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by Tim.
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ospreys going...going...soon to be gone?
Replies: 46
Views: 1937

Re: Ospreys going...going...soon to be gone?

Would the be replaced or what? The prevailing long term argument is a 2+1 model with teams in Cardiff and Llanelli, with north Wales being the development region. We'll see but it sounds liek we won't be 4 teams for more than 1 or 2 seasons more at best. And a fantastic stadium rotting away in Swan...
by Tim.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:45
Replies: 1528
Views: 40696

Re: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:

Nz put 13 in the line with Smith sweeping which is why they are deadly on the counter. Ireland put 14 in the line with just the 15 covering. England ruthlessly exposed that with Farrell and Daly constantly turning the Irish backs with good kicking. Wales will put 13 in the line Yes, I was musing ho...
by Tim.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:45
Replies: 1528
Views: 40696

Re: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:

England have an excellent kicking game if the opposition put too many in the line. Wales will drop back their wings to counter Farrells kicks and force England to run it. This will be close. Can't call it This narrative sounds strange to me. The way the media is going on you'd think England are doi...
by Tim.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Julian Savea dumped by Toulon
Replies: 308
Views: 12429

Re: Julian Savea dumped by Toulon

To recap: you have a proven deadshit and idiot with more money than sense in charge of a major French club. And on that basis you NHers expect everyone else many fúcks to give. Yeah. Nah. Catch and kill your own. We do? I was under the impression most of us think Boudjellal's a a mouthy c**t who sh...
by Tim.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:45
Replies: 1528
Views: 40696

Re: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:

I think Eddie just likes getting people in from other sports. Terry's a very experienced captain and has won a lot of stuff. He's also very ENGERLAND ENGERLAND ENGERLAND and some of our players need a primer. His family also live near Cobham like most (ex)-Chelsea players. It's not like he had to t...
by Tim.
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:45
Replies: 1528
Views: 40696

Re: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:

I think you are right - he had sufficient residency, but after going to Millfield the RFU radar detected him - than god that didn't happen with G O Edwards - imagine that! You can't serve residency by going to boarding school - no G O Edwards. The Vunipola family left Wales. Their mother is Methodi...
by Tim.
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:45
Replies: 1528
Views: 40696

Re: Wales Vs England - OFFICIAL 6N Match Thread 23/02 Ko:16:

I think you are right - he had sufficient residency, but after going to Millfield the RFU radar detected him - than god that didn't happen with G O Edwards - imagine that! You can't serve residency by going to boarding school - no G O Edwards. The Vunipola family left Wales. Their mother is Methodi...
by Tim.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: French Toast
Replies: 48
Views: 2553

Re: French Toast

I’ve never heard of French Toast for dessert. It’s a breakfast item. And the crazy toppings (or liquid eggs x( ) would be something you get at IHOP. When people make it at home it’s bread, eggs and milk, cinnamon, butter and syrup. I didn't mean all at the same time. :lol: Egg with milk or cream. T...
by Tim.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: French Toast
Replies: 48
Views: 2553

Re: French Toast

Apparently it's called "Eggy Bread" in some parts of the UK. To my mind 'eggy bread' is much, um, eggier, always savoury and a breakfast thing. French toast is often sweeter with less egg, sometimes diluted with cream, and sprinkled with fruit, nutmeg, cinnamon, syrup, sugar etc and sometimes a des...
by Tim.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Munster - the most disciplined side in rugby union
Replies: 210
Views: 5467

Re: Munster - the most disciplined side in rugby union

Kid A wrote:Just watching the game back now.

I'm 56 seconds in. All going well so far

Image
:lol:
by Tim.
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Local colloquialisms
Replies: 231
Views: 10092

Re: Local colloquialisms

The Northern RFU Colts Rugby competition used to be called "Cock-o-the-North Challenge" Think it was a common term used in a lot of Northern sports for inter county competition Plenty of northern football teams sing about being cock of the north every game they play. United, Newcastle, Leeds, Sunde...
by Tim.
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Local colloquialisms
Replies: 231
Views: 10092

Re: Local colloquialisms

The NY Times is running a dialect quiz for Britain and Ireland today: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... -quiz.html
by Tim.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Scotland v Ireland. Sat, Feb 9th. KO @ 14:15
Replies: 1475
Views: 35781

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Scotland v Ireland. Sat, Feb 9th. KO @ 14:15

Clearly players can pick the ball out of the ruck if they're onside and not part of it. It's the onside part that might be the issue here but it's a bit much to include players on the ground as counting for the offside line. But also, there clearly was no defined ruck anymore although there hasn't ...
by Tim.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Scotland v Ireland. Sat, Feb 9th. KO @ 14:15
Replies: 1475
Views: 35781

