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by MrDominator
Wed May 12, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Canes sign Owen Franks
Replies: 22
Views: 636

Re: Canes sign Owen Franks

Another All Black forward who couldn't hack it in Proper Rugby :thumbdown:
by MrDominator
Tue May 11, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Joe Marler and the Lions
Replies: 12
Views: 1275

Re: Joe Marler and the Lions

Floppykid wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 6:38 pm Jesus he likes to talk.
I'd pay good money for him and Genge to shut up for a month.
by MrDominator
Tue May 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England Saxons gooooooooooooone
Replies: 91
Views: 2719

Re: England Saxons gooooooooooooone

Will the NZRU have to follow suit and ditch the Haka and all the Maori gobbledygook? That's surely no less exclusionary for recent migrants to New Zealand. What about the Aussies and their weird little aboriginal ceremonies before matches? The equivalent, surely, of the RFU requesting a giant fur-cl...
by MrDominator
Tue May 11, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Army of fake fans boosts China’s global messaging
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Army of fake fans boosts China’s global messaging

iarmhiman wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 10:04 am Twitter is blocked on China though.

Most Chinese use Sino Weibo as their microblogging site which is tightly controlled by the CCP .
That tells you everything about the brittleness of the Chinese system.

They're much weaker than they appear.
by MrDominator
Tue May 11, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England Saxons gooooooooooooone
Replies: 91
Views: 2719

England Saxons gooooooooooooone

There are no words. The Rugby Football Union has stopped using the nickname “Saxons” for one of its senior England representative teams after it was deemed inappropriate, given the sport’s drive “to reflect the diversity in society”. England’s second team will revert to the name England A when they ...
by MrDominator
Mon May 10, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Wales pushed the Saffers all the way in the RWC with Navidi, Tips and not-Toby in the backrow. The power was in the tight five (and midfield). Pace & workrate in the backrow England tried to counter power with power and got blown away. This is such a myth. England were chucking the ball around on t...
by MrDominator
Sat May 08, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Proper Lions lads who'll support the team no matter what:

English/Irish

Daylight

Welsh

Daylight

Scotch
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Franno claiming the Scottish players picked aren't good enough for the Test team. In the lead-up to the announcement of the Lions squad, I happened upon a video call with Gregor Townsend which was part of the Sky build-up to the event. Townsend is never short of something to say, yet in this interv...
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Franno claiming the Scottish players picked aren't good enough for the Test team. In the lead-up to the announcement of the Lions squad, I happened upon a video call with Gregor Townsend which was part of the Sky build-up to the event. Townsend is never short of something to say, yet in this interv...
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Munster v Ulster, magnificent Rainbow cup
Replies: 308
Views: 4020

Re: Munster v Ulster, magnificent Rainbow cup

Marvellous to see these vigorous young British Lions going mano a mano on Limerick soil.

Hats off to all concerned :thumbup:
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4697131

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 7:48 pm I’m really happy with Biggar anyway, great player, hard as nails.

On BT now, northern saffas v midland saffas.
Great player and great lad.

Big cricket afficionado
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Amnesty for British Murderers
Replies: 128
Views: 4456

Re: Amnesty for British Murderers

v This is great news. The dignity and gentleness shown by the British Army in Northern Ireland is one of the most overlooked aspects of the Troubles. These young men were thrown into a bloody ancestral squabble they didn't understand, assailed by savages on all sides, and yet barely fired a bullet ...
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Franno claiming the Scottish players picked aren't good enough for the Test team. In the lead-up to the announcement of the Lions squad, I happened upon a video call with Gregor Townsend which was part of the Sky build-up to the event. Townsend is never short of something to say, yet in this intervi...
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Amnesty for British Murderers
Replies: 128
Views: 4456

Re: Amnesty for British Murderers

This is great news. The dignity and gentleness shown by the British Army in Northern Ireland is one of the most overlooked aspects of the Troubles. These young men were thrown into a bloody ancestral squabble they didn't understand, assailed by savages on all sides, and yet barely fired a bullet in ...
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

RWC2015 wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 10:05 pm I'm surprised we brought the Scots this time.
Gregor threw a paddy and said he'd take his sporran home unless Gatland picked Ali Price, Chris Harris, Xander Fagerson and other world-class dominators
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Frodder wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 9:15 pm
MrDominator wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 9:09 pm
nardol wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 9:07 pm Has a nation ever had more players selected after finishing last in the 6 nations?
Wales in 2017.
England had more players in 2017
Just goes to show the strength of English rugby - top dogs in the Lions even when we're shit :smug:
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

nardol wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 9:07 pm Has a nation ever had more players selected after finishing last in the 6 nations?
Wales in 2017.
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Squad I picked in Jeff's thread back in March: Back 3 (5): Williams - In Hogg - In May - Out Watson - In Rees Zammit - In Adams - In Centres (4): Henshaw - In Davies - Out Tuilagi - Out Slade - Out Flyhalf (3): Ford - Out Farrell - In Russell - In Scrumhalf (3): Davies - In Youngs - Out Cooney - Ou...
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Who are likely standby players and who will be the first call up? LH: Healy HK: ?? TH: Sinckler LK: Ryan Backrow: Navidi? 9: ?? 10: Sexton/Ford Wing: May/Stockdale Centre: Slade/Ringrose Fullback: Keenan Pro14 is effectively a development comp at the minute given the changes to the rainbow cup so y...
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

What are Simmonds' hands like? Given the centres are poor let's play him at 12. As bad as the centre cohort are (and I'd argue it's the worst set in the pro era) with JD2 and Ringrose off form, Huw Jones somewhat still in the wilderness and North and Tuilagi injured it's not like there are many oth...
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

The more I think about it, the more those centre selections look like a crime against rugby.

