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by Magpie26
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales report Poite to World Rugby
Replies: 104
Views: 3134

Re: Wales report Poite to World Rugby

Suck it up. Did Wales want to report him after the disgraceful actions in the 3rd ABs - Lions test in 2017? No, they probably revelled in it. Can’t have it both ways... WTF are you whining about now? A match from over 3 years ago. Try and keep up ;) Poite in the 3rd test lions ABs - last call to de...
by Magpie26
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 348
Views: 6445

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Full credit to tubbyj for his effortless trolling on this thread. He's simply mentioned NZ played a very English style of game and they have absolutely leaped into the boat. Food for thought. :thumbup: Or maybe some of us watched England play yet another game where their forwards were dominant enou...
by Magpie26
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 348
Views: 6445

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

Not the complete performance but pretty much did what they needed to do. Took control of the set play, dominated the scrums, put plenty of pressure on Argentina, defended well and kept pretty focused so overall a lot better performance than last few games. Attack still not clicking properly, I still...
by Magpie26
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 5569

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

That scrum looks a bit creaky and the AB pack really only has two good carriers - I think this causes a lot of their problems actually. I might be very wrong, but I don't think we will see a blow out this weekend.
Phil Kearns 20 Oct. 2020
by Magpie26
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens confirms retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 1241

Re: Nigel Owens confirms retirement

The call he is most proud of came in the 2013 match against New Zealand in Dublin, Ireland were on course for a first ever victory against the All Blacks on what was Brian O’Driscoll’s last chance to beat them when Owens awarded a penalty against the Irish pack for going off their feet. There were ...
by Magpie26
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17807
Views: 404578

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Listen to this heavenly statement from President elect Biden. He even had the good grace to refer to Ireland’s ‘Taoiseach’ and not using the term PM which some international news channels prefer to use. https://twitter.com/skynews/status/1331364877064138757?s=21 No border must occur on the Island o...
by Magpie26
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17807
Views: 404578

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Listen to this heavenly statement from President elect Biden. He even had the good grace to refer to Ireland’s ‘Taoiseach’ and not using the term PM which some international news channels prefer to use. https://twitter.com/skynews/status/1331364877064138757?s=21 No border must occur on the Island o...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Samsung actively killing off it's old phones
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Samsung actively killing off it's old phones

No, updated my S7 last night and it works fine.
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Mitre10 First XV
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: NZ Mitre10 First XV

I don't normally have the time to watch the Mitre10, but thanks to Covid I was able to watch a lot of it this year. Here's my stab at a first XV, with other players considered in brackets. These would be the next off the rank for the under-performing ABs, and who should feature in Super next year. ...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 19485

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

Yer Man wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:34 pm
This is a corker from Ryan to concede a kickable pen :lol:

Image
That's only 4/10 on the Spies scale, but still fecking embarrassing
Yep, needs more height on entry.
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The pick & go - is this illegal/dangerous?
Replies: 29
Views: 1202

Re: The pick & go - is this illegal/dangerous?

The following was a clarification requested by NZRu. In all cases the players pre-bind, and this is not remarked upon at all by the designated members. i.e. it must be legal? Interestingly, if you bind onto either player, rather than tackle the legs of the ball carrier, you form a maul and can be p...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby
Replies: 96
Views: 3513

Re: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby

where France leads, MDA Clarke follows :thumbup: . Vakatawa actually failed his first attempt at becoming a French citizen. Different countries have different requirements for becoming a citizen so it would hardly be a consistent approach. How does one become an English citizen by the way? Jump in ...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby
Replies: 96
Views: 3513

Re: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby

.....but I would add a requirement that you become a citizen of the country you wish to represent. where France leads, MDA Clarke follows :thumbup: . Vakatawa actually failed his first attempt at becoming a French citizen. Different countries have different requirements for becoming a citizen so it...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 19485

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

:shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: Torpedoing over the ruck into nothing :lol: Billy was in the ruck in my book and pulled out after Ryan launched. He also brushed off his shoulder as he went in. Not a penalty for me under the current insane breakdown laws. You can't go in off your feet. He flies ov...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby
Replies: 96
Views: 3513

