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by Luciano
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Rock Guitarist
Replies: 45
Views: 840

Re: Best Rock Guitarist

6? OK, I will give it an improvised try: Hendrix Buckethead (Don't know him? Shame on you - GoT style) :nod: Gilmore Adrian Smith (Maiden and Dickinson solo) Blackmore (in Purple, not his solo stuff about fairies) Frusciante (RHCP and solo) (Cheating ;) ) Honorable Mentions: - Dave Murray (the other...
by Luciano
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jaguares will come by with Americas comp.
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: Jaguares will come by with Americas comp.

I'm surprised there was no interest in integrating the Jaguaes into a European club comp? They are better than any of the South African franchises. I guess the travel and time zones aren't as compatible as the South African teams? Playing the SA teams is already quite a logistical challenge. Adding...
by Luciano
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jaguares will come by with Americas comp.
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: Jaguares will come by with Americas comp.

¿Por qué no los dos? 7 team comp with a bye. Who knows which kind of economic and legal factors UAR is considering. :? I feel pity for the businessman that was passionate (or crazy) enough to invest in Ceibos. I would also have preferred to keep both teams, and spread the talent pool so that there ...
by Luciano
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK society and taste.
Replies: 62
Views: 2636

Re: UK society and taste.

One hill I will die on though is high socks when wearing shorts and tennis shoes (for guys). No man should embrace the chicken-legs look, and no matter how many squats you do your ankles are always gonna be just bone. Hard pass on ankle socks. Apparently when my dad went to Europe everyone knew he ...
by Luciano
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3382

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

Best to worst 1995 - Lomu vs the SA tackling machine. Overtime, SA again on the RWC, Mandela, sickness, drama and more :thumbup: 2003 - Eng has chirurgical against a powerful Aus team that never stopped fighting :nod: 2011 - Fra gave a big scare to NZ. Dusatoir in god mode, and some NZders complete...
by Luciano
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3382

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

Best to worst 1995 - Lomu vs the SA tackling machine. Overtime, SA again on the RWC, Mandela, sickness, drama and more :thumbup: 2003 - Eng has chirurgical against a powerful Aus team that never stopped fighting :nod: 2011 - Fra gave a big scare to NZ. Dusatoir in god mode, and some NZders completel...
by Luciano
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 904

Re: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup

I don't think Jaguares will consider that speculative proposal, but stranger things have happened.
by Luciano
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Gael
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: The Gael

Yes. The great tune from the movie ‘Last of the Mohicans’ Here’s the pivotal clip https://youtu.be/q8ZisDHg6v0 Damn, the Dad thing is very powerful Anyhoo.. I saw a ‘making of’ thing, where the Director completely downplayed the role of the composer (Dougie McClean) by absentmindedly saying he acqu...
by Luciano
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 904

Re: Cheetahs 5-th on the CC log heading for European Challenge Cup

Cheetahs aswell as the Jaguares from Argentina invited. Jaguares looking for a new competition after being kicked out of Super. They will play in the Russian Pro in summer and autumn and SLAR in spring. 3 Bases for Jaguares and Cheetahs : Kaliningrad - closer to Europe Sochi - subtropical at the bl...
by Luciano
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pablo’s tweets
Replies: 196
Views: 7794

Re: Pablo’s tweets

There's a reason everyone hates argentines in South America. I hope that you can come back and have a better experience other time. Being from AR and trying to be objective: some South Americans hate certain group from the Greater Buenos Aires area. Probably, you were exactly in that area with a hi...
by Luciano
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pablo’s tweets
Replies: 196
Views: 7794

Re: Pablo’s tweets

He's hardly being raked over the coals. Stood down for one match and loses the captaincy. Just to mention that they have been suspended until a decision is made after a formal disciplinary process. Nobody knows if it is for one match only yet. Source: (Spanish) https://uar.com.ar/2020/11/30/comunic...
by Luciano
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pablo’s tweets
Replies: 196
Views: 7794

Re: Pablo’s tweets

He is going to kak when he plays against South Africa again. Seems that his stupid post was aimed to immigration to Argentina, not South Africa. He is cheering that he is leaving Argentina. Also, the racist word that he used it is not normally used in a derogatory way towards African people, but to...
by Luciano
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 280
Views: 9615

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT

BBB wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:16 am “SOUTH AFRICA BABY! I’m finally leaving this country full of blacks.”

x(

Idiot.
Seems that when he is referring "finally leaving", he is speaking about Argentina, and going to SA on tour.

