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by Nieghorn
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 129
Views: 4378

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

Think that was The Longest Day. May be wrong though This. Richard Todd played John Howard, and was a junior officer under him on D-Day. He served in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), then joined the Parachute Regiment and the 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion as part of the Br...
by Nieghorn
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL legend Roger Tuivasa Sheck to join the All Blacks
Replies: 71
Views: 3205

Re: NRL legend Roger Tuivasa Sheck to join the All Blacks

Berrick Barnes! :D I've been a big fan of Kyle Eastmond. A wee man, so probably was never seriously considered for international rugby, but did well against Argentina! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYfhrBdmruY Barnes is a 10/12 and Eastmond a 12 D'Oh! I skimmed that and missed 'fullback'.
by Nieghorn
Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL legend Roger Tuivasa Sheck to join the All Blacks
Replies: 71
Views: 3205

Re: NRL legend Roger Tuivasa Sheck to join the All Blacks

Is Jason Robinson the only successful League convert at full-back? I suppose Matt Rogers, although he was originally an RU player in his youth. Hardly think NZ need a wing, do they? Lump him or lump him, but Folou was hardly unsuccessful. Of course yes, Folau might even have been better full-back t...
by Nieghorn
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: celebrities you would .................
Replies: 285
Views: 23399

Re: celebrities you would .................

I'd be cradle-snatching but what the hell. https://www.maxim.com/.image/ar_1:1%2Cc_fill%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY5MTE4MTA3OTkyODU5OTM3/kate-beckinsale-promo.jpg 47 years and looking moderately appealing. You'd be in if you looked like a junkie... https://i.pinimg.com/736...
by Nieghorn
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who is the best attacking FH in the world?
Replies: 38
Views: 2154

Re: Who is the best attacking FH in the world?

Enzedder wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:16 pm It appears to be quite a low bar this year
Everyone's been told to 'run the system' and not display much creativity... understandably, defences are usually thick where the 1st5 once stood, and now it's forwards there most of the time and the FH standing behind them.
by Nieghorn
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The one handed throw away after scoring
Replies: 30
Views: 2269

Re: The one handed throw away after scoring

A new low for rugby celebrations?

https://youtu.be/grNQ1L_Pr2I?t=29
by Nieghorn
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129823
Views: 5705606

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I think the Mexicans would welcome that wall. No one would want hordes of non-mask-wearing, anti-vaxing Covid-positive Trump supporters flooding across their border to escape the oppression of a liberal US government. The Canadians probably want a wall now too. There's bugger all places Americans c...
by Nieghorn
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pros with Stupid haircuts
Replies: 39
Views: 2731

Re: Pros with Stupid haircuts

Who's that new England prop with a hideous haircut? Is he from Exeter too? I think they all are! It was worse a few years ago... you could look at their squad profiles on the Ex site and if you didn't know you were there, you'd think it was a roster for Louisiana mudbuggy racers or maybe mugshots f...
by Nieghorn
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pros with Stupid haircuts
Replies: 39
Views: 2731

Re: Pros with Stupid haircuts

Does Duncan Weir still have his Brad Goodman wig on? https://media3.giphy.com/media/l2Je16zGvSs8O2pDq/source.gif ... Jeezus! He's looking a bit Jonah Hill now! https://i2-prod.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article23029017.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/0_Scotland-Media-Access.jpg https://cdn.costumewall.com/wp-c...
by Nieghorn
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The one handed throw away after scoring
Replies: 30
Views: 2269

Re: The one handed throw away after scoring

I've no issue with someone celebrating a try so long as you're not directly rubbing it into the opposition's faces (scream in a defender's face, patting his head, or getting him trapped in your celebration). ... subs who'd been warming up behind the deadball line rushing in, however. One for the "ir...
by Nieghorn
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pros with Stupid haircuts
Replies: 39
Views: 2731

Re: Pros with Stupid haircuts

Are they even close to Kiwi levels, though? https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2020/12/m-ori-all-blacks-v-moana-pasifika-pacific-talent-eyes-gateway-to-super-rugby-stardom/_jcr_content/par/image.dynimg.768.q75.jpg/v1606804278919/photosport-201127HBayvNorthland-fakatava-1120.jpg https://resources.s...
by Nieghorn
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129823
Views: 5705606

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

https://i.ibb.co/3YT6fcp/B3-E8-D46-C-1354-4-EAF-8439-FC179-C285-A27.jpg Trumpeters openly calling for civil war now, this Lin Wood guy is a lunatic but a rally full of braying morons echoed his sentiments. Could get ugly... Hopefully the FBI / Homeland Security are gathering evidence and are ready ...
by Nieghorn
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1454
Views: 128631

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Excellent points! A trial ground for new coaches seems common in a lot of areas. It's true for our provincial and university teams as well. You've got to start somewhere, true, but a lot are people with little to no coaching experience. Start with a club or school side and spend a few years working ...
by Nieghorn
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1454
Views: 128631

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Fair point ... and many clubs have different names not just for women, but for 2nd XV, 3rds, etc. That was a largely dreadful match. Bris had one great passage that led to a try. Wuss had a few good breaks by individuals (Canadian winger, mostly) but spoiled them with a poorly coordinated / executed...
by Nieghorn
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bristol v Clermont
Replies: 43
Views: 1721

Re: Bristol v Clermont

by Nieghorn
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: JOC gooooooooing... to the Chiefs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1482

Re: JOC gooooooooing... to the Chiefs?