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Scotland v Ireland. Sat, Feb 9th. KO @ 14:15

That is two people who have quoted Law 16 in relation to the ruck. On the World Rugby website law 16 is the maul, law 15 is the ruck. https://laws.worldrugby.org/?law=showallbynumbers. So what are you looking at? The law book had a complete rewrite last year. The ruck used to be 16 and is now 15. A...
by Tim.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Attn plastic leekists: driving to the mlenyum stayjum, see
Replies: 31
Views: 3775

Re: Attn plastic leekists: driving to the mlenyum stayjum, s

Carwyn wrote:The trens have a habit of being a bit of pain to catch on match days...
Except towards the bay which is fine* and has loads of parking. Also gives up a clear run up the B4239(?) to Newport/M4 which avoids the busier route.

* taxiable, walkable at a push.
by Tim.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Scotland v Ireland. Sat, Feb 9th. KO @ 14:15
Replies: 1475
Views: 35781

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Scotland v Ireland. Sat, Feb 9th. KO @ 14:15

Had a 9 been in place or a Scot been attempting a clear-out a ruck would have still been in progress. Normally that ball would be considered out, and, as a defender, you'd be expecting to be able to pick-up that ball without sanction. It was a harsh call on Aki.
by Tim.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428353
Views: 15847604

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ok. Let’s assume he’s fantastic fielding kicks. Which other tier one team would he get pick in, ahead of their current FB? Smith. Folau. Le Roux. Bofelli Daly Williams Hogg I'm pretty sure Anthony Watson would have been the England fullback end of last season going into this. He was the last few ga...
by Tim.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France - piss off
Replies: 40
Views: 2351

Re: France - piss off

I'm older than you by a decade and I don't think professionalism has helped French rugby that much On the overall scheme of things, perhaps but in term of pure results, France I think remain the most successful NH country in term of 6Ns/Grand Slams won since the creation of the 6N just after the ga...
by Tim.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 86890
Views: 4328718

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Seemed to get the rub of the green this week, Nige was very nice indeed. Didn't matter too much because we had them under pressure most of the game. Farrell very mature performance again. Lawes brutal. Sinks needs to calm down. Need a replay- swear it looked like the french 7 swiped him first? no e...
by Tim.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N OFFICIAL England v France thread, Feb 10th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 1083
Views: 27805

Re: 6N OFFICIAL England v France thread, Feb 10th, KO @ 3pm

Plato'sCave wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:
crouchy wrote:Has a coach ever got the boot mid-tournament before?
I was wondering the same
Graham Henry 2002 Wales
Mike Ruddock 2006.
by Tim.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official U20s Six Nations Fred
Replies: 519
Views: 20816

Re: Official U20s Six Nations Fred

You are missing the point. I'm not saying there's nepotism. I'm saying that in an elite sport you'd expect the sons of former players making it the national age group side to be extremely rare if the talent pool is wide enough. You're right imo. At one point England 10s were something like Ford and...
by Tim.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official U20s Six Nations Fred
Replies: 519
Views: 20816

Re: Official U20s Six Nations Fred

You are missing the point. I'm not saying there's nepotism. I'm saying that in an elite sport you'd expect the sons of former players making it the national age group side to be extremely rare if the talent pool is wide enough. You're right imo. At one point England 10s were something like Ford and...
by Tim.
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official U20s Six Nations Fred
Replies: 519
Views: 20816

Re: Official U20s Six Nations Fred

You are missing the point. I'm not saying there's nepotism. I'm saying that in an elite sport you'd expect the sons of former players making it the national age group side to be extremely rare if the talent pool is wide enough. You're right imo. At one point England 10s were something like Ford and...
by Tim.
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nantes......bunch of CNUTS
Replies: 46
Views: 3842

Re: Nantes......bunch of CNUTS

Nantes owe a sold-on fee to Bordeaux. It's Bordeaux who have been moving with indecent speed.
by Tim.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steve Hansen: I'm a mind Jedi
Replies: 66
Views: 2589

Re: Steve Hansen: I'm a mind Jedi

Take it up with the WRU: http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/wales/management/archive/16753.php Just had a look into this. Seems he wasn't coach for Wales victory over Romania nor perhaps the next test against Scotland prior to resuming for RWC2003. Perhaps he was home on berevement leave or something? Just g...
by Tim.
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Football V Rugby Union
Replies: 89
Views: 3466

Re: American Football V Rugby Union

I didn't say soccer had the pick of athletes in the UK, France, etc. What I said was that rugby was either a regional, middle-class or niche sport and doesn't get its pick of athletes for the whole country as a result. The two are not the same thing. If you're a 6'7 120 kg working class kid in Live...
by Tim.
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steve Hansen: I'm a mind Jedi
Replies: 66
Views: 2589

Re: Steve Hansen: I'm a mind Jedi

It’s really hard to gauge the significance of a coaches strengths and weaknesses amongst different unions. Gatland only had 5 more wins than Hansen over the same number of tests (31). Schmidt had no great record in NZ with a pretty good quality of player, yet he’s overseen Ireland’s greatest era. H...
by Tim.
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dust has settled..... what constitutes double movement?
Replies: 81
Views: 3700

Re: Dust has settled..... what constitutes double movement?

