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Jaded

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Rugby World Cup 2015
« on: August 08, 2015, 10:30:49 pm »
Always love to see Ireland win, they are an undervalued side. Wales definitely need to up their game.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 10:32:33 pm »
The day's other two results have put the cat amongst the pigeons as far as RWC predictions go!
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Jaded

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 10:34:43 pm »
Oh, indeed, but not so close to home  ;)
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 10:38:19 pm »
I don't tink either Wales or Ireland were playing their strongest sides, but strength in depth will be vital in a world cup campaign. 

Wales looked too "eager" to impress!
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 05:58:51 am »
I shall miss the first week chiz but happily will be back from FOREIGN climes just in time for England v. Wales :thumbsup:
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 11:41:55 pm »
A bloke in a pub told me last night that he thought Joe Launchbury would be in the England World Cup squad, though he didn't know for sure. He must be pleased that he was right, being Joe's dad.  ;) He often does our Wednesday evening rides.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 11:50:25 pm »
A bloke in a pub told me last night that he thought Joe Launchbury would be in the England World Cup squad, though he didn't know for sure. He must be pleased that he was right, being Joe's dad.  ;) He often does our Wednesday evening rides.

I know, I know - shameless name  dropping.

I take it he's a big lump!
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2015, 12:27:25 am »
Nowhere near as big as his son!
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2015, 06:42:13 pm »
In case anyone hadn't twigged Wales' victory over Ireland today has put them in their rightful place above England in the world rankings..

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2015, 07:37:38 pm »
In case anyone hadn't twigged Wales' victory over Ireland today has put them I their rightful place above England in the world rankings..

That's good!  England will be the underdogs when they meet!
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2015, 09:23:33 am »
It was sad to see Paul O'Connell not finish his home career with a win though. 

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2015, 11:43:24 am »
I think Wales have adopted underdog status again after the two injuries at the weekend.  Halfpenny and Webb will be badly missed.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2015, 05:30:57 pm »
I know it's a good, big ground, but why is the Millenium stadium being used with England hosting?
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2015, 08:22:19 pm »
Because it's the best rugby stadium in the world and its inclusion was a cornerstone of the English bid.  The WRU agreed to its use provided the English organisers agreed to Wales playing all their pool games in Cardiff - this would have brought big revenue To benefit everyone.  Then England,Wales and Australia got drawn in the same pool and suddenly Wales weren't allowed to play their major pool games in Cardiff any more.  It revealed a lack of integrity, cowardice and the familiar arrogance on the part of the English organisers. 

Hopefully karma will prevail.

Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2015, 02:36:26 pm »
Because it's the best rugby stadium in the world and its inclusion was a cornerstone of the English bid.  The WRU agreed to its use provided the English organisers agreed to Wales playing all their pool games in Cardiff - this would have brought big revenue To benefit everyone.  Then England,Wales and Australia got drawn in the same pool and suddenly Wales weren't allowed to play their major pool games in Cardiff any more.  It revealed a lack of integrity, cowardice and the familiar arrogance on the part of the English organisers. 

Hopefully karma will prevail.

Ok, that's interesting.  Weren't there potentially many of the large English football grounds that could have been used.  I guess it's understandable that England play Wales at Twickenham, but the Aussies should be no problem for Wales even at Twickenham, shirley.   ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Rugby_World_Cup#Pool_A
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2015, 03:21:29 pm »
Because it's the best rugby stadium in the world and its inclusion was a cornerstone of the English bid.  The WRU agreed to its use provided the English organisers agreed to Wales playing all their pool games in Cardiff - this would have brought big revenue To benefit everyone.  Then England,Wales and Australia got drawn in the same pool and suddenly Wales weren't allowed to play their major pool games in Cardiff any more.  It revealed a lack of integrity, cowardice and the familiar arrogance on the part of the English organisers. 

Hopefully karma will prevail.

Ok, that's interesting.  Weren't there potentially many of the large English football grounds that could have been used.  I guess it's understandable that England play Wales at Twickenham, but the Aussies should be no problem for Wales even at Twickenham, shirley.   ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Rugby_World_Cup#Pool_A

The whole tournament [and therefore the grounds used and the schedule] was agreed by Rugby World Cup - not by the RFU and England.  There is a lot of disquiet amongst the RFU and other rugby people about the number of football grounds being used rather that rugby grounds, notably Leicester's Walker Stadium [or whatever it's called nowadays] instead of Welford Road.

It's true that Wales supported the English bid after they withdrew their own bid.  England were granted the tournament in 2009 but the venues were not finally agreed until 2013 at the same time as the schedule was announced.  The WRU could have pulled out well before that.

Tonight England are playing in red and using the away changing rooms at Twickenham when they play against Fiji.  They are officially the "away" team.

I don't think the RFU would have organised that if they'd had the choice!
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2015, 03:39:19 pm »
Does that mean I have to support the "home" team at Twickenham?  :o
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2015, 03:44:04 pm »
Does that mean I have to support the "home" team at Twickenham?  :o

If your Fijian ardour is surging enough to demand that!
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2015, 07:49:51 pm »
I'm watching the build up in my local in Llandysul.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 08:38:48 pm »
Too much time taken as the referee debates and rewatches play. Breaks the flow of the game. Cracking run, though.

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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2015, 08:42:11 pm »
WOW!!!!!

This is already an amazing tournament.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2015, 08:48:05 pm »
I was supposed to be going out to dinner this evening. Fuck Off! Mrs P went without me. :)

Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2015, 09:39:29 pm »
Come on Fiji!!! :) :)

Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2015, 10:14:22 pm »
5 points! Skin of teeth job though. Brown was good.
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Re: Rugby World Cup 2015
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2015, 10:22:40 pm »
This bonus points mallarkey is new to me. I have just read a piece by Clive Woodward explaining the situation, up to a point (ha!). 4 tries gets you a bonus point, as does losing by 7 points or fewer. What happens if the losing side scores 4 tries and loses by a margin smaller than 7 points? Do they get 2 points?
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