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Love a bit of rugger me.

anyhow, thought I’d start this off to gather views on matches/teams as the tourney progresses.

today was Eddie Jones previous club, er, country Japan wupping the russkies 30-10.

perhaps not one to set the pulses racing but the crowd was enthusiastic and there was the first hat trick by a Japanese back,complete with Chris Ashton dive.

first Big Crunch tomorrow as the Bokka take on the All Blacks....mmmm.....😂

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4 hours ago, RadioactiveWaste said:

Australia v Figi looks potentially good fun, but it's an early start.

Looking forward to Scotland v Ireland on Sunday, I think Ireland will be to strong but hopefully Scotland get out the group.

 

In fact I'd go so far as to say all the matches with South Pacific Island unions have the potential to be fun. In the same way South American teams at the world Cup even if they're not particularly good will probably try to be entertaining. (also worth noting the All Black's have a very long history of pinching all the best players from South Sea islands)

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Hilarious that offside in football comes under so much scrutiny and historically you get all 'but does she understand the offside rule' type jokes.

Rugby Union's rules are sooooo complicated they are just totally indecipherable.

I will watch but I really don't understand half of it. 

I will kinda enjoy it...but always with a part of me thinking...how much better is football than this.

The simplicity and naturalness of football is it's beauty. You need a ball (of any quality, shape, size)...that's it. You can play or just kickabout anywhere, with as many people as you like (even on your own against a wall).

I will walk across a park and end up watching a Vets or Sunday AM match and enjoy it. I really feel sorry for anyone who doesn't have that love for the game.

Boxing and Athletics are my next favourite sports...again it's the simplicity...who can hit the other one hardest, run the fastest.  Cricket, rugby, golf, basketball, hockey...whatever are so much more complicated and need so much specialist equipment they don't have the same feel or appeal to me .. even if I do enjoy them.  

 

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8 hours ago, RadioactiveWaste said:

In fact I'd go so far as to say all the matches with South Pacific Island unions have the potential to be fun. In the same way South American teams at the world Cup even if they're not particularly good will probably try to be entertaining. (also worth noting the All Black's have a very long history of pinching all the best players from South Sea islands)

We’ve nabbed a couple haven’t we?

i know there’s eligibility rules but presumably vunipolas, tuilagis and cokanasigas originate from that part of the world.

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4 minutes ago, Van der MoodHoover said:

We’ve nabbed a couple haven’t we?

i know there’s eligibility rules but presumably vunipolas, tuilagis and cokanasigas originate from that part of the world.

No Idea, but yes, the bigger unions have all indulged in it a bit.

Set alarm, put on figi v Oz, Figi were good when i dropped back off, woke up again and they'd lost.

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1 hour ago, Chester40 said:

Hilarious that offside in football comes under so much scrutiny and historically you get all 'but does she understand the offside rule' type jokes.

Rugby Union's rules are sooooo complicated they are just totally indecipherable.

I will watch but I really don't understand half of it. 

I will kinda enjoy it...but always with a part of me thinking...how much better is football than this.

The simplicity and naturalness of football is it's beauty. You need a ball (of any quality, shape, size)...that's it. You can play or just kickabout anywhere, with as many people as you like (even on your own against a wall).

I will walk across a park and end up watching a Vets or Sunday AM match and enjoy it. I really feel sorry for anyone who doesn't have that love for the game.

Boxing and Athletics are my next favourite sports...again it's the simplicity...who can hit the other one hardest, run the fastest.  Cricket, rugby, golf, basketball, hockey...whatever are so much more complicated and need so much specialist equipment they don't have the same feel or appeal to me .. even if I do enjoy them.  

 

Rugby Union has fairly broadly defined “laws” which leave much unwritten and hence at the discretion of the referee.

each of these has their own interpretations and style so they become hugely important in the game. 

Unlike football, there are meetings between the teams and the ref prior to matches where he will provide guidance around what he’s looking for and hence what is likely to be penalised.

a good example is when England played Italy a couple of seasons ago and the Italian tactical game to avoid getting either hammered or repeatedly penalised in the ruck was not to engage at all - they all stood off. Took England a while to work out what they could do. Eventually, in consultation with the ref (polite from France) they worked out that without 2 sides engaging, there was no ruck, hence you couldn’t be penalised for handling in the ruck, so England could simply pick the ball up and run 😂

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I think the "game" of rugby is fairly simple to wrap your head around, but the many many rues about what constitutes infringements (mostly about who can hit who how and from where) I confess I don't fully understand. I gather that you have to join in from behind where the ball is being fought over, you can't handle the ball if you are on the ground and dangerous stuff like high tackles gets penalised.

 

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37 minutes ago, RadioactiveWaste said:

No Idea, but yes, the bigger unions have all indulged in it a bit.

Set alarm, put on figi v Oz, Figi were good when i dropped back off, woke up again and they'd lost.

Aus should of been down to 14 men. Shoulder tackle to the head.

Australia played sensible rugby 2nd half, and their left winger looks like a good finisher. 

I fancy Fiji to do Wales, but then again Wales to do Australia. 

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I was hoping for a sunny day so we could run the legs out of Ireland. 

Looks like rain, which means Ireland will strangle us and play the game in the clouds. 

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44 minutes ago, CWC1983 said:

I was hoping for a sunny day so we could run the legs out of Ireland. 

Looks like rain, which means Ireland will strangle us and play the game in the clouds. 

Too many unforced errors so far. The pass straight out that led to the move for Ireland first try changed the dynamic.

as I write another Scotland break down in midfield results in a scrum 5 for Ireland via the post.

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1 minute ago, Van der MoodHoover said:

Too many unforced errors so far. The pass straight out that led to the move for Ireland first try changed the dynamic.

as I write another Scotland break down in midfield results in a scrum 5 for Ireland via the post.

And a third Irish try

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