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by Puma
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 18th Sept
Replies: 96
Views: 2389

Re: Rugby Championship: Pumas vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 18th Sept

Kiwias wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:20 am The date in the otherwise-great OP is still showing 12 Sept.
He's corrected it now, but still lacks Buenos Aires' kickoff time. Clearly disrespectful.
by Puma
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11327

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

We're being demolished here. Possession stat should look around 70-30, and you just can't defend all time against these guys...
by Puma
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia
Replies: 562
Views: 11327

Re: RC2021 R3 New Zealand v Argentina - SUN SET 12 - 07:05 UTC - CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast - Australia

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-5GcSkXEAQ5pIa?format=jpg&name=900x900 Front row is a weak link in the pack, particularly the props. We might find ourselves giving away PKs all night come scrum time. I'd love to see how Muzzio does, he comes from French ProD2, where scrum is reputed as a refined art, ...
by Puma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2022 Super Rugby Pacific
Replies: 110
Views: 2829

Re: 2022 Super Rugby Pacific

Zakar wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:00 pm Thought about moving Argentina to the south Pacific?
With the way our economy is going right now, you could buy it and get it moved by a few quids.

Plus, you guys said you loved sunday morning matches with your vegemite toast.
by Puma
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2022 Super Rugby Pacific
Replies: 110
Views: 2829

Re: 2022 Super Rugby Pacific

Very happy with this overall. No more conference systems. No more 3 am kickoffs. No more SA referees. No more bringing the competition to a screeching halt in June. Fewer also-rans like the Kings and Cheetahs. Good riddance. I'd have a few minor quibbles with the structure, but by and large, it's a...
by Puma
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FRIZELL GONE!!!! (Australia implementing NZ no Dickhead policy)
Replies: 94
Views: 3609

Re: FRIZELL GONE!!!! (Australia implementing NZ no Dickhead policy)

Hows this for an epic photo. Springboks and Pumas on the same plane on the way to Australia https://preview.redd.it/cju2qfaaoqj71.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=ea9055d8c9056784d1a75bf1ce8f89356e68edb1 That’s a great photo. Looks like they are flying Jetstar all the way to Aus, the poor basta...
by Puma
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 100 Most Important Rugby players of all time
Replies: 114
Views: 3905

Re: 100 Most Important Rugby players of all time

Agustín Pichot and Hugo Porta.

Played huge roles to make rugby visible in a country (and probbly a continent) where it was only a minority thing.
by Puma
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's proportion of best 100 rugby players of all time
Replies: 299
Views: 7019

Re: Your country's proportion of best 100 rugby players of all time

Topo Rodriguez (Arg - Aus) should be in as a prop.

J.M. Hernandez as FB (not as FH)

Levula and Charron shouldn't be in the list.
by Puma
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Absolutely disgusting food.
Replies: 185
Views: 4656

Re: Absolutely disgusting food.

2. Bananas You haven't lived until you've tried a banana with dulce de leche (my translator says it "caramel sauce" but I'm not sure) on top. PS: THIS is dulce de leche https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTf-7hrjfOt2B2uXcDqb6GrMbJSBMFe6rLQS57zG9mhbs7hUT2wS-bYrIm2-XRl31qRld0&usqp=C...
by Puma
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Absolutely disgusting food.
Replies: 185
Views: 4656

Re: Absolutely disgusting food.

blindcider wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:40 am Andouillette
This one, I agree too.
by Puma
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Absolutely disgusting food.
Replies: 185
Views: 4656

Re: Absolutely disgusting food.

johnuknow wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:16 pmI do enjoy kidney although I agree with Joyce on the faint urine taste
A day marinating in milk will eliminate that.

One thing I can't stand is cauliflower.
by Puma
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What to do with a problem like Afghanistan?
Replies: 230
Views: 12311

Re: What to do with a problem like Afghanistan?

... As a few have said, they should have coordinated with UN peace keepers to help transition out. I'm afraid I disagree with you regarding the effectiveness of eventual UN peacekeepers against the Taliban. With the equipment and experience the regular contributing countries have, and ROEs they're ...
by Puma
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What to do with a problem like Afghanistan?
Replies: 230
Views: 12311

Re: What to do with a problem like Afghanistan?

