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by BlackMac
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 562
Views: 8866

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

iarmhiman wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:00 pm Jesus that's a harsh penalty
He had both knees on the ground as he grabbed tha ball.
by BlackMac
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 562
Views: 8866

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

C69 wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:02 pm Surely he jumped over a tackle there?
Pretty fine line there. Looked like he was more intent on jumping the tackle than jumping for the line.
by BlackMac
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 562
Views: 8866

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

Never a knock on.
by BlackMac
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 562
Views: 8866

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

eldanielfire wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:46 pm
BlackMac wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:46 pm WTF, just how many forward passes are they prepared to ignore.That is laughable
TV showed none in their build to that try in the replay.
Daly threw a five yard pass, three yards forward and them May tipped it forward another yard.
by BlackMac
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official England v Italy Match Thread
Replies: 562
Views: 8866

Re: The Official England v Italy Match Thread

WTF, just how many forward passes are they prepared to ignore.That is laughable
by BlackMac
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 127
Views: 4967

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

Presumably this has been done before, but Sean Connery’s death puts it back on the agenda. I’ll start...Monty was a short arse bastard who got lots of guys killed Amirite? Opposite of the truth. If anything, Monty is often accused of being too cautious and over-protective of his men. Patton is the ...
by BlackMac
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 127
Views: 4967

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

One of the greatest war time movies ever The best bit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Li65P_3lvM Fantastic sequence,but apparently untrue. The hero guy (Hopkins character) refused to allow the filmmakers to use him in saying that, because he didn’t actually say it, and therefore the credit to him,...
by BlackMac
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 127
Views: 4967

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

As a young cop I discovered an old lad on my beat who had been in the 2nd Parachute Battalion and had been badly injured in the last hours before they surrendered. He had a large photo on his wall of his company, taken in the summer of 1944, he told me that less than 20 had survived Arnhem and capti...
by BlackMac
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 127
Views: 4967

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

danny_fitz wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:41 pm
Winnie wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:39 pm One of the greatest war time movies ever
The best bit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Li65P_3lvM
You beat me to it. Classic scene. The subtle look on the SS general's face when he gets the response is great. He knew the answer all along.
by BlackMac
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: R.I.P Dave Egerton - Bath and England
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: R.I.P Dave Egerton - Bath and England

Shocking that covid to take a guy of his age and legendary fitness. RIP
by BlackMac
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peter "Chicken Wing" O'Mahoney
Replies: 187
Views: 8613

Re: Peter "Chicken Wing" O'Mahoney

Jeff the Bear wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:36 pm
Floppykid wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:24 pm Image
Tbf though, what exactly is the mitigation there? :? :lol:
It looks even worse from this angle. Cheap shot prick.
by BlackMac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peter "Chicken Wing" O'Mahoney
Replies: 187
Views: 8613

Re: Peter "Chicken Wing" O'Mahoney

Refs ignore hundreds of off the feet torpedos and then just zone in on the one that catches a head. Collapsing a ruck is a penalty. Players need to be penalised if they go off their feet in ATTACK or defence. How does one collapse a ruck? The reality of rucks and the fictional rucks pictured in the...
by BlackMac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peter "Chicken Wing" O'Mahoney
Replies: 187
Views: 8613

Re: Peter "Chicken Wing" O'Mahoney

It wasn't clever, but it was no different from about 50 percent of All Black/Springbok clear-outs in their respective rugby histories. Yeah but he's a knobend 8 weeks for that shorly I just watched the first Amazon doco on the All Blacks and I reckon I saw about 10 such clear outs in the first Lion...
by BlackMac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N England Scotland Match Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 20500

Re: 6N England Scotland Match Thread

Granted, it's a well-worn point - but also an important one. At what point does the term "Scotland" become meaningless? Do the performances of Price, Watson, Redpath and Harris prove the superiority of the Scottish or English rugby system? At the same point that England stop picking Islanders and K...
by BlackMac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: First LIBOR trial starts today
Replies: 464
Views: 34401

Re: First LIBOR trial starts today

:| So Tom Hayes gets out of the clink today having served almost 6 years. Good luck to him. I hope he can get his life back on track. A few interesting things this week. Fairly old news this but I didn’t actually know it.. The expert witness in the TH trial was actually texting people in the indust...
by BlackMac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy - piss-off
Replies: 361
Views: 33840

Re: Italy - piss-off

I think the problem for World Rugby is even though Italy are a step below the rest of the 6N (Scotland aside maybe), there is an even bigger step between Italy and Georgia. There is a bigger gap in quality between Italy and Georgia than there is between Scotland and Italy. Scotland > Italy >>> Geor...
by BlackMac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 556017

