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by Nieghorn
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1421
Views: 117702

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Good voice clip Rachel Burford on the dickheads who have been slagging off the Women's game after ENgland just achieved a double Slam: https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1331892993977176064 The Podcast with Brian Moore with all the interview: https://art19.com/shows/full-contact-rugby Guessing th...
by Nieghorn
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The pick & go - is this illegal/dangerous?
Replies: 29
Views: 1202

Re: The pick & go - is this illegal/dangerous?

I'd be in favour of banning pre-binding. The first-up tackle should be 1-v-1. Binding on, and formation of ruck, maul, whatever can happen after that. Interesting, even away from this topic, we see a good chunk of tackles in elite games frequently have two tacklers, especially forward carries aroun...
by Nieghorn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1421
Views: 117702

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Really good question about scrums! I wonder if it's just a combo of many things... from having a population that has a mixture of 'big genes' (not just Germanic, Eastern Euro heritage, but we've had a few Black women as well with size) to having high school girls XVs rugby in pretty much every provi...
by Nieghorn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1421
Views: 117702

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Echoing my statement from that other site as there's more chatting here: England were stupid lucky to win that. Harrison's try was a fluke. Kildunne's try soft as shite (poor first tackle, next two tried to strip the ball and, credit to her power, she just walked through them all). KDM's kick to the...
by Nieghorn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England employing cutting edge Liverpool FC metrics
Replies: 25
Views: 923

Re: England employing cutting edge Liverpool FC metrics

Getting all high tech analysing this stuff is bollocks when you consider that England did this in 2002, with most of the lads being taught the game in the amateur era (I suspect Clive's acronym for scanning the field is something most of those players did anyway). If May didn't have the pace, there'...
by Nieghorn
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is rugby a game for all sizes?
Replies: 35
Views: 1151

Re: Is rugby a game for all sizes?

Still true in the amateur world, thank Dog. In the pro world, you have to be lightning fast to earn a spot on the wing (unless you're English, then wee blokes are told to fudge off to the NFL or stick with League), or have a brilliant pass/box kick/ability to manage the breakdown (or have dirt on yo...
by Nieghorn
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam Burgess's reputation... goooooooooone
Replies: 59
Views: 3376

Re: Sam Burgess's reputation... goooooooooone

Weird! Friend sent it to me and it was fully readable. I wonder if someone realized they could make some more money off it or forgot to turn on the paywall? See if I can do a C&P job... apologies for the length, but when I applied the spoiler it wouldn't open? Ugh, I give up trying to spoiler it! Dr...
by Nieghorn
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sam Burgess's reputation... goooooooooone
Replies: 59
Views: 3376

Re: Sam Burgess's reputation... goooooooooone

Gavin Duffy wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:50 pm The Sun :blush:
The Australian seems to have been the one doing the digging / broke the story:

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/ ... 5a9fed2b4d
by Nieghorn
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fake crowd noises in rugby
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Fake crowd noises in rugby

Just one more thing Union pinching from League.
by Nieghorn
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Any dropped ball is a knock on?
Replies: 31
Views: 1010

Re: Any dropped ball is a knock on?

That's the way it was when my Dad played 75 years ago. Really? That is interesting actually. For some dumb reason if it's "tradition", I don't have as much of a problem with it. :lol: But I'm a dummy. When it comes to rugby I'm very conservative. Everything older was better as far as I'm concerned....
by Nieghorn
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The new James Bond is......
Replies: 69
Views: 2833

Re: The new James Bond is......

Sean Bean. " 'Ee Moneypenny, Mek us a Cuppa,Theres a good Lass! ( Smacks her on Arse) Walks into Posh Hotel up to Bar. " Ah M'sieu Bond, Dry Martini, Shaken not Stirred?" " Shekken!, What dost tha mean Shekken?, I,ll have a Pint of Bloody Tetleys, and mek sure tha puts a proper fookin head o'nt!" H...
by Nieghorn
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 2021
Views: 101465

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

Saw a job posting yesterday I thought the regulars to this thread would 'enjoy'... private school in Vancouver looking for a Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, paying 90-100k a year. School only has about 500 students. I've no issue with having a hard look at school policies and the curric...
by Nieghorn
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Novak Djokovic kicked out of US open
Replies: 78
Views: 2517

