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by RoscoPColtrain
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3793

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

If I was being honest about my own personal enjoyment, I'd have 2011/2015 at the top but to try and rank it semi-objectively : 2003 - Had everything, great atmosphere, extra time, the drop goal and the exclamation point on a great but fading England team, much like NZ in 2015. The sort of matches th...
by RoscoPColtrain
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cyberpunk 2077
Replies: 141
Views: 6397

Re: Cyberpunk 2077

Been waiting for this one pretty much since I saw it announced. Haven’t DL’ed yet but watched a mate play last night on twitch. A bit disappointing tbh. Looks pretty enough but I think Rockstar would have done a better job with the genre, GTAV on high textures/res looks/plays about as good as this a...
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke?
Replies: 41
Views: 2098

Re: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke

France 2007
France 1999
Daylight
Maybe South Africa 1995

All the rest, the other teams were comfortably better than us.
by RoscoPColtrain
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Last Minute Game Winning Tries you Witnessed Live in Person
Replies: 95
Views: 2817

Re: Last Minute Game Winning Tries you Witnessed Live in Per

kiwigreg369 wrote:Eng vs. NZ - match losing no try by MacDonald 2002 @ Twickenham (tackled into touch in last minutes)
Ben Blair wasn't it?
by RoscoPColtrain
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?
Replies: 63
Views: 2234

Re: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?

Yeah the preceding years made it pretty clear we were in a decline (whether it’s terminal or not is to be seen), how could we not be after losing all time greats like McCaw, Carter, Nonu, Conrad Smith, Mealamu, Kaino. Savea (ok maybe not an all time great) etc in rapid succession. Losing to Ireland ...
by RoscoPColtrain
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?
Replies: 63
Views: 2234

Re: The Decade of Darkness - will it ever be bettered?

That SF trouncing must be really hurting... I’m sure I speak for every AB fan when I say that this has to be the least painful WC exit ever :thumbup: Yep. After 2007 I wondered if I’d actually ever enjoy watching World Cups again. That back-to-back period was just one long massive orgasm. 2011 was ...
by RoscoPColtrain
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All time RWC success ladder
Replies: 102
Views: 3965

Re: All time RWC success ladder

I’m happy to let SA have their time at the top. I’m just basking in the fact we don’t have that chokers tag anymore.

Been a while for England now though hasn’t it? ;) Their collars must be starting to feel about as tight as French.
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the All Blacks ever get over being publicly manshamed?
Replies: 47
Views: 4259

Re: Will the All Blacks ever get over being publicly mansham

Remarkable to think that a mere two generations lie between Keith Murdoch stoically living out his days in the Australian Outback and Richie Mo'unga crying into his pillow. Sad indeed for all those of us in the Metropole who long cherished the colonial tradition - especially the Kiwi tradition - of...
by RoscoPColtrain
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Did England Chock?
Replies: 111
Views: 6350

Re: Did England Chock?

It seemed that the occasion got to them right from the start and the Boks were playing like they were just not willing to lose. Not sure a favourite that heavy would have lost in a final before?
by RoscoPColtrain
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 87685

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Congrats Sa and SA fans. Enjoy it, the beers will be sweet tonight!
by RoscoPColtrain
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 87685

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Good shit Boks!

Before the semis I put $50 on England to beat the ABs and another 50 on SA to win the cup. Soothes the pain a bit.
by RoscoPColtrain
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 87685

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

What a f**king try. He’d have to be a shot for player of the tournament.
by RoscoPColtrain
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2430
Views: 87685

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Really enjoying this so far. Great contest.
by RoscoPColtrain
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis Taunting the Mockers Gods
Replies: 39
Views: 2054

Re: Kiwis Taunting the Mockers Gods

:lol:

That thread is going to get Neutralled hard
by RoscoPColtrain
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 130773

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

I lurked for ages, I'm well aware. In fact, it makes Ali's comments worse. I know he's probably just trolling, but 'They're not really English because they're brown/black' is a horrible, pernicious point of view that persists in wider society and it doesn't do to let it have any oxygen wherever it ...
by RoscoPColtrain
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 130773

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

I lurked for ages, I'm well aware. In fact, it makes Ali's comments worse. I know he's probably just trolling, but 'They're not really English because they're brown/black' is a horrible, pernicious point of view that persists in wider society and it doesn't do to let it have any oxygen wherever it ...
by RoscoPColtrain
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Betting odds Eng and NZ
Replies: 39
Views: 1909

Re: Betting odds Eng and NZ

Betting odds for the opposition always seem to good to be true. I’ve lost hundreds on insurance bets in important games against the All Blacks. Probably still do it against England but after this World Cup that’ll be it for me, they haven’t lost a lot of really important games in the last ten years ...
by RoscoPColtrain
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite moment of Serf African thuggery
Replies: 59
Views: 2937

Re: Your favourite moment of Serf African thuggery

Sefton wrote:
Chilli wrote:It is refreshing to note that only Serf African rugby players commit acts of thuggery.

