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Lions tour 2017
« on: April 19, 2017, 11:42:38 pm »
Gatland has announced his squad. Too many Welshmen? Only two Scots?
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Re: Lions tour
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 01:40:18 am »
A Welsh view.

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Re: Lions tour
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 06:44:00 am »
Looks like a strong squad, perhaps just as interesting in some of the exclusions as those selected.
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Re: Lions tour
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 08:36:09 am »
and i thorght you were going to cycle through whipsnade animal park  ;D :demon:. ok ok i'm going  :)
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Re: Lions tour
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2017, 03:39:38 pm »
Looks like a strong squad, perhaps just as interesting in some of the exclusions as those selected.

I can't believe that Joe Launchbury hasn't made the squad. He would have been first on my list.

There's a lot of very close decisions between those selected and those not.

I'm gonna limp to the pub and drink 'til the rest of me is as numb as my arse.

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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 10:27:52 am »
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 10:29:14 am »
It's the scoreboard that counts.

It is. Sounded like hard work (I dipped in and out of the Graun's "live" feed).
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 10:33:38 am »
Yes, not an easy match, to many penalties given away. Deserved red card, silly stuff from Vinupola.
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 10:28:49 pm »
Apparently, SBW is first All Black to be sent off in a test since 1967.
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2017, 09:41:14 am »
Apparently, SBW is first All Black to be sent off in a test since 1967.

I recall Colin Meades being sent off against the Barbarians in (I think) the late 1960s but that wouldn't have been classed as a test match, I wouldn't have thought.

Correction: that was the incident I was thinking of, but  google tells me it was against Scotland. ISTR that he committed a late tackle on the Scots full-back, a guy called Wilson.

Further correction: I think the late tackle I recall was in the Barbarians' game but didn't result in a sending off but the Scots incident was simply kicking a player who had already gathered the ball. It came as no surprise to me that Meads was very influential in the early coaching of one Martin Johnson.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/rugby/watch-sir-colin-meads-becomes-second-all-black-sent-off-in-history-reckless-kick-1967-test-against-scotland
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2017, 11:52:31 am »
Apparently, SBW is first All Black to be sent off in a test since 1967.

I was staggered to hear that, and can only conclude that it's like referees awarding penalties against Manchester United.
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 05:38:54 pm »
I think you may be right.  Silly Bill Williams plays like that ALL THE TIME.  He's a disgrace.  It's also disappointing to see how high profile Duncan McRae has become ten years after his cowardly assault on Ronan O'Gara.

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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2017, 05:44:46 pm »
In the video I linked to Bill McLaren reckoned that Colin Meads' sending off was the first for an All Black since Twickenham 1924. So they are running at just over 2 a century.
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2017, 12:14:40 am »
It's also disappointing to see how high profile Duncan McRae has become ten years after his cowardly assault on Ronan O'Gara.

16 years ago! I was actually at the SFS for that game. Watching it back on the big screen wasn't pleasant...
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2017, 11:40:34 am »
You're right Bobb, sorry.

Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2017, 09:20:26 am »
Live commentary only on BBC Radio Cymru in welsh ???
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2017, 10:27:57 am »
Will it go to penalties?
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2017, 10:33:36 am »
Good grief.  :o   Will have to dig out some highlights.
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Re: Lions tour 2017
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2017, 10:42:06 am »
Watched it in a field in Oxfordshire.

That was quite a match and quite a result.
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