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by Big D
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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. Hi...
by Big D
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

topofthemoon wrote: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.
Here's to a hopefully quick and full recovery.
by Big D
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Jonno Lance can't get a visa so deal is off.
by Big D
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

BBQs in the carpark for a winter game in Scotland is bold :lol: . I agree there's no significant grudge between teams because people are Scotland rugby fans before they are club rugby fans. I also think they should make it cheaper and give free tickets to rugby clubs. Most people I know have Glasgo...
by Big D
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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The rumored impact of the SARU teams on SR is around £20m per season. If the TV income from those teams joining the Pro18 was the same, when added to the current £30m per season the Pro14 brings in but divided by more teams, that is an additional £1.2m per season for the SRU. That funds 5 or 6 top ...
by Big D
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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Double post
by Big D
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Id prefer a return to something like the old Celtic League with perhaps an A competition that runs at the same time rather than further expansion. The only reason we are talking about the SA and RG teams is because of money. Not to strengthen rugby in each of the countries or anything like that. Tea...
by Big D
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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Japan v Lions at Murrayfield next year I know a lot of you aren't interested but I'd love to get to that. Not as much as I'd love to follow the tour tbf. Lions tour is on my sporting bucket list. I have managed to tick off a few but I think that would be the big one. Hopefully the Scottish players ...
by Big D
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

frillage wrote:Apparently 2as his titanium cheek that was punched.
He'd have had worse in his judo days. It was a pretty weak effort by the French fella, hardly worth the attempt.

TBH the Fickou cheap shot using him as a tackle bag from his blindside was worse even if not in the eyes of the laws.
by Big D
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4 - Scotland v France, Auld Alliance Virus Exchange
Replies: 695
Views: 21025

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'? I'd say the 3 other French players getting involved and starting the shoving on Haining was what escalated it from just 2 players squaring off in a dick-waving contest. There's no rugby team on...
by Big D
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

What's the verdict on Hastings? Saw him play at Bath a few years back and looked talented but raw, thought this 6N would be far too early for him but from what I've seen he's held up well. My nephew is a warriors fan and can't stand him, although think that might be pre-teen haircut jealousy. I thi...
by Big D
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Punch
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: La Punch

Connected alright. https://i.imgflip.com/3rty51.gif Brushed him. Should have kept open hand and would have been a yellow. Thought Ritchie should have got yellow as well, he had no reason to be involved (even if quite like he is becoming Scottish enforcer we have missed since White) So he should hav...
by Big D
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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Guess whatever happens this year, Townsend stays on until 2021. Not sure what to make of it. France were crap but they made it work. When France switched on we struggled, but at the same time we had switched off. Line-outs, line-outs, line-outs. Fu.ck this post match interviewer, absolute dickhead ...
by Big D
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Steamin Beamin wrote:I enjoyed that. I can't get used to us having a decent defence.
Yeah, thank Johnson, Rennie and the ARU for that.
by Big D
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I'd be livid if Fagerson did what their prop did when chasing a grand slam.
by Big D
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Credit where it is due. Coaching staff did their homework.

Need to finish the 6N off strong next week.
by Big D
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Steamin Beamin wrote:I love how much Jamie Richie upsets people. It's delightful.
He's a tough wee (big) bastard.
by Big D
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Cheltenham Festival Thread 2020
Replies: 304
Views: 13809

Re: The Official Cheltenham Festival Thread 2020

I have put a couple of bets on so far, mainly because I was bored.

EW Single - 1330 Wed - Longhouse Poet (ante post NRNB)

5p EW Super Heinz (£12 total) on too. Pays 7 figures if it somehow comes in.
by Big D
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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 Big D
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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 Big D
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 199575

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Nico Portal has died suddenly today. Sad news.
by Big D
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Steamin Beamin wrote:Russell will return!! But not in the 6N. Him and Townsend have made up but he won't return until the summer against South Africa. He's expected to have input in the prep for France.
It doesn't strike me as a rift that heals that quickly.
by Big D
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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 Big D
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I'm not sure if it's relevant anymore, but Cameron Redpath has left Sale to join Bath. He was only in the second year of a 5 year contract. https://www.salesharks.com/2020/02/24/cameron-redpath-to-leave-sale-sharks/ Shame. I was still hoping that the SRU could tempt him to Embra or Glasgow and we m...
by Big D
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

