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by Magpie26
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DuPont's "average" performance against the ABs according to some French posters....
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: DuPont's "average" performance against the ABs according to some French posters....

He is lucky Le Garrec is injured. He would have been on the bench for the 6N. Is he a serious challenger, and is he the real deal Dupont - Couilloud - Lucu - Serin and Le Garec... and don't forget young Leo Colly. We have insane depth at 9 even if Dupont is head and shoulders above the rest. As lon...
by Magpie26
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL
Replies: 160
Views: 5278

Re: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL

Good to see and hear that there are still certain Westminster types that actually look at facts and propose realistic solutions rather than the weapons grade bullshît released by BoZo and his cronies or the right-wing media. https://twitter.com/natalieben/status/1464262672699043850 :thumbup: He's i...
by Magpie26
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How is the UK still a thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 3274

Re: How is the UK still a thing?

One of our good friends is Italian from North of Italy not far from the Austrian border. She said they speak a different dialect there and a lot of people struggle to understand Italian from South and vice versa. I was quite surprised to hear that. I think that is similar to what I have understood....
by Magpie26
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How is the UK still a thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 3274

Re: How is the UK still a thing?

AlanBengio wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:13 pm https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_Italy

For the ones interested
Cheers AB :thumbup:

Embarrassed to say that as someone who has spent a fair bit of time in Italy, I was almost totally unaware of the number of different languages :blush:
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL
Replies: 160
Views: 5278

Re: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL

What does Ireland do with regards taking in refugees? Does it take in the same percentage as other EU 'frontier countries' or 'by virtue of geography' does it just look on from the sidelines and 'tut tut' the British? Duff is on his own here tbf. Not much appetite here for taking in refugees, even ...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So Rob Kearney is retiring at the weekend
Replies: 39
Views: 2136

Re: So Rob Kearney is retiring at the weekend

Won't go down as the best fullback of all time, but in many respects is the best at the core role. If you had to pick a guy to catch a bomb for your life you'd pick him ahead of Cullen, Burke or Blanco. Well, yeah, but in terms of changing the game. Before Kearney, defending (or attacking with) the...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Larkham gone...
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Larkham gone...

Stephen Larkham will depart Munster Rugby at the end of the 2021/22 season. Larkham, who joined Munster as senior coach two years ago, is contracted to the province until the end of the season and was offered the opportunity to extend his time in Limerick. After careful consideration Larkham eventu...
by Magpie26
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The gap between the North and the South
Replies: 265
Views: 10985

Re: The gap between the North and the South

I can't help but feel the interpretation of the laws are a bit different in the NH. Here the French winger joins a maul from the side in front of the referee then moves to the front of the maul, detaches from it and grabs hold of the All Black 12 Quinn Tupaea who is not part of the maul to clear th...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'm looking for a zero contract at the moment. Trance the Migrant nicked it DAC. Sorry. You should ask for compensation in Vodafone's share in my opinion. There are more jobs in the UK than we know what to do with at the moment, but thanks. He's also not a migrant, he's a colonial cousin, part of t...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

danny_fitz wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:16 am
Magpie26 wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:56 am What's the latest on the fuel crises? Still as bad as ever I assume.
If you mean me having to pay over £90 to fill my tank then yes.
The same everywhere at the moment :(

Haven't heard about the queues at petrol stations for a while.
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

What's the latest on the fuel crises? Still as bad as ever I assume.
by Magpie26
Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v Land of the long white lockdown Official Match Thread
Replies: 2122
Views: 54525

Re: Ireland v Land of the long white lockdown Official Match Thread

Heart congrats, Ireland. Absolutely thoroughly deserved. Sexton has quite the record v NZ now. Don’t let any subsequent bored talk about NZ poor play put you off, there’ll be a shitload of dissection after this due to lots of unrest with combinations and tactics, but the Irish pressure was immense ...
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

