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by Pancake » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:08 pm

Drumstick wrote:IMO Italy should be commended for employing a tactic that is a little 'out of the box' and completely flummoxing England for the entire first half, so much so that it visibly affected their performance level.


Totally agree, don't understand the moaning from Jones. There is an article on the BBC that implies the crowd thought the game was boring as a result of this tactic but I thought it was anything but boring, it was one of the most interesting games of rugby I have ever seen.

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Mini E » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:25 pm

Dawson way out of line on twitter IMO. Made the game a fascinating spectacle for the neutral/cheering for the underdog.






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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Moggy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:27 pm

You wanker. :lol:

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Drumstick » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:27 pm

The cricketing example that Jones compared it to is not relevant. What the Aussies did to New Zealand was within the rules but massively unsporting. There was nothing unsporting about what Italy did.

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by Mini E » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:34 pm

Drumstick wrote:The cricketing example that Jones compared it to is not relevant. What the Aussies did to New Zealand was within the rules but massively unsporting. There was nothing unsporting about what Italy did.

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Exactly. All part of the game. If there's a loop hole - exploit it.

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by Drumstick » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:27 pm

Mini E wrote:
Drumstick wrote:The cricketing example that Jones compared it to is not relevant. What the Aussies did to New Zealand was within the rules but massively unsporting. There was nothing unsporting about what Italy did.

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Exactly. All part of the game. If there's a loop hole - exploit it.

I can't believe that there is actually a furore over this and that they are hinting at rule changes. You just want to smack their heads together and tell them to stop being a bunch of crybabies. You got temporarily outsmarted FFS, deal with it. :lol: :fp:

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Tomous » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:42 am

Guarantee Jones wouldn't hesistate to use that tactic if he'd thought of it and believed it would benefit his team. All in all a bit pathetic.

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by Lotus » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:57 am

I don't really get all of the fuss about this. It was a tactic, and it worked for a bit. Didn't really have that much of an impact, and from my point of view it matters even less because England still won. Nothing more to it than that IMO.

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by Kanbei » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:08 am

If England had done this to the All Blacks in the World Cup final you can bet that everyone saying that it was a disgrace would say it was a masterful tactic.

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by Lotus » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:30 am

Maybe we should try it against NZ. Be interesting to see if England would get criticised.

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by Drumstick » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:55 am

Kanbei wrote:If England had done this to the All Blacks in the World Cup final you can bet that everyone saying that it was a disgrace would say it was a masterful tactic.

Absolutely. Jones would be lauded as a genius.

Apparently we've reached the point in world rugby where everyone must play the same and have the same tactics otherwise risk being called out for breaking the game. strawberry floating ridiculous.

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Rax » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:18 pm

Hes just trying to distract people from the fact England were a bit gooseberry fool for most of the game, theres a reason this tactic hasnt caught on, the simple reason being it gives any player with a bit of cop on free yards right up the middle. England eventually figured this out and made serious gains there, showing its a nice little trick to break out and try to catch people napping but its not going to change the game or force a rewrite of the rules.

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Mini E » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:21 pm

Just a heads up that Wales/Ireland starts in 45 mins gentlemen.

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Knoyleo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:30 pm

Friday night games :dread:

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:55 pm

Just realised England can win the six nations if Wales beat Ireland tonight.

Wouldn't surprise me if they're cheering Ireland instead of Wales down the road if that's the case :lol:

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by chalkitdown » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:13 pm

Really promising start from Ireland.

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by chalkitdown » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:19 pm

The crunching hits so far in this game :lol:. You can tell this is gonna be a terrific game.

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:20 pm

savage play so far, great stuff.

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by chalkitdown » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:27 pm

strawberry float sake. Sexton off injured and now this. :fp:

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PostRe: Rugby Union Thread
by Ad7 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:30 pm

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