
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your (non-rugby) sports fantasy. Tell us your secret vanity.
Replies: 32
Views: 904

Re: Your (non-rugby) sports fantasy. Tell us your secret van

MotoGP rider - travelling the world, riding the fastest bikes against the best riders. It's a shit job - but someone's gotta do it
by Ceejay
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

WOL and BBC both reporting if the Fat Saes has agreed a new contract with the Chiefs it's over for him re-Wales. Was he offered a contract by any of the regions? Didn't the WRU say they were going to review the whole thing? He's on 47 caps, so if the review came down to 40 or 45, you can safely say...
by Ceejay
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

You’d have to worry for the Blouses. Whilst the others are making some splashes in the market, they’re plagued with money issues and having to settle for Cory Hill as their marquee player. I'll start a Just Giving page for everyone on here to contribute I'll give you my thoughts, but no more. It's ...
by Ceejay
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

You’d have to worry for the Blouses. Whilst the others are making some splashes in the market, they’re plagued with money issues and having to settle for Cory Hill as their marquee player. I'll start a Just Giving page for everyone on here to contribute I'll give you my thoughts, but no more. It's ...
by Ceejay
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Some friendly advice for our Celtic brothers
Replies: 45
Views: 1728

Re: Some friendly advice for our Celtic brothers

mr bungle wrote:And not one mention of their refs :lol:
We've already got some shockers and having already seen Stuart Berry a few times in Cardiff, he fits right in with most of them
by Ceejay
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

We are actually broke, the dragons have more funding than us and have for the last season We need Covid to do a number on the members of CAC, speed up the inevitable Fair play to the Blues. Broke and signed Amos and Hill, while trying to bring on Watkins too. Bullshit Blues more like. Always find a...
by Ceejay
Sat May 30, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Nick Tomkins to the Dragons on Twitter now. Dragons spending the cash. Moneybags Ospreys with their sugar daddy's Pity us poor Blues Not announcing any signings out of respect to current situation, so we'll take a moral win. However, fudge that I'd much prefer us to announce something, all other re...
by Ceejay
Wed May 27, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Aled Davies signs for Saracens, ends his Wales career. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/52819638 Shut the door on your way out... Good move for him. Hardy becomes 4th choice Definitely ranks as one of those 'how did he manage that' signings. Aaron Jarvis springs to mind as another when he si...
by Ceejay
Wed May 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

No link for it but I've just read that Danny Wilson has got the Glasgow top job, after the good job he did at Cardiff that's a worry, they were doing well anyway, but if he gets them playing as well as he got Cardiff playing they'll be hard to beat. Very good signing for Glasgow that, he'll push th...
by Ceejay
Wed May 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

penguin wrote:Holmes now confirmed for the dragons. Excellent news.
Fair play it is a good signing for you. I like that despite being a bit of a poach he's committed to wanting to play for Wales by moving here, da iawn.

Demonstrates the 60 cap rule continues to work, hopefully more to follow.
by Ceejay
Sun May 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farewell Super Rugby - thanks for the memories
Replies: 93
Views: 3219

Re: Farewell Super Rugby - thanks for the memories

Would the South African teams even want to play in the NH? It would effectively turn pro-Rugby in SA into a summer sport, competing directly with cricket for TV market share. Whilst summer Rugby could be managed, it would still have some potential downsides. There are already two SA sides playing '...
by Ceejay
Fri May 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

God knows where he's going, not everyone is chuffed they've got rid of him, bit like Will Boyde last year, he's performed for Scarlets and he's still going, I can only presume he doesn't get on with the new head-shed. Hey, I'm used to people taking the piss, the worst ones are the valley boys, do th...
by Ceejay
Thu May 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

So, any news on where Cunningham is headed now he's been usurped by an untried AB? I'm hoping that'll work out really well for the moons. There's always room at the bloos, could definitely due with Smith having a hand with our pack. hmmm, always good to see a Cardiff fan so well informed, Richard K...
by Ceejay
Tue May 19, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

So, any news on where Cunningham is headed now he's been usurped by an untried AB? I'm hoping that'll work out really well for the moons. There's always room at the bloos, could definitely due with Smith having a hand with our pack. hmmm, always good to see a Cardiff fan so well informed, Richard K...
by Ceejay
Tue May 19, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

So, any news on where Cunningham is headed now he's been usurped by an untried AB? I'm hoping that'll work out really well for the moons.

There's always room at the bloos, could definitely due with Smith having a hand with our pack.
by Ceejay
Wed May 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

LandOTurk wrote:13,000 posts - about 10 of them worth anything :proud:
very true.

In very limited other news, how weird does it look seeing photos of a welsh lad now coaching the crusaders!
by Ceejay
Wed May 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Any further transfer updates/rumours?