Re: Are Ireland a symbol of all that's wrong with International Rugby

.....but I would add a requirement that you become a citizen of the country you wish to represent. where France leads, MDA Clarke follows :thumbup: . Vakatawa actually failed his first attempt at becoming a French citizen. Different countries have different requirements for becoming a citizen so it...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England employing cutting edge Liverpool FC metrics
Replies: 25
Views: 923

Re: England employing cutting edge Liverpool FC metrics

Jones met with the Liverpool director of research, Ian Graham, to discuss transitional play – moving from attack to defence and vice versa – with a particular emphasis on what players do off the ball. Its almost like Eddie wasn't paying attention when his teams were playing against the ABs and the ...
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87442
Views: 4414121

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Might be a bit off track but I see the Premiership has been given a £59m emergency loan.
Much needed for sure but how on earth do they see being able to pay it off?

RFU got £44m but at least they have a way to make a reasonable amount of money (even if they are not that great at managing it).
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian Special Air Services Regiment
Replies: 130
Views: 3526

Re: Australian Special Air Services Regiment

Too extreme for even the yanks... 'We're not going to work with those f***ing guys' A member of 2nd Commando's Oscar platoon who served on that deployment has confirmed that the Americans were unhappy with the conduct of some of his comrades. "Our platoon commander pulled our platoon together and s...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

Yes, the personal abuse is now really highlighting how secure you are iambirman and good old Irish Craig :lol: That shithole town actually had / has top ten standard of living index or gdp (I genuinely forget which) - so you are factually wrong again here. You’ve really not had a good day on here t...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

Yes, the personal abuse is now really highlighting how secure you are iambirman and good old Irish Craig :lol: That shithole town actually had / has top ten standard of living index or gdp (I genuinely forget which) - so you are factually wrong again here. You’ve really not had a good day on here t...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

For the record, as somebody who visited and doesn't know Dublin well on the same trip, we didn't rate the food in Dublin as particularly good either. Probably better than London for similar type establishments, but not great. Dublin is also my partners least favourite city in Europe, and the one sh...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Wallabies ever win a 3rd Rugby World Cup?
Replies: 44
Views: 901

Re: Will the Wallabies ever win a 3rd Rugby World Cup?

The European nations seem to be improving. It is where the professional future of Rugby lies (all the money is there). Australian Rugby has been on the decline for a while, notwithstanding a couple of decent results against the now mediocre All Blacks, will we see them lift the trophy again? What d...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

The worst food in the world is in France. It is generally awful, unless you pay a fortune. No it's not and no you really don't have to Missing the trip I had planned now. Reims one night early feed at Le builigrin , on to Beaune, pickers lunch one day, Cote de Bouef blow out last night. Good lord, ...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

The most disappointing thing about UK cuisine for me is that for an island nation, we don't really eat a lot of fish. We don't tend to eat much freshwater fish either. Probably my biggest complaint too, though not the greatest fan of freshwater fish. The difference in variety I find at fish counter...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

The most disappointing thing about UK cuisine for me is that for an island nation, we don't really eat a lot of fish. We don't tend to eat much freshwater fish either. Probably my biggest complaint too, though not the greatest fan of freshwater fish. The difference in variety I find at fish counter...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Scares the Boks...
Replies: 144
Views: 2975

Re: What Scares the Boks...

So, how have Ireland done in the RWC? Based on the expectations of Aus, SA, NZ or Arg, they've been absolutely abysmal. However, based on the much lower expectations of a 6N country their results have been: 1999 - atrocious 2003 - below par 2007 - abysmal 2011 - reasonable 2015 - disappointing 2019...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

The most disappointing thing about UK cuisine for me is that for an island nation, we don't really eat a lot of fish. We don't tend to eat much freshwater fish either. Probably my biggest complaint too, though not the greatest fan of freshwater fish. The difference in variety I find at fish counter...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

iarmhiman wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:46 pm The only British food that's good is their BIR Indian food which is excellent.

I've never seen country as obsessed with sandwiches as the UK.
Try the States, they have about 10 different names for the bloody things.
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Scares the Boks...
Replies: 144
Views: 2975

Re: What Scares the Boks...

