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by Beaver_Shark
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

It’s Carthy 2nd and Martin 3rd, but yeah, cat properly amongst the pigeons today. Having seen Ineos actually have to get a little creative to win the Giro, rather than just out-Watt everybody else, it’ll be interesting to see what JV do now with their backs against the wall. 30sec is not a lot of t...
by Beaver_Shark
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Unfortunately the Vuelta looks like a Jumbo procession so far. They just look so strong. Unless off course Carapaz pulls a Pogacar.. Well what do I know? Jumbo and Roglic were blown apart today in horrendous conditions. Carapaz in red, Dan Martin 2nd at 18sec, Hugh Carthy 3rd at 20sec and Roglic at...
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 2813

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Jonny Sexton
Mike Phillips
Juan De Jongh
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Unfortunately the Vuelta looks like a Jumbo procession so far. They just look so strong.

Unless off course Carapaz pulls a Pogacar..
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Cracking stage that. Dennis the MVP!
by Beaver_Shark
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Alaphilippe what have you done? :lol: :lol: Celebrates too early and Roglic wins LBL. Alaphilippe relegated to 5th for basically pushing Hirschi sideways & making Pojacar almost stop in the final run-in. Chapeau to Roglic - to put the disappointment of 2 weeks ago behind him & keep trying right to ...
by Beaver_Shark
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Alaphilippe what have you done? :lol: :lol:

Celebrates too early and Roglic wins LBL.
by Beaver_Shark
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Brilliant ride Alaphilippe!

World champion.
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

This is bonkers! Wow
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

OMG!
by Beaver_Shark
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Bora will probably hammer it from the word go and will probably distance Bennett anyway on that lumpy opening 40km. It might make better sense for him to try and save his legs.
by Beaver_Shark
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Simon Yates wins Tirreno-Adriatico by 17 seconds, and Geraint Thomas finishes 2nd.

I think G is looking pretty good for the Giro. There's also around 65KM of time trial and it will definitely suit the type of rider he is.
by Beaver_Shark
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Surely the most disappointing sight of the Tour so far is Quintana and Bernal dropped less than halfway up the Colombiere behind a peloton led by half the Jumbo Visma team. Bernal especially. Sure, WVA set a pretty mean tempo on that climb but you don't expect Bernal to be dropped before 3 of his d...
by Beaver_Shark
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Surely the most disappointing sight of the Tour so far is Quintana and Bernal dropped less than halfway up the Colombiere behind a peloton led by half the Jumbo Visma team. Bernal especially. Sure, WVA set a pretty mean tempo on that climb but you don't expect Bernal to be dropped before 3 of his d...
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Speaking of ITT, I heard the other day that Pogacar actually beat Roglic this year in the Slovenian championships.

So Bernal will have to make up a ton of time in the Alps on those two because they will eat him up in that ITT.

Pogacar's potential looks insane at this stage.
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Cracking win Andersen. Sunweb raced that stage absolutely beautifully! Bora (and to a lesser extent CCC) burnt their matches while distancing Bennett, and at the same time eliminated almost all Alaphilippe's teammates who were trying to get Bennett back. In the end Sunweb had 3-4 riders that could h...
by Beaver_Shark
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's best young players (24 and under)?
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Your country's best young players (24 and under)?

1. Simphiwe Matanzima (23) 2. Joseph Dweba (24) 3. Carlu Sadie (23) 4. Ruben Van Heerden (22) 5. Salman Moeerat (22) 6. James Venter (24) 7. Ernest Van Rhyn (22) 8. Juarno Augustus (22) 9. Herschel Jantjies (24) 10. Curwin Bosch (23) 11. Sbu Nkosi (24) 12. Damian Willemse (22) 13. Jeremy Ward (24) 1...
by Beaver_Shark
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

Boassen Haggen will win today. Sagan a good shout as well EBH's lead out man put him in front a tad too early and forced him into an early sprint. He looked like he really had the legs today, but VWE timed it much better. Cracking stage though. Bora and Ineos were exceptional I thought. Carapaz ver...
by Beaver_Shark
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

Boassen Haggen will win today. Sagan a good shout as well EBH's lead out man put him in front a tad too early and forced him into an early sprint. He looked like he really had the legs today, but VWE timed it much better. Cracking stage though. Bora and Ineos were exceptional I thought. Carapaz ver...
by Beaver_Shark
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

God I love these windy stages! Ineos caused carnage there.
by Beaver_Shark
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

Wout Van Aert's potential is unreal. This man will win so many races in the coming years
by Beaver_Shark
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

Jumbo flexed their muscles a bit there. VWA's pull up that mountain was crazy. Is there anything he can't do?

