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by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: South African rugby is now...
Replies: 39
Views: 1754

Re: South African rugby is now...

Doesn't matter, it's all about winning and the Boks have done it again. :thumbup: "Despite defeat, the Boks rediscovered their soul in Townsville and, with captain Siya Kolisi front and centre, proved that their champion qualities remain firmly intact," wrote Craig Lewis for South Africa's rugby ma...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bye bye Beauden
Replies: 29
Views: 1182

Re: Bye bye Beauden

TJ Perenara was shocking last night but it still does not excuse Beauden Barretts lame performance running that backline. 4 of his first 5 passes went either to ground or to a player in a far worse position than himself. That's unforgivable for a player in almost his 100th Test. It has been said be...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How can WR stop teams slowing down games?
Replies: 116
Views: 2666

Re: How can WR stop teams slowing down games?

Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:44 am Just to be clear. This is not a tactic regularly used by any side other than South Africa. The scummy cants
They did it throughout test 2 and 3 in the Lions series, as if it wasn't boring enough.
by LandOTurk
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Biggest Rivalries in International Rugby
Replies: 97
Views: 2284

Re: Your Biggest Rivalries in International Rugby

Haven't done one of these in a while. Just not enough rugby on . Two questions: What country is your country's biggest rival? Which country do enjoy beating the most? I'll begin for Ireland. What country is your biggest rival? Wales. We share same domestic league, familiarity breeds contempt, the r...
by LandOTurk
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25967
Views: 1372133

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

We have abnormally well with locks the past 15 years, but the norm may be returning. I am as nervous as anyone about the future in this position. Christ T is being played at backrow (6) by Exeter because they feel he is dynamic, which will be lost if plays at 5 (not 4 for sure). Anyone got highlight...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25967
Views: 1372133

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

These three months have been a real pain. I've been working night six on one off and it's just scrambled my brain. Missed all the rugby as well. Still, the fog is starting to clear now and I see the season is starting for some reason I thought it already had. Did see that Newport had a narrow loss ...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby World Rankings
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Rugby World Rankings

So NZ back up top was predicted, but cant remember 3 through 10 being bunched so tightly.

https://www.world.rugby/tournaments/rankings/mru

Am I right in thinking that? Oz 85.65 - Japan 79.13. Around 6.5 points.
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France
Replies: 134
Views: 3947

Re: France

Frances military pisses all over the UK's French military have only been pissed on, history shows. France's military was there with Donald Trump? Anyway, it's stupid to say France's military is crap. Outside of the USA, China, India and Russia big 4 it's certainly near the top of the next group. In...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France
Replies: 134
Views: 3947

Re: France

France has finally realised it is not a significant country. It is now just one voice in a dysfunctional trading block that has no military capability, no ability to make decisions and no leadership. Frances military pisses all over the UK's French military have only been pissed on, history shows. ...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France
Replies: 134
Views: 3947

Re: France

context? France has finally realised it is not a significant country. It is now just one voice in a dysfunctional trading block that has no military capability, no ability to make decisions and no leadership. Frances military pisses all over the UK's French military have only been pissed on, histor...
by LandOTurk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40025
Views: 1896845

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Just out of interest here.

Is the BBC league table accurate or they just can't have two #1s?

But Chelsea and Liverpool have identical everything, but Chelsea are top.

Thoughts?

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/premier-league/table
by LandOTurk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40025
Views: 1896845

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Quins89 wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:53 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:41 pm Chelsea have the best team this year
By a mile.

Savvy under pressure too. I reckon chances of a title are Chelsea 80%, Man City or Liverpool 20% might be even less.
After 5 games of the season :lol:
by LandOTurk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this a red card?
Replies: 27
Views: 1501

Re: Is this a red card?

Wouldnt surprise me if that was PED abuse that has melted his brain pre match
by LandOTurk
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official World War 3 thread
Replies: 19
Views: 686

Re: Official World War 3 thread

Be over pretty quick. An all out blasting of every American base within reach of Chinese mainland would cut any Pacific assault dead in it's tracks. If a city or two in Japan and South Korea had to be expunged to ensure quick capitulation there the Chinese would be better to get that done inside th...
by LandOTurk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Weakest number 1 ranked team ever?
Replies: 38
Views: 1908

Re: Weakest number 1 ranked team ever?