So, how have Ireland done in the RWC? Based on the expectations of Aus, SA, NZ or Arg, they've been absolutely abysmal. However, based on the much lower expectations of a 6N country their results have been: 1999 - atrocious 2003 - below par 2007 - abysmal 2011 - reasonable 2015 - disappointing 2019...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

https://twitter.com/SlimyQuagsire/status/1198320201793753089 I've had everything in the top 2 levels, and it was all delicious. The bottom row looks shit though, of course Wouldn't the more obvious explanation be that a country's cuisine fits its climate? Seems pretty obvious to me. Five of the bot...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4528

Re: Why British food is terrible

Fruit and Nutt wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:44 pm What I can’t forgive is the Italians who came to Ireland in the 70’s and instead of bringing over some of their fantastic cuisine they decided to open up chip shops


I'm sure they tried but selling spuds to the Irish is much easier than selling pasta to them.
:lol: That is very good.
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th
Replies: 151
Views: 10960

Re: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th

Post rwc rankings are a bit of a joke The reality is that all the top 3 sides lost to each other in the rwc and the saffas didn’t have the balls to turn up for the championship If a coach said "No" to 300 mil and "Yes" for his player's welfare and you call such a quality decision which will improve...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th
Replies: 151
Views: 10960

Re: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th

Won't take much for Wales to drop out of the top 10.
by Magpie26
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 366
Views: 6629

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

Just watched it again NZ came very close twice to scoring near the end Bad pass from the replacement number 8 after a good run off the base and that knock on by Ioane It's amazing how good they are at getting into try scoring positions from nothing compared to other teams Could have won but Argies ...
by Magpie26
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should more teams integrate quotas like SA?
Replies: 44
Views: 991

Re: Should more teams integrate quotas like SA?

MrDominator wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:08 pm I'd loved to see how this would work in Scotland. I suspect they'd have to improvise.

5 Heroin addicts
3 Deep fried mars bar addicts
3 Glaswegian tenement dwellers
2 Edinburgh private schoolboys
1 English poach
1 Borders farmer
Take a break, you are way off your game at the moment.
by Magpie26
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks. Just a slump? Or...
Replies: 84
Views: 2791

Re: All Blacks. Just a slump? Or...

It looks like reality is dawning in New Zealand. Here's Richard Knowler: Thankfully, the All Blacks never had to meet England in London. That game, as part of the northern tour, was canned because of the pandemic. Imagine the damage an England team coached by Eddie Jones could inflict if they playe...
by Magpie26
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should more teams integrate quotas like SA?
Replies: 44
Views: 991

Re: Should more teams integrate quotas like SA?

Why did their used to be so few Maori playing rugby for New Zealand. Did they not take the game seriously or something What period are you talking about? He might be referring to 1928, 1949, 1965? https://youtu.be/htCTWZqCMhQ?t=13 Literally the first All Black you see in that clip is Maori. Anon is...
by Magpie26
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Wallabies ever win a 3rd Rugby World Cup?
Replies: 44
Views: 901

Re: Will the Wallabies ever win a 3rd Rugby World Cup?

mr bungle wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:13 am Yes.

They could lose to NZ and beat Namibia, Italy, Canada, Japan, Wales & England.
:lol:
by Magpie26
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should more teams integrate quotas like SA?
Replies: 44
Views: 991

Re: Should more teams integrate quotas like SA?

UncleFB wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:36 am
Jay Cee Gee wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:35 am
Anonymous 1 wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:16 am
Why did their used to be so few Maori playing rugby for New Zealand. Did they not take the game seriously or something
What period are you talking about?
He might be referring to 1928, 1949, 1965?
Ouch.
by Magpie26
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Scares the Boks...
Replies: 144
Views: 2975

Re: What Scares the Boks...

Here's an interesting stat my boets. NZ v SA head to head. Played: 99 NZ wins: 59 SA wins: 36 Drawn: 4 Pretty clear who the dominant side is. So what you are saying is that if the ABs and the Boks play each other twice a year for the next 10 years and incredibly the Boks win every single game, they...