General rugby thread

General rugby thread

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hornetrider

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63,161 posts

150 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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We haven't really got a rugby thread have we.

Anyhoo. Anyone watching Glos v Blues? What a belter!

Cardiff_Exile

258 posts

121 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Agreed, toe to toe stuff!

iwantagta

1,068 posts

90 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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Good game - some lovely skills on show.

Did anyone see Willie Le Roux earlier?
http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/rugby-...


hornetrider

Original Poster:

63,161 posts

150 months

Saturday 1st April 2017
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I did schoolboy error! Actually I was also thinking that Moriarty made a similar mistake for Glos alas no replays...

Bit disappointed in the second half, seems the blues didn't leave the dressing room after half time.

Thought Leinster and Munster did well.

JonChalk

2,128 posts

55 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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hornetrider said:
We haven't really got a rugby thread have we.

Anyhoo. Anyone watching Glos v Blues? What a belter!
Especially as a Glos fan. Bit worried after the first half - 12 penalties or thereabouts, from memory. Much better in the 2nd.

Watching Osp vs Sta: two questions:

1. Who thought it would be a good idea to play in an empty Millennium Stadium?

2. How much does almost everything about Dan Biggar annoy me, but most especially his lack of respect for referees?

hornetrider

Original Poster:

63,161 posts

150 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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They are playing in the Millennium because Swansea are at home today in the Liberty. Euro rugby denied all their requests to switch the fixture to another day so they had to find somewhere else to play.

So a combination of switching the game to Cardiff and playing it at 5.45 on a Sunday evening results in the paltry crowd.

JonChalk

2,128 posts

55 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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hornetrider said:
Ah, OK then. Ta.

Not an Ospreys fan, but it doesn't make the sport look good, even if not their fault.

hornetrider

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63,161 posts

150 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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No I agree. And the Stade guy not getting a red for a vicious blatant stamp doesn't help either.

hornetrider

Original Poster:

63,161 posts

150 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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Well second yellow for the stamper so justice is served.

Derek Smith

33,988 posts

193 months

Sunday 2nd April 2017
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hornetrider said:
Well second yellow for the stamper so justice is served.
I'm not sure it is. The stamp was quite clear. It was near the head. An inadvertent but casual high tackle can result in a yellow. It was hardly that mild. One wonders if the ref wasn't paying too much attention to the home crowd.

Poor refereeing. It's not as if it wasn't obvious on replay.

A clear red would have sent a signal. Not that the yellow didn't I suppose.

magooagain

2,956 posts

115 months

Tuesday 4th April 2017
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We could have a Leinster v Munster final then.

Young Irish players are starting to shine,hopefully bodes well for 2019.

Kermit power

24,096 posts

158 months

Wednesday 5th April 2017
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iwantagta said:
Good game - some lovely skills on show.

Did anyone see Willie Le Roux earlier?
http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/rugby-...
I really did feel for him on that. Shame it wasn't Chris Ashton, as if anyone deserves to drop a ball over the try line, it's him!

On related matters, Sarries basically beat Scotland at the weekend, didn't they?

How do we think someone like Wasps or Sarries would get on against one of the top 4 national sides? I guess in practice, it would be tricky to figure out what to do with players who play for both!

Kermit power

24,096 posts

158 months

Wednesday 5th April 2017
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On other news, it seems Toulon have got shot of Mike Ford, with Cockers taking over until the end of the season.

Where next for Ford, one wonders?

joshleb

783 posts

89 months

Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Anyone going to Wembley this weekend for Sarries Quins?

Kermit power

24,096 posts

158 months

Wednesday 5th April 2017
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joshleb said:
Anyone going to Wembley this weekend for Sarries Quins?
I figured that persuading my wife it was a good plan for my youngest and I to have Quins season tickets was about as far as I could push it on the live match front! hehe

JonChalk

2,128 posts

55 months

Wednesday 5th April 2017
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Kermit power said:
On other news, it seems Toulon have got shot of Mike Ford, with Cockers taking over until the end of the season.

Where next for Ford, one wonders?
Oh God, not Glos, please, please, please!!!

Vocal Minority

8,582 posts

97 months

Thursday 6th April 2017
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39506932

Raisuqe gets an 11 game sit down for his stamp. Should take him to October odd


hornetrider

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63,161 posts

150 months

Thursday 6th April 2017
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Vocal Minority said:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39506932

Raisuqe gets an 11 game sit down for his stamp. Should take him to October odd
I have no idea why he wasn't given an instant red for that.

Kermit power

24,096 posts

158 months

Saturday 8th April 2017
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Just read that Brian Moore is in intensive care following a heart attack. Fingers crossed for him.

mfmman

612 posts

128 months

Saturday 8th April 2017
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He is tweeting away so heading back the right way it seems