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by Bouch's Best
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fire at Notre Dame
Replies: 482
Views: 13201

Notre Dame in Flames

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47937775

Disasters rarely hit as hard as this one.

A Billion euros to restore? You can always put right the basic structure, that's just a matter of time - but the artifacts and the sumptuous relics?

:((
by Bouch's Best
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24717
Views: 1114496

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

The gentlemen in the English Rugby Union's top league continue to behave like the Rugby League pirates did before Rugby Union got real and "went professional".

Gosh, wotta shock ….
by Bouch's Best
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24717
Views: 1114496

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Sounds dangerously like a good investment. Plenty of reasons to criticise, I'm not sure that is a good one. If we have these alternative revenue streams bringing in cash then the question is not how they make the money, but how they spend it. The good investment comments are fair enough, it is the ...
by Bouch's Best
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bellicose Boris bonkers Brexit bonanza....
Replies: 49490
Views: 1055494

Re: Weak weak weak. Craven and reckless......

John Major called the leavers "The Bastards" when he was PM.

That remains the case.

I was never going to vote to leave and I didn't.

Snag is that Wales voted to leave ….

Being a democrat is tough on times.
by Bouch's Best
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: And the 2019 6N Player of the Tournament is...
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: And the 2019 6N Player of the Tournament is...

AWJ is a special man and a special leader.

A great, great player.

:thumbup:
by Bouch's Best
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24717
Views: 1114496

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

So I see the merger is off (at least for next season) - the issue will still rumble - but hopefully will not come to a head until after we've won the World cup ;) Still makes you wonder how the Ospreys will sign any new players with this cloud hanging over them - can't see them being up to much nex...
by Bouch's Best
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeff's All New and Aggrandised Wales Ratings v Ireland
Replies: 65
Views: 3124

Re: Jeff's All New and Aggrandised Wales Ratings v Ireland

Good one Jeff, I've just broken through the golden haze and that made me enjoy the result even more. Moment of the match for me on the Ireland side was watching a Lions 10 throwing the ball in frustration as Ireland were pinged yet again. Moment of the match for Wales - an Irish wing being caught fr...
by Bouch's Best
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby Rankings - rankings for RWC pools
Replies: 72
Views: 3719

Re: World Rugby Rankings - rankings for RWC pools

Wales have beaten Ireland convincingly at our place and the Irish were so frustrated that it was laughable. "The best referee in the World" had all the answers - including admitting mistakes and putting them right. That was Saturday, now the preparation starts for the next big tournament. It would b...
by Bouch's Best
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Christchurch terrorist attack
Replies: 1981
Views: 56930

Re: Christchurch terrorist attack

I've just been for a walk around the park that took me by the Dean's Ave Mosque. It's still taped off and has a heavey armed police presence. There are lots of floral tributes there as well. Around trees, on the road, the footpath, along the police tape. Candles on the foot bridge. 100's of meters ...
by Bouch's Best
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431578
Views: 16016330

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The referee was voted the best last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOPnJpPBhn4

Or is it his mother?
by Bouch's Best
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11961
Views: 559002

Re: F1 Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47564762

Charlie Whiting has passed away.

Formula 1 is mourning. ALL of Formula 1 is in shock ...........

Horrible, horrible news.

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Bouch's Best
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales voted to LEAVE the EU
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Wales voted to LEAVE the EU

I've just checked the voting from last night - I'm a Labour man btw. The South Wales MPs around me voted as indicated below :- Vale of Glamorgan - Con - Supported the Government. Ogmore - Labour - Against Rhondda - Labour - Against Port Talbot - Labour - Against I was a stayer myself and voted accor...
by Bouch's Best
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeff's All New and Relieved Ratings v Scotland
Replies: 48
Views: 6019

Re: Jeff's All New and Relieved Ratings v Scotland

15. Liam Williams – His injury will be a concern as had we continued the second half where we eft off the first (i.e. attacking), he was on course for another MOTM display. 7/10 Hardly made a mistake and took a real battering - as you say he'll be needed for the last game and the opposition will be...
by Bouch's Best
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24717
Views: 1114496

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

That was a desperate Scotland aided by a desperate referee and we were damn lucky to win that game.

The two 9s on view for us were not international class yesterday. Should we look overseas?

