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by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official
Replies: 1383
Views: 44508

Re: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official

Border Riever wrote:from wiki.

"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" is a historic American Negro spiritual song"

"God Save the Queen" is the de facto British national anthem"

so what is actually English identity in terms of thier songs ?
But you were so keen to talk about the game a few minutes ago, why the sudden change?
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official
Replies: 1383
Views: 44508

Re: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official

Boobs not Moobs wrote:I missed the start of the Brown bit, was hoping for a replay
You got about 3 of them?
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official
Replies: 1383
Views: 44508

Re: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official

Excellent by Robshaw. 9 and 15 are going well enough, as long as it doesn't touch any of the rest of the backline.
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official
Replies: 1383
Views: 44508

Re: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official

Lawes ripped the ball there, unlucky but he's always going to get pinged with his back to the ref.
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official
Replies: 1383
Views: 44508

Re: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official

Jimmy the Gent wrote:forward my arse looked backwards out the hands to me
Have you tried looking with both eyes?
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official
Replies: 1383
Views: 44508

Re: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official

Shit player, shit attitude. That should be a yellow, we're lucky.
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official
Replies: 1383
Views: 44508

Re: England v Ireland Triple crown showdown official

Was that Brian Moore yelling 'No' as Farrell got held up?
by Double
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Wales vs France match thread
Replies: 938
Views: 16568

Re: The Official Wales vs France match thread

"They haven't won here in two years"

So that'll be since the uh.. last time they played here?
by Double
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pulled Pork food of the Gods
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: Pulled Pork food of the Gods

This is the best one I've done without a proper barbecue, dry rub and sauce included: http://www.tasteofsouthern.com/pulled-pork-bbq-in-the-oven-recipe/ Needs a thermometer to do properly but you can pick one up from the supermarket for a fiver, didn't bother tracking down liquid smoke but used smok...
by Double
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Foden hoping to be back playing this weekend apparently. It'd be nice to have a number 23 who adds something, perhaps he'll be in for Wales and Italy. Is it possible to reverse EPS injury replacements in the middle of the tournament? Ahead of goode? Yes. To be honest I'd rather see Watson coming of...
by Double
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Foden hoping to be back playing this weekend apparently. It'd be nice to have a number 23 who adds something, perhaps he'll be in for Wales and Italy. Is it possible to reverse EPS injury replacements in the middle of the tournament? Ahead of goode? Yes. To be honest I'd rather see Watson coming of...
by Double
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Foden hoping to be back playing this weekend apparently. It'd be nice to have a number 23 who adds something, perhaps he'll be in for Wales and Italy. Is it possible to reverse EPS injury replacements in the middle of the tournament?
by Double
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Have to say that personally, right now I'd put Burrell at 12 and Tuilagi at 13, 36 still hasn't made ths shirt his own. Why did Launch come off, just sub I hope, not injury (ill toddler made for awkward viewing). A few more upgrades would help, but with this pack and even mediocre backs (who play r...
by Double
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

No defending Youngs from me this time, the Scots lineout was diabolical, and Hartley would have nailed both those lineouts. Vunipola... Bash, crash, cheeky offload? Oh yes! Is it me, or are we beginning to play to potential? Yes there were lots of errors, and we should have had another 9 points (Fa...
by Double
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

openclashXX wrote:He got capped because, for a few months at the tail end of last season, he was the best 13 in the Premiership.
I remember his performance in the semi against Saints, he played exactly the way he did in the Autumn that followed. Not even the best 13 at Saracens.
by Double
Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Well, at least our expectations are low. Going into the Tomkins debacle the general feeling on this board seemed to be 'Yeah, he'll do an okay job'. If Burrell doesn't turn over the ball more than 6 times and only concedes a couple of intercept passes then we'll have a net gain on what expected - an...
by Double
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Looking more and more like Burrell will be playing 13 for England. Then we're pretty much screwed. JJ, Barritt and possibly even Trinder would be better options at 13. I only wrote that because I knew it would turn openclashXX into Mr angry. There is nothing unreasonable about being angry at Burrel...
by Double
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Have you got the figures for percentage conversions only? I know for example Myler turns down a lot of kicks that he can't make, since Saints have a good maul, where a team with a better goalkicker might go for posts. Teams generally have the same random spread of conversions so I have a theory tha...
by Double
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

A new update of kicking stats for EQP fly-halves after 12 rounds, only players with 20 or more attempted kicks included: Stephen Myler - 57/67 - 85% Gareth Steenson - 45/55 - 82% Owen Farrell - 40/50 - 80% Danny Cipriani - 26/36 - 72% George Ford - 49/70 - 70% Charlie Hodgson - 16/23 - 70% Andy Goo...
by Double
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NTHCBSBH Round 4: Leinster v Northampton Saints Part II
Replies: 704
Views: 23074

Re: HEC Round 4: Leinster v Northampton Saints Part II

Late changes, O'Brien out for Jennings and Waldouck out for Collins (North to 13, Collins to 11).
Any chance of a coherent Saints attack goes out of the window.
by Double
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NTHCBSBH Round 4: Leinster v Northampton Saints Part II
Replies: 704
Views: 23074

