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by topofthemoon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf
Replies: 156
Views: 5939

Re: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf

Maybe something is getting lost in translation but the French appear to be absolutely at it with their disciplinary process. Joe Tekori (striking with elbow) and Richie Arnold (dangerous tackle) both red carded at the weekend for Toulouse. Both offences involved contact with the head. Per World Rugb...
by topofthemoon
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf
Replies: 156
Views: 5939

Re: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf

I think that is fair. I note they imposed a 5 match ban rather than a 5 week ban. I wonder if future bans will be measured in matches rather than weeks? Think it's only the case because his team's playing 2 matches in a week. RWC is the same using matches instead of weeks as they're not just playin...
by topofthemoon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf
Replies: 156
Views: 5939

Re: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf

I think that is fair. I note they imposed a 5 match ban rather than a 5 week ban. I wonder if future bans will be measured in matches rather than weeks? Think it's only the case because his team's playing 2 matches in a week. RWC is the same using matches instead of weeks as they're not just playin...
by topofthemoon
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Embra v Ulster
Replies: 201
Views: 2537

Re: Embra v Ulster

Edinburgh will learn from that though. It was a classic new semi finalist. Shot the full quiver in the first 20 and then tried to sit back. Possibly - although they're now 0 wins from 4 in knockout matches under Richard Cockerill, with 3 of those games having been at Murrayfield. If they can't find...
by topofthemoon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I'm not sure if too many are still on PR but just in case - a quick update on frillage. He moved to the Astley Ainslie Hospital earlier this week after 6 weeks between the Royal Infirmary and the Western General. He will most likely be at the Astley Ainslie for some time rehabbing from a stroke. His...
by topofthemoon
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208555

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

The timings are “days” apart you fool. I understand a few days isn’t a policy difference it’s a PR opportunity for the grievance mongers. I’d be. Ore concerned that neither of you can grasp the slightest bit of sarcasm in my posts , though I realise nationalism is a serious subject. Physician heal ...
by topofthemoon
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208555

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53336489 Spends a week slagging off the air bridges. Implements same policy minus a couple of countries (random S’s). So Scotland can be “different “ Women is a menace. Too right. Zero or 1 coronavirus deaths a day just because they want Scotland to be "differ...
by topofthemoon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208555

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53336489 Spends a week slagging off the air bridges. Implements same policy minus a couple of countries (random S’s). So Scotland can be “different “ Women is a menace. Too right. Zero or 1 coronavirus deaths a day just because they want Scotland to be "differ...
by topofthemoon
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208555

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53336489 Spends a week slagging off the air bridges. Implements same policy minus a couple of countries (random S’s). So Scotland can be “different “ Women is a menace. Too right. Zero or 1 coronavirus deaths a day just because they want Scotland to be "differ...
by topofthemoon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Any update of frillage, TOTM? He's back in intensive care as he needs a lot of monitoring. Doctors and nurses at the Western General amazing as you'd expect. They're being positive but he's a long way to go before he'll be getting out. Bloody hell, tough times Of course you might rather not elabora...
by topofthemoon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Any update of frillage, TOTM? He's back in intensive care as he needs a lot of monitoring. Doctors and nurses at the Western General amazing as you'd expect. They're being positive but he's a long way to go before he'll be getting out. Bloody hell, tough times Of course you might rather not elabora...
by topofthemoon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

OptimisticJock wrote:Hang on. Are you not a weegie fan and him Embra?
Yeah. He keeps it quiet (so as not to scare his neighbours) but frillage is a Weegie born and bred. Moved to the far East just when the pro teams came into existence so picked up the bad habit of supporting Edinburgh...
by topofthemoon
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

slick wrote:Any update of frillage, TOTM?
He's back in intensive care as he needs a lot of monitoring. Doctors and nurses at the Western General amazing as you'd expect. They're being positive but he's a long way to go before he'll be getting out.
by topofthemoon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208555

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

There were 50,000+ excess deaths from flu in 2017-18. Don’t see anyone on here saying how terrible that was and how the government failed miserably. This CV19 is a very nasty disease and we’ve done OK. It could have been a lot worse. Was that not 50,000 excess winter deaths from all causes in 2017/...
by topofthemoon
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Well he's no deid yet! Out of intensive care now but still a long road to recovery. Thanks for all the messages, hopefully he'll be able to see them soon. Bloody hell. Intensive care? What a fanny. This is very good news, thanks for the update. Hope to hear from you soon frillage! Are you guys rela...
by topofthemoon
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Well he's no deid yet! Out of intensive care now but still a long road to recovery. Thanks for all the messages, hopefully he'll be able to see them soon.
by topofthemoon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Just to say that frillage is in hospital right now. We're not a praying kind of family but if you could maybe raise a glass to him and send some positive energy.
by topofthemoon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

That's more or less what I remember, but he doesn't really stand out much in my memory to be honest. There weren't many in that year group I remember thinking too much of, with the exclusion of McDowall. Quite a few Championship level players in there as well as a bunch who were in the Super 6 last...
by topofthemoon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I see Devante Onojaife has also left Northampton with no destination noted. He was a Scotland U20 cap a couple of years ago. I wonder if he might be joining Glasgow? He was a fairly large back row at U20 level, something Glasgow could probably do with. He played 6 games for Saints last year. It was...
by topofthemoon
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