Chiefs fan Uncle FB has trolled the Crusaders mercilessly for years for fielding non NZ eligible players like Mike Ala'alatoa. He says it weakens the AB's by decreasing the available player pool. I look forward to responding in kind if the Chiefs select JOC. Especially with some of y'all saying NZ ...
by Nieghorn
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11958

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

They need to take some accountability themselves , getting better checks after a head knock is good and not once did I say anything about this - it’s the legal threat years later (presumably egged on by ambulance chasers) that I’m against as it affects the whole sport. Those 15 commandments seem se...
by Nieghorn
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 14164

Re: Overrated cities?

Glad I'm not the only one who thought Toronto! I think the sites that nominate it do so because of the quality of life in Canada, in general. Until relatively recently, it was the only major city that didn't have a direct line from the airport to downtown. What they have now is great, but I think it...
by Nieghorn
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists
Replies: 88
Views: 4239

Re: Underrated Cities that never make these sort of lists

Ottawa ... a short hop from Montreal if you're coming from overseas, has everything a city offers but a small city feel, great museums, national (performing) arts centre, hop across the river to Gatineau Park for nature, decent enough night life if you're not old and boring like me (being a governme...
by Nieghorn
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11958

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

A brief return for this topic. Yes, I've fallen out of love with the game. Lots of things wrong, and on several fronts I can see reckonings coming. Not entirely separate from this issue, there's got to be one coming with PEDs. Some games are still a great spectacle (far from all) but the cost may b...
by Nieghorn
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1454
Views: 128631

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Good points! I think most of the Canadian pack are better as a unit than individuals standing out. I always forget which of Menin or DeMerchant is the dominant prop, but I think both are relatively new on the scene. Blackwood is a force - when she wants to be - but team strategy for a while had her ...
by Nieghorn
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1454
Views: 128631

Re: Women's Rugby thread

Thoughts on the XV Team of the Decade? I'm hearing a few Canucks on social media are annoyed at the snub ... but apart from Kelly Russell at 8 (moving N'Daiye to 6?), I can't think of any who were ever-present during the entire decade and who had a greater impact than the selected. Was Tremouliere a...
by Nieghorn
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where to buy rugby jerseys online?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Where to buy rugby jerseys online?

I haven't bought in a while because of how many adverts are on club shirts these days (and have national shirts I like), but always found a good selection at Lovell, Pro Direct Rugby, and The Rugby Store. Regarding old school styles, I used to see these more on North American pages like World Rugby ...
by Nieghorn
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 12303

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

Eddie has talked about learning lessons but they seem focused on maintaining a top 3 position rather than developing further. Let's see how the 6 Nations go but France seem to be edging Eng in direction. He's been talking about making England better decision makers for years, but .... https://www.y...
by Nieghorn
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1454
Views: 128631

Re: Women's Rugby thread

That was a good match. I reallllly wish they'd invest in portable scaffolding to get more height so we can have a better view, though! Jones and Rowland look like they'll be sharing the England 10 shirt for years to come. Both also seem to have better boots than both KD-M and Scaz. The Wasps try cal...
by Nieghorn
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has rugby turned boring?
Replies: 81
Views: 5072

Re: Has rugby turned boring?

Eddie's statement from that PR article... “We go through these periods in the game. The next cycle is always an attacking one, so let’s enjoy the defensive cycle we have at the moment and look forward to the attacking cycle when it comes." What's going to magically create this 'attacking cycle', apa...
by Nieghorn
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129823
Views: 5705606

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I don't know if this is a RR, but take a listen to what Grabriel Sterling had to say last night re the threats being received by Krebs and others. It is quite frankly shocking and deeply disturbing. Sterling is absolutely correct to lay the blame at the feet of Trump for not tamping down the rhetor...
by Nieghorn
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Women's Rugby thread
Replies: 1454
Views: 128631

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: 1385

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: 1454
Views: 128631

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: 1454
Views: 128631

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: 1024

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: 1376

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: 3609

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: 3609

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: 552

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: 1215

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: 3241

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: 2351
Views: 124108

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: 80
Views: 3557

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.