As you say, one side is actually not implementing its part of the agreement. And the other has been too rigid from the start , exacerbating the situation. :roll: That's like saying you are unhappy with your newly stained wooden fence because the Ronseal you bought actually did what is says on the s...
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The threats of abandoning the treaty are all from the EU side. Continual extensions of not carrying out obligations that are signed off in the treaty ie not actually doing what was agreed, and the implications of doing nothing. As you say, one side is actually not implementing its part of the agree...
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brexit turns Europe's biggest fish market in Peterhead into 'ghost town' https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/brexit-turns-europes-biggest-fish-23346030?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar I'm sure that there are indeed issues with fisheries caused by Brexit but th...
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes
Replies: 171
Views: 4421

Re: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes

More than a century after 48 000 people died in concentration camps in what’s known as the South African War between 1899 and 1902 – or the Anglo-Boer War – the events of that period are back in the headlines. The camps were established by the British as part of their military campaign against two ...
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes
Replies: 171
Views: 4421

Re: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes

HoratioThomas wrote: Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:36 pm Of course the hunter-gatherer San and nomadic pastoralist Khoekhoe may be seen as more indigenous.
You think so :uhoh:
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brussels promises ‘no cliff edge’ over EU banks’ access to UK clearing Financial services commissioner says there will be no ‘sudden twists and turns’ over licence https://www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/brussels-promises-no-cliff-edge-over-eu-banks-access-to-uk-clearing-1.4703461 *I...
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes
Replies: 171
Views: 4421

Re: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes

35 years earlier the British Army marched into Zululand and slaughtered thousands of men armed only with spears. I am appalled that the young Anzacs and British soldiers were sacrificed for those pompous imperialists. Maybe you should brush up on the history of the Zulu before deciding one side was...
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v Land of the long white lockdown Official Match Thread
Replies: 2122
Views: 54525

Re: Ireland v Land of the long white lockdown Official Match Thread

Doubt if many 10s have a better record fullstop, outside of Oz and possibly SA. Early 2000s Wilkinson? Barry John? Early 1900s Welsh ones? Dan Carter? Never beaten the All Blacks as far as I'm aware. 0% win record. Fake GOAT. Never proven himself against the best. :lol: :shock: I assumed Magpie mea...
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes
Replies: 171
Views: 4421

Re: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes

35 years earlier the British Army marched into Zululand and slaughtered thousands of men armed only with spears. I am appalled that the young Anzacs and British soldiers were sacrificed for those pompous imperialists. Maybe you should brush up on the history of the Zulu before deciding one side was...
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Not going to happen but again its interesting to see how money focuses minds....

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by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes
Replies: 171
Views: 4421

Re: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes

35 years earlier the British Army marched into Zululand and slaughtered thousands of men armed only with spears. I am appalled that the young Anzacs and British soldiers were sacrificed for those pompous imperialists. Maybe you should brush up on the history of the Zulu before deciding one side was...
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Seems money talks EU forced to hand London a lucrative post-Brexit boost Brussels has been forced to extend London's lucrative euro clearing rights in a post-Brexit boost for the City as it seeks to protect its role as a global hub. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/eu-forced-to-hand-london-a-lu...
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v Land of the long white lockdown Official Match Thread
Replies: 2122
Views: 54525

Re: Ireland v Land of the long white lockdown Official Match Thread

Luckycharmer wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:32 pm Since 2016 Sexton has 6 test starts against the ALL Blacks his record is 3 wins 1 draw and 2 losses. Doubt many/any outhalfs have a better record than that against the All Blacks in last 5 years.
Doubt if many 10s have a better record fullstop, outside of Oz and possibly SA.
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I think the bad feeling is more recent than that. You ask any Irish person who lived in England up until the begining of the 90s and it wasn't a pleasant experience . Some blame a certain terrorist group that shall remain unnamed but it was before that anyway. Wasn't just us though. The Pakistanis ...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