Re: Official NFL 2020

Jesus. Only the yanks could have the lack of awareness to honour the heroes of the Covid pandemic in a stadium full of people. Mental Only 25K in the house and socially distanced. Cardboard cut outs and choice camera angles give the impression of a full stadium. The close ups have shown big groups ...
by BlackMac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9252
Views: 556017

Re: Official NFL 2020

Jesus. Only the yanks could have the lack of awareness to honour the heroes of the Covid pandemic in a stadium full of people. Mental
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peter "Chicken Wing" O'Mahoney
Replies: 187
Views: 8613

Re: Peter "Chicken Wing" O'Mahoney

Flametop wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:49 pm He will get a week due to mitigation.
First time in a ruck.
:lol:
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N England Scotland Match Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 20500

Re: 6N England Scotland Match Thread

Mr Dominator is good value, but he’s Irish :) How do you find him good value. It's pathetic that a grown adult of any intelligence gets his rocks of adopting a persona on an anonymous Internet forum. I can't fathom it out and I would imagine a psychological assessment would make grim reading. Aye, ...
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N England Scotland Match Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 20500

Re: 6N England Scotland Match Thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:40 pm Mr Dominator is good value, but he’s Irish :)
How do you find him good value. It's pathetic that a grown adult of any intelligence gets his rocks of adopting a persona on an anonymous Internet forum. I can't fathom it out and I would imagine a psychological assessment would make grim reading.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N England Scotland Match Thread
Replies: 801
Views: 20500

Re: 6N England Scotland Match Thread

Is it true that the Saracens contingent had not played a single game of rugby since beating France in November? :shock: How many of these players started for England yesterday? No wonder the team wasn't ready.... That, and the fact that we weren't playing well back then either. This defeat had been...
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ripping after tackle called
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Ripping after tackle called

I wouldn’t have posted this had we lost, because Ireland deserved to win (although special agony please to Gareth Davies for that kick at the end) but if tackle is called haven’t you got to release the player before contesting the ball? Yet, at least twice Ireland ripped the ball after tackle calle...
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Am I the only one thinking that was a bizarelly entertaining match. :thumbup:
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

grimoald wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:05 pm Billy Burns ffs.
Billy meet Stuart Hogg. :lol: :lol:
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Barnes just allowing a free for all now. Clear forward pass from Henshaw there.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

FFS, how is that not a yellow.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

bessantj wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:00 pm
BlackMac wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:59 pm Just how many players need to fall down in a maul before Barnes considers it to be deliberately collapsed. :lol:
Mathematicians have been on that since he started reffing.
AWJ was pointing to the three Irish lads lying on their bellys and asking WTF.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Just how many players need to fall down in a maul before Barnes considers it to be deliberately collapsed. :lol:
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Did AWJ catch Murray with a high shoulder? I replayed it, its borderline but Murray milked it. He went straight to deck after the hit, as any human would, so not sure how he milked it? He looked like he went down looking for a head hit which it clearly wasn't. Just an impression since he has so muc...
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Jumper wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:49 pm Did AWJ catch Murray with a high shoulder?
I replayed it, its borderline but Murray milked it.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

grimoald wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:40 pm Is the "tackle zone" in the laws?

That looks like a bullshit call.

Heaslip is alright at the panel stuff, but properly awful at co-comms.
He was praising Toby's technique against CJ ,despite the fact he was on the wrong side and nearly got knocked out.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Rowdy wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:33 pm Well taken try, but that diving finish is almost routine now.
I was more impressed with Furloughs attempts to cover to be honest.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Is that Ireland players screaming the 5 second countdown. WTF.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Surely collapsing a driving maul 3 metres from the line is a card.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Botha Boy wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:15 pm
bessantj wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:08 pm "The Six Nations, like no other Six Nations of 2021." yeah, well observed Inverdale.
"And what does all this mean for England's Grand Slam chances ? " ... :lol: :lol: :lol:
The BBC reported yesterday that their losing bonus point would be crucial in them winning the title. :lol:
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

grimoald wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:00 pm Just saw a replay of the Williams tackle on Ringrose.

How was that not looked at? Looks like shoulder to head?
This. He was going high regardless of the step inside.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Winnie wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:56 pm Are the BBC watching a different Johnny Sexton
Do you not think you are expecting a bit much given the circumstances. I thought we was okay.
by BlackMac
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1317
Views: 25971

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

POM the first Irishman to be sent of in the 6N. To be fair to him you can't fault his effort in trying to earn that accolade over the years.