It’s easy to be negative and like I say I haven’t seen this match but we have greatly improved our defence over the last 3 games. Could’ve beaten both Ireland and England if execution had been far better and made both these sides look very ordinary. Ireland went onto bitchslap wales so I think we n...
by Big D
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

If don't win at the weekend, I think we might lose every single game in 2020. Going into home games against Argentina and Japan desperate for a win, having had a summer of kickings in SA and NZ and just taken another beating from the All Blacks? I don't think we'll win at the weekend. Next year's s...
by Big D
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

The Thistle Pod guys are reporting that Harris is starting in Rome and Jones drops out completely. Hutch stays on the bench. un. be. leiveable. I mean it worked so well in Japan, of course he'd revert to that. Utter joke if that ends up being true.[/quote It's not that unbelievable though. He clear...
by Big D
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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True, Alba. However, how much longer until DTH is SQ? Quite a player. Scott also did well. But Mata :shock: imagine him in a Scotland jersey! On another note, seems a few of the Scotland team are coming out behind Townsen d. What have I missed? Not sure if he is referring to Zander giving it the "w...
by Big D
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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That Edinburgh game was a chore to watch. I have never seen one player single handedly ruin a game to the extent Pyrgos did today. fudge me it was painful. I would tentatively hazard he box kicked 30 or more times today, each one worse and slower than the last. He took 30+ seconds at every ruck, ki...
by Big D
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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Critical period for Edinburgh as well. Wins over Scarlets, Cardiff and Connacht would pretty much nail on the big boys cup for next year. They have put together a very strong squad (for it being mid 6N) for the game tomorrow. 15. Damien Hoyland (71) 14. Eroni Sau (7) 13. Mark Bennett (34) 12. Matt ...
by Big D
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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Kinghorn - I'm very unconvinced. Makes good runs sometimes, offloads nicely. Cannot deal with highballs and questionable in defence. All the potential in the world - it's time to realise it. Kinghorn is a strange one. Being played out of position isn't easy. Other than the high balls I thought he w...
by Big D
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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Price and Hogg lost that match between their dropped ball and kicking the ball to England in last 10. I'd almost drop Price for that last box kick. He's effectively hoping they drop it. With 30sec or whatever it was to go it was utter nonsense. I think it's worse than that. I think they settled for...
by Big D
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

OptimisticJock wrote:Price and Hogg lost that match between their dropped ball and kicking the ball to England in last 10.
I'd almost drop Price for that last box kick. He's effectively hoping they drop it. With 30sec or whatever it was to go it was utter nonsense.
by Big D
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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Insanely frustrated by this statement. SRU say all fault with Russell. Russell says all fault with SRU. Clearly neither intends to budge. And it’s Scotland and us (the fans) who suffer. I honestly no longer give a shite whose fault it is. I want it fixed, so we can field the best possible team. But...
by Big D
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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https://www.theoffsideline.com/finn-russell-breaks-silence-for-the-first-time-since-scotland-walk-out/amp/?__twitter_impression=true That puts a different light on things. I've worked in/under toxic environments before and can see where he's coming from. I’ve just read that interview twice. OK, you...
by Big D
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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Finn Russell has done an interview with Mark Palmer and slated Townsend apparently. It's the endgame for Gregor now. Depending on what gets said on how it is said, GT being sacked shouldn't mean Finn is welcomed back just because GT is gone. The Russell family has its issues with the SRU & Dodson. ...
by Big D
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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I like haggis wrote:Finn Russell has done an interview with Mark Palmer and slated Townsend apparently.

It's the endgame for Gregor now.
Depending on what gets said on how it is said, GT being sacked shouldn't mean Finn is welcomed back just because GT is gone.
by Big D
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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It's hard to blame Townsend explicitly. But I'm going to Townsend out! Who else is responsible for the lack of a game plan? Jones picked the right bench and good enough game plan which his team just about carried out. We looked clueless. So did England. They only didn't look clueless when we gifted...
by Big D
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

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chart_monkey wrote:Jesus, that was horrible. Even when England looked clueless, we couldn't get any control.

How did we manage to lose 7 lineouts when England seemed to win all of theirs?
The hookers will take a lot of flak but a few weren't their fault.
by Big D
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532707

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

zt1903 wrote:
I like haggis wrote:It's hard to blame Townsend explicitly. But I'm going to

Townsend out!
Who else is responsible for the lack of a game plan?
Jones picked the right bench and good enough game plan which his team just about carried out.

We looked clueless.