Re: Novak Djokovic kicked out of US open

EverReady wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:33 pm She made a meal of that, then had desert, a snooze and got up for a delicious buffet breakfast
Let me give you a light tap on the front of your neck with the side of my hand.
by Nieghorn
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 2021
Views: 101465

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

USC Professor placed on leave for saying AN N-word that sounds like THE N-word but isn't in fact THE N-word in a lecture. Counselling is available for the affected students. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/usc-communications-professor-placed-on-leave-after-using-chinese-word-that-sounds-like-ra...
by Nieghorn
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are the All Blacks so weak in the gym?
Replies: 54
Views: 1999

Re: Why are the All Blacks so weak in the gym?

There's an official ABs youtube clip from a while back with their S&C guy saying, as mentioned above, the balance is important in rugby. He said they don't want a player, essentially, carrying the equivalent of a backpack full of bricks around the pitch if it's not necessary for their positional dem...
by Nieghorn
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the fullback at fault here? (League)
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Is the fullback at fault here? (League)

This happens to FBs all the time. Sometimes it's poor tracking and totally their fault. Others - especially during sudden linebreaks - it's a potential damned if you do / don't scenario ... chase hard and risk being stepped / track slower and risk getting beat for pace. I see their defensive role a ...
by Nieghorn
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Young refs
Replies: 47
Views: 1526

Re: Young refs

Speaking of young nerdlinger refs, there's a nice blocker line by Maxwell-Keys for Wuss' first try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6vgVAVAAhU
by Nieghorn
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58455
Views: 7005323

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Can we go back to making referees wear blazers, and if you served, it must be full uniform!?

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by Nieghorn
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)
Replies: 4967
Views: 922357

Re: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)

I feel dirty having to agree with Mog on something, but Sweden was definitely nearer the bottom than the top of the eye-candy stakes in Europe. Right next door in Norway was at the top (though it was mentioned that a lot of young Swedes go to Norway to work, so it is possible all that talent was ac...
by Nieghorn
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Young refs
Replies: 47
Views: 1526

Re: Young refs

No decent rugby supporter anywhere in the sane world calls the greatest game in the world rugger... Ahh, so THAT's why the US continues to lag behind! Seems like MOST of them use that term... https://morrisrugby.teamsnapsites.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/406/2018/04/Rent-A-Rugger-Flyer-2018-232x300...
by Nieghorn
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Young refs
Replies: 47
Views: 1526

Re: Young refs

Mullet 2 wrote:Nah give me an eccentric old coot anyday.

That's real rugger.
Until they cost your team the game by still being around the 10m line when your winger has dove in, but by the time he's waddled there, the chaser has burrowed underneath and is claiming held up, which he's agreed with!
by Nieghorn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Young refs
Replies: 47
Views: 1526

Re: Young refs

Most Refs nowadays seem to be retired Scrum-halves. Generally shit as well. They need more retired locks as refs. I've never thought of this ... giving the gobby shortarse who himself gobbed off to more refs in his day than the entire team a whistle? It's either going to be redemption time or still...
by Nieghorn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Play this at my funeral - not a dry eye in the house
Replies: 56
Views: 2741

Re: Play this at my funeral - not a dry eye in the house

Live band, Will Farrell lookalike banging on a cowbell ... not a dry eye because everyone will be laughing their butts off! Most of my friends have a dark sense of humour, so they'll be laughing at least.

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by Nieghorn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Young refs
Replies: 47
Views: 1526

Re: Young refs

I'm all for people giving back in another way - ref, coach, admin, etc - if playing full contact isn't for them or if life puts you in a position where you can't risk it (coached quite a few lads whose job required them to be on their feet and benefits were crap). My only issue with 'young refs' is ...
by Nieghorn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

earl the beaver wrote:Big fan of the 2003 Brumbies shirt
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:thumbup:

Liked the addition of the ACT crest as well!
by Nieghorn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

Nieghorn have you no alterations near you? I have had a few shirts taken in I actually have access to a sewing machine and have taken in most of mine that were much too big. The problem with the London Irish shirt was the side stripes. Altering would have almost took them away completely. Figured s...
by Nieghorn
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/Tim_Rodber.jpg Every time I see that one (or similar) and the previously posted Leicester shirt on ebay, they often start small ... and the bids come in fast and furious! One I didn't get outbid on ... payed maybe 5 quid for this, in perfect condi...
by Nieghorn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