But who knows what went on his head when he typed that.
by Luciano
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 280
Views: 9615

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT

Thats what it means, however in Central America it is not automatically a derogatory reference. Assume it is the same in Argentina. In this case it seems to be. Let the powers that be back in Argentina deal with it as they see fit. You are right, but in this case, it was used in an derogatory way.
by Luciano
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pablo’s tweets
Replies: 196
Views: 7794

Re: Pablo’s tweets

Similarly to the Cavini case, negro or negrito is as a synonym for “mate” or “buddy” in South American countries. I have plenty of mates over there that would call each other that regularly. Depends on the context of the conversation. He should be given the opportunity to provide that context (if t...
by Luciano
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy
Replies: 69
Views: 4448

Re: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy

SPOILER BELOW!!!!! For a start I don't think she did defect. It's at best unclear however I don't think that was the implication. I think she just went for a walk to play chess in the park without the glare of the spotlight before going back to face the hooplah. Yes, I agree this. Also, that she fe...
by Luciano
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy
Replies: 69
Views: 4448

Re: The Queens Gambit. Anya Taylor- Joy

SPOILER BELOW!!!!! For a start I don't think she did defect. It's at best unclear however I don't think that was the implication. I think she just went for a walk to play chess in the park without the glare of the spotlight before going back to face the hooplah. Yes, I agree this. Also, that she fel...
by Luciano
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Well done ABs
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Well done ABs

Clinical. Too good! Argentina looked tired and you can’t blame them. Was it though? Thought the scoreline flattered the ABs. Pumas looked tired and understandably so. Only a few pumas had played the 3 matches in a row and were tired. The rest were just out of their depth. Ledesma even threw both ro...
by Luciano
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP Diego Maradona
Replies: 112
Views: 3894

Re: RIP Diego Maradona

Apparently the Boca junior fans have murdered two of the three guys who took selfies at Maradonas body Seems like an entirely reasonable and proportionate response. Fake news, but it is true that they have received death threats. Edit: Link, in Spanish https://www.clarin.com/deportes/empleado-funer...
by Luciano
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9189

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Noob wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:53 am
Fat Old Git wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:50 am So what happens next week? Who needs to win and by what to pry the ABs hand of the trophy?
Dont the Aussies need to win by 100 or something based on point difference?
We will put our C team to assure the result :blush:
by Luciano
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Well done ABs
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Well done ABs

Congrats NZlanders :thumbup:

Playing a B side against NZ is never the best idea ;)
by Luciano
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9189

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Congrats NZ! You finally have leveled the record with AR ...























... when playing in Australian soil :D
by Luciano
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9189

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Fat Old Git wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:29 am And another gift.
We are showing some gratitude after you gave us the Maradona shirt :D
by Luciano
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9189

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Why are Argentina playing a B team? The All Blacks aren’t great these days but that’s a bit harsh. They want to try out new guys and avoid playing the same guys 3 straight weeks in a row. Winning the championship is not the main objective it seems. Not that the A team would not be exhausted though...
by Luciano
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9189

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

AR is still in the match, after an abysmal first half. Sanchez is out of focus, the 9 is making basic mistakes, the front row is getting smashed, the back 3 are dropping balls. I was not expecting much from the B side, but they aren't complying with the basics. The ref made some mistakes against bot...
by Luciano
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9189

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Carfer wrote: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:01 pm

I hope Ezcurra doesn't make me miss ...,
God forbid!
That is a name that shall never be mentioned again! x(
by Luciano
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9189

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

So, S Barrett back and A Ioane in, past discretions forgiven I assume to try and make more headway on the gainline; yet no Laumape, apparently the most difficult man in NZ to tackle. And Frizzell gone, so he's paid a price. But no McKenzie, the ABs most unpredictable attacking weapon while Jordie r...
by Luciano
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens confirms retirement
Replies: 41
Views: 2615

Re: Nigel Owens confirms retirement

One of the few cases where I can say a ref is a true legend of the sport.

"This is not football" :D
by Luciano
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The pick & go - is this illegal/dangerous?
Replies: 29
Views: 1322

Re: The pick & go - is this illegal/dangerous?

I always thought that pre-binding is outlawed, unless it is merely putting your hand on the ball carrier to signal that you are behind him. It's forming a maul before previous contact with the tackler. And yes, if the spinal injuries in scrumming cannot go below an insignificant number, the scrum wi...
by Luciano
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby
Replies: 96
Views: 3866

Re: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby

With the greatest of respect to Argentina (who I think is an amazing country) you probably aren't getting many people moving there for more pay or work. At least not from other rugby playing countries. Sickening disrespect for the rugby players that emigrate from Perú, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Co...
by Luciano
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 5727

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Very impressed with Argentina again. So much heart on defence. Wonder if they can keep it up next week and week 4 though. Gonna be very tough for them. AR will field a B team against next match with the ABs, and it could be in the end of a hiding. AU will get again the strongest possible team, that...
by Luciano
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9189

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

AR to rotate the team against the ABs, to give opportunities and to prioritize energy and freshness: https://www.periodismo-rugby.com.ar/2020/11/21/valor/ (in Spanish)
by Luciano
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 5727

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Very impressed with Argentina again. So much heart on defence. Wonder if they can keep it up next week and week 4 though. Gonna be very tough for them. AR will field a B team against next match with the ABs, and it could be in the end of a hiding. AU will get again the strongest possible team, that...
by Luciano
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 5727

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Argies are such a negative team, should stick to positive rugby, it has paid dividends. They are still rusty! It is hard to have a well oiled attack with so few matches over their shoulders with this lineup. On the other hand, their defense and conditioning are epic!!! Argentina are fantastic. Afte...
by Luciano
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 5727

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

The Optimist wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:42 am

Argies are such a negative team, should stick to positive rugby, it has paid dividends.
They are still rusty! It is hard to have a well oiled attack with so few matches over their shoulders with this lineup.

On the other hand, their defense and conditioning are epic!!!
by Luciano
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 5727

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

From AR side, this tie feels like a win :D I still cannot believe how resilient the Pumas are on defense for 80 minutes! AU had the upper hand in the first half but could not monetize its 2 clear opportunities, and then deflated between the 60 and 75 minutes. AR continues to lack a coherent approach...
by Luciano
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 241
Views: 5727

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020: Pumas v Wallabies MATCH THREAD: Nov 21, 08:45 GMT

Yes. But there is nothing really ground breakingly new in the Argies arsenal. They basically played the same game they have for a while but were infinitely more accurate. The difference is due the complete change in our selection strategy. We are not bound to the Pumaguares-only policy anymore :D
by Luciano
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 371
Views: 9090

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

Saw on Twitter today Argentina has now beat NZ in rugby, Brazil in football and US in basketball Only two other countries have done that Can you name them? Australia and... France? That's actually some really cool trivia :thumbup: I mean a soccer game is always a tossup to a certain extent, nature ...
by Luciano
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Wallabies ever win a 3rd Rugby World Cup?
Replies: 44
Views: 1030

Re: Will the Wallabies ever win a 3rd Rugby World Cup?

Probably, and I hope so, because both of their RWC wins were deserved and featured beautiful rugby.