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by merlin the happy pig
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gary Lineker mocks THE HAKA!
Replies: 94
Views: 3949

Re: Gary Lineker mocks THE HAKA!

rugga. wrote:John Campbell sorted out Lineker, made him his little bitćh and had him delete the tweet.
Seriously? What a pussy.
If you think it looks stupid, stick to your guns.
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tindall's point on all these new safty tackle rules
Replies: 58
Views: 2668

Re: Tindall's point on all these new safty tackle rules

Reduce the number of subs to 3. One must be a prop who can play both sides. Players get more tired, gaps open, increasing the impact of quick skillful players over bulk. Massive collisions are reduced, game is better to watch. England consigned to the dustbin of history. Everybody who matters is hap...
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

USA worked their arses off for very little reward.
France have some wonderful skills but can't see them featuring at the pointy end of the tournament.
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

Real lack of vision, there by the lock.
Perhaps forgivable but missed a real opportunity.
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

Flametop wrote:Lots of forward passes being missed.
Short ones especially.
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

Flametop wrote:Lots of forward passes being missed.
Short ones especially.
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

France holding on a lot on the ground.
Got pinged this time.
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

merlin the happy pig wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:MacGinty is trying to kick for space and it just doesn't work because France are there to catch the ball always.
Yeah needs to put that away. The ball runners are doing such a good job they should keep it going.
Aaaaargggh!
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

Flyin Ryan wrote:MacGinty is trying to kick for space and it just doesn't work because France are there to catch the ball always.
Yeah needs to put that away. The ball runners are doing such a good job they should keep it going.
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

O'Keefe bottled that. Two final warnings, WTF? Sadly refs seem to find it hard to bin tier 1 players when playing tier 2 nations. And you know he's going to bin a yank for a similar offence with no or just one warning :lol: The Scottish commentator and his side kick were bewildered by it as well.
by merlin the happy pig
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4503

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

O'Keefe bottled that.
Two final warnings, WTF?
Sadly refs seem to find it hard to bin tier 1 players when playing tier 2 nations.
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst post war decade?
Replies: 47
Views: 2037

Re: Worst post war decade?

2010’s winning, :lol: It’s by far the most prosperous, peaceful, educated, and obviously technologically advanced time ever in History. Unless you live in Syria Oh sorry, I didn’t realise the question was “what was the best decade in Syria”. Thanks for clearing that up. Hate to be captain obvious. ...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst post war decade?
Replies: 47
Views: 2037

Re: Worst post war decade?

2010’s winning, :lol: It’s by far the most prosperous, peaceful, educated, and obviously technologically advanced time ever in History. Indeed. And the 2010s also offers high quality free porn on tap. It's quite remarkable that the one-handed typists on here have overlooked this highly salient fact...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New bored laws for dodgy decisions
Replies: 71
Views: 2833

Re: New bored laws for dodgy decisions

A conspiracy of doves?
Yeah that's never bee tried before. :lol:
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the Rush/Blitz defense a negative tactic?
Replies: 44
Views: 2167

Re: Is the Rush/Blitz defense a negative tactic?

Japan play a rush defence but also very swift attack. Probably one of the best teams at beating a rush with the speed they move the ball. It was no coincidence that they managed against Ireland, they'd shown they could do it against the boks a few weeks back, just had a bad case of the dropsies in ...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Spark Sport RWC coverage (NZ only)
Replies: 442
Views: 13937

Re: Spark Sport RWC coverage (NZ only)

Soho 1 & 2 makes Sky vaguely worth while, but barely . I’m pleasantly surprised with Spark Sports , given that I was away for the South African game and it’s obvious technical issues. Terrific picture and coverage for the Japanese victory . Mingy highlights tho agreed. For for mingy highlights, see...
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Spark Sport RWC coverage (NZ only)
Replies: 442
Views: 13937

Re: Spark Sport RWC coverage (NZ only)

That's what switches folk off sky. I've no interest in golf, f1, a bunch of old shit movies. Just the rugby and nothing more, but the expectation is there's added value in paying for a bunch of shit I've no interest in and don't want. We don't live like that anymore. Yep This is why I never got it....
by merlin the happy pig
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool B: All Blacks vs Canada: MATCH THREAD: Wed 2nd Oct
Replies: 814
Views: 23599

Re: RWC: Pool B: All Blacks vs Canada: MATCH THREAD: Wed 2nd

How long until goggles are the next 'must have' item for young Rugby players, just as head gear, coloured boots and skins have all enjoyed popularity over the years? Remember when gloves were essential items for fuckwits? Taine Randell was the pioneer of those wasn't he? Alan Hewson used to wear th...
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Forward pass for Oz's 2nd?
Replies: 68
Views: 2320

Re: Foreword pass for Oz's 2nd?

