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by Double
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 37724

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

Missed the first 5 minutes, what's the Youngs Fuckup counter up to now?
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 3 - Cymru vs. Ffrainc - Sat, Feb 22nd. KO @ 16:45
Replies: 996
Views: 21781

Re: 6N Rd. 3 - Cymru vs. Ffrainc - Sat, Feb 22nd. KO @ 16:45

Lads, on second thought you can keep Tompkins :lol:
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 3 - Cymru vs. Ffrainc - Sat, Feb 22nd. KO @ 16:45
Replies: 996
Views: 21781

Re: 6N Rd. 3 - Cymru vs. Ffrainc - Sat, Feb 22nd. KO @ 16:45

France did that every other ruck in the first week, good to see it pinged first time.
by Double
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cotechino vs Haggis - Lazy Italy v Scotland Thread
Replies: 442
Views: 9293

Re: Cotechino vs Haggis - Lazy Italy v Scotland Thread

If we got rid of both of these two we could have a home and away 4 nations. :nod:
by Double
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Is he trying to get the more versatile backs onto the park so he can have a 6/2 bench? Any question marks on Manu's fitness having an influence? JJ as 13 cover, presumably Slade cover 12 and 15. If so, why a lock at 6 and a 7 at 8? Not sure why so much lock cover if there already 3 on the pitch. I ...
by Double
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Hells Bells wrote:Lawes at 6 has never worked, why does EJ keep trying it?

I can’t see how putting Earl at 8, Curry at 6 and Thorley on the wing is worse.
Under EJ, England have 43% win rate when Lawes starts at flanker.
by Double
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 37724

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

Daly for Furbank is hardly a downgrade. Sure, he can be ropey under the high ball, but it's likely that Furbank would have been heavily tested there, so no real change. JJ on the wing seems a bit more odd, though, No other fit wingers in the squad? Furbank is still largely unknown at 15 but at leas...
by Double
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Not sure what the point of having Launch and Ewels on the bench is! Well who else is going to cover no. 8 and fullback hmmm?? Oh f u ck, we're going to end up with Slade at fullback aren't we? 2 injuries in the backs and this is going to be car crash stuff. If May gets injured it's going to be a ba...
by Double
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Joost wrote:Not sure what the point of having Launch and Ewels on the bench is!
Well who else is going to cover no. 8 and fullback hmmm??
by Double
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

DragsterDriver wrote:Is it an entire squad of locks and centres? I can’t look at it again.
It's a team with 2 proper flankers, 2 proper centres and 2 proper wingers, looks fine if you just jumble them round to wear the right numbers.
by Double
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 37724

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

This thread is going great lads, but you might want to pick up the pace if we're we to make time for flags, Londonderry, and The British Isles all before Sunday.
by Double
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Prem rugby releasing a little more in the way of Opta stats than they usually do this week https://media-cdn.incrowdsports.com/3780c8c7-adf1-4c76-bf6a-7001976c4a4c.pdf No per 80 stats, so always going to be dominated by non internationals. Some interesting stuff in there all the same though 18 offl...
by Double
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should the human race head towards Eugenics?
Replies: 239
Views: 7237

Re: Should the human race head towards Eugenics?

I propose a rapid and effective form of eugenics where we forcibly compost everyone stupid enough to still believe in the comprehensively debunked early-1900s Nazi-driven pseudoscience of racial intelligence, thereby improving the world overnight. Yes, I think we all know that strand of thinking is...
by Double
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should the human race head towards Eugenics?
Replies: 239
Views: 7237

Re: Should the human race head towards Eugenics?

I propose a rapid and effective form of eugenics where we forcibly compost everyone stupid enough to still believe in the comprehensively debunked early-1900s Nazi-driven pseudoscience of racial intelligence, thereby improving the world overnight.
by Double
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Lavanini gets his 5744th career card.
by Double
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dai Young Goooonnnneee.
Replies: 15
Views: 1801

Re: Dai Young Goooonnnneee.

