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Mr Larrington

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #400 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:04:52 pm »
Bah!  Although South Africa did their best to throw it away in the second half.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #401 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:05:33 pm »
Arse.

Except England were put out by the winners…
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #402 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:15:39 pm »
Really not that impressed by SA in this game. They had an extra player for about 75% of the game but couldn't add to their half-time score. And NZ missed two kicks, either of which would have won it.

France v Ireland would have been a lot more fun.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #403 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:23:54 pm »
Fantastic refereeing
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #404 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:28:26 pm »
And no penalties given away in the scrum.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #405 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:33:04 pm »
That has to be in the bottom couple of worst finals!

And Ireland the only team to beat SA...

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #406 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:35:17 pm »
Seeing Bill Beaumont reminds me that Janet, as married to My Mate Terry etc, used to sell BB jock straps at Phillips Sports Shop in Chorley.

(is BB a size of jockstrap?)
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #407 on: 29 October, 2023, 11:20:53 am »
That has to be in the bottom couple of worst finals!

And Ireland the only team to beat SA...

All-in-all, a very disappointing world cup.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #408 on: 29 October, 2023, 11:22:15 am »
^ well, France didn't win, so d'uh!
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #409 on: 29 October, 2023, 11:24:33 am »
Admittedly I missed most of the pool games but Portugal-Fiji, Ireland-New Zealand and England-South Africa were worth the price of admission*.  Albeit mainly for the wrong reasons i.e. ARE BOYS/BHOYS losing to southern hemisphere upstarts.

* Hurrah for FTA television :thumbsup:
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #410 on: 02 November, 2023, 02:57:01 pm »
I could barely bring myself to watch any of this world cup because I think there's something fundamentally wrong with the current version of the rulebook and it's stifling the game. I believe that the in each of the knockout matches* the winner was the team who made the most tackles - that can't be how rugby is supposed to be played. It should be a game about running and passing, not who can manage territory and make the most tackles.
* and most of the pool games involving closely matched teams too

Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #411 on: 02 November, 2023, 07:22:12 pm »
Running and passing has got harder, partly because the players take up too much room!

Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #412 on: 02 November, 2023, 09:52:50 pm »
They could solve your problem by removing two players (say, the flankers) from each team
While they're at it they could get rid of scrums (coin toss for penalty) and line.outs (run with the ball stop kicking!).
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
« Reply #413 on: 03 November, 2023, 07:49:54 am »
 ;D