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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by Curls » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:06 am

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Jenuall wrote:It came from Truthtown, population: me. :datass:

No, I mean, how long ago did you post it? I've gone back several pages and can't find it. How far is Tomous digging?



It's from the football thread.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by Knoyleo » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:09 am

Football thread :dread:

People really shouldn't be allowed in both, one or other, pick your side and stick to it.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by sawyerpip » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:13 pm

Curls wrote:I think Wales getting to the Euro Semi's in football was pretty special, but compare that to the excitement of them Grand Slams, it's nothing in comparison.


Not sure I can agree with this, the Euros was a brilliant month and for me is up there with our rugby successes given how bad we've traditionally been at football.

You're right though that in Wales football is a sideshow compared to the rugby, internationally at least. I'm going to the Wales game tomorrow and would love there to be anything like the atmosphere you get in Cardiff for the Six Nations, but unfortunately most people probably don't even know we're playing.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by Drumstick » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:24 pm

Too preoccupied with England.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by sawyerpip » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:54 pm

Wales are now number 1 in the world :toot: Although we have to draw or win tomorrow to have it be officially recognised as the rankings are only officially updated on Mondays.

It doesn't mean much and without beating NZ nobody would really take it seriously but it's still cool to see Wales at the top of the rankings. Although this is probably the peak before a load of our first team get injured in our ridiculously intense World Cup warm-up schedule and then we go out in the group stages with a loss to Fiji.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by Curls » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:48 pm

sawyerpip wrote:Wales are now number 1 in the world :toot: Although we have to draw or win tomorrow to have it be officially recognised as the rankings are only officially updated on Mondays.

It doesn't mean much and without beating NZ nobody would really take it seriously but it's still cool to see Wales at the top of the rankings. Although this is probably the peak before a load of our first team get injured in our ridiculously intense World Cup warm-up schedule and then we go out in the group stages with a loss to Fiji.


That's the spirit. :D

But seriously. With the Southern teams all proving they can beat one another, and with the Northern teams all on par with them (well England, Ireland and Wales) we could really be in for a fun world cup. Let's hope that Wales don't get too many injuries though!

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by Mini E » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:23 pm

Well that was dreadful... so many individual handling errors.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by Ad7 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:29 pm

Is it warm up games on now? Didn't realise it had started again.

Edit: I see, just read about it. Wish I'd watched it now :toot:

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by Mini E » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:41 pm

I made the mistake of watching it at Twickenham with a few English friends. Mistake. So many individual handling errors :dread:

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by satriales » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:17 pm

The England rugby team were staying at the same place at my cousin's wedding yesterday. Eddie Jones posed for a photo with him 8-)

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Tomous » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:29 pm

Anscombe out of the World Cup.

Well, strawberry float.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Jenuall » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:34 pm

Don't think we would have made the NZ squad anyway :P

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PostRe: Rugby Union - Six Nations 2019
by Photek » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:22 am

satriales wrote:The England rugby team were staying at the same place at my cousin's wedding yesterday. Eddie Jones posed for a photo with him 8-)

Eddie Jones is a banana split tho. :shifty:

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Rax » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:46 am

I cant decide if hes a terrible person or hes just really good at strawberry floating with the media.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Starbreaker » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:47 pm

I don't think it makes much difference to Photek, he only skulks in here when Ireland are doing well or to have a dig at England once in a while.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Tomous » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:01 pm

Rax wrote:I cant decide if hes a terrible person or hes just really good at strawberry floating with the media.



Those two things aren’t mutually exclusive.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Knoyleo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:20 pm

World number 1, baby!

Just give us the Webb Ellis Cup now. 8-)

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Kanbei » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:12 pm

Knoyleo wrote:World number 1, baby!

Just give us the Webb Ellis Cup now. 8-)


If Ireland beat England next week we go number 1! Then we play Wales twice. Think it's going to be like musical chairs the next few weeks :lol:

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Curls » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:37 am

It’s all a bit strange anyway. Argentina down in 11th? Realistically they are far better but just play against 3 superior teams all the time so their ranking never improves.

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PostRe: Rugby Union - World Cup Countdown
by Jenuall » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:17 am

Yeah ranking international Rugby is about as helpful as ranking your own offspring - it's essentially meaningless, causes arguments, ends up hurting everyone's feelings and at the end of the day everyone knows who's the favourite anyway!

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