... As a few have said, they should have coordinated with UN peace keepers to help transition out. I'm afraid I disagree with you regarding the effectiveness of eventual UN peacekeepers against the Taliban. With the equipment and experience the regular contributing countries have, and ROEs they're ...
by Puma
Fri Aug 13, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ‘bad’ film you can think of
Replies: 163
Views: 6308

Re: The greatest ‘bad’ film you can think of

Most of Jean Claude Van Damme's films Cyborg (1989) Kickboxer (1989) Lionheart (1990) Death Warrant (1990) Double Impact (1991) Universal Soldier (1992) Nowhere to Run (1993) Hard Target (1993) Timecop (1994) Street Fighter (1994) Sudden Death (1995) Tell you have not come home from the pub with a ...
by Puma
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC2021 R1 South Africa v Argentina - SAT AUG 14 16:05 GMT - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Replies: 186
Views: 9861

Re: RC2021 R1 South Africa v Argentina - SAT AUG 14 16:05 GMT - Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

We have a 37 years old test debutant on the bench. Carlos Muzzio, coming from a Pro D2 french club.

At least he's not a Santiago...
by Puma
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Hole in the Ozone Layer.
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: The Hole in the Ozone Layer.

Can some of the bored's experts tell us what the fuss was all about? It was obviously a well executed fake, just another climate change fraud, shirley? I lived in Ushuaia back in the mid 2000s, and you would get serious sunburns even in mid-winter, if you weren't careful enough... it was a real thi...
by Puma
Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - Decider - 7th August
Replies: 943
Views: 31009

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - Decider - 7th August

I tend to agree with the call.

When the ball hits the SA player, it is just ahead of the 10 m. line. When the Lions player touches it next, it is slightly behind that line.

Ball was lost by the SA player, but went backwards. No knock-on.
by Puma
Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Does reffing incompetence have any consequences?
Replies: 134
Views: 8987

Re: Does reffing incompetence have any consequences?

Look at NRL if you want to see ‘honesty in refereeing’ and it’s consequences Refs are dropped, refs are criticised. It’s fixed nothing. Because you can’t ‘fix’ it Let the fans have a whinge about the game, but do not ever allow anyone, even directors of rugby, to bring the game into disrepute, by a...
by Puma
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 3099
Views: 78344

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

JB1981 wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:23 am How does the Triathlon relay work? There are four in each team (looking at the NZ side) so they can’t be doing a leg each. Are they doing a triathlon each?
300 m. swimming, 8 km biking, 2 km racing by each competitor.
by Puma
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas squad for the Rugby Championship 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 868

Re: Los Pumas squad for the Rugby Championship 2021

That's a great looking squad Carfer, but it does look a little light in the 4 and 5 jerseys. If Lavanini's discipline deserts him they could struggle no? Kremer has been used several times as an option at lock, even starting. He started there, only to move to the back row a couple of years ago. It'...
by Puma
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Turned 36. Too old to start playing again?
Replies: 30
Views: 1130

Re: Turned 36. Too old to start playing again?

I've got a few mates who are still playing around 60, and I played rather regularly until I was 50, even if it was Golden Oldies rugby. So my first instinct would be to tell you to try it. But if you're going to play competitive rugby as a THP, just make sure to check your neck and spine beforehand ...
by Puma
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Attention refs: Couilloud's try vs McDermott.
Replies: 47
Views: 1195

Re: Attention refs: Couilloud's try vs McDermott.

...but don't see why there should be a distinction between someone with the ball and someone without. It's more a matter of whether the carrier's action is just the normal running action (keeping your carrying arm close to the chest for better protection of the ball) or an attempt to fend the tackl...
by Puma
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Attention refs: Couilloud's try vs McDermott.
Replies: 47
Views: 1195

Re: Attention refs: Couilloud's try vs McDermott.

This has been the subject of many questions on the main thread. Putting aside McDermott's appalling tackling technique, Couilloud appears to be carrying the ball under his left arm and leading with his right forearm into McDermott's face. Should the try have been disallowed, and Couilloud penalized...
by Puma
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should The Rugby Championship be called off?
Replies: 287
Views: 11043

Re: Should The Rugby Championship be called off?

Pumas have been in a "bubble" during their European tour, and I don't think are coming back to Argentina, with the restrictions on incoming travel. Most of the players play in Europe nowadays, and I belive the staff and the few remaining players will stay there until it's time to travel to Oz and qu...
by Puma
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: July Internationals 2021 - Argentina v Wales - Saturday 17 Jul 15:00 GMT
Replies: 61
Views: 2037

Re: July Internationals 2021 - Argentina v Wales - Saturday 17 Jul 15:00 GMT

Handling and backline were still poor in this 2nd half, but the pack kept the pressure on , and in the end it was hitting it up the fringes that won it this clearly. Discipline was hugely improved too, and that's (along with the dominant scrum) are the most important takes of this match IMHO. I miss...
by Puma
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: July Internationals 2021 - Argentina v Wales - Saturday 17 Jul 15:00 GMT
Replies: 61
Views: 2037