JA keeps yellow, and will probably keep it until the weekend.
by Beaver_Shark
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

Daft question. What is the point of Cousin being sent of ahead and riding most of this stage on his own. He’s going to be caught so what is he achieving? There was not much point, seeing that the only thing remaining were minor Mountains points and some sprint points. I suppose he just wanted his d...
by Beaver_Shark
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

That was some sprint by Ewan! Wow
by Beaver_Shark
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

An awful amount of falls today, a few of the favourites got caught, didn't they? Who could be the good prospects for tomorrow? Feels a bit early for a hard mountain stage... It wasn't that hard of a stage, big group with all the main favourites in it finished together. Alaf takes the stage and the ...
by Beaver_Shark
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

Cracking win there Alaphilippe! DQT executed that to perfection.
by Beaver_Shark
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2021 Lions Tour Fixtures
Replies: 79
Views: 3854

Re: 2021 Lions Tour Fixtures

Big Nipper wrote:
Beaver_Shark wrote:
handyman wrote:Any saffers going to the games?
I'd love to go to the FNB Stadium test. I've never watched rugby there.
I watched Nonu skin Smit at the buzzer in that fokken test
That was an absolute cracker of a test match, watching on TV. I believe McCaw had scored just before that Nonu try.
by Beaver_Shark
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

Kruiswijk confirmed out for Jumbo. He will be replaced by Amund Grøndahl Jansen.

Looks like he will have to target the Giro then.
by Beaver_Shark
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2021 Lions Tour Fixtures
Replies: 79
Views: 3854

Re: 2021 Lions Tour Fixtures

handyman wrote:Any saffers going to the games?
I'd love to go to the FNB Stadium test. I've never watched rugby there.
by Beaver_Shark
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Dumoulin has got one eye on the Giro I reckon... I think after Roglic's crash in the Dauphine, Dumoulin is on high alert for any sign of #1 cracking. You'd normally expect the 2IC to bury himself in service of the big boss, but I think Dumoulin will be under instructions to avoid going too deep unt...
by Beaver_Shark
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

Big Nipper wrote:
nuffsaid wrote:No Froome and no G.
What does the G stand for? Gear?
G = Geraint Thomas
by Beaver_Shark
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Froome & Thomas left out of Ineos TDF squad - bit surprised regards Thomas, but I guess he didn't show enough in the Dauphine + Sivakov appears to be in good form so will take his place Thomas to re-calibrate for a tilt at the Giro, Froome similarly for the Vuelta Can't say I'm too surprised. Froom...
by Beaver_Shark
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2020
Replies: 39
Views: 2102

Re: Tour de France 2020

The first week is quite lumpy, and even has a mountain-top finish as early as stage 4.

The favourites will emerge very quickly this year.
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Meanwhile in Lombardia I've just seen Evenepoel going over the edge of a bridge on a descent. :shock:

Looks very very serious. :((

https://twitter.com/msteeman/status/129 ... 75937?s=19

https://twitter.com/willwrite4cake/stat ... 90082?s=19
by Beaver_Shark
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Busy day at the Dauphine today. Bernal DNS due to a problem with his back. And then there was crash involving Kruiswijk and three Bora riders (including Buchmann), and they have all abandoned. Kruiswijk has dislocated his shoulder, so his participation in the Tour is in doubt. This weakens TJV a bit...
by Beaver_Shark
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I think Bennett’s been angling for some greater leadership role for a while, so he might get some freedom at one of the other GTs, but 2 of Roglic, Dumoulin and Kruiswijk are going to finish the Tour doing domestique work, and those guys may feel they deserve a title shot later in the season too. I...
by Beaver_Shark
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Jumbo Visma show strength at the tour de l'Ain. Todd will be a hell of a race and if Roglic is in good shape, he can take the win. It's a crazy team they've assembled for the mountains. So much strength! And they have Wout Van Aert who's in exceptional form to try and clean up the punchy stages. I ...
by Beaver_Shark
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3432
Views: 200001

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Jumbo Visma show strength at the tour de l'Ain. Todd will be a hell of a race and if Roglic is in good shape, he can take the win. It's a crazy team they've assembled for the mountains. So much strength! And they have Wout Van Aert who's in exceptional form to try and clean up the punchy stages. I ...
by Beaver_Shark
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 3063

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

Duane Vermeulen for me. I used to see a slow number 8 with limited skills early on in his career. I thought he'd never be more than a solid super rugby player.

Then out of the blue (for me at least), he was suddenly world class.
by Beaver_Shark
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27482
Views: 676044

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I'm getting reports that former junior bok and Supersport rugby Xhosa commentator Kaunda Ntunja has succumbed to Covid. :((