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by LandOTurk
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25931
Views: 1364989

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: 25931
Views: 1364989

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: 25931
Views: 1364989

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: 25931
Views: 1364989

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: 25931
Views: 1364989

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: 1132

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: 39993
Views: 1885747

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: 2607

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: 2607

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: 2607

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: 2607

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: 2607

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: 13090
Views: 683218

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: 2359

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: 2359

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: 2359

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: 2607

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: 1525
Views: 93283

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: 25931
Views: 1364989

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: 9274
Views: 586070

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: 13090
Views: 683218

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: 1525
Views: 93283

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: 76
Views: 3368

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: 1525
Views: 93283

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: 2359

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...
by LandOTurk
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Amateur rugby is dying
Replies: 31
Views: 1376

Re: Amateur rugby is dying

Something I’ve seen rise steadily before the pandemic is co-ed social sport. Pay for a few weeks to put a team in a thing or an alternating set of things (I was in one that rotated through volleyball, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, ball hockey each week) that aren’t that serious or strict on time c...
by LandOTurk
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The one and only Tennis thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 93283

Re: The one and only Tennis thread

But she tends to get in right in clutch moments. Hence all her 3 set victories, of which she has beaten 3 top 10 players on her path to the final. Appreciate that, but towards the end of the 3rd set, she'd made I think 41% of first serves. Going to have to improve on that against Emma I reckon, and...
by LandOTurk
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The one and only Tennis thread
Replies: 1525
Views: 93283

Re: The one and only Tennis thread

Jist reading aboit the online death threats and personal and racist abuse that a few tennis plaayers have got after losing in the US. Wtf? I didn't realise Tennis wad a hot bed of racism misogyny and toxicity. I for one will never watch the sport again You missed this then. https://scroll.in/field/...
by LandOTurk
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World 12s Tourney?????
Replies: 61
Views: 2359

World 12s Tourney?????

Sorry if RR but cant see this discussed. Comes across as a late April Fools. Am I being whooshed?? https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/new-12-side-rugby-tournament-21502548 World's best rugby players to be auctioned off as shock new 12-aside tournament announced The new tournament, ...
by LandOTurk
Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25931
Views: 1364989

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

I just hope that the re-branded URC breathes some life back into the Welsh game & hopefully has some better officiating. What's the pecking order of the regions atm? Ospreys > Scarlets / Blues > Dragons? Ospreys > Blues > Scarlets > Dragons but we wont know I guess until several games in and teams ...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions

LandOTurk wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:58 pm Worst per capita offenders on emissions are in order

Saudi, Oz, US, Canada, S Korea, Russia, Japan, Germany, SA, Poland, Iran - which is probably a mix of petroleum, coal and manufacturing
Then China, UK, Italy, France, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, India
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions

Worst per capita offenders on emissions are in order

Saudi, Oz, US, Canada, S Korea, Russia, Japan, Germany, SA, Poland, Iran - which is probably a mix of petroleum, coal and manufacturing
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions

Fair point, but isn't China already committed to zero emissions ... at least giving it lip-service? China is a world leader in renewable and green tech. In fact, I believe they are the world leader. Despite currently also being the biggest polluter. I think they see the writing on the wall. To be f...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions

Dunno about the word in bold. NewsCorpse has much less influence outside the Anglosphere and my impression is that, in any case, a rightish government in non-Anglosphere countries is not a reliable indicator of an AGW-ignoring government. Fair point, but isn't China already committed to zero emissi...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions

This is absolutely massive I reckon. With the power of the Murdoch press behind the cause, and by default all the right-wing politicians that pander to him, this could be a global game-changer. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/rupert-murdoch-newspapers-24-hour-news-channel-to-champion-net-...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions

This is absolutely massive I reckon. With the power of the Murdoch press behind the cause, and by default all the right-wing politicians that pander to him, this could be a global game-changer. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/rupert-murdoch-newspapers-24-hour-news-channel-to-champion-net-...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions
Replies: 33
Views: 698

Re: Murdoch & NewsCorp to champion Zero-Emissions

This is absolutely massive I reckon. With the power of the Murdoch press behind the cause, and by default all the right-wing politicians that pander to him, this could be a global game-changer. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/rupert-murdoch-newspapers-24-hour-news-channel-to-champion-net-...
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: People you are surprised to learn are still alive
Replies: 185
Views: 15552

Re: People you are surprised to learn are still alive

danny_fitz wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:19 pm Jean-Paul Belmondo
Ursula Andress
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25931
Views: 1364989

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Druid wrote: Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:53 pm Bedwas will do very well this season.























(I hope)
Would like Llanelli RFC to get mid table comfort. Not end of the season scramble as per usual. Is there relegation this season?
by LandOTurk
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 25931
Views: 1364989

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

First round of friendly matches completed. What's your expectation for your 'region'? Not leak huge scores against us - so defense is #1; linked to that is true committment to the cause. Seeing the likes of long term Cubby, Patch. Macleod make it back safely. Start seeing changing of the old guard ...