They did, in 2019. No idea how that happened. Statistical anomaly, corrected when they next played. Actually, we won an ungodly amount of games on the run. It was the World Cup warmup games that did for us in the end. Yes, we won the last 2 games of the 2018 6N. So 2. Then we won our 3 summer games...
by LandOTurk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25967
Views: 1372133

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

So we have: NZ - loss by 20; narrow gap in last 10 and Pivac calls it a good effort SA - bored to death; forwards to dominant, loss by 10 Fiji - close game, we'll win by 5 but should be more Oz - we have improved, will see our best game and lose by try in 78th I see you’ve been paying attention to ...
by LandOTurk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25967
Views: 1372133

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

So we have:

NZ - loss by 20; narrow gap in last 10 and Pivac calls it a good effort
SA - bored to death; forwards to dominant, loss by 10
Fiji - close game, we'll win by 5 but should be more
Oz - we have improved, will see our best game and lose by try in 78th
by LandOTurk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25967
Views: 1372133

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Derwyn wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:57 pm Anyone purchased any tickets for the Autumn yet?
I'm taking the slate tiles off my roof tomorrow morning, to raise the necessary funds for a 'cheap' seat for the NZ game.
by LandOTurk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25967
Views: 1372133

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Yeah, took him 5 mins to sit up afterwards and it was halftime after that but he trotted out for the 2nd half… a la George Smith v Lions in 2005 Exactly, I can’t remember how Hibbard hit Smith but it was head-on-head, wasn’t it? 2005? My memory is scrambled He staggered off in the 5th minute and Ro...
by LandOTurk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25967
Views: 1372133

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Short Man Syndrome wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:58 pm Yeah, took him 5 mins to sit up afterwards and it was halftime after that but he trotted out for the 2nd half…
a la George Smith v Lions in 2005
by LandOTurk
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Duane Vermeulen to Ulster
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Duane Vermeulen to Ulster

Controversial view alert Duane Vermuelen was pushed out of the Bulls because they felt that in Elrigh Louw they had a better long term replacement and they didn't want to interfere with his development. I think that while it sounds like a good signing, he is a quality operator after all, the realit...
by LandOTurk
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40025
Views: 1896845

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

'mon the Reds. Another good night at Anfield.
by LandOTurk
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A World Cup every two years
Replies: 81
Views: 2646

Re: A World Cup every two years

No. What's laughable is that the 6Ns is being considered the premier rugby competition ahead of the RWC. Again you misunderstand. Its a bit like comparing your first used car with your best ever family car. The RWC is good, its unique, and its every 4 years. With the 6N its the whole day for rugby ...
by LandOTurk
Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A World Cup every two years
Replies: 81
Views: 2646

Re: A World Cup every two years

Damn straight bro. A RWC every 2 years will only serve to cement the 6N as the premier competition, which it is anyway. https://www.universityprimetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/GIF-Amused-Chuckle-Chuffed-Pleased-Point-Point-and-laugh-GIF.gif This is even more funny as it is clear tha six nati...
by LandOTurk
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A World Cup every two years
Replies: 81
Views: 2646

Re: A World Cup every two years

The premise of world cups are pathetic. 4 years for a round Robin tournament that only 4 teams are realistic in winning in. Trash. I'd rather we just bring back tours instead.. maybe a southern Lions tour up north? I like the change to be honest. We still get tours. But each tourney is valuable in ...
by LandOTurk
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A World Cup every two years
Replies: 81
Views: 2646

Re: A World Cup every two years

How about the equivalent of the cricket test match "WC", done with 3 test series over a few years? I also think there is an argument for RWC to be formatted like the sevens tournaments and have a secondary playoffs tournament with a minor final. I like the international 'ranfurly shield' idea too. ...
by LandOTurk
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A World Cup every two years
Replies: 81
Views: 2646

Re: A World Cup every two years

How about the equivalent of the cricket test match "WC", done with 3 test series over a few years? I also think there is an argument for RWC to be formatted like the sevens tournaments and have a secondary playoffs tournament with a minor final. I like the international 'ranfurly shield' idea too. ...
by LandOTurk
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 13171
Views: 688344

Re: F1 Thread

nardol wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:00 pm Lewis's have expired so
Lewis'
by LandOTurk
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World 12s Tourney?????
Replies: 61
Views: 2373

Re: World 12s Tourney?????

