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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by taddyontoast » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:43 pm

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Anybody who really knows rugby prepared to comment on England's 35-3 win over Tonga? My limited knowledge of the game can't compete with folk brought up with the sport (which I think you must be to truly understand it) I know a lot more than I once did and rarely miss England games on T.V (which sort of confuses thing further when you start asking questions) but not enough to give expert opinion. Tonga were a team of muscle warriors (but they only got in our 22 once in the game) who fought for everything, but our lads (errors apart) seemed to play quite well. I'll happily listen to ( and hopefully learn from) other opinions? Any takers....?
I wouldn't pretend to great expertise - I played up to University level but no9t beyond - and that was decades ago when it was a very different game! but...

I don't think there's a simple verdict to come out of that...

good points... didn't look close to conceding a try... got the bonus point... didn't sustain any serious injury (unlike Scotland)

poor points... some sloppiness meant we missed opportunities (against better teams you can't afford to waste opportunities - but, this wasn't a better team!)... too many handling errors... a few too many penalties given away in dangerous areas for my liking...

Folk more expert than me (Matt dawson et al) have given England a bit of a hammering and they have some good points - though I'm not convinced it was such a giant mistake not to go toe-to-toe in the clashing tanks game.. Dawson would not have been laughing had Tuilangi got injured... also - we did use muscle to good effect when the opportunity arose. I thought the kicking game was quite a clever strategy and didn't allow the Tongans to settle into a big beefy confrontation which would have fired them up...

so - far from perfect - could have been better - but first game of the tournament and everything we needed was achieved. We have more in us, I have no doubt, but absolutely no advantage to show it all against Tonga - ditto USA next time round... I'm quite happy! :oyea:

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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by TANGODANCER » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:24 pm

England 45 U.S.A 7. The cousin's try scored in the very last seconds. Commentator made a remark that the ball was very slippy. Judging from the handling errors it was made of ice. Good win against a tough determined side who didn't give any quarter. Owen Farrell was immense amongst a good team display. Yanks rightly got a red card for a real bad challenge on Owen Farrell and also lost a player to a serious looking exit.
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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:23 am

Well, we dispatched the Yanks, but Japan beat Ireland.. :shock:
South Africa v Namibia is looking a bit like Barry M cGuigan v Mike Tyson...Great tournament so far, but are the South African supporters going a bit over the top with their Japanese mimicking celebrations?
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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by TANGODANCER » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:36 pm

Anybody following the World Cup? Some really entertaining games and a few surprises. We took maximum points from the first three games, but it's going to get tougher now. The All Blacks are in awesome form and we'll have to be petty exceptional to will this cup. Japanese are a real surprise and took out Samoa today.
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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by TANGODANCER » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:05 pm

Am I biased or worse, racist because I don't like Welsh Wales? I have had these disturbing feelings in the past when names like Yorath, Bellamy,Giggs, Rush and Savage etc, were mentioned in football , but now it's all Jones and Williams and such that make the hairs on the back of my neck prickle. They should adopt a new logo " Advantage Wales" sponsored by the Rugby Referees Association in honour of the amount of penalties, cheat line outs (ball regularly going backwards) and just about every 50-50 penalty call ever going their way. I don't really see us ( England) winning the World Cup, but sincerely hope the Oz, Kiwis and Springboks beat the shxt out of the leek loving lot. I'll cheer Ireland on, but never the Cardiff lot. Yes, I think I'm biased, but am I being racist? ...

The wife is a born Scouser with a strong Welsh heritage family, so I may get away with that bit ; neither type known for being exactly doyens of the English language (T.V actor Glyn Owen ( R.I.P) was her cousin) so she tends to disagree with me, just because they had to read "The Rules of Rugby" in school instead of Peter Pan and Hans Christian Anderson like normal folk. I bet they thought Hereward the Wake was a knocker-up from Wigan. Any road, I don't like their rugby players. :oyea:
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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by Enoch » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:41 pm

Have the Jocks superceded the Yanks as our globe's most litigious nation!

"Yes, we read your terms and conditions. Yes, we signed the agreement. Yes, we now wish to challenge that we ever agreed to this."

F*cking wankers.

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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by jimbo » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Enoch wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:41 pm
Have the Jocks superceded the Yanks as our globe's most litigious nation!

"Yes, we read your terms and conditions. Yes, we signed the agreement. Yes, we now wish to challenge that we ever agreed to this."

F*cking wankers.
After all their complaining about the game potentially being cancelled they’ve made a bloody pigs ear of actually playing it 😂

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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by Enoch » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:41 pm

If it had been cancelled at least they could have reverted to their default position.

"Whinge, whinge, whine, whine...."

As it is they're just a bunch of tossers.


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Re: Rugby World Cup (RWC 19)

Post by TANGODANCER » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:01 pm

Well, it's "Will ye no come back again" for this cup. Japan have excelled themselves and surprised many. Trying to play bulldozers with Scotland was a mistake, but their defence stood up well. More surprises to come?
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