I've read the blues are in for a saffa second row - but no names unfortunately.
by Ceejay
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

May have been on before, but we need 600, so who's your favourite clubman player - your club/region and one from an opposing team who used to do your head in, one from club days and one from regional My teams; Cardiff rfc - Owain Williams, loved his attitude, always played with a smile, niggly, anno...
by Ceejay
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Alfie was hard as nails, deceptively fast and maybe most importantly super versatile (didn't he have an international cap everywhere outside half backs?). He also had to play in some seriously shit Welsh teams. I'd put him up there ahead of most of those guys personally. All fair points. However, h...
by Ceejay
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Players who are Musicians Off the Pitch XV
Replies: 31
Views: 1430

Re: Rugby Players who are Musicians Off the Pitch XV

Jamie Roberts, played guitar on stage with the manic street preachers a few times too, and Rhys Patchell can tickle the ivories
by Ceejay
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Frodder wrote:
Clive Simms wrote:Will Harries on wing surely
Yes, take our Craig out - please
This, and Gavin Thomas at 7 surely!
by Ceejay
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Great stuff LoT. For the Blues I'm not there with some of those picks 15 Halfpenny 13 Shanks 10 Anscombe 7 Captain Sam I'd agree with you - with only HP v Ben Blair being close. What about Best XV across all regions? I'd agree with Shanks, Chicken and Capt Sam, not so much Halfpenny - Benny was cla...
by Ceejay
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Was chatting with an English mate of mine recently who I haven't talked with in 10+ years. We travelled up to Stradey for Ieuan Evans' testimonial nearly 25 years ago (Nov 1995). Fair play, hell of a lineup Ieuan Evans, Jonah Lomu, Sean Fitzpatrick, Jason Little, Thierry Lacroix, Olivier Roumat, Jo...
by Ceejay
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Iestyn poor Iestyn. Brought in to be the next great 10 to be an ordinary 12 and then quietly cast back to League. He tried his best More time and less pressure was definitely required for him. Jason Robinson was garbage first time he came down from league. Remember watching him in that European gam...
by Ceejay
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Following on from the Stealing a Paycheck thread - who are the biggest shysters to have played in Wales (club or international) other than Derwyn Jones? From recent memory - I'll start us off with: -Zane Kirchner at the Dragons -Rory Thornton at Os/Blues -Lloyd Peers/Ashley -Jonathon Thomas for Wal...
by Ceejay
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Fat little fucker too wasn't he.
by Ceejay
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Can't Tackle/Won't Tackle XV
Replies: 100
Views: 3234

Re: Can't Tackle/Won't Tackle XV

Johnny McNicholl, sees tackling as an optional extra he didn't sign up for
by Ceejay
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Weird watching the scrum hits - so different from these days Scrums were so much quicker. Better viewing experience. Sort your shit out World Rugby. One scrum halfway through the first half turned the game our way. The weight Adam Jones put through was immense, destroyed them and from there we didn...
by Ceejay
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Shane was a better player than JJ but not a better Lion. Quinnell over Merv is a very, very big call. Merv is arguably the greatest eight in Lions history. Scott was superb but went on one (losing) tour. Times are obviously different, but look at the players around Merv then around Quinnell. Scott ...
by Ceejay
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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Shane remains - for me - the greatest winger not called Jonah, but JJ had genuine Olympic speed to go with everything else. Not sure Shane’s top end was as rapid, where Shane (and Jason Robinson) were gifted was the ability to hit top speed in three strides. Edit: where Shane would definitely edge ...
by Ceejay
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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JJ over Shane everytime. Shane's Lions record is distinctly ok Yes. I was trying to focus on those Welsh who excelled as Lions. Not the other way around i.e. excelled with Wales but not Lions. I dunno, if Shane were playing in those Lions teams would he have not got to the level JJ was at? Of cours...
by Ceejay
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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15. JPR Williams 14. Gerald Davies 13. Bleddyn Williams 12. Scott Gibbs 11. JJ Williams 10. Phil Bennett 9. Gareth Edwards 1. Gethin Jenkins 2. Bryn Meredith 3. Graham Price 4. Alun Wyn Jones 5. Rhys Williams 6. Alun Pask 7. Sam Warburton 8. Mervyn Davies 4 Williams, 2 Davies and just 1 Jones. A fe...
by Ceejay
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110211

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15. JPR Williams 14. Gerald Davies 13. Bleddyn Williams 12. Scott Gibbs 11. JJ Williams 10. Phil Bennett 9. Gareth Edwards 1. Gethin Jenkins 2. Bryn Meredith 3. Graham Price 4. Alun Wyn Jones 5. Rhys Williams 6. Alun Pask 7. Sam Warburton 8. Mervyn Davies 4 Williams, 2 Davies and just 1 Jones. A fe...