If you want to have a version of the game that actually uses forwards - instead of 7s where it's a bunch of wings attempting to pass the ball, scrum, and ruck - why wouldn't you do 10s? What's more. Why is world rugby fixated on creating more versions of the game rather than pumping that quarter of...
by LandOTurk
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World 12s Tourney?????
Replies: 61
Views: 2373

Re: World 12s Tourney?????

If you want to have a version of the game that actually uses forwards - instead of 7s where it's a bunch of wings attempting to pass the ball, scrum, and ruck - why wouldn't you do 10s? What's more. Why is world rugby fixated on creating more versions of the game rather than pumping that quarter of...
by LandOTurk
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World 12s Tourney?????
Replies: 61
Views: 2373

Re: World 12s Tourney?????

If you want to have a version of the game that actually uses forwards - instead of 7s where it's a bunch of wings attempting to pass the ball, scrum, and ruck - why wouldn't you do 10s? What's more. Why is world rugby fixated on creating more versions of the game rather than pumping that quarter of...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A World Cup every two years
Replies: 81
Views: 2646

Re: A World Cup every two years

Rugby is drawing up plans to stage the World Cup every two years, following football in exploring the idea of a biennial showpiece tournament. The radical move is “being considered”, admits the chief executive of World Rugby, as the sport’s custodians mark the midway point between the 2019 and 2023...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The one and only Tennis thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 94633

Re: The one and only Tennis thread

Is... is this... humour? He's a noob, be gentle I wholeheartedly welcome him, as a noob, with our standard and traditional greeting afforded to new members of the bored - of which he may not be aware: "Fvck off, noob." ;) Thank you for the kind welcome. I hope that you get tremendous enjoyment from...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25967
Views: 1372133

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Dragons doing their best to get my hopes up with a win against Wasps...I'm not falling for it. Sounds like the new props were getting shunted around though, so that helps dampen any outbreaks of optimism. Sounds like they are rebranding. Buttress states he did not think much intellect went into nam...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2021
Replies: 9282
Views: 589182

Re: Official NFL 2021

Flyin Ryan wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:59 am Clearest "we're in Panic Mode after Week 1" goes to the Packers.
All 4 teams in NFC North lost. Da Bears are still shite!
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 13171
Views: 688344

Re: F1 Thread

farmerdave wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:57 am
mr bungle wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:18 am Initial thoughts were that Max should have yielded. Stewards agree.

Love seeing a McLaren 1-2[size=150][/size].
This should be talking point.
Got real excited seeing the highlights, first time for a while.
They were exciting, weren't they.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZgniFQiTPA
by LandOTurk
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The one and only Tennis thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 94633

Re: The one and only Tennis thread

eldanielfire wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:02 pm
maverickmak wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:44 pm Channel 4 peaked at over 9mil. :thumbup:

Major sporting events on free-to-air TV. Gotta love it.
A shame it takes a last minute negotiation and a Brit sensation for them to do it.
Well otherwise it would have been 0.25 million.
by LandOTurk
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin wins MMA debut
Replies: 80
Views: 3793

Re: Transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin wins MMA debut

bimboman wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:23 am
Sandstorm wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:04 am Big girl pins small girl by submission. No-one saw that coming.

They’re the same weight.
% of muscle would be interesting. I read women have 60% of the muscle in their upper body compared to men.
by LandOTurk
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The one and only Tennis thread
Replies: 1558
Views: 94633

Re: The one and only Tennis thread

Emma Raducanu just jumped 127 places to 23rd in the WTA ranking. Not bad.

https://live-tennis.eu/en/wta-live-ranking
by LandOTurk
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World 12s Tourney?????
Replies: 61
Views: 2373

Re: World 12s Tourney?????

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/58522644 World 12s 'approaches already made' for teams - ex-WRU chairman Davies Organisers of the proposed World 12s tournament have already been approached by people interested in forming a franchise, says one of its backers. Gareth Davies is a former Welsh Rug...