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by Magpie26
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88458
Views: 4571525

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

How was the offside call ever offside? SH has the ball in his hands and has taken a step...it's not even good timing from itoje. It just a tackle.... I think he just did not retreat far enough. ProbTably the issue is there is a Welsh player and an English player stretched out, taking the offside li...
by Magpie26
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88458
Views: 4571525

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

There could be something in this, but there's little to no point worry about it before sorting the discipline out and seeing where that leaves us. England looked okay on attack when not giving away penalties Itoje sort out lineout infringements. The rest of it I have no problem and feel he was unlu...
by Magpie26
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88458
Views: 4571525

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

With the ability of modern defenders you rarely run over them Any longer. Billy gets chopped on the spot. Need to bring the offloads back in. We'd soon get defenders going on high on our carriers if they started offloaded again. Argh! How have we fallen back to 2018?! There could be something in th...
by Magpie26
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 928
Views: 23403

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

jdogscoop wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:10 am 60 points scored? Pah. Basketball rugby. Worthless.
For a game that had 60 plus points scored in it, it was terrible to watch :(
by Magpie26
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When is a knock on, in slo mo not a knock on?
Replies: 118
Views: 3704

Re: When is a knock on, in slo mo not a knock on?

Out of interest, how is a kick from hand not a knock on then?

You deliberately release the ball forward out of the hand, meaning it is not in control and then you kick it.

Is there something in the laws the specifically allows this?
by Magpie26
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 4105

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

As was I. Very quiet bus trip back to London. :( It should have been Dusautoir. No sympathy for Dusatior TBH, he got player of the year when he wasn't even close to Kaino's level in 2011, except in the final where he was good - but his performance gets better every year since in that way that time ...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is mispronouncing Pasifika names offensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 3108

Re: Is mispronouncing Pasifika names offensive?

JamesJames wrote: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:15 pm Oh please! No overseas commentators can pronounce Yaw Penxe, Francois Houghaard or Danie Gerber, Kagiso Rabada. This dude is a knob and a precious one at that.
South Africans do a pretty decent job of butchering the pronunciation of French / German / Dutch origin names.
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88458
Views: 4571525

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Its hard to see that Eddie would have a better chance to experiment more with the team than this 6N. Lets face it, its going to be disjointed (again) and the interest level is not where it normally is so I think the public would be pretty accepting if a few games were lost, especially if there was s...
by Magpie26
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So, who has booked a holiday in 2021 ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1452

Re: So, who has booked a holiday in 2021 ?

The villa in Spain is reserved for September :thumbup:
by Magpie26
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 4105

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

Me in 2003: "At last, England have a world class FH - one of the all time greats who has just set the bar for YEARS to come" Dan Carter in 2005: "Hi." Almost certainly the best FH of all time. Probably the best back of all time. And the only reason he's not considered as probably the best player of...
by Magpie26
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 4105

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

Man of the match over Dusautoir? Could be wrong but I was there and I’m pretty sure he won MoM As was I. Very quiet bus trip back to London. :( It should have been Dusautoir. No sympathy for Dusatior TBH, he got player of the year when he wasn't even close to Kaino's level in 2011, except in the fi...
by Magpie26
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 4105

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

Me in 2003: "At last, England have a world class FH - one of the all time greats who has just set the bar for YEARS to come" Dan Carter in 2005: "Hi." Almost certainly the best FH of all time. Probably the best back of all time. And the only reason he's not considered as probably the best player of...
by Magpie26
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winging it: Louis Rees-Zammit vs Caleb Clarke
Replies: 23
Views: 1318

Re: Winging it: Louis Rees-Zammit vs Caleb Clarke

LRZ's defence is pretty solid as is I was thinking more of attack and robustness when coming off his wing. Despite Eddie Jones May has a phenomenal record https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxPIrUnDEkY He really is a serious threat on the wing. Got to give the guy a lot of credit, I never really thoug...
by Magpie26
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winging it: Louis Rees-Zammit vs Caleb Clarke
Replies: 23
Views: 1318

