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by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019: Wales V South Africa RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 1517
Views: 56417

Re: RWC 2019: Wales V South Africa RWC Semi Final Match Thr

Great work from the Boks Wales will have to chance their arm now.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019: Wales V South Africa RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 1517
Views: 56417

Re: RWC 2019: Wales V South Africa RWC Semi Final Match Thr

Dear God imagine if this shute wen to extra time.
The biggest mass Hara Kiri seems inevitable.
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Foster Out!
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Foster Out!

Can't really blame Foster.
We never really tried to win the gain line.

We even sometimes lose to Aus when we play like that.
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Comgrats England.
Replies: 149
Views: 5460

Re: Comgrats England.

Nothing but Admiration for the way England played.
ABs didn't turn up on defense like they did against Ireland.

But England actually run very good lines and make it hard to simply rush up on defense.
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Congratulations England fans. Well done, your team played brilliantly. I'm happy to suffer the taunts and mocking on this forum like we did back in 2007 over the incoming days, my team was well beaten tonight. That’s SH easy rugby for you. You’ll be hearing that for the next 4 years. :P Are you ass...
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Fantastic performance by England.
Itoje absolutely awesome.

Really crazy game plan by ABs.
Watched Aus fail after just throwing the ball around without trying to make ground up the middle.

So we repeated a losing plan.
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

All blacks conceded the forward battle right from the start, trying to play the wide game.
Has failed badly.
They need to actually use the forwards to make space.
Lots of time.
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Fantastic tackling fro England there.
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Wow, at last some spark.
Still time, if we are good enough.
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

All Black skills really letting them down today
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Need a f**king miracle here
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Jeez, we're fvcking lucky not to be down by more than 20
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

England forwards simply destroying the ABs can only hope they run out of steam.
We are barely making a dent ball in hand.
by merlin the happy pig
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 138007

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

Saw an article the other day saying that some British guy had invented a new electrolyte for Al-air batteries. Could be a game changer, but stiffly resisted by the motor industry who've invested in li ion tech no doubt. Ultimately I think Al-Air or Li-Air is the holy grail. Li-Air is supposed to be...
by merlin the happy pig
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1445
Views: 138007

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

Interesting that Dyson canned their planned electric car, stating that it wouldn't be commercially viable. A little worrying for those predicting a major shift away from ICE to motors. I think this mostly relates to how difficult it is to be profitable as a car manufacturer rather than the pros/con...
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kick passes
Replies: 33
Views: 2106

Re: Kick passes

I'm please to see the ABs have gone away from kicking it straight across field.
Used to piss me off royally when the winger caught it completely flat footed and giving the opposition the chance to run onto an intercept already at top speed.
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stephen Jones: All Blacks are mediocre
Replies: 42
Views: 4352

Re: Stephen Jones: All Blacks are mediocre

Seneca of the Night wrote:
fatcat wrote:How many followers do you have Seneca? Loser, ha ha.
Well, there is Santa, and Wilson's Toffee, and, um, well, at least I have excellent followers. 8)
The Best, most beautiful followers that Mexico can pay for :)
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 145
Views: 7927

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

It was completely cynical but didn’t seem to break any laws. He was certainly onside which was what he got yellow carded for. He also had his back to the ball runner, so it’s hard to argue he was attempting a tackle. A tenuous argument could be that by putting his body between the ball carrier and ...
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 145
Views: 7927

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

If the base of the posts is the equivalent of the tryline then it is not a "held up" ingoal situation. That means Todd's action is the equivalent of flopping down in the field of play in front of the tryline. Against the spirit of the game. Having goal post obstructing a player from getting under t...
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oct
Replies: 1557
Views: 50924

Re: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oc

I hope Japan can maintain and build off this result. It would be great to have more nations competing with the traditional powers How is that going to happen given they have no regular test matches against Tier 1 nations? There's a pretty obvious opportunity for both Japan and the All Blacks here. ...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 145
Views: 7927

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

Have you guys got that used to getting away with cynical play that you genuinely can't believe you get penalised? The dual standard on ref whingings is also laughable when anybody else does it it is classless and poor yet you alone as spiritual guardians get a free pass to behave like chops and dem...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nigel Owens yellow card
Replies: 145
Views: 7927

Re: Nigel Owens yellow card

Todd got injured here, in another totally legal and above board incident https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1185780423684608001/pu/vid/1280x720/cpDvvG7lhQXpqrmj.mp4?tag=10 fudge that, shades of BBBR's injury. :x Couple of weeks off for that bit of foul play. They'll miss him later in the tourname...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4045
Views: 151559

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Enzedder wrote:
pandion wrote:Who's likely to ref?

You know it will be Romain
You have a horrible filthy mouth :x
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

Both Wales and Ireland need to re-discover attacking rugby.
That was very laboured.

France snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
At least we got a glimpse of what they are capable of when their heads are in the right space.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales - Worst Semi Finalists ever?
Replies: 197
Views: 11075

Re: Wales - Worst Semi Finalists ever?

Cabbage wrote:Group with a no show Fiji and worst Aus in living memory.
Smashed by France until gifted victory by a red card and Peyper.
Worse than France 2011.
Cabbage, most limp vegetable ever?
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

Bizarre Medard kicking there. They simply have to gave the ball.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

Can't see Wales not taking this out now.
France really took the foot off the throat.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

SecretAgentMan wrote:
RuggaBugga wrote:Can't help but feel that Wales are lucky to only be 9 points down there. They've scrambled well in defence.
France should be 14 points ahead. Ntamack's hit the post twice from pretty straightforward kicks. Could prove costly.
Yeah, should get those at this level.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

France playing some petty flaky stuff now. Should have had another score.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

Yourmother wrote:Didn’t strike the head with force. Didn’t touch the head. Just a bit high around the neck.
Just a pen, as it was reffed in IRE v NZ yesterday.
Initial point of contact was the chin.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

How is it not red?
Different rules for quarterfinals?
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

Taranaki Snapper wrote:Had to pay ¥3000 to get in this bar but had to as the match was about to start...it's me and one young Kiwi lad...
Your type?
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

Real gas from Wainwright.
Superb stuff!
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20th
Replies: 1464
Views: 52803

Re: RWC QF: Wales Vs France Official Match Thread: Sunday 20

I just don't give a sh1t who wins this.
Which is fvcking marvellous, cause I can just enjoy it.

(C'mon Wales, surely this time)
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4464
Views: 123149

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct

UncleFB wrote:
Ted. wrote:
brat wrote:
comets wrote:BB was good but not PotM ..surely Ardie hands down...
I thought read was the motm


Read was marvelous, but yeah, Ardie.
Aaron Smith was by far our key player - easily MoTM.
The best game by Smith for years.
His kicking game was fantastic. His passing just his usual excellent standard.
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4464
Views: 123149

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct

What am I missing, How the fudge was that a penalty try? He deliberately obstructed the base of the goalpost to prevent the Irishman from touching the ball against that aforesaid base. I saw it in real time and had a chuckle. He did. It was quite cynical. But he didn’t break any of the rules in doi...
by merlin the happy pig
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4464
Views: 123149

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct

Statement games from Both the ABs and England.
Next week is going to be a ripper.

Ireland way below their best, but ABs vision, running lines, and skill far too good.