Aki and Harris over Slade and Ringrose?

That's bordering on apostasy :thumbdown:
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Players who'll be on the "How the fudge were they ever Lions?" list in a decade's time:

- Ali Price
- Chris Harris
- Bundee Aki
- Jack Conan
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

nabanoba wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:50 pm Looks weak.

Seriously weak.
Really does.
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

No Sinckler is a big shock. I'm very meh on Hill and Simmonds. I also think taking Conan and Simmonds over Stander is just nonsense. Stander is done. Wise up. Jeez, I didn't even notice the omission of Sinckler. That is gob-smacking. Maybe blotted his copybook in 2017? Sinckler had a poor 6 nations...
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Willie Falloon wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:47 pm
grimoald wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:46 pm No Sinckler is a big shock.

I'm very meh on Hill and Simmonds.

I also think taking Conan and Simmonds over Stander is just nonsense.
Stander is done. Wise up.
Jeez, I didn't even notice the omission of Sinckler.

That is gob-smacking.

Maybe blotted his copybook in 2017?
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

11 English
10 Welsh
8 Scots (ludicrous)
8 Irish
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

That is one ropey looking squad.

Biggest scandal is the omission of Slade :thumbdown:
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 571
Views: 26741

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Not sure AWJ will have the English players' respect after the way he threw Marler under a bus
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Battle of Jersey 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: The Battle of Jersey 2021

British spy allegedly apprehended behind the lines:

Image
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Battle of Jersey 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: The Battle of Jersey 2021

UPDATE: Jersey militiamen seen firing on French ships with muskets

https://twitter.com/ITVChannelTV/status ... 1317728257

:lol:
by MrDominator
Thu May 06, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Battle of Jersey 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 492

The Battle of Jersey 2021

The current state of play: https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/05/06/10/42645264-9548723-image-a-87_1620293426081.jpg Macron's future residence: https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/7/2018/12/221.-GettyImages-587491056-42db5de-e1567602520985.jpg?quality=90&resize=768,574 Come on, l...
by MrDominator
Tue May 04, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Not to alarm you at all, but China...
Replies: 82
Views: 4954

Re: Not to alarm you at all, but China...

I look forward to seeing how a certain poster is going to spin this into it somehow being Australia's fault. Why did Australia not offer to receive this rocket? It's a vastly under-populated country and there are huge swathes of the interior where the rocket could safely land without any problem at...
by MrDominator
Mon May 03, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10524

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

No they're more than capable. The problem is the changing of the guard. Toner, Fardy, Sexton etc all winding down. Baird is still raw Harry B is very inexperienced We're now in a rebuilding phase for the next season or two. EDIT: Cullen has a long term plan to get Leinster playing the same way at E...
by MrDominator
Mon May 03, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10524

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

Must be slightly gutting for Australians to see a player like Skelton bullying teams at the top level in Europe, they really can't afford to be losing forwards like him. Was like an 18 year old playing against the U12's at times, just a freak. The Australians couldn't get him fit or motivated. It t...
by MrDominator
Mon May 03, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10524

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

No they're more than capable. The problem is the changing of the guard. Toner, Fardy, Sexton etc all winding down. Baird is still raw Harry B is very inexperienced We're now in a rebuilding phase for the next season or two. EDIT: Cullen has a long term plan to get Leinster playing the same way at E...
by MrDominator
Mon May 03, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 3512

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

A war between Oz vs NZ would be a stalemate. Realistically NZ wouldn't try to invade Aust but an Oz invasion of NZ would be difficult because of the terrain. Māori would be an extremely tough nut to crack. With Chinese weapons and support in the hands of New Zealanders an Australian invasion would ...
by MrDominator
Sun May 02, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia desperate for a war with China
Replies: 140
Views: 3512

Re: Australia desperate for a war with China

I think Australia's pluck and fortitude in the face of relentless Chinese bullying is absolutely magnificent :thumbup:
by MrDominator
Sun May 02, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10524

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

Yet another Irish team genetically DOMINATED when it mattered most.

Too small, too skinny, too weak.

Genetically inferior since 1649 :thumbdown:
by MrDominator
Sat May 01, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overseas Australians could face jail for trying to come home
Replies: 347
Views: 8126

Re: Overseas Australians could face jail for trying to come home

Ah how I've missed the sweet smell of righteous paddies Irishsplaining Australia to Australians :thumbup:
by MrDominator
Sat May 01, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Extremist right-wing copper gets his just desserts...
Replies: 75
Views: 2910

Re: Extremist right-wing copper gets his just desserts...

Hang on, this lad has basically been jailed for having a knife-fighting manual and the Breivik manifesto? The "fraud" is the salary he earned as a copper? Nuts. By all means drum him out of the Met but jailing him for 4 years seems ludicrous when rapists get similar sentences. He has had the book t...