That was almost the one that got away and the defence should get double money.
by Bouch's Best
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Scotland v Wales Official
Replies: 748
Views: 18042

Re: 6N Scotland v Wales Official

Scotland are due another good performance and Wales have to be very careful in the first half.

Given a good referee and accurate decisions from his assistants this game should be a cracker.

Wales by 15 points would be good.
by Bouch's Best
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ITALIA Vs CYMRU B- OFFICIAL Six Nations Match Thread KO16:45
Replies: 423
Views: 10107

Re: ITALIA Vs CYMRU - OFFICIAL Six Nations Match Thread KO16

Wales: Liam Williams; Jonah Holmes, Josh Adams; Jonathan Davies (capt), Owen Watkin, Dan Biggar, Aled Davies; Nicky Smith, Elliot Dee, Samson Lee, Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Aaron Wainwright, Thomas Young, Josh Navidi. Replacements: Ryan Elias, Wyn Jones, Dillon Lewis, Alun Wyn Jones, Ross Moriarty, Ga...
by Bouch's Best
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24717
Views: 1114496

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Peter Jackson is a man who isn't afraid to attack the WRU or its employees every day of his employment. He's going to be redundant once the Sospan mafia take their place in the halls of power. Quite what he'll do with himself after the World Cup is anyone's guess as he will have emptied his bucket o...
by Bouch's Best
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales you were wonderful
Replies: 20
Views: 1307

Re: Wales you were wonderful

Another thread hijacked ….

Jake, can you clean up the site a little?

Cheers mate

Happy New Year.

I'll drop in again later on.

:thumbup:
by Bouch's Best
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Indian Restaurants in Sydney?
Replies: 165
Views: 7206

Re: Australian Heatwave

Some exports from Australia :-

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s latest Resources and Energy Quarterly report said thermal and coking coal export values would reach $67 billion in total in 2018-19, slightly higher than iron ore's $61 billion in value.

Hmmm …..
by Bouch's Best
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John McCain GOOOOOOOONNNE
Replies: 80
Views: 4816

Re: John McCain GOOOOOOOONNNE

He was a man who stuck to his guns.

That's unusual in politicians - but not unheard of.

RIP Mr McCain.

Here's some information for those with some interest - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45312217
by Bouch's Best
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another court visit for Gordon Langkilde
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Another court visit for Gordon Langkilde

He's in court again today and we shall see what happens to him in due course.

The bloke is a long way from home and even further from playing again for a while.

:(
by Bouch's Best
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congratulations Geraint Thomas
Replies: 130
Views: 4711

Re: Congratulations Geraint Thomas

Yep, he's won Olympic golds and this latest success is tremendous.

Well done Geraint.

;-)
by Bouch's Best
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24717
Views: 1114496

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Frodder wrote:The last time he played 6 iirc was the 2007 RWC warm up game against the Saes. That went well :thumbup:
The side with 3 captains - what days they were.
by Bouch's Best
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11961
Views: 559002

Re: F1 Thread

handyman wrote:Hamilton again throwing his toys after losing the pit stop strategy.
Really? I missed that.

What did he say?
by Bouch's Best
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Defend the Australian cricket team here.
Replies: 1012
Views: 33379

Re: Defend the Australian cricket team here.

As I've said before, Australia will do anything, absolutely anything at all, to win. This latest pre-planned incident is worse than usual and they're too good against mediocre sides to need to cheat . Mind you, they came forward to confess as soon as they had been told that they'd been caught. Well...
by Bouch's Best
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 11961
Views: 559002

Re: F1 Thread

Is this what F1 has become. The software was wrong and caused Mercedes to not give Hamilton the information about a possible VSC. May as well have automated, self driving cars these days. It's turning into a bit of a joke. As I read, the computer told the Merc guys that Hamilton would have been in ...
by Bouch's Best
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Defend the Australian cricket team here.
Replies: 1012
Views: 33379

Re: Defend the Australian cricket team here.

