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Thread: Rugby Word Cup 2019 thread.

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    Rugby Word Cup 2019 thread.

    Good luck Wales. Hope they play to their full potential and weíll see how far that takes them. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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    Will what's happened with Howley have an effect?

    Still think New Zealand would win it comfortably if every side played to their full potential, but they're more fallible than they have been - even if Wales don't let the Howley situation get to them, it seems to me that the evidence of their games over the last year says that they will not have the attacking ability to open up the best defences often enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Will what's happened with Howley have an effect?

    Still think New Zealand would win it comfortably if every side played to their full potential, but they're more fallible than they have been - even if Wales don't let the Howley situation get to them, it seems to me that the evidence of their games over the last year says that they will not have the attacking ability to open up the best defences often enough.
    Iíd say the Howley incident will have a slight effect, but itís difficult to gauge how much.
    I agree with you about the All Blacks. I think theyíll win it, but as good as they are, or can be, they have got form for ďbottling itĒ.
    It does appear to be the most open World Cup so far, and with the Japanese public right up for it, it promises to be a great tournament.

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    I am sure there are people who will be rolling their eyes at the prospect of this 'minority sport' being all over the news and on social media for the next six weeks.

    It is refreshing to see that the Japanese people are embracing the prospect of watching the world's best rugby teams, turning out in their numbers to watch just the training sessions and even take time to learn the Welsh National anthem!

    There seems a feeling that football has lived in the shadow of rugby for far too long in Wales and that rugby is perceived as the national sport here.
    It's true that the western mail and more recently WOL rarely have a balanced view but one of the many reasons I've heard offered up for being anti-egg is that more people play and watch the beautiful game in Wales as oppose to the 'man's game' and the perception is unfounded.

    With all the current hype and hullabaloo taking place in the land of the rising sun, I wonder if the die hard sumo wrestling fans feel the same way.

    Come on Wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Will what's happened with Howley have an effect?

    Still think New Zealand would win it comfortably if every side played to their full potential, but they're more fallible than they have been - even if Wales don't let the Howley situation get to them, it seems to me that the evidence of their games over the last year says that they will not have the attacking ability to open up the best defences often enough.
    I would say the Howley situation will have little or no effect inside the Welsh camp bubble.The media are trying to portray it as catastrophic but that's their job I guess.Unlike football the welsh national team are the pinnacle of a triangle of which all the regional coaches are part of so Howleys replacement Steven Jones is well up to speed with what's going on inside the camp and won't have to learn/change anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Will what's happened with Howley have an effect?
    More importantly, can we Send Giggs home for any of our games ???

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    I believe Japan's inability to catch a ball may affect their chances whilst Russia's inability to play the game very well may affect theirs - its good fun though

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    Russia started like a house on fire. All a bit drab now.

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    Russia are poor,Japan won't enjoy the space against the better sides and their kicking game is poor as was their ko receive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Treseder View Post
    Good luck Wales. Hope they play to their full potential and weíll see how far that takes them. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

    I think the World Cup is 6 months too late for Wales,shame tho.

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    Games on such weird times, I haven’t got a clue when any are on so will miss most the media hype thankfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goats View Post
    Games on such weird times, I haven’t got a clue when any are on so will miss most the media hype thankfully.
    If youíre thankful for missing it why open the thread?

    Iím not a big rugby fan but Iíll watch it, I canít say I give a toss about many of the Olympic sports but like many sit through hours of that too, itís a big occasion on the world stage, youíre not in a pub surrounded by city mates now you can shrug the silly act. Get behind the boys ffs.

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    It'll be the one sporting event of the year I'll not watch a second of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    It'll be the one sporting event of the year I'll not watch a second of.
    Personally I wish Mike would delete rugger threads. This is a footie forum after all, with occasional diversions. Plenty of other forums for rugger talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy corbyn View Post
    Personally I wish Mike would delete rugger threads. This is a footie forum after all, with occasional diversions. Plenty of other forums for rugger talk.
    So should the politics threads be deleted? If you don’t like rugby why not do as the thread starter suggested and just ignore the thread?
    Leave it to those of us who enjoy the game to post on this thread. It’s really no big deal.

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    Anyway it will be fascinating to see how the Fiji v Australia game goes in a few hours time. Good luck Wales. I would love to see Wales win the World Cup. It would trump Reading winning the PremierLeague for me.

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    Great game at the moment between Australia and Fiji - the latter got off to a very fast start, but Australia are fighting back and I reckon Fiji will tire as the game goes on.

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    Looks like one of the Australia try scorers should have been sent off in the 25th minute when the score was Australia 7 Fiji 11. Game changing moment.

    The draw, from a casual fans perspective, means that today we have three big games, tomorrow one big game, Monday one big game and then nothing of interest until next Sunday. Of course it never plays out like that but on paper it's a very dull end to the first week.

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    France playing some lovely rugby early on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    Anyway it will be fascinating to see how the Fiji v Australia game goes in a few hours time. Good luck Wales. I would love to see Wales win the World Cup. It would trump Reading winning the PremierLeague for me.
    You must be a massive rugby fan if Wales winning the rugby WC would trump reading winning the Premier league.

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    Argentina really coming back into this one.
    Franceís discipline is shocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bob Banker Spanker View Post
    Argentina really coming back into this one.
    Franceís discipline is shocking.
    Excellent second half!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy corbyn View Post
    Personally I wish Mike would delete rugger threads. This is a footie forum after all, with occasional diversions. Plenty of other forums for rugger talk.
    I think we can have a rugby world cup thread like we have an ashes thread and a glammy thread.

    Just keep it all in here.

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    Last minute penalty to Argentina on halfway line

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    Cracking game this and only the small matter of New Zealand v South Africa to follow.

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    Awesome second half. What triggered the nonsense after the final whistle? Was really hoping Argentina were going to make it.

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    Best game of the tournament so far but everyone expecting that title to be lost to the next game: South Africa against New Zealand.

    I don't know if anyone else has seen his videos but Squidge Rugby has done a good piece on this fixture pre-world cup and looking forward to what could happen in the tournament: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZWx6Rv9b-Y

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    Donít think any of the top 6 will have sleepless nights about France.

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    Re: Rugby thread. If you donít like the game, no need to click on

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy corbyn View Post
    Personally I wish Mike would delete rugger threads. This is a footie forum after all, with occasional diversions. Plenty of other forums for rugger talk.
    Bit like momentum trying to delete Tom Watson.
    Sorry not the politics thread lol

    1...2...3...lol

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    NZ v SA is a cracking game.

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