Re: Winging it: Louis Rees-Zammit vs Caleb Clarke

P in VG wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:50 pm LRZ's defence is pretty solid as is
According to the stats mentioned he has made 33 tackles and missed 7, so ok ish.
by Magpie26
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winging it: Louis Rees-Zammit vs Caleb Clarke
Replies: 23
Views: 1318

Re: Winging it: Louis Rees-Zammit vs Caleb Clarke

Always like this guys analysis :thumbup:

I don't think either of these wingers would fancy coming up against the other in a bit of space.
Clark is not going to catch L R-Z and L R-Z is not going to stop Clark.
by Magpie26
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby
Replies: 126
Views: 4105

Re: Dan Carter retires from pro-Rugby

By far and away the most complete 10 I have ever seen play the game. Had it all, pace, vision, great step, killer fend, totally calm under pressure, excellent tackler and the complete kicking game. You can pick out other 10s who had better parts to their game but if you put all those other 10s best ...
by Magpie26
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88458
Views: 4571525

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Well I made an effort to sit down and watch a few games this weekend....and so far I wish I hadn't bothered x( Bath Gloucester was terrible, the skill level on display for professional players was appalling though I have to admit there is more to L R-Z than just out and out speed, thought the young...
by Magpie26
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88458
Views: 4571525

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Well I made an effort to sit down and watch a few games this weekend....and so far I wish I hadn't bothered x( Bath Gloucester was terrible, the skill level on display for professional players was appalling though I have to admit there is more to L R-Z than just out and out speed, thought the young ...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best and worst World Cup winning XV
Replies: 89
Views: 2884

Re: Best and worst World Cup winning XV

I think Joost would almost be universally chosen at 9 by majority of fans worldwide. And those choosing anyone else would be picking FdP. I didn't pick him, but I completely forgot about FDP, but there's really not much between Joost, FDP, the two Aussies and Smith. I wouldn't have an issue with an...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25912
Views: 630650

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Hardly I go days without coming near this shitshow. You losers post about it during 6 Nations games. :lol: There'd be no need if your media stopped spouting the EUs propaganda every day, and the swarm didn't think it was gospel. You’re the Fox News audience (boo boo). We’re the CNN news audience. A...
by Magpie26
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25912
Views: 630650

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Northern Ireland ports seem to be doing fairly well, I thought it was all doom and gloom for them?

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news ... 02338.html
by Magpie26
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best and worst World Cup winning XV
Replies: 89
Views: 2884

Re: Best and worst World Cup winning XV

1) Os du Randt
2) Sean Fitz
3) Phil Vickery
4) Brodie Retalick
5) John Eales
6) Richard Hill
7) McCaw
8.) Kieran Read
9) Fourie du Preez
10) Dan Carter
11) Campese
12) Horan
13) Conrad Smith
14) John Kirwan
15) Ben Smith

a couple of 'justs' in there and definitely not the best combinations.
by Magpie26
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 129
Views: 4378

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

If interested here is a youtube video from a guy I quite like watching, about Market Garden and who was to 'blame' and some of the revisions involved after the fact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3p6uWW19U Seen a fair few of his videos. Some of the long form documentary style pieces he does are...
by Magpie26
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 129
Views: 4378

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

If interested here is a youtube video from a guy I quite like watching, about Market Garden and who was to 'blame' and some of the revisions involved after the fact.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws3p6uWW19U
by Magpie26
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7036

Re: That Jonny May try

A number of these tries should also have been disallowed, clearly. A lot of jumping for the line to avoid tackles from the 4th one on. https://youtu.be/jbzpJTdsgsA Obviously none of them were high profile enough to warrant that kind of outrage and attention May's try is getting. Thats probably the ...
by Magpie26
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 7052