Speaking of LIR, there was cotton(ish) version of this shirt with a collar that I wanted so bad, but wasn't willing to pay full price for. When the end of season sales came, they didn't have my size. :( https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/264725123824_/ISC-London-Irish-LV-Cup-Rugby-Shirt-Season....
by Nieghorn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

But this was the best they've worn since the early 90s or 80s, I reckon. I think Nike only had a few hundred that were for sale and were all gone within a day or thereabouts? https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/02/06/article-1249004-082E2B8A000005DC-225_306x423.jpg I don't even think the off-brand...
by Nieghorn
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

Irish https://www.irishtimes.com/polopoly_fs/1.2971215!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_620/image.jpg This is the wrong answer. The greatest rugby jersey of all time is the LI Kooga jersey with white black and red stripes down the sides, no sponsor on the front and the pint on the back. I...
by Nieghorn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

Speaking of vintage, England had an away kit around 2014 that had the potential to be sharp. Women wore it in the World Cup ... https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7zN4BaG1jQ0/hqdefault.jpg I wonder if it was based on Lancashire? THIS is a proper old school rugby shirt! https://i1.wp.com/anthemionauction.com/wp-...
by Nieghorn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

You put one more collarless monstrosity on my thread and we're having a straightener :lol: ... the last two have collars! I'm sure that Wasps change shirt has a proper one, but it's just folded in the action? Or maybe the game shirt had the 'grandad collar' and not a proper one? But this does. http...
by Nieghorn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: An opportunity for MLR to expand in Canada?
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: An opportunity for MLR to expand in Canada?

Chicago is not New York as far as "you must have a team there if you want to be a pro league", but no teams in the Midwest sticks out as a giant hole in the league's footprint. It also makes the league a 2 coasts league instead of something national. Surprising that Hawaii seems to have priority? A...
by Nieghorn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

I have this Bath shirt (1997).

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by Nieghorn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

Wasps https://i2-prod.coventrytelegraph.net/incoming/article8294838.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/74200832.jpg If not that year, on the shoulder of, the change (I know you don't want them!) strip was one of their best since I've been a fan ... https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-get2/I0000xqgH6WHfde8/fit=1000...
by Nieghorn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Artists you discovered during Covid-19 lockdown
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Artists you discovered during Covid-19 lockdown

Chicks singing rock ... Eliza and the Delusionals (Aussie indie rock) Best Coast (verging on surf rock?) Ellis (mellow, almost 90s guitar sound?) All the Damn Vampires (80s synth revival) Beyries (piano and strings) And with dudes at the helm ... Four Year Strong (two singer pop punk) Shade (little ...
by Nieghorn
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3883

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

Stade Toulouse https://www.classicrugbyshirts.com/ekmps/shops/adrianstapley/images/1993-1994-stade-toulousain-l-s-rugby-union-shirt-medium-15190-1-p[ekm]500x375[ekm].jpg Now that's a jersey That's not showing for me, but is the Nike shirt with wide black / red hoops, white collar? If so, solid trad...
by Nieghorn
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Don't know if RR but can't be bothered to check.
Replies: 52
Views: 1555

Re: Don't know if RR but can't be bothered to check.

It said Canada, but a three way tie with Norway and Denmark as well. Seems like a lot of y'all are headed to one of those two, so I'll pack my x-country skis and head to Norge!
by Nieghorn
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do we want the NPR deserters back?
Replies: 84
Views: 4679

Re: Do we want the NPR deserters back?

koroke hangareka wrote:The soccer blokes have actually put together quite a decent forum. Just remember to stay the hell away from the rugby sub-forum.
It's about as busy as our Planet Rugby subforum was back in the day.
by Nieghorn
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Travel in a post-Covid world - discuss
Replies: 57
Views: 1671

Re: Travel in a post-Covid world - discuss

People I know are already exploring more of their local region and posting pics with "Who knew it was so beautiful around here?" Hopefully local businesses will see more traffic over the coming years as people decide not to go abroad.