Some consistency would be nice. The triple roll & salchow when tackled in normal play is not penalised, but this is. Both should be. The more incongruous part is that in normal play the tackler will/has to immediately release the tackled player, for fear of being penalised, so he can place the ball...
by Tim.
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9164
Views: 454625

Re: Anthony Joshua

BBC distilling the main point, which is that the 12th round knock down saved the fight for Wilder. Incidentally, Vicar Of Dibley seems to be advocating that judges hand their scores in round-by-round to protect against the corruption he's claiming is at play. The cards are collected at the end of e...
by Tim.
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who is the biggest post WC failure
Replies: 33
Views: 1921

Re: Who is the biggest post WC failure

Jake White or Clive Woodward? Both have been prostituting themselves in the effort to get jobs post WC. I would argue JW is the more pethetic of the two given he is constantly trying to get 'phone conversations' when a job becomes available. I’ve said it before on this sort of desperate thread. CW ...
by Tim.
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English players to take enforced pay cut!
Replies: 34
Views: 2523

Re: English players to take enforced pay cut!

Has anyone actually read the thing? The numbers look mostly fine. They made a £30.8m P/L loss but added £31.6m to the cash reserve that wasn't put through the P/L as an exceptional item. 2017/18 was effectively neutral. They also took a little under-budget hit on England finishing 5th in the 6N Cham...
by Tim.
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farrells hit on Rodda - no Tmo review ?
Replies: 168
Views: 8947

Re: Farrells hit on Rodda - no Tmo review ?

Nope - he feigned 'getting hurt' for a little bit then got straight back up to carry on when he knew he was getting away with it. He did it both times. Before you comment - just imagine if it had been an All Black that did that at Twickenham - there would have been righteous boos and a yellow card....
by Tim.
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Iphone 7 advice
Replies: 32
Views: 1543

Re: Iphone 7 advice

Sandstorm wrote:
Luckycharmer wrote: Are they any good
Yes
how waterproof are they?
Around 0%
It's IP rated 6/7 so it can be submerged in a meter of water for 30mins. Dropping it in the bath/toilet, fine; going swimming with it, not so much.
by Tim.
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428353
Views: 15847604

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hello Irishers, been out the country a while. Meeting my 1/2 Irish Godchild named Saoirse over the weekend for the first time. Hopefully it will coincide with your AB game. I'm kinda nervous - ridiculous I know - but how am I pronouncing this phonetically? Don't want to make a plum of myself. "Sear...
by Tim.
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428353
Views: 15847604

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hello Irishers, been out the country a while.

Meeting my 1/2 Irish Godchild named Saoirse over the weekend for the first time. Hopefully it will coincide with your AB game.

I'm kinda nervous - ridiculous I know - but how am I pronouncing this phonetically? Don't want to make a plum of myself.
by Tim.
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Turning down kicks at goal
Replies: 74
Views: 2612

Re: Turning down kicks at goal

Er, I'm pretty sure they knew that. The catch and drive doesn't hinge on your opposition not knowing you're going to do it. I guess not...unless they adapted and stopped it already once 20 seconds before hand.... That kind of thinking is exactly why teams fail against NZ. They stopped it 20 seconds...
by Tim.
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 51271

Re: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00

https://i.imgur.com/4Plmzrq.jpg ^^ Isn't that the offside line? Indeed, and the other Englishers managed to see it and line up ok. I thought you people were supposed to be spiritual guardians of the game or something? How do none of you actually know the laws? Dukie is wrong about the offside line....
by Tim.
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 139144

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

Funny how they are giving Giroud crap when Lukaku was comfortably the worst player on the field and the least involved (only touched the ball 22 times). Giroud at the very least forced Lloris into a couple of saves and moved well. Moreover he won the corner from which they scored their goal. People...
by Tim.
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428353
Views: 15847604

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Front five went a lot better than I thought they would; great to see and 100% the foundation for the result. Jesus Christ though - we get PATHOLOGICALLY narrow under pressure. Steady on the Chris Farrell love in. Good going forward. Less so in D. Can it now be agreed that Kearney needs culling? We ...