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by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England’s #9 is … hot. Female rugby thread, hopefully becomes NWS
Replies: 30
Views: 2582

Re: England’s #9 is … hot. Female rugby thread, hopefully becomes NWS

Jim Lahey wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:33 pm Out of curiosity for the non-lez contingent of top level players, how many are mothers?

Being lesbian doesn't necessarily mean they're not MILFs.

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Just add juice from a soy beta.
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: And the home of crazy rugby is.....Bridgend
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: And the home of crazy rugby is.....Bridgend

I've never fully understood why heading the ball forward isn't much more of a thing in rugby. Because trying to pull that off is a hell of a lot harder than trying to catch it with your hands? True, but catching it isn't always the preferable thing to do, like fly-hacking is often better than picki...
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: And the home of crazy rugby is.....Bridgend
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: And the home of crazy rugby is.....Bridgend

I've never fully understood why heading the ball forward isn't much more of a thing in rugby.
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quins vs Irish
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: Quins vs Irish

You could throw a blanket over Rochford, Southend and Westcliff who are all around level 4 I think. It's just money thats required. I think Saracens looked at playing at the new Colchester stadium briefly but Nigel Wray lives in Totteridge so they were never realistically going to move from North Lo...
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quins vs Irish
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: Quins vs Irish

There's probably not much Rugby played in East London or South/East London? Are there any decent clubs in Kent/Essex areas? Trailfinders are at the top of the Championship and will probably make it to the Premiership. Yes it's probably better to have more of a geographical spread but if there are n...
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quins vs Irish
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: Quins vs Irish

There's probably not much Rugby played in East London or South/East London? Are there any decent clubs in Kent/Essex areas? Trailfinders are at the top of the Championship and will probably make it to the Premiership. Yes it's probably better to have more of a geographical spread but if there are n...
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL
Replies: 160
Views: 5245

Re: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL

Glaston wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:45 pm UK Net migration pre covid was running at + 250k a year.

250,000 people is about the same size city as Newcastle or twice the size of Exeter.
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Entebbe Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Entebbe Airport

What will China do when Ugandans just ignore any legalities and continue using the airport as before?

They can't exactly send in bailiffs can they.
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quins vs Irish
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: Quins vs Irish

There's probably not much Rugby played in East London or South/East London? Are there any decent clubs in Kent/Essex areas? Trailfinders are at the top of the Championship and will probably make it to the Premiership. Yes it's probably better to have more of a geographical spread but if there are n...
by Hoof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quins vs Irish
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: Quins vs Irish

lemonhead wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:11 am Hmm, the Billaricay Wigeons or Basildon Grebes don't quite cut it.

Chelmsford Rams?


Harlow are the Rams.

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by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mungoball's Global Contraction III - Revenge of the Mungoes
Replies: 1362
Views: 115561

Re: Mungoball's Global Contraction III - Revenge of the Mungoes

There is a way to make RU bigger than RL in Australia but it require a concerted effort on behalf of World Rugby, plenty of money and about 20 years.


It would be worth it though.
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How much annual leave are you entitled to ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1717

Re: How much annual leave are you entitled to ?

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by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England’s #9 is … hot. Female rugby thread, hopefully becomes NWS
Replies: 30
Views: 2582

Re: England’s #9 is ……..

I used to coach a women's rugby team about 10 years ago. They weren't known as a lesbian team but about half the team were lesbian. Most of the teams in the league we played were similar although a few of them marketed themselves as full-lesbian. That's a lot of it about.
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quins vs Irish
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: Quins vs Irish

TranceNRG wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:57 pm It will be great if Ealing Trailfinders can join these.


Why? The last thing the Premiership needs is a another club in West London. Especially one that won't get any fans and will be chock full of journeymen.
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quins vs Irish
Replies: 34
Views: 704

Re: Quins vs Irish

TranceNRG wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:29 pm Irish beat Saracents didn't they? Whereas Quins lost to them twice in a few weeks.


No. They drew. Would have felt like a win though. Saracens were miles in front.
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 90250
Views: 5110905

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

RodneyRegis wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:54 pm Bath threw the match away with possibly the worst piece of butchery I have ever seen on a rugby pitch.
Did they?

Looked to me like their scrum was getting manshamed sans lube prison style yada yada yada. Nothing they could do about it.
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the Southern Africa travel ban justified?
Replies: 47
Views: 1963

Re: Is the Southern Africa travel ban justified?

Don't forget the media's influence on how things are reported either. They single-handedly orchestrated a fuel crisis in the UK just off the back of BP saying that 4 (repeat FOUR) of their petrol stations out of the 1200 (that's ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED) that they run in the UK had supply issues due...
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...
Replies: 42
Views: 1267

Re: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...

Is 'bushmeat' still being eaten much in parts of Africa?
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...
Replies: 42
Views: 1267

Re: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59432579 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-26/south-africa-health-minister-says-travel-bans-unjustified The 2 articles above strongly suggest that South Africa is being punished for its scientific success and openness https://twitter.com/DataDri...
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...
Replies: 42
Views: 1267

Re: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-59432579 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-26/south-africa-health-minister-says-travel-bans-unjustified The 2 articles above strongly suggest that South Africa is being punished for its scientific success and openness https://twitter.com/DataDri...
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...
Replies: 42
Views: 1267

Re: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FFKPdGPVEAc0uiR?format=jpg&name=small That's like the Mark Twain quote; "We're really good at dealing with epidemics in South Africa because we've had to deal with thousands more of them than anyone else" Baragwanath hospital in Johannesburg was at one stage one of the b...
by Hoof
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...
Replies: 42
Views: 1267

Re: If you needed another reason not to go to South Africa...

Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:58 am Image


That's like the Mark Twain quote;

"We're really good at dealing with epidemics in South Africa because we've had to deal with thousands more of them than anyone else"
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on
Replies: 245
Views: 5905

Re: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on

How can it be a foul when knocking the ball back isn't a foul and has never been? :lol: :lol: :lol: See earlier post. Tompkins was never in a position to catch the ball. That only matters if you knock-on. Otherwise there is no rule or guideline about being in position to catch. Yes I know, I've nev...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How is the UK still a thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 3271

Re: How is the UK still a thing?

The Union is older than most European countries including Germany and Italy, should they be broken up into their old constituencies? Yet for example Italy as idea is older than the Union itself (from Middle Age at least) - and yet the actual State developed differently. For example here in Italy li...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on
Replies: 245
Views: 5905

Re: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on

There are plenty of penalisable things in rugby that are not outcome dependant. Just because the ball went back doesn't change the fact that it was a deliberate foul. How can it be a foul when knocking the ball back isn't a foul and has never been? :lol: :lol: :lol: See earlier post. Tompkins was n...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership

Rugby2023 wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:14 pm
Btw didn't he save Saracens from relegation back in the day?
No
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership

eldanielfire wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:54 am
Hoof wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:58 am


FTFY
Has any other coach taken 2 different teams to world cup finals and won it as part of a team with another?

It's a good example of the Peter Principle.
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How is the UK still a thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 3271

Re: How is the UK still a thing?

Only seriously small dicked saddos want to start shooting and blowing up people again, just for historic Emnity reasons. Have you seen how many people vote for Sinn Féin? Well they have a lot of small dicked saddos then. Dutch & Germans - don’t kill each other any more. French and Germans - ditto G...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How is the UK still a thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 3271

Re: How is the UK still a thing?

Only seriously small dicked saddos want to start shooting and blowing up people again, just for historic Emnity reasons. Have you seen how many people vote for Sinn Féin? Well they have a lot of small dicked saddos then. Dutch & Germans - don’t kill each other any more. French and Germans - ditto G...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How is the UK still a thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 3271

Re: How is the UK still a thing?

backrow wrote: Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:32 am Only seriously small dicked saddos want to start shooting and blowing up people again, just for historic Emnity reasons.

Have you seen how many people vote for Sinn Féin?
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership

He's not everyone's cup of tea on personal level but Eddie Jones is a phenomenal coach, let's be honest, records and trophies out the ass * . With regards Itoje's promotion to captaincy, it is more of a media obsession than anything else. I recall Haskell being asked if Itoje should be captain on G...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/nov/25/maro-itoje-acting-classes-eddie-jones-leadership-england-rugby-union revelation in his new book: Maro Itoje sent for acting classes by Eddie Jones to develop leadership skills Jones reveals he is not sure if Itoje is future England captain New book iden...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on
Replies: 245
Views: 5905

Re: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on

There are plenty of penalisable things in rugby that are not outcome dependant. Just because the ball went back doesn't change the fact that it was a deliberate foul. How can it be a foul when knocking the ball back isn't a foul and has never been? :lol: :lol: :lol: See earlier post. Tompkins was n...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How is the UK still a thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 3271

Re: How is the UK still a thing?

Actually England didn’t really force Scotland in the end because the Scots kept winning just enough battles to keep them away. What did it in the end was genealogical ties between the Royal families of England and Scotland. This is how the King of Scotland at the time succeeded Queen Elizabeth 1st ...
by Hoof
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International Eligibility Switches Approved
Replies: 250
Views: 5708

Re: International Eligibility Switches Approved

I don't see the fuss of players representing two countries. Its all part of the fun. Lighten up guys. I just think it makes things look a bit cheap and mickey mouse if a guy who's played for a country for 7 years and 50+ caps turns out for another team. The likes of Piutau, Laumape, Fifita etc - no...
by Hoof
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International Eligibility Switches Approved
Replies: 250
Views: 5708

Re: International Eligibility Switches Approved

Hellraiser wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:17 pm
What link to England does he have other than playing there?


He can pronounce the letter 'e' now.
by Hoof
Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL
Replies: 160
Views: 5245

Re: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL

The UK could move a lot of the asylum refugees that it is processing to camps in Northern Ireland, perhaps set them up in places like Armagh and Enniskillen. There are about 125,000 in the UK currently being processed.
by Hoof
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership
Replies: 22
Views: 1125

Re: Itoje sent by Eddie to acting classes for leadership

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/nov/25/maro-itoje-acting-classes-eddie-jones-leadership-england-rugby-union revelation in his new book: Maro Itoje sent for acting classes by Eddie Jones to develop leadership skills Jones reveals he is not sure if Itoje is future England captain New book iden...
by Hoof
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on
Replies: 245
Views: 5905

Re: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on

I'm neither. It's you. You're an idiot. The foul is to deliberately prevent a pass without any attempt to catch the ball or be in any position to effect an attempt to catch it IN OPEN PLAY. It's really quite simple. Except its not a 'foul,' you are allowed to do this as long as the ball doesn't go ...
by Hoof
Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on
Replies: 245
Views: 5905

Re: Definitive proof Tompkins didn't knock-on

Reading this thread has been very instructive. The Welsh fans (or some of them) are fiercely proud of scraping home by a point and will defend any * being applied to that to the grave and likely beyond. My take on it is simply this: If Wales, playing at home, benefiting from some *arguable* reffing...