What history of EU occupation, slavery and subjugation is there in the UK? Not Uk, but Germany did a decent job last century , France the century before that, Italy Belgium etc had a few goes at it as well. Or is it only Ireland that’s allowed to get upset about other countries OST misdeeds ? I thi...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Ireland blaming & history = fine and long enough to matter Uk blaming & Eu history of occupation, slavery and subjugation = not fine and not long enough to matter We get it I will stop making those jokes when you stop bumming young catholic boys as a national pastime / rise to the craig Irish givin...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Trade deal will be dead Trance. Going to be WTO which Johnson and his sycophants wanted all along. Also the EU are not scared. They're exhausted with this. EU can easily protect the single market by cutting both Ireland and UK off . That would be a disaster for us and is why we're working our arses...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Good old delusional Cammy :lol: It's obvious EU are scared of UK invoking article 16. UK clearly think that the current system aren't working and damaging trade between Britain and NI and it has reached the threshold required for article 16. EU can't immediately retaliate either. It needs to go to ...
by Magpie26
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France - Argentina thread (6 November)
Replies: 256
Views: 5563

Re: France - Argentina thread (6 November)

Now that was a proper physical test match, really enjoyed it! France started to put together some pretty good attacking moves later in the game but wow the physicality Argentina brought was mightily impressive. I get the hype about Dupont, he can certainly do some very special things but he really n...
by Magpie26
Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby
Replies: 47
Views: 1804

Re: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby

How did the South American Jaguars attain test status? He scored 8 tries against them in 6 games. Also 1 try in 4 Cavaliers games. So in reality he scored 10 tries in 14 tests. Which TBH is still a very very good strike rate for a centre. It is, but you really need more tests for a true comparison....
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby
Replies: 47
Views: 1804

Re: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby

run out of gas - how many years was it since the ABs had played at the altitude of Johannesberg? You're looking for excuses Simple question.
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Northern Tour: Italy vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 6th Nov
Replies: 421
Views: 9836

Re: Northern Tour: Italy vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sat 6th Nov

ABs named. Mounga starting with dMac at the back. Same Cane is el capitano. ALL BLACKS: Damian McKenzie, Sevu Reece, Braydon Ennor, Quinn Tupaea, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Brad Weber; Hoskins Sotutu, Sam Cane (capt), Luke Jacobson, Josh Lord, Tupou Vaa’i, Tyrel Lomax, Dane Coles, George Bower....
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby
Replies: 47
Views: 1804

Re: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby

That is what the ABs also said of him in the 80s and then they had to play against the Springboks at Ellispark in 1992 when the Springboks were re-admitted to international rugby It was known as the return test There were all the intermatiomal stars playing for the ABs in Kirwan, Bunce,Tuigamala,Fo...
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby
Replies: 47
Views: 1804

Re: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby

That scoring rate for that time period (or any for that matter) is outstanding. Lets be honest, half of his try's came against 2nd string or invitational sides. Not to say he wasn't a fantastic player but the stats are a bit skewed in this time period. That is what the ABs also said of him in the 8...
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby
Replies: 47
Views: 1804

Re: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby

mr bungle wrote: Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:31 am How did the South American Jaguars attain test status? He scored 8 tries against them in 6 games. Also 1 try in 4 Cavaliers games. So in reality he scored 10 tries in 14 tests.
Which TBH is still a very very good strike rate for a centre.
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby
Replies: 47
Views: 1804

Re: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby

Danie Gerber = GOAT That scoring rate for that time period (or any for that matter) is outstanding. Lets be honest, half of his try's came against 2nd string or invitational sides. Not to say he wasn't a fantastic player but the stats are a bit skewed in this time period. That is what the ABs also ...
by Magpie26
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby
Replies: 47
Views: 1804

Re: Most tries per test - Springbok Rugby

LandOTurk wrote: Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:05 pm
BokJock wrote: Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:29 pm Danie Gerber = GOAT
That scoring rate for that time period (or any for that matter) is outstanding.
Lets be honest, half of his try's came against 2nd string or invitational sides.
Not to say he wasn't a fantastic player but the stats are a bit skewed in this time period.
by Magpie26
Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34100
Views: 1045857

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Fortunately there are some sensible people in the EU: More than 1,000 universities and 50 academies of science across Europe have called on the EU to “immediately” finalise the UK’s membership of its flagship £80bn research programme and end the 10-month delay to the ratification process. https://w...