No other country ever commits acts of thuggery. 8)
The Kiwis have their moments.
Richie McCaw has been the target of more than the whole team has committed combined, FACT. :thumbup:
by RoscoPColtrain
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: By The Balls documentary on post Cavaliers AB Team
Replies: 0
Views: 1261

By The Balls documentary on post Cavaliers AB Team

Probably a RR but saw this last night on Foxtel and it was a surprisingly fascinating documentary. Covered the climate around the post cavaliers tour going into the 87 World Cup. Had some great insight from former players and some footage I hadn’t seen, even just seeing the quaintness of it all was ...
by RoscoPColtrain
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 130773

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

MrDominator wrote:Sadly it won't help you when Big Maro is beasting you at every ruck on Saturday :thumbup:
:blush: Cringe-a-roo
by RoscoPColtrain
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ
Replies: 151
Views: 7825

Re: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ

Fudge me, Eddie's a tiresome pr i ck. I was all ready to throw my support behind the NH side, but this bullshit has soured that. Will reluctantly have to back NZ now. Would imagine most neutrals would feel the same. I don't know why a neutral wouldn't support NZ. :? It'll be a hard one for the Auss...
by RoscoPColtrain
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ
Replies: 151
Views: 7825

Re: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ

They love a character assassination, Cheika, Quade, ONeil not sure why the personality needs to be taken down. The clown stuff on Cheika was a disgrace. . https://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/D16SpUraQj1OwltZutwHueGaSys=/620x349/smart/filters:quality(70)/arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/...
by RoscoPColtrain
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ
Replies: 151
Views: 7825

Re: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ

MrDominator wrote:Eddie is a genius.

There are definite 2003 vibes about this semi-final.
The two teams have a similar feeling vibe and trajectory to be honest.
by RoscoPColtrain
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ
Replies: 151
Views: 7825

Re: Eddie Jones lobs a few hand grenades at NZ

As far as ex-Wallaby coaches go I don’t mind Eddie
by RoscoPColtrain
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 130773

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Short Man Syndrome wrote:Then again, if Manu decides he wants to slap a gimp mask on the kiwi backline... who are they to argue?

Just cannot wait.
A bit worried about Tuilagi. Have a feeling SBW might be starting this one, but not sure it’s the answer.
by RoscoPColtrain
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 130773

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

The no 1 and no 2 ranked sides as well now regardless of what happens tonight. These are the 2 best teams in the world. (Wafer thin difference in talent as well.) Really..so how many England players make it into a combined hypothetical team? NEW ZEALAND – ENGLAND COMBINED XV 15 Ben Smith (NZ), 14 S...
by RoscoPColtrain
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 7255

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

This is the clearout that supposedly injured Todd. It has a whiff of in the side about it. But Nigel Owens is 2 foot away, and he is one of, if not, the best referee in any sport that has ever existed in the galaxy. So he knows more about the game than I do, even though he's publicly admitted he's ...
by RoscoPColtrain
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jaco Peyper enjoyed that red card
Replies: 198
Views: 15206

Re: Jaco Peyper enjoyed that red card

What a quality guy he is, also a great advert for the sport where the officials can mix freely with glorious passionate fans in the festival family atmosphere of rugby :thumbup: Yep. It wasn’t a controversial decision, let’s not be like football where players and officials can’t interact. While the...
by RoscoPColtrain
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 7255

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

This is the clearout that supposedly injured Todd. It has a whiff of in the side about it. But Nigel Owens is 2 foot away, and he is one of, if not, the best referee in any sport that has ever existed in the galaxy. So he knows more about the game than I do, even though he's publicly admitted he's ...
by RoscoPColtrain
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 7255

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

The bigger problem is really what an inconsistent clusterfuck the TMO system seems to be and it’s going to cost someone big time before this tournament is out. The fact is the ref called it a penalty try and a yellow card for Todd being offside (obviously wrong decision) he referred it to the TMO wh...
by RoscoPColtrain
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 7255

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

A probable try was prevented by an illegal tackle. There was no attempt to use arms, none. Lucky it wasnt a red card. That’s more like it, at least you’re trying to explain it using something that might have actually happened now. I’ll be interested if they’re consistent applying that interpretatio...
by RoscoPColtrain
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kick passes
Replies: 33
Views: 1942

Re: Kick passes

troglodiet wrote:No matter how good it's done, it is still a bit of a 50/50 affair.
The smarter teams are starting to use it a lot more judiciously, kicking it flatter and doing it a lot more when there’s more space on the wings. Execution has to be spot on though.
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 7255

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

A probable try was prevented by an illegal tackle. There was no attempt to use arms, none. Lucky it wasnt a red card. That’s more like it, at least you’re trying to explain it using something that might have actually happened now. I’ll be interested if they’re consistent applying that interpretatio...
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 146
Views: 7255

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

Have you guys got that used to getting away with cynical play that you genuinely can't believe you get penalised? The dual standard on ref whingings is also laughable when anybody else does it it is classless and poor yet you alone as spiritual guardians get a free pass to behave like chops and dem...
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Call the SF
Replies: 47
Views: 3377

Re: Call the SF

Stuart Barnes just picked England to win the semi, that’s cheered me up :thumbup:
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Call the SF
Replies: 47
Views: 3377

Re: Call the SF

SA by plenty. Got a nasty feeling England will roll the ABs, but I thought Ireland might be a shout so wtf do I know?

SA to win the whole thing in the biggest asterisk since 2007.
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oct
Replies: 1597
Views: 43171

Re: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oc

Boks have had an exceptionally well drilled and expansive side throw everything and the kitchen sink at them. Late in the first half the stat was 80%possession to Japan. They absorbed and absorbed and absorbed. Then they counter punched. Boks may not be too bad after all... A bit weird hearing a Bo...
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oct
Replies: 1597
Views: 43171

Re: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oc

Japan can’t win a line out to save their lives
by RoscoPColtrain
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oct
Replies: 1597
Views: 43171

Re: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oc

South Africa have a f**king hard brand of rugby to enjoy but it might well win them the World Cup.