MaccTaff wrote:Cometh the hour, cometh the ice cream.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51268605
Not a smart move, he's not going to make much money betting on Wasps losing every week.
by Double
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

It's not uncommon for a player to drop off when they arrange to move clubs. There can be less incentive for them to be working hard every week, care less about maintaining your spot in the club squad etc. I can't think of that many examples in club rugby. Daly, Hughes, Te'o? Just from the last year.
by Double
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

It's not uncommon for a player to drop off when they arrange to move clubs. There can be less incentive for them to be working hard every week, care less about maintaining your spot in the club squad etc.
by Double
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ok Youngs’ media free pass - the pundits love someone who does things outside the core skills, and Youngs can, or at least could, break a game up with ball in hand. See also any prop with hands who is piss weak up front, or those reams of hookers who can’t throw in A guy like Matt Dawson certainly ...
by Double
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

That pack's looking a lot better than last week's. Quite aside from an actual tri of back rowers, Kruis over Ewels is a huge upgrade. Bench, I'm less sanguine about. Is LCD injured? Fail to see how Dunn ahead of him is a good idea otherwise. Never a fan of a 5 -2 split, particularly if you don't ha...
by Double
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Last Minute Game Winning Tries you Witnessed Live in Person
Replies: 95
Views: 2615

Re: Last Minute Game Winning Tries you Witnessed Live in Per

2014 Premiership final, Saints Vs Sarries. Last minute of extra time, 50-odd phases and Waller just about scores one of the ugliest game winning tries I've ever seen. https://youtu.be/OnyDLpd-gsI I was sat right behind the Comms so when the TMO says it's a try you can hear me shout 'yes' on the vide...
by Double
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help German women play Rugby (Good cause)
Replies: 34
Views: 1712

Re: Help German women play Rugby (Good cause)

le chat wrote:This is what winds me up about women's sport, funding stuff there is no call for.
I can understand people not wanting to contribute, but I can't understand you taking the time and effort to be a cunt about it.
by Double
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Marler to Genge was night and day. Thought Genge was the pick of the forwards actually, even if he only had to do it for 20 rather than 60. I think he needs to start for his carrying if we're going to persist without a no. 8.
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Don't think Lawes had a bad individual performance. The team did suffer for having 3 locks on the field though. Well, 2 and a half counting Ewels properly.
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Feels like we've reached that point in the coaching cycle where we just have to wait for Jones to quit before things can move on. And it's one game since the world cup.
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87805
Views: 4484210

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Eddie lost us that with his shite selection. 15 Furbank 14 May 13 Daly 12 Devoto (maybe). Anyone but Farrell. 11 Thorley 10 Ford 9 Heinz 1 Genge 2 LCD 3 Sinckler 4 Itoje 5 Kruis 6 Curry 7 Underhill 8 Dombrandt If we're allowed to pick people from outside of the squad I wouldn't be sticking with Heinz
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

With a head that large you at least ought to be able to tell the f**king time :lol:
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

Dupont :lol:
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

Yeah, play a flanker at 8, there's no specialist skill to the position :roll:
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

Time's run out.
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

How is Heinz so f**king slow when he's been on the pitch for 5 minutes.
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

Daly :x :x
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

England have had a lot of possession, France must be at least a little tired.
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

Ben Youngs looks like he was selected by the make a wish foundation
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

RodneyRegis wrote:
Double wrote:Put Daly on the shit list
When was he ever off it?
He was on the 'bad' list, he's been promoted.
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

The Man Without Fear wrote:Slow handclap for Daly. He severely needs some time away from the Test scene to get his mojo back.
Send him to rediscover his form against Ampthill
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

Put Daly on the shit list
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

At least we won't get nilled :lol:
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

May the only decent England player on the pitch, does it all himself.
by Double
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 26478

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

ScarfaceClaw wrote:That was late surely?
Not remotely. Makes contact the moment the ball is kicked.