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by Joost
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Incident off the coast of the IOW
Replies: 21
Views: 624

Re: Incident off the coast of the IOW

All over; SBS have detained all 7 stowaways
by Joost
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Incident off the coast of the IOW
Replies: 21
Views: 624

Re: Incident off the coast of the IOW

Think we know how this is going to go down!

https://youtu.be/7_vVEzJn7EQ
by Joost
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 104
Views: 1820

Re: Your favourite player.

JSD. There’s a parallel universe somewhere where he doesn’t get glandular fever in 2002 & goes to the World Cup instead of Luger and ends up with 100 caps, the English Shane Williams. To be so quick and elusive a runner is one thing, but he was also a beautiful passer with real vision, created so m...
by Joost
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

The Fr team needs more grunt from the locks and that's been a problem for a long time. I am not a fan of 10, he kicks well but doesn't even attempt to attack the line, mostly shovelling the ball on to the centres.Fickou impressed tonight and Thomas looked sharper than he has for a while. The 15 is ...
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:45 pm
P in VG wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:40 pm
franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:38 pm Take Dupont and Vakatawa out from this French team and this is a very ordinary team
You could say the same for any country

NZ and England are not so dependent on 2-3 players.
We’d give you 100% fishing rights for Dupont!
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:38 pm Take Dupont and Vakatawa out from this French team and this is a very ordinary team
Nah, your first choice backline is quality. Unusually for a French team, it’s your tight 5 who aren’t that good (including two tightheads who aren’t good scrummagers - again, very odd for a French team!).
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

korben_dallas wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:19 pm Remember when leigh halfpenny was good at rugby?
He’s marginally less of a carthorse than North, at least!
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Greg Aldritt going for Jim Hamilton’s idiot-penalties-given-away-at-the-ruck record
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

franch fan wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:47 pm Dupont not doing his growing "best 9 in the world" réputation any harm 8)
France also look like they have an international standard 10 for the first time since, well, errr, Lamaison I guess
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Vakatawa and Dupont again, another beauty!
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Wendigo7 wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:38 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:36 pm Who the hell is this ref? Brutal.
Lee Dickson.

He was released as a referee from the prem... think he's doing a 6 nations game next week too. :uhoh:
Karl Dickson, Lee’s less-talented brother
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred
Replies: 193
Views: 1919

Re: 🏳 Vs 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Fred

Muttonbirds wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:49 pm Masterful use of flags, Derwyn.
...and proving to be apt already!
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred
Replies: 376
Views: 2189

Re: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred

Just realised; no tedious half hour pre-match faffing around in Dublin - finally Covid has an upside :)
by Joost
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 118
Views: 2360

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

2 pages and no one has mentioned Austin Healey? Cop on, all of you. Weirdly, he’s the only player (only person, in fact) who I’ve thought less of after reading their autobiography. No surprises how highly he rates himself as a player etc, but he also tries to paint himself as some sort of hard-case...
by Joost
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074443

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Must be an Empacher with that colour scheme Here's their latest pricelist (for the uninitiated, you're looking for the 8+ price) :shock: http://www.empacher.co.uk/empacher_pricelist_2020v2.pdf I have just shelled out nearly 500 quid for a pair of these for my single. https://shop.carldouglas.co.uk/...
by Joost
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074443

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Must be an Empacher with that colour scheme

Here's their latest pricelist (for the uninitiated, you're looking for the 8+ price) :shock:

http://www.empacher.co.uk/empacher_pricelist_2020v2.pdf
by Joost
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Eddie says he might give Ollie Lawrence a go against the Baa Bass.Says he thinks Ollie could provide the power in the centres. If he is going to use him as a direct replacement for Many he needs shooting. I remember in 2018 I picked him as a bolter for the world cup. The guy is a very gifted footba...
by Joost
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074443

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Deadlift, FFS! I only set a new squat PB of 165 last week. Nah, NPB, serious shutdown of stuff here. I ordered a couple plates yesterday afternoon, and they arrived at my front door at 7:30 this morning. From Kerry. :shock: Congrats! Getting very close to the magic 5/4/3/2 Who did you order the pla...
by Joost
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 118
Views: 2360

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Itoje does love a good troll of the Celts :thumbup:

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by Joost
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 118
Views: 2360

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

James Small's bell-endery during the '97 Lions tour (being a gobby, cheap-shot c%nt during the match with Western province, refusing his opposite number's handshake at the end of the game, accusing him of gouging in the press afterwards...) would have been enough to get him in the conversation, but ...
by Joost
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1543
Views: 127561

Re: The PR Book Thread

Currently working my way through all of the Jeeves and Wooster books - nice, light bedtime escapism in times like these! I’ve also just started A Farewell to Arms (likely to be somewhat heavier I suspect!), having loved For Whom the Bell Tolls. Might stick with Hemingway for a bit; everything else s...
by Joost
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England totally dominating European rugby
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: England totally dominating European rugby

iarmhiman wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:33 pm After Jack Charlton and Stuart Lancaster, Mr Dominator is my favourite Englishman.
You missed out Andy Farrell 😉
by Joost
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter
Replies: 52
Views: 1060

Re: Exeter

Surprised Racing took Zebo off; he’d looked dangerous every time he got the ball in space (had an excellent game against Sarries as well). Also surprised they kept Iribaren on as long as they did! Regardless, they actually did a decent job of messing-up Exe’s rhythm for large parts of the game - mes...
by Joost
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

eldanielfire wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:42 pm Fair play to Nigel Owens, absolutely no panic and complete clarity about the time at the end as he discussed it with the TMO to ensure the right decision.

