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by Rugby2023
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2021 Post 6 Nations Lions Squad Prediction Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 8507

Re: Official 2021 Post 6 Nations Lions Squad Prediction Thread

Wasn't O'Connell really a No.5 lineout lock though, ie more Matfield than Botha? Ideally to be paired with a more powerful lock like Shaw, than compared.
by Rugby2023
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12275
Views: 615067

Re: F1 Thread

The circuit is in and around the area where Dolphins' Hard Rock stadium is located. I know it pretty well and large parts of that area are ghetto. F1 desperately wanted to use one of the bridges between Miami Beach and Miami for the race but council rejected based on effect on residents' daily life...
by Rugby2023
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis
Replies: 144
Views: 3809

Re: The Speccie slams quisling Kiwis

Do you like democracy Enz? Because that's really what it comes down to. China is showing increasing signs of being a revisionist power. They don't share our values at all and are actively trying to shape the world around them in their image. They don't give a fudge about rule of law or maritime fre...
by Rugby2023
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12275
Views: 615067

Re: F1 Thread

Lando having a little roll and chat there :thumbup: Hope he can get himself on the podium. My kids haven’t decided to support Norris or Russell going forward now Hamilton’s “boring” .. I’m in the anyone but Max club unfortunately. Mainly because his father is an almighty cock. Confirms everything I...
by Rugby2023
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12275
Views: 615067

Re: F1 Thread

Most experienced driver in the fastest most reliable car =/= the goat Certainly that was Lewis in 2008 ...... oh, 2018 and 2019 ...... oh. Nope still a clown. Do you actually watch F1 or are you a casual viewer who is a Hamilton fanboy? I'm going to guess the latter Hamilton isn't even close to bei...
by Rugby2023
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern TV is rubbish
Replies: 34
Views: 2106

Re: Modern TV is rubbish

I find it difficult to watch TV for long when I can just flick over to youtube or rumble and search directly for what I'm interested in, and the algorithm is particularly helpful in that respect.
by Rugby2023
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2021 Post 6 Nations Lions Squad Prediction Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 8507

Re: Official 2021 Pot 6 Nations Lions Squad Prediction Thread

Anyone picking Duhan van der Merwe?

His 6N stats were apparently off the charts, so I expect Townsend might lobby for his selection.
by Rugby2023
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Biggest brain fart of the 6N?
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Biggest brain fart of the 6N?

Second place, Dulin for not kicking away the ball to win the game for France. Would have got first place, but he obviously wanted the fourth try, and the championship had already been lost anyway, so may as well have a crack. A crack at what though? They were winning and surely a fourth try was wor...
by Rugby2023
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DMX Gooonnnnnnneeee
Replies: 23
Views: 1070

Re: DMX Gooonnnnnnneeee

DMX had a quality gruff voice for his raw (dog) style of rapping.

He left the world with some great music :thumbup: X gonna give it to ya!
by Rugby2023
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How long will the vaccine passports last?
Replies: 30
Views: 662

Re: How long will the vaccine passports last?

New Variants, new experimental booster shots, you have to take them or your permission slip which allows you to live will expire. It will become like an MOT for a car , you will have to have the most up to date paperwork or you are off the road. Ironically, those details will eventually end up on t...
by Rugby2023
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beast beaches what yours
Replies: 166
Views: 4690

Re: Beast beaches what yours

The Gower, Rhossili Llangennith (personal fav) Oxwich Bay Keem bay, Achill, Ireland Frank Sound - Grand Cayman, good memories of that one. Lots in Europe too many to mention. Good man - yes, the Gower. Sublime beaches, best of course with decent weather. Only 10-12 miles from Llanelli so a frequent...
by Rugby2023
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How long will the vaccine passports last?
Replies: 30
Views: 662

Re: How long will the vaccine passports last?

Forever, it's a digital ID card, everything will flow through it, all your data will be added incrementally.

Anyone believing it's temporary needs to have a word with themselves. This is it.
by Rugby2023
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Laporte - Best Player ever I have coached
Replies: 34
Views: 2075

Re: Laporte - Best Player ever I have coached

Unfashionable choice, but not entirely surprising, Botha was a world class No.4 for many seasons.
by Rugby2023
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12191

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

Michael Gove is to meet with the "Tony Blair Institute" to discuss implementation of the "vaccine passport" scheme. x(
by Rugby2023
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Woodward: "I genuinely believe the Premiership is the strongest league in the world."
Replies: 117
Views: 4007

Re: Woodward: "I genuinely believe the Premiership is the strongest league in the world."

Woodward always trying to either do down the incumbent coach or build up expectations for him in the hope that he fails. Doesn't matter who is in the position. He even applied for the job a few years back. Woodward wants an RFU job, but they know he is a difficult spendthrift and will never hire him...
by Rugby2023
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4662369

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Shame, Slade really played well in that axis - one of his best performances for England. Funny how he, Faz and BY all look so much better when they play quick ball! Edited to add: maybe Daly in at 13, where he should be playing? Ooh, nice call. Although if C. Farrell starts for Ireland, he's a big ...
by Rugby2023
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4662369

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Personally I think his actions were scummy and his text messages were appalling but he was found unanimously not guilty in less then four hours by the jury. He lost his Ireland spot, his job with Ulster and I imagine a ton of money before managing to get picked up in France and eventually London Ir...
by Rugby2023
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there something wrong with conspiracy nutters brains?
Replies: 207
Views: 6503

Re: Is there something wrong with conspiracy nutters brains?

Gwenno wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:13 pm She believes in Satan...
The greatest trick etc...
by Rugby2023
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: David v Goliath: Ireland v England, KO 16:45, Sat Mar 20th
Replies: 1058
Views: 20719

Re: David v Goliath: Ireland v England, KO 16:45, Sat Mar 20th

Not sure the David v Goliath thing really works when Ireland are 2nd, England are 4th (even if England have trampled all over them in the 3 tests since 2018). This will be a tight game I think, I don't buy into a full England recovery yet, I think they're still finding their feet, Ireland to edge it.
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mr Dominator's England Ratings
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: Mr Dominator's England Ratings

Farrell - 6 I'm not convinced by the hype. Better from the tee, and better in defence. A few offloads doesn't make him a proper 12 though. Ford - 8 The best 10 in the northern hemisphere. Back to his old self in terms of playing flat to the line. Distribution as brilliant as ever. Tactical play and...
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst British legislation...
Replies: 57
Views: 2285

Re: Worst British legislation...

I think we may have morphed into a police state :(
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Marvin Hagler
Replies: 64
Views: 2339

Re: Marvin Hagler

His 3 round war with Tommy Hitman Hearns is still the most exciting fight I have ever watched live. I was just a kid at high school and stayed home specially to watch it. Marvelous Marvin was my man so it was a thrilling victory. So sad. He looked in such great health in all the recent interviews I...
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45
Replies: 589
Views: 12876

Re: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45

France scored 3 tries away against Wales last year, you'd have to imagine they'll be able to score 4 at home.
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France are by a country mile the biggest chokers in rugby
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: France are by a country mile the biggest chokers in rugby

France seemed to die around the 60 minute mark, same in the Autumn match and iirc England came back in the second half in Paris.

Are France lacking 80 minute test fitness?
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Marvin Hagler
Replies: 64
Views: 2339

Re: Marvin Hagler

His 3 round war with Tommy Hitman Hearns is still the most exciting fight I have ever watched live. I was just a kid at high school and stayed home specially to watch it. Marvelous Marvin was my man so it was a thrilling victory. So sad. He looked in such great health in all the recent interviews I...
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales
Replies: 128
Views: 4940

Re: Wales

Gwenno wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:36 pm
Jeff the Bear wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:33 pm Just need a BP to guarantee the 6 Nations title. :thumbup:
France and Scotland can both reach 20.
Scotland can't now, but you wouldn't bet against France.
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ripping the Micks a New One
Replies: 106
Views: 5102

Re: Ripping the Micks a New One

MrDominator wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:10 pm
fatcat wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:09 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:06 pm Does anyone have the gif of Penaud melting Genge at the ruck?
Christ that was embarrassing. :lol:
Thoroughly.

Genge is the definition of all bark and no bite
I don't think that's right, he makes some huge tackles (though I can't say I like the hard man persona).
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4662369

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

terryfinch wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:09 pm I thought Ben Youngs was outstanding today. Brought great pace to the game, looked for gaps himself, class offloads, good kicking (but one).... looked world class.
Youngs was very good, he has improved this season, sharper. Curry & Wilson standout.
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd.4 - Scotland v Ireland, Sun Mar 14th KO @ 3pm
Replies: 1030
Views: 15149

Re: 6N Rd.4 - Scotland v Ireland, Sun Mar 14th KO @ 3pm

Entertaining game between two very evenly matched sides. Congrats to Ireland.
by Rugby2023
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France are just not that good
Replies: 204
Views: 9361

Re: France are just not that good

Wales should have no problem beating them then :thumbup:
by Rugby2023
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37748
Views: 1076498

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said it is "common sense to move in the direction of digital IDs" as part of efforts to fight coronavirus. The government recently set out plans to change laws to enable the use of digital identity across the UK. As prime minister, Mr Blair launched a compulsory...
by Rugby2023
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jaguares to join PROxx
Replies: 127
Views: 4039

Re: Jaguares to join PROxx

The existing Pro 14 conferences have Leinster 1, and Ulster 2 in the first; and Munster 1, and Connacht 2 in the second. It is unlikely that Connacht will be in any second division. And that is the problem with the Pro 14: the Irish provinces are just too strong. More that the Welsh & Italian teams...
by Rugby2023
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling
Replies: 151
Views: 3716

Re: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling

As I pointed out earlier, the contest in the air was clamped down on, and players are being more careful chasing/receiving bombs. If we see a few more reds for chicken-winging, we should see players become a little more careful entering rucks. They certainly won’t take a step back to wind up like P...
by Rugby2023
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N in tatters?
Replies: 237
Views: 14319

Re: 6N in tatters?

TheFrog wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:01 pmI think that France may indeed end up being kicked out of the tournament and that would be fair enough.
Nah, rapid test the players regularly and let them play on if negative (Galthie & Servat can sit it out, Edwards is their best coach anyway).
by Rugby2023
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy - piss-off
Replies: 372
Views: 33167

Re: Italy - piss-off

Alvise Martinengo wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:16 pm Se trovano birra e figa , ci vanno con le ali di mercurio. Digli scemi.
:lol:
by Rugby2023
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling
Replies: 151
Views: 3716

Re: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling

Punish the player. Allow a forced sub to come on after 10-20minutes so the game is still a spectacle. And ban the player for long enough to reflect on their tackling ‘ clean out etc technique. Another benefit of this is that referees will be more inclined to give out reds for dangerous behaviour. T...
by Rugby2023
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7343

Re: That Jonny May try

TheFrog wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:47 pm Dr NO is retired isn't he? So not relevant to this discussion.
I have a feeling he's going to have a whinge about England every other week, he had a go at Farrell too. Tiresome, and predictable.
by Rugby2023
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Zammo for the Lions.
Replies: 97
Views: 3544

Re: Zammo for the Lions.

If fit, he'll definitely be selected to tour.

Strong competition for a test berth though.
by Rugby2023
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farrell Jr. Out!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1575

Re: Farrell Jr. Out!!!!

Farrell is not playing especially well at present, but then he hasn't played much at all leading into the tournament. I'd still select him mind.
by Rugby2023
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How edgy is too edgy?
Replies: 55
Views: 2137

Re: How edgy is too edgy?

Boyle said some horrendous stuff but nowadays he likes to play the pious leftist like it never happened:

"I would like him [Ricky Gervais] to have the same respect for trans people as he seems to have for animals. I don’t think that’s a lot to ask."