Re: July Internationals 2021 - Argentina v Wales - Saturday 17 Jul 15:00 GMT

Decent first half... should be up by a bit more with the forwards dominance we're having, but this backline is a bit disjointed and there have been too many handling errors. I hope both teams can keep up with the heath (commentary said it was above 30º C, which should be a couple more on the pitch u...
by Puma
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: July Internationals 2021 - Argentina v Wales - Saturday 17 Jul 15:00 GMT
Replies: 61
Views: 2037

Re: July Internationals 2021 - Argentina v Wales - Saturday 17 Jul 15:00 GMT

Pumas confirmed too: 1-Tetaz Chaparro 2-Montoya 3-Gómez Kodela 4-Petti 5-Kremer 6-Matera 7-Isa 8-Bruni 9-Cubelli 10-Sánchez 11-Moroni 12-De la Fuente 13-Chocobares 14-Delguy 15-Carreras (as Carfer had speculated) Reserves: 16-Bosch 17-Gigena 18-Medrano 19-Lavanini 20-Alemanno 21-Ezcurra 22-Miotti 23...
by Puma
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th
Replies: 119
Views: 3111

Re: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th

:shock: I thought Ledesma was widely respected all through the Argentine rugby community. He's certainly well respected in Australian rugby. He's unanimously considered a superb player (certainly amongst the top 3 hookers of all time, along with Creevy and Andrés Courreges (from the monster pack of...
by Puma
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th
Replies: 119
Views: 3111

Re: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th

How close to a full Pumas team was that? I'd say bar Imhoff, Alemanno and Boffelli, it was the best possible team. It feels they're playing well below their potential right now, with two possible causes IMHO: rustiness (they just got together a couple of days prior to the Romenia match, and it was ...
by Puma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th
Replies: 119
Views: 3111

Re: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th

I guess they have to do it by the letter or the law. But the only reason the tip tackle a few minutes latter was not carded is the referee didn't want to come across a card nazi I reckon. By the letter or the law that was a card too. You could hear the TMO stating twice that the Pumas player had la...
by Puma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th
Replies: 119
Views: 3111

Re: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th

Theflier wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:58 pm But by god Tomos is a magnificent player
I thought he deserved MOTM... changed the face of the Welsh team.
by Puma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th
Replies: 119
Views: 3111

Re: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th

Could've won it with a better kicking effort, could've lost it if Wales had used the spaces out wide better. I'd take not losing it with 14 onfield for 50 minutes... Too many mistakes both kicking and receiving kicks, and waaaaay too many free PKs given away, including that last one that almost cost...
by Puma
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th
Replies: 119
Views: 3111

Re: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th

Scrappy first half...

Red was clear, nothing to argue.

Hard to find anything interesting in both attacks, decent defenses and general lack of ideas.

Ref feels a little bit whistle happy... nearly 20 pens in a half that didn't feel to get going at any point.

Good drive for that Pumas try, though.
by Puma
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Question for the refs here: Cynical Play
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Question for the refs here: Cynical Play

Australia-France. France win the penalty few seconds before the end of normal time and kick the ball into touch. We are now in extra time and the French hooker gets ready to throw in. What should the ref decision be if at this point he doesn't throw straight but skew his throw toward his side to ma...
by Puma
Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2022 Super Rugby signings & recruitment
Replies: 62
Views: 1615

Re: 2022 Super Rugby signings & recruitment

Remember that Pablo Matera will be playing for the Crusaders...
by Puma
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th
Replies: 119
Views: 3111

Re: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th

Possible Pumas team (they're the ones who lined up for Tuesday's practice), to be confirmed today: Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, Julián Montoya, Francisco Gómez Kodela; Guido Petti, Matías Alemanno Facundo Isa, Pablo Matera, Rodrigo Bruni Tomás Cubelli Nicolás Sánchez Santiago Cordero, Jerónimo de la Fuent...
by Puma
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th
Replies: 119
Views: 3111

Los Pumas vs Wales - 1st test July 10th

Is there a thread already?

Welsh fans...?
by Puma
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs. Romenia
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Los Pumas vs. Romenia

Akkerman wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:02 pmthose shirts though x(
Nike has a proud history of f*cking up with the Pumas jersey...

They are the inventors of the diagonal stripes. :x :x :x

And the Romenian jersey was awful too.
by Puma
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs. Romenia
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Los Pumas vs. Romenia

Did you get to see any of the Wales/Canada game? I didn't manage to see Romania/Argentina so I'm not sure how Wales will fare. They didn't have much of an opposition today, no doubt Argentina will be a sterner test. No, I didn't. But LP today were rusty as hell... It doesn't bode well for next week...
by Puma
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Los Pumas vs. Romenia
Replies: 18
Views: 841

Re: Los Pumas vs. Romenia

Final score:

Romenia 17 - Los Pumas 24

It was a disjointed display, too many handling errors and not enough coordination.

It was won on individual class only, but if they play the same agaist Wales next week, they'll lose by 50.