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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2017, 06:39:59 pm »
Is this England match not on the telly then??

Edit: Bloody hell! When did ITV start covering 6 Nations rugby?
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2017, 07:00:34 pm »
A win's a win for a' that but England are going to have to pull their fingers out.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2017, 08:06:07 pm »
Commentator makes remark about the win making the game beautiful.
Eddy Jones: No, it was still ugly, mate, but the result was beautiful.

Wows, rugby's been going to ITV for ages, at least where the mercenary English are concerned.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2017, 08:18:37 pm »
The mercenary Welsh will be on ITV tomorrow :demon:
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2017, 08:28:17 pm »
Is it a knock-on if it comes off the player's chest?

*googles*

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A knock-on occurs when a player loses possession of the ball and it goes forward, or when a player hits the ball forward with the hand or arm, or when the ball hits the hand or arm and goes forward, and the ball touches the ground or another player before the original player can catch it.

So, in my book, that was a bad decision by the referee.

As an ex-referee - chest = no knock on, fingertip to shoulder = knock on.

Not always easy to see either direction or body part at speed or distance.  I refused to give a knock on once from a long kick ahead, not because it didn't come off the hands, but because I couldn't tell if it had gone forwards or sideways.  No official touch judges to ask.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2017, 08:41:14 pm »
Commentator makes remark about the win making the game beautiful.
Eddy Jones: No, it was still ugly, mate, but the result was beautiful.

Wows, rugby's been going to ITV for ages, at least where the mercenary English are concerned.

But the Six Nations? I don't recall that being on ITV before.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2017, 08:47:49 pm »
Commentator makes remark about the win making the game beautiful.
Eddy Jones: No, it was still ugly, mate, but the result was beautiful.

Wows, rugby's been going to ITV for ages, at least where the mercenary English are concerned.

But the Six Nations? I don't recall that being on ITV before.

I think it's new this year. They are sharing with the BBC as they normally do with the world cup, the Scotland-Ireland match was on BBC earlier. I would imagine it's one of the effects of the cuts the government have made to the BBC's budget.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2017, 09:12:00 pm »
The mercenary Welsh will be on ITV tomorrow :demon:

Crikey!
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2017, 09:46:16 pm »
France & England's women at Twickenham mirrored the men; first half was all France (very good ball carrying & scrummaging, poor tackling from England), second half was all England, but could have been better if running straighter & giving more room out wide. French No. 8 scarily like a cycling track sprinter, hugely powerful glutes & thighs, part of the scrum domination. A couple of Ms Marco's Hartpury compatriots came on late in the game to a round of applause from the sofa.

Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2017, 10:19:42 pm »
On the other hand, this is the first time for several years that I have not bought any tickets for Murrayfield, so they are bound to win all their home games.

Not a bad start.The pundits were expecting an easy Irish victory.

Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2017, 08:55:58 am »
The changes Eddie made in 2nd half did the trick - at least 'beautiful points' are in the bag, and a record breaking run.  See what happens next w/e.  Shame not to have BillyV for the whole 6Nats.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2017, 09:55:14 am »
Did I hear John Fecking-Inverdale talking about the final fixture between Ireland and England being a Grand Slam showdown?

Not now it isn't, dick-features.
That seems like rather inappropriate language to describe a sports presenter who is merely commenting on predicted outcomes for the tournament. This is what presenters do.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2017, 11:05:30 am »
Did I hear John Fecking-Inverdale talking about the final fixture between Ireland and England being a Grand Slam showdown?

Not now it isn't, dick-features.
That seems like rather inappropriate language to describe a sports presenter who is merely commenting on predicted outcomes for the tournament. This is what presenters do.

But John Inverdale isn't a sports presenter. He is a dick features! Ask anyone.

He sometimes pretends to be a sports presenter but not many are fooled.

Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2017, 11:09:17 am »
Once again, England have effortlessly won the competition for the worst kit.  Scotland occasionally give them a run for their money, but not this time.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2017, 11:30:40 am »
Slightly off topic, but I'm currently listening to Nigel Owens on Desert Island Disks.
On R4 right now.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2017, 02:42:11 pm »
Hipster beards are clearly last year's thing among international rugbyists but Italy are probably doomed for having at least three man-buns in their squad.  One of which is sported by their token hipster beardie.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2017, 03:02:04 pm »
Currently eating free half time sodidge and chips.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2017, 03:39:05 pm »
Lovely tyop on the Graun website: "Liam Willaism". At least it wasn't a Williasm.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2017, 04:05:35 pm »
Lovely tyop on the Graun website: "Liam Willaism". At least it wasn't a Williasm.

 ;D
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2017, 06:52:55 pm »
A Facebook Meme...

WATERFORD barman James Jones has warned today that fat guys who played rugby once in college will more than likely talk absolute shit for the next six weeks due to the televising of the Six Nations.

The 37-year-old bar manager stated that hundreds of over-weight men wearing tight fitting rugby jerseys with collars erect are due to flood city bars and clubs across the country over the duration of the championship, which kicks off this Friday.
 
“I tried to get a few weeks off work, but then I realised this crap was on,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, I like rugby. It’s just the fat morons who shout at the screen that wreck my head. Most of whom will drink only ‘Hino’ or Guinness, cause well, that’s what they’re meant to drink.”

Mr. Jones added that most of the rugby fans he has encountered have always the same old rugby story to tell.

“Christ, if I hear one more school or college rugby story I’ll shoot myself,” he explained. “It always starts the same: ‘When I was playing for the school I was positioned.. bla-bla-fucking-blah.

“Then it usually ends with the guy, who had it all, in tears telling everyone about his horrific knee injury that ‘ruined his career’, which obviously explains why he’s such a fat cunt now drinking Heineken at the bar.

“It’s the incessant shouting at the TV that really cramps my balls. Seriously, shouting drunk at a TV in a pub miles and miles away from the game is not going to change anything. It’s like they’re all trying to out-shout one another. Who can say random sports shit the loudest?”

“Pass it! He should have ran with it, stick it up his hole!”

The father-of-two also warned fellow bar staff to be extra careful when pulling a pint of Guinness as rugby fans are renowned pint connoisseur’s.

He concluded: “I urge pint pullers across the country to put that extra effort in when pouring the black stuff as these guys are professionals – not only on the game itself – but also on how to pour a pint of Guinness. They know more than you do about it.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2017, 02:32:02 pm »
For those of you not in the know, Wales vs England U20s was on the red button on BBC last night (Scrum V); I assume more Wales U20 games will be on there too. Good game, Wales up at HT through clever tactics, England came through in the second half.

Just watched the Wales vs England women, a bit of a mismatch at 0-63 but some skillful play to do it. Not sure what home opportunities Welsh clubs have during the year, whereas English top clubs are at Premiership & cup matches each weekend. And some of them are semi pro... Sure Wales can improve, but money injection probably needed - seems the way things are going.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2017, 04:05:41 pm »
Missed the first hour of Italy-Ireland chiz but it seems to have been a bit one-sided.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2017, 06:43:45 pm »
Well, there you go. England win the match on a Welsh error.  Not a happy pub atm.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2017, 07:01:18 pm »
"Feed me 'til I sing no more"

That was a tough match and a draw would have been fair.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2017, 07:03:37 pm »
Good win.  :thumbsup:  Always going to be tense. 

3 to go...

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1 New Zealand 18 (15 Aug 2015 - 22 Oct 2016)

2= New Zealand 17 (18 Sep 1965 - 14 Jun 1969)

2= South Africa 17 (23 Aug 1997 - 28 Nov 1998)

2= New Zealand 17 (8 Jun 2013 - 21 Jun 2014)

5= England 16 (10 Oct 2015 - )

5= New Zealand 16 (9 Sep 2011 - 6 Oct 2012)

7= South Africa 15 (8 Oct 1994 - 2 Jul 1996)

7= New Zealand 15 (13 Aug 2005 - 26 Aug 2006)

7= New Zealand 15 (19 Sep 2009 - 11 Sep 2010)

10 England 14 (23 Mar 2002 - 23 Aug 2003)

France:Scotland will be interesting tomorrow.
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