Foreword? FFS.
Can't we have a compulsory intelligibility check on thread titles?
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has World Rugby lost the plot when it comes to foul play?
Replies: 148
Views: 6306

Re: Has World Rugby lost the plot when it comes to foul play

https://i.imgur.com/xSZFJQ9.gif Quality GIF to analyse, I like the view from behind the tackler too. What you can see clearly, even though he separates his arm slightly from the 'brace' is that he doesn't strike at all, he absorbs the tackler's impact then uses his own momentum to then push away. T...
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has World Rugby lost the plot when it comes to foul play?
Replies: 148
Views: 6306

Re: Has World Rugby lost the plot when it comes to foul play

The Samu Kerevi incident is just another example of a seemingly innocuous incident being deemed foul play, when last week and for the previous hundred or so years, such an incident would have happened without a second look. There has never been a crisis of foul play in International Rugby, yet it a...
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheika's right. What SHOULD Kerevi have done?
Replies: 237
Views: 6118

Re: Cheika's right. What SHOULD Kerevi have done?

Grandpa wrote:Maybe not lead with a forearm towards the neck of the tackler? Seems thousands of other players can do it without this issue? Hand-palm?

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Full of shit there grandpa.
But you knew it and posted it anyway x(
by merlin the happy pig
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Encroaching lineouts
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Encroaching lineouts

How about a novel sanction for closing the gap? Throw retaken and you are not allowed to contest. This gives a genuine advantage to the throwing team without going the nuclear option, which causes referees to hardly ever call it. Free kick is not that useful as you want the forwards tied up. penalty...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

Sorry if it's been shared akready. I don't care. I'm a bit worse for wear. Awesome weekend of rugby, https://i.imgur.com/GHxTtEu.gif Kid A - Can you get one of the Oz forward pass in the lead up their 2nd try? Not trying to anyone, its just there is lots of talk that the turning point being the fou...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

Sorry if it's been shared akready. I don't care. I'm a bit worse for wear. Awesome weekend of rugby, https://i.imgur.com/GHxTtEu.gif Amazing stuff. Can someone quote the law around this. I always thought if the ball crossed the line of touch in flight it was out? Current law The ball is not in touc...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

bessantj wrote:
Kid A wrote:Sorry if it's been shared akready. I don't care. I'm a bit worse for wear. Awesome weekend of rugby,

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Amazing stuff.
Can someone quote the law around this.
I always thought if the ball crossed the line of touch in flight it was out?
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

eldanielfire wrote:Great flick-in to keep it in from the penalty.
Has the rule changed. What happened to out in flight?

Lot of fight in that Welsh team.
Good win, hell of a scrap.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

Why the kick Aus, fvck me that's dumb
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

Good call from Wales hang on to the ball.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Humidity
Replies: 37
Views: 2515

Re: Humidity

TheFrog wrote:Euh...I thought this was another thread about Ireland. "Humility".
That's fvcking hilarious.

No takers I gather?
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

At last Aussie hang onto passes, nearly butchered it anyway.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

https://66.media.tumblr.com/55e0422bde1bceff30b864246e3ab79b/tumblr_pyl4ej9Rax1sg3nzko1_540.jpg He's fine. In no referees interpretation in the universe is that ball out. :lol: :lol: :lol: F-ck me dead. Try again. And learn the laws. Its in the Scrum Halfs hands off the floor and behind the backfoo...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

MungoMan wrote:
merlin the happy pig wrote:
Mog The Almighty wrote:f**king BULLSHIT!!!!

If that's a penalty to was Yatos.
Exactly Yato did exactly the same, yet hodge was suspended for it.
Hodge deserved the sanction he received. But you are correct in saying Yato did similar.
Yep, agree with that.
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

Intercept! What are you c unts going to whinge about with this one? :lol: :lol: :lol: Watch the replay he about 3 entire metres off side. Of course he was :lol: :lol: :lol: He is 2m ahead of the nearest team mates and they're marginally offside. :lol: Should still be smart enough to not throw the p...
by merlin the happy pig
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29
Replies: 1628
Views: 33002

Re: RWC: Pool D: Wales Vs Australia: OFFICIAL THREAD: Sun 29

Aus self destructing.
Can't see them coming back from this with their huge mistake rate.