A look at how the Edinburgh Depth Chart is shaping up for next season: https://ontopofthemoon.com/2020/06/15/edinburgh-rugby-depth-chart-looking-ahead-to-2020-21/ If you're interested in comparisons here's how the Glasgow Depth Chart was looking a few weeks back: https://ontopofthemoon.com/2020/05/1...
by topofthemoon
Tue May 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208555

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Guys Cummings credibility is now shot by admission by Gov that he edited an old blog to pretend he had made reference to a novel coronavirus and had warned people about it years ago as he claimed in his press conference. It has been proven he edited the blog the day after he returned from Durham. S...
by topofthemoon
Sun May 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

A look forward to how the Glasgow's Depth Chart is shaping up for whenever it is that rugby actually returns...About 80% signed but still some players to be confirmed.

https://wp.me/p68WtH-8lY
by topofthemoon
Tue May 12, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Oddly, it feels a lot quieter round here today Eh, bank holiday... See what tomorrow brings. Really hope Sturgeon is going to ease up on this lockdown What's the rationale for this divergence in strategy? As I understand it, the core statistical advice would come from SAGE- does the Scottish Exec h...
by topofthemoon
Sun May 10, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Just on rugby for a moment a good article from Alisdair Reid in The Times (behind paywall and I don’t have technical ability to share, sorry). Thrust of it if lockdown/restrictions re rugby esp pro game continue into the summer and beyond likely the SRU will be approaching the government looking fo...
by topofthemoon
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Didn't realise Burleigh was 31 when capped. Wasn't too far off with Mutschin. Dark times :lol: :lol: tbf if you're only going to win one cap a 50 odd point pumping of Oz is not a bad cap to win. Especially if you were born and raised in NZ! This one annoyed me though. We’re forever getting criticis...
by topofthemoon
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Wales v Scotland match preview part I for the Scottish Rugby Blog: - Nick Tompkins - the only man with more ball touches than Joe Marler? - Wales' late, late scoring show; - Scotland's nightmare record in Cardiff. https://www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk/2020/03/wales-v-scotland-six-nations-2020-match-p...
by topofthemoon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Wales v Scotland match preview part I for the Scottish Rugby Blog: - Nick Tompkins - the only man with more ball touches than Joe Marler? - Wales' late, late scoring show; - Scotland's nightmare record in Cardiff. https://www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk/2020/03/wales-v-scotland-six-nations-2020-match-pr...
by topofthemoon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange
Replies: 695
Views: 19454

Re: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange

Genuine question - can you point me to an occasion when a player has been yellow carded for 'running in'? Running in, in itself isn't the issue. But he ran in, shovved a French player (from behind), took him down, which pushed the melee to the next level. His actions basically won the game for Scot...
by topofthemoon
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange
Replies: 695
Views: 19454

Re: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange

you're both missing the point (in your understandable desire to protect your player - we've all been there) the issue isn't what Richie did after he copped a punch in the face, its what he did before he got smacked that should have seen hum in the bin for 10. he ran in from 20m away and instigated ...
by topofthemoon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Must have been with blessing of RC as well, with Mata and Crosbie in back row with him no way normally he would have been third jumper. Yeah - must be beneficial for Edinburgh to have another option though. Worth noting despite being a sometime second row Mata takes remarkably few lineouts for Edin...
by topofthemoon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I only saw a little bit of the article, but I think he told Haining he needed to work harder with and without the ball and Haining went back to Edinburgh and did exactly that. Still think he should have given him Italy to show he'd worked on it and Bradbury isn't exactly Mr consistent. Yeah he woul...
by topofthemoon
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Match preview part 2 for the Scottish Rugby Blog:

- head to heads;
- Hastings v Ntamacks & the 25 year wait for revenge;
- Nick Haining's new lineout role?

https://www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk/202 ... -to-heads/
by topofthemoon
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Thistle Rugby reporting their sources confirming Weir in the 23. Chuffed for the lad. He has went away and continued to work hard. Certainly deserving of consideration. A 6/2 split with Horne and Weir makes little sense though. If it was a 6/2 split with Horne squared on the bench then it would be ...
by topofthemoon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Scotland v France match preview part 1 for the Scottish Rugby Blog:

- plenty of (French) kicking;
- slow rucks;
- ref report.

https://www.scottishrugbyblog.co.uk/202 ... view-pt-i/
by topofthemoon
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Steve Scott in the Courier. The last two paras neatly sum up a lot of the feelings on here and elsewhere. At various points during Scotland’s laboured 17-0 win over Italy on Saturday, you had to glance at the clear, blue sky over the Stadio Olimpico just to check some freak storm hadn’t materialise...
by topofthemoon
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Can't disagree with anything in there. Not the first time theres been hypocrisy when it comes to selection either. Huw Jones' defence hasn't been an issue in just one game - his tackle completion is the lowest of any centre in the Townsend era. It's the lowest of any of Glasgow's regular centres th...
by topofthemoon
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

If you were in any doubt on who to back between Finn and Toony, Stephen Jones has come out in favour of Finn... So has Barclay. Not quite - he's said if the situation is impacting Finn (including his health) such that he can't be 100% then he's right to remove himself from the squad. He's also said...
by topofthemoon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Match preview for Glasgow v Zebre:

https://wp.me/p68WtH-8l9

5 points required here as there is very little room for manoeuvre in the race to finish ahead of Cheetahs.
by topofthemoon
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513577

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I like haggis wrote:Italy are going to be hyper motivated with it being Parisse's last ever game.

We're two weeks away from rock bottom. Enjoy it lads.
Think they've gone for England as Parisse's last game. The one they're writing off as unwinnable, leaving a full strength back row to play us...