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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Kaleb, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Yeah credit to France.

    I don’t like how the grandslam is often considered the be all and end all. It should just be a nice bonus when a team gets it. The 6 Nations championship itself should be the main goal. This used to piss me off when England used to win the championship and miss out on the grandslam. I don’t see this in other sports or tournaments at all. Finishing top of any league, even on goals/points difference is usually what it’s about but for some reason in this tournament the winners have to be perfect to get due credit.
     
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  2. AverageMan Fighting for Average men

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    Jordie Barrett looks like he's stepping out of Beauden's shadow in Super Rugby
     
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  3. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Lol. I've been watching clips of Super Rugby Aotearoa on S4C with Cymraeg commentary.:D my only comment on Jordie, is that Beauden has a combination of speed, skills and a nearly unmatched ability to read the game and see holes in a defense - Jordie isnt quiet as gifted IMO, I guess time will tell.

    The Crusaders look set to roll everyone again, I've been a Crusaders supporter since 1998, but even I can see that their current dominance isnt good for the game overall. On that note @Iceman have you heard the rumour that England may dump Jones and if so Razor Robertson may get a look in ?



    Did you catch the Scotland v France game?
    Probably the game of the tournament, I predicted that if the Scots could keep them out for the first 15 minutes then they might grind out a win, but I never imagined it would be such an exciting match.

    I watched it in the Welsh pub ( it was around 9am Saturday morning here) there was plenty of shouting and screaming, had to buy a drink or two for Scottish people after that - what a performance by Scotland against a strong French team. A great match all around, and a big favour to Wales !

    Diolch yn fawr yr Alban !
     
  4. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    No, hadn't heard that.

    And no I missed that game unfortunately. Sounds like fun in your pub again lol. :up:
     
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  5. AverageMan Fighting for Average men

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    I've looked back over the last few pages and it seems to only be us in here @Iceman @Batmannerism
    What did you make of the Lions announcement? Chuffed for AWJ. Excited to see LRZ get a chance but some players there are on reputation, not form.
     
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  6. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Yes, haha we are keeping it going. Quality over quantity lol. I think he’s a great pick. I love Lions stuff. Jason Robinson (one of my all time favourite players) agrees with you. What do you think of his picks?

    "LRZ is a must." - Jason Robinson picks his Lions XV to beat South Africa | Ruck
     
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  7. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Shwmae, hello ! Sorry for not replying sooner, it's been a very busy week.

    I'm not really surprised by any of the selections for the Lions tour. I have never really seen Sam Simmonds play, so I'll be interested to see what kind of impact he'll have.

    I'm a bit surprised at the omission of Sam Underhill, but with Watson and Tipuric already in the team, they already have 2 world class no 7s.

    I'm glad Sinckler has been left out - gives away too many penalties.

    Slightly surprised Biggar made it in ( because of his age), although he outperformed some other fly halves this season - and he may be out now with a head injury

    Gutted that George North will miss out due to an ACL injury, I was looking forward to his powerful running at centre .

    Still, should be an excellent series !
     
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  8. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Anybody watching the Lions or mid year tests?
     
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  9. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Yes, will be for sure.
     
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    Well, given the rise of Covid in the UK, I understand.

    NZ and Aussie have contained Covid - so much so that when there was an outbreak in Sydney, things were locked down quickly.

    Sad though, without Australia, the League world cup would be like the rugby world cup without the All Blacks.
     
  13. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Yeah, Australia are so dominant at League that it will be a strange championship without them.
     
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    Lions vs Boks....what a roller coaster! I was up early and down the pub for this ( 4am kick off NZ time) .

    Lots of thoughts but I'm too knackered right now to share...
     
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    Lions leading the Sprinkboks 9-6 at half time.
     
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    South Africa strong after the restart. 18-9 up now.
     
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  18. Kaleb 2010 & 2018 SHHFFL Champion

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    24-9 do far,a much better performance by the Boks
     
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    Finishes 27-9. South Africa really turned up for that second half.
     
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    Reminded me of their performance against England in the RWC 2019 final - similar themes, dominant scrums, unforced errors by oppossition , sealed by an opportunistic try .


    Well done the Boks, come on Lions for the decider!
     
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    It's set up for a great finale. :up:
     
  22. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    The rugby league World Cup is to be postponed until 2022. Probably for the best if we can get Australia and New Zealand back for then.
     
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    Came across this awesome defence display while looking up training articles.

     
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