Re: HEC Round 4: Leinster v Northampton Saints Part II

Has there been a single Northampton poster on this thread? We're still trying to forget about the last one. I predict that Saints will come out of the blocks flying, get within meters of the try line in the first 5 minutes, then concede an intercept try and completely capitulate to a 50 point defeat.
by Double
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: HEC Round Three - Northampton Saints v Leinster
Replies: 1266
Views: 60486

Re: HEC Round Three - Northampton Saints v Leinster

It's a specialist position in it's own right, sure some wingers find it easy to move in and out of 15 but you can't just go in cold with no real experience. I have more sympathy this time because it was an injury during the warm up that took out Wilson so there wasn't much opportunity to find a dec...
by Double
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: HEC Round Three - Northampton Saints v Leinster
Replies: 1266
Views: 60486

Re: HEC Round Three - Northampton Saints v Leinster

Expected Saints lineup: 1. Alex Waller 2. Dylan Hartley 3. Salesi Ma'afu 4. Courtney Lawes 5. Christian Day 6. Tom Wood 7. Callum Clark 8. Samu Manoa 9. Lee Dickson 10. Stephen Myler 11. George North 12. Luther Burrell 13. Dom Waldouck 14. Ken Pisi 15. James Wilson / Glenn Dickson (Wilson tweaked a ...
by Double
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00
Replies: 2779
Views: 62110

Re: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00

Cheating irish gifting NZ the 100% :x :x :x
by Double
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00
Replies: 2779
Views: 62110

Re: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00

Savea intercept try to win it.
by Double
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00
Replies: 2779
Views: 62110

Re: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00

Barrett tearing Ireland apart every time he gets the ball.
by Double
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00
Replies: 2779
Views: 62110

Re: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00

It's a little disappointing to watch this slip out of Ireland's grasp, but probably for the good of the board.
by Double
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00
Replies: 2779
Views: 62110

Re: Ireland v New Zealand - Match Thread 24th Nov @14:00

Shades of England '12; Ireland monumentally up for this, breaking every tackle and smashing every ruck.
by Double
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

15. Brown 14. Ashton 13. Tomkins 12. Twelvetrees 11. Foden 10. Farrell 9. Dickson 8. Vunipola 7. Robshaw 6. Wood 5. Lawes 4. Launchbury 3. Cole 2. Hartley 1. Marler/Mullan 16. Mullan/Waller??? 17. Wilson 18. Youngs T. 19. Parling 20. Morgan 21. Youngs B. 22. Flood 23. Goode Not much wiggle room left...
by Double
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English teams should opt out of HEC says Wray
Replies: 22435
Views: 753540

Re: English teams should opt out of HEC says Wray

Why is it that the funds from a club competition are divided by union rather than by club in the first place? It seems to make as much sense as dividing the 6 nations money according to how many club sides contribute to each national team.
by Double
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

For what it's worth, Lawes is currently in training to succeed Day as lineout caller for Northampton. He's had a few games this season where he's run it, I think, and it's gone reasonably well.
by Double
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

JM2K6 wrote:Eastmond has done the least to deserve a starting place.
From within the season I'd agree but if you're promoting solely on the merit of these last 2 games he's probably gone better than both of them. I don't think he'd work well at 13 though.
by Double
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Anyone have the stats for Joseph against the Baabaas? From what I saw he had a fairly mediocre game when the rest of the backline were going very well. I think Burrell went fairly well yesterday, one missed tackle aside, good carries and some very nice offloads, one of the few players who didn't kn...
by Double
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Anyone have the stats for Joseph against the Baabaas? From what I saw he had a fairly mediocre game when the rest of the backline were going very well. I think Burrell went fairly well yesterday, one missed tackle aside, good carries and some very nice offloads, one of the few players who didn't kn...
by Double
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Anyone have the stats for Joseph against the Baabaas? From what I saw he had a fairly mediocre game when the rest of the backline were going very well. I think Burrell went fairly well yesterday, one missed tackle aside, good carries and some very nice offloads, one of the few players who didn't kno...
by Double
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Predictions for next week? I'm thinking something like... 1. Corbisiero 2. Webber 3. Wilson 4. Launchbury 5. Attwood 6. Wood (C) 7. Kvesic 8. Morgan 9. Dickson 10. Burns 11. Foden 12. Twelvetrees 13. Burrell 14. Wade 15. Brown 16. Buchanan 17. Marler 18. Doran-Jones 19. Lawes 20. Beelly. 21. Wiggles...
by Double
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Most promising stream so far is here:

http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/videohu ... 21&cc=7586

Currently only showing placeholders, but it was on Argentinian ESPN+ earlier.
by Double
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=1815499&s=rug&type=story Apparently today's match WILL be televised on (Presumably Argentinian) "ESPN Play", but no one over here has been able to pick it up. So there's a chance of a stream, but you'll have to look hard for it. 19.30 BST kickoff isn't it?
by Double
Mon May 27, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88252
Views: 4552859

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Hape was an unequivocally terrible. He was the worst continued selection of an era of English rugby defined by exceptionally poor selections.
Eastmond offers some good attacking rugby at club level, but inconsistently and rarely. Not yet an international standard player.