Loved that:

“Was time up?”

“Technically yes”

“I don’t want ‘technically’, you slopey-shoulder f%ck, was time up, yes or no?”
by Joost
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17131
Views: 374630

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Those UK contractors who are deserting the UK because of IR35 will find that most EU countries' rules on contractor tax and what constitutes a genuine contractor are just as punitive, if not moreso, than the UK rules! See Holland for an exception. See France for death by a 1,000 taxes. Portugal is ...
by Joost
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17131
Views: 374630

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Those UK contractors who are deserting the UK because of IR35 will find that most EU countries' rules on contractor tax and what constitutes a genuine contractor are just as punitive, if not moreso, than the UK rules! See Holland for an exception. See France for death by a 1,000 taxes. Portugal is ...
by Joost
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17131
Views: 374630

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I don't see it making a huge difference for well-paid, highly-skilled positions where the company uses a decent volume of contractors - the new visa system actually looks relatively sensible and easier to use than the current tier 2 one for skilled workers and the admin/cost per worker (£1k per year...
by Joost
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17131
Views: 374630

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

A couple of points re contractors in the UK (which may or may not be useful/informative!) On the immigration/right to work point, if you have an Irish passport then you will continue to have the RTW in the UK (and vice versa) after the end of the transition period, as the relevant treaty between the...
by Joost
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Petros wrote: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:47 am 8 more positives at Sale, 6 of them players
...but they definitely weren’t out on the p!ss last week (and Steve Diamond will fight anyone who says otherwise!).
by Joost
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The modern world being what it is, you’d think that camera phone pics would’ve appeared on social media or been sold to newspapers by now if the players had been out and about.

When do we find out if the game is going ahead?
by Joost
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ludlam has slipped way down the backrow rankings then? Has Wilson played any rugby since the restart? Who the hell is Jack Clement? Ludlam is self isolating after playing Sale so wasn’t considered and Wilson’s last game was March 7th against Wales in the 6N. Thanks, didn't know that about Ludlam So...
by Joost
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ludlam has slipped way down the backrow rankings then? Has Wilson played any rugby since the restart? Who the hell is Jack Clement? Ludlam is self isolating after playing Sale so wasn’t considered and Wilson’s last game was March 7th against Wales in the 6N. Thanks, didn't know that about Ludlam So...
by Joost
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I like the optimism, but I wouldn’t bet against Eddie picking a certain different Wasps back rower who he’s bunged in the second row previously...
by Joost
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Bath will be kicking themselves for letting the Wasps game slip away, but, then again (and completely against character), they haven’t lost an away game since the restart
by Joost
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Exeter Bristol Sale Bath Wasps That would be fitting. Bath have Sarries. That's just how I rate the team's not the finishing positions. We don't know if Exeter will put out a full strength side against Wasps. Will Sarries go balls out to win their final game. The playoffs does look like it’ll come ...
by Joost
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87119
Views: 4371213

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Bath v Glaws is on now if you have BT sport and hate yourself. Bah. All the ball and none of the points. Bath are a rabble, is Hooper upto the job? And of course the mockers deliver a Bath win :lol: A bonus point win :thumbup: and Bath have the second best win record in the league behind Ex - their...
by Joost
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster vs Sarries
Replies: 80
Views: 2793

Re: Leinster vs Sarries

Ryan is an absolute myth. He just doesn't have the beef or athleticism. Name one top quality second row he's dominated in his career. A myth? A legend you mean. An absolute specimen of grass fed grade A Celtic beef, not a hint of your Anglo BSE infested meat in our boys I’d say your boys all took a...
by Joost
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The new James Bond is......
Replies: 69
Views: 2708

Re: The new James Bond is......

Henry Cavill would’ve been a good choice Yes,agreed. Thought he did well as the bad guy in one of the recent Mission Impossible films, which could have translated well as a darker Bond. Imho. Also did the debonair spy thing well in The Man from UNCLE (underrated film imo; would love them to do anot...
by Joost
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The new James Bond is......
Replies: 69
Views: 2708

Re: The new James Bond is......

Should have gone with a kiwi. To make the toughness and grit be more believable than some random pom. Maybe Karl Urban. Could include a Bond Haka Yeah nah, his laughable attempt at an English accent in The Boys rules him out! Hardy seems a bit too big a star for it; usually it’s someone a bit less ...
by Joost
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074443

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Nolanator wrote:So you warm up with OHP, then DL, before going back to OHP for the working sets?


Anyone have any inside line on when gym might be allowed to reopen in the UK? I'm done with using DBs in my sitting room.
PT friend of mine says the gym he works at is gearing up for 13 July :thumbup: