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Old 21st Oct 2015, 12:52
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Mate, it's not about the Aussies. If they'd lost, they would have deserved it. It's just the whining I can't stand. - Tiswas

As the Weegies say, "Ferr enuff".

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Old 21st Oct 2015, 13:12
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teams are incentivised to score try's
How is that done then? Serious Q.

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I'm guessing he means a bonus point for scoring 4 tries. Like we have in the Aviva premiership. And the World Cup.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 13:14
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The reason that Qantas reduced its number of flights to Heathrow was because the local residents were complaining about the loud whining heard even after the engines were switched off.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 15:26
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This is Club Rugby of the '60's. More fun than today's game, I fancy



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Old 21st Oct 2015, 17:43
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I agree about the Ping-Pong aspect of kicking; so pointless (excuse the pun).

Two points about penalties:

1. Ensure penalties are taken from the point of infringement (try kicking a goal from 5 metres out, 5 metres from touch)

2. Repeated penalties for the same infringement - penalty try !! It is becoming almost automatic with rucks within 5 metres.

And, please, let us not go the football way of slagging off referees after numerous slow motion replays. By and large the standard has been pretty good. If the bl**dy commentators would shut up while the ref is talking, we may learn more about why things are being done (Scott Hastings worst for this).
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 20:03
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I agree about the Ping-Pong aspect of kicking; so pointless (excuse the pun).
The "Garryowen" was an accepted widespread tactic when I started playing the game in the 1960's. The Welsh try against Australia came out of a perfectly judged "Garryowen" by Dan Biggar who followed up and fielded his own kick. Sublime skill.

If you want to know how boring some rugby used to be just watch a film if you can find it of a Five-Nations match