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

England deserve the win but the incompetent officials have allowed the big score gap. They were shocking. Italy got plenty out of the ref who I actually thought fared well overall. I think there were plenty of questions over a number of the trys, very surprised they weren't revised further. I doubt...
by Magpie26
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15285

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Good win for France in the road, without really hitting their straps. A decent pass from Dupont and France would have been looking fairly comfortable. Thought Lowe was going to get there for the try, he is a bit of a handful in contact but Dulin did very well. Pretty poor performance by a ref I real...
by Magpie26
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190400

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

It has been many many years since I saw an America’s Cup race. Turned on the telly and saw this mornings race. Christ almighty those boats have changed from my day. I remember when a winged keel was controversial. Yep, it's sailing Jim, but not as we know it. Pretty decent wins by LR today. Ineos a...
by Magpie26
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7036

Re: That Jonny May try

It's a tough one, players obviously dive to score trys but for me that was more of a jump to avoid being tackled and it could have ended up very nasty for the tackler. What would have happened if the tackler had managed to grasp him while he was flying through the air and take him into touch......W...
by Magpie26
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7036

Re: That Jonny May try

nardol wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:25 pm dont ask players to tackle low if youre going to allow this
Fully agree :thumbup:
by Magpie26
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7036

Re: That Jonny May try

It's a tough one, players obviously dive to score trys but for me that was more of a jump to avoid being tackled and it could have ended up very nasty for the tackler. What would have happened if the tackler had managed to grasp him while he was flying through the air and take him into touch......Wo...
by Magpie26
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190400

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

ScarfaceClaw wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:45 am It has been many many years since I saw an America’s Cup race. Turned on the telly and saw this mornings race. Christ almighty those boats have changed from my day. I remember when a winged keel was controversial.
Yep, it's sailing Jim, but not as we know it.

Pretty decent wins by LR today.
by Magpie26
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 7052

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

6/10 performance. More energy and intent than last week but soooo many basic errors, especially with the backs passing. Daly and Youngs need a rest . Absolutely. Cowan-Dickey, Lawes and Sinkler very good in the forwards, Curry pretty meh, Itoje some very good but some poor as well. Nice to see the ...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What next for the European Union
Replies: 1045
Views: 16001

Re: What next for the European Union

What would be the right compromise? The problem is you have such glaring disparity between members and no re-balancing mechanism. COVID has just widened the gap even further. This is what I see as one of the big issues with the EU as well. I also see the principal of unanimity in a lot of the decis...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25912
Views: 630650

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/149610748_10157396710375834_8982845352003140039_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=mBQd_F5kHYsAX_eV0_r&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=b86b56ec5849ce2a581623c5736269fa&oe=6048CB4C Looking for Bimbo to tell me why we don't care. I'm sure there w...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25912
Views: 630650

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/149610748_10157396710375834_8982845352003140039_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=mBQd_F5kHYsAX_eV0_r&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=b86b56ec5849ce2a581623c5736269fa&oe=6048CB4C Looking for Bimbo to tell me why we don't care. I'm sure there w...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What next for the European Union
Replies: 1045
Views: 16001

Re: What next for the European Union

Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU. Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece. But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news... I totally agree t...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What next for the European Union
Replies: 1045
Views: 16001

Re: What next for the European Union

Where are you getting this Turkey shit from ? There is as much chance of them joining the EU as there is you getting a sense of humour ! EU Commission It's funny how people can mis-interpret pretty basic language. https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/turkeys-eu-membership-bid-evapora...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What next for the European Union
Replies: 1045
Views: 16001

Re: What next for the European Union

Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU. Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece. But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news... I totally agree t...
by Magpie26
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What next for the European Union
Replies: 1045
Views: 16001

Re: What next for the European Union

Turkey is nowhere near joining the EU. Apart from not meeting the majority of criteria needed to obtain membership there are also currently very high levels of tension between Tukey and EU member state Greece. But hey let's not let facts get in the way of some good ol fake news... I totally agree t...