As I've said before, Australia will do anything, absolutely anything at all, to win. This latest pre-planned incident is worse than usual and they're too good against mediocre sides to need to cheat. Mind you, they came forward to confess as soon as they had been told that they'd been caught. Well d...
by Bouch's Best
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Test Series - NZ Vs England -1st in the Pink - the 2nd in ..
Replies: 1387
Views: 49278

Re: First Test - NZ Vs England (Pretty in Pink)

Would have been most unjust if the weather had denied NZ that. Must have been great bowling, but England seem totally out of ideas on how to sort their problems at the moment with bat and ball. This pink ball is great, you can change it every 20 overs. Or when England get bowled out, whichever is t...
by Bouch's Best
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should the BBC pay John McEnroe £150k for two weeks work?
Replies: 93
Views: 3407

Re: Should the BBC pay John McEnroe £150k for two weeks work

Martina Navratilova tweeted a video clip about how McEnroe is paid 10 times the amount she is. For working two weeks at Wimbledon. https://twitter.com/BBCPanorama/status/975631205298245633 Forget the gender pay gap, who the hell thought that was good value for money? Especially using public money? ...
by Bouch's Best
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TMO cockups - to redress the balance
Replies: 29
Views: 2200

Re: TMO cockups - to redress the balance

We were very unlucky, byti. The massive blunder by the imported TMO was unbelievably blatant. Now that World Rugby have confirmed that the arse should have awarded the try, I'm expecting the announcement of his move upstairs to a senior post in Admin. The last one was put in charge of New Zealand's ...
by Bouch's Best
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Usain Bolt
Replies: 297
Views: 19620

Re: Usain Bolt

Akkerman wrote:So, about a week or so away from his predictable apotheosis in London, what is the bored's definitive opinion on the career of the most iconic athlete of our times ?
He seems to have a lot of energy between races as well - 6 lasses at a time ...

He doesn't need drugs either.

8)
by Bouch's Best
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: In defence of Rob Howley - 'Attack Coach'
Replies: 61
Views: 4838

Re: In defence of Rob Howley - 'Attack Coach'

Foxy has improved.

There is hope.
by Bouch's Best
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 25202

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

kovana wrote:
How many times has Dagg been the final defender to be bumped off by an opposition try scorer??
He stopped an early Lions try in the first test with a brilliant bit of work.

Are you saying that was a fluky tackle?

Damn.
by Bouch's Best
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: MOTM
Replies: 82
Views: 8439

Re: MOTM

Faletau was rated as 6th most influential player in the Lions team according to my boy. English paper, of course.

Looked pretty good to me, I must say - especially considering his opposition.
by Bouch's Best
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions SECOND TEST MATCH THREAD
Replies: 2622
Views: 98415

Re: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions SECOND TEST MATCH THREA

Enzedder wrote:
It is slow and hard mate. 5 hours on the table
All the best for a quick and complete recovery, Enz.

:thumbup:
by Bouch's Best
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peyper
Replies: 311
Views: 17208

Re: Peyper

Here you go. https://i.gyazo.com/e646d32a3450939a07fae09c6fa9ab7b.gif It's a two-man job and the second man lifted his legs didn't he? SBW had time to put his hand on the deck and the first tackler held onto SBW all the way down. We had a similar case in the last month and the Citing was thrown out...
by Bouch's Best
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peyper
Replies: 311
Views: 17208

Re: Peyper

Here you go. https://i.gyazo.com/e646d32a3450939a07fae09c6fa9ab7b.gif It's a two-man job and the second man lifted his legs didn't he? SBW had time to put his hand on the deck and the first tackler held onto SBW all the way down. We had a similar case in the last month and the Citing was thrown out.
by Bouch's Best
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Thinking of emigrating to NZ? Think again...
Replies: 148
Views: 5180

Re: Thinking of emigrating to NZ? Think again...

I've got about 6 mates from the UK who have all emigrated to NZ. Without exception, they all have better houses, lifestyle, etc than they had in London. The house prices in London are double the equivalent house price in Auckland. London is a series of ghettos with upgraded Victorian terraces/house...
by Bouch's Best
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dan Carter: "Bring bonus points into 6Ns"
Replies: 175
Views: 6407

Re: Dan Carter: "Bring bonus points into 6Ns"

Dan Carter has found his feet in France.

It's his gob he's having trouble with.

:shock:
by Bouch's Best
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 2984118

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Nope.

I like the EU and they need the UK as much as we need them.