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by Geek
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33522
Views: 924112

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

We may not have much in the way of vaccinations but our pubs are open and doing a roaring trade. We seem to be nearing the trough of the second wave. Only 97 deaths yesterday and about 700 new cases. Very hard to nail down an exact reason for the dramatic drop off. Adherence to lockdown regs in Sou...
by Geek
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33522
Views: 924112

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Leinsterman wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:29 pm The Chinese must be exceptionally weak-willed
Either that or their leaders are true alpha males, of course. Welded their people's homes shut, it's the only way to be sure. Talk about authoritarian governments..
by Geek
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88370
Views: 4561475

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The biggest cause of injuries is the size of modern players. Well, that and the match congestion.
by Geek
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 3901

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

One of those players who was a legend even when he was playing (which is mighty rare). I wonder if the game will ever see his like again.
by Geek
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88370
Views: 4561475

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

No substitutes (except for injuries verified by a neutral doctor) would make a major difference to some of the huge specimens we currently see in the game. As would better drug testing, of course.
by Geek
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33522
Views: 924112

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I note that, according to Worldometers, the USA has had more COVID-associated fatalities since 31 December last year than the UK has had in toto . Farkinell... US is about 5 times the population size of the UK. Meanwhile, we're nearly a sixth of a year into 2021. The deaths per population look comp...
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Duff Paddy wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:34 pm
Geek wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:33 pm
Theflier wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:32 pm France being ridden hard
Yep, can't buy a penalty at the moment. Ireland offside at most rucks but not being called at the moment.
You’re not a multi are you :lol:
Ah, the old multi line plus a laughing smilie. The internet skilz strong with this one.
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Theflier wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:32 pm France being ridden hard
Yep, can't buy a penalty at the moment. Ireland offside at most rucks but not being called at the moment.
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Duff Paddy wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:31 pm
RodneyRegis wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:30 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:28 pm
RodneyRegis wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:26 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:25 pm

Did it really
Yes it really did. Watch again.
I did. So did the TMO. You’re full of shit.
The tmo didn't look at it at all.
Are you f**king simple kid? The ref explicitly asked the TMO to check for the knock on
It was a knock on.
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

RodneyRegis wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:24 pm Lolski. That went forward from the Irish hand in the lineout.
Yep, dodgy try there for Ireland.
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Good 10 min card period for France. But they're being peppered at the back with the ball in the air.
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15152

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

TheFrog wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:40 pm I am quite nervous about this game.... had to go and take a dump to relieve myself. :blush:

May the best team win. And may the best team be France, please, please, please... for a change!
too much information!!
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

There have been some absurd attempts to suggest May didn't jump. Chipspike is clearly one eyed on all matters English. Eg his contention that a jump involves landing on your feet. I would love to see him disqualifying high jumper after high jumper for not jumping. :lol: Equally the suggestion that ...
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

Trostan wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:30 pm I played on the wing for 13 years approx, before retiring to the centre.
I scored hundreds of tries
Captained a team from there twice.
Never in a lifetime could I imagine scoring a try of the pure genius that Johnny May showed yesterday.
Genius
It was pretty special, wasn't it.
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finn Russell
Replies: 50
Views: 2566

Re: Finn Russell

Interesting, I had quite the opposite reaction to his performance against Wales yesterday. Against England last week I thought he was fairly poor on the whole. However, yesterday he seemed to do a lot of correct things and actually played far more of a percentage game. So much so that it's even poss...
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 33522
Views: 924112

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Just to add my entirely anecdotal evidence to the list. My mother got the AstraZeneca vaccine on Thursday, and my sister (who is a Doctor) also got hers on Thursday (Pfizer one). My mother is little sore but generally OK, and my sister has been bed ridden for 3 days (but she's a new mum who is brea...
by Geek
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

Are there still some crying into their cornflakes that England won? Let it go lads, the try was given - you can read about it in the papers.
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales
Replies: 559
Views: 10958

Re: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales

iarmhiman wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:22 pm Not much 1/2 P could have done there
Yep. I hate the expectation of a card in these kind of situations. It was entirely unintentional by halfpenny.
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales
Replies: 559
Views: 10958

Re: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales

I wonder if we're watching the end of some of the long-in-the-tooth Wales players international careers here.
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales
Replies: 559
Views: 10958

Re: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales

Also, Chris Harris is having a huge game.
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales
Replies: 559
Views: 10958

Re: 6N Round 2, Scotland v Wales

Impressed with Russell. And in a way I wasn't last week. He's been accurate and composed so far.
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Watson and May very sharp today. May's try was very well finished, in particular. Robson added pace and proper passing when he came on (surprise surprise) I am a huge fan of Robson but anyone coming on at that stage of the match would have made hay. It's what he does when he's thrown on in the teet...
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

It's quite clear he's only there for box kicking and 'control'. Very negative mindset from the coach. Looks like a guy more worried about losing his job than about building the best team he can. Eddie has a very negative stats based methodology to the way he likes England to play; even down to atta...
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88370
Views: 4561475

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Real mixed bag wasn't it. As you say, it was good to see a bit more invention and Sinkler looked dynamic (though not MOTM dynamic). Both wingers were hungry and sharp, always asking questions. Itoje good (standard). In the negative column - youngs. Enough said. Billy. Ditto. Also, what does Ewels ac...
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

Amazing try. But then I'm kinda biased..

Btw, the sour grapes from some celts who didn't get the result they wanted is something to behold.
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Watson and May very sharp today. May's try was very well finished, in particular. Robson added pace and proper passing when he came on (surprise surprise) I am a huge fan of Robson but anyone coming on at that stage of the match would have made hay. It's what he does when he's thrown on in the teet...
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Watson and May very sharp today. May's try was very well finished, in particular. Robson added pace and proper passing when he came on (surprise surprise)
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Awesome - Watson a better 8 than Billy in just the last 10 mins
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

forward pass italy..
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

eldanielfire wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:56 pm
grimoald wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:53 pm That looked awful, fingers crossed it is just bad rather than even worse.
Yeah, I genuinely hope it's far worse than it looks.
I'm guessing you mean the opposite
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Damn it. Poor fella. Watson in the pack?!
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Hahaha, genge has got some serious bro-love for willis
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Robson. Willis. Time to pick on that oldfashioned thing called 'form' Eddie?
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Gospel wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Geek wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:40 pm Thought Itoje changed his bind there. Got a bit lucky that wasn't picked up
He went through the middle.
Yep, but I think he took his hands away from where they started and then locked onto the ball/player
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Yeah, I'm no Farrell fan but that was fine - just watch it in realtime. Late and no arms ???? Immediate after the ball was released. No arms cos he was pulling out of the tackle. And I'm no Farrell fan, believe me. Just some of the anti-England squad getting their knickers in a twist I would be inc...
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Thought Itoje changed his bind there. Got a bit lucky that wasn't picked up
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

The no-life anti-English on here can get behind that penalty, I'm sure.
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:35 pm
Geek wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:34 pm Yeah, I'm no Farrell fan but that was fine - just watch it in realtime.
Late and no arms ????
Immediate after the ball was released. No arms cos he was pulling out of the tackle. And I'm no Farrell fan, believe me. Just some of the anti-England squad getting their knickers in a twist
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Come on Robson, play well and make Youngs look like even more of a mong
by Geek
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 6962

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Yeah, I'm no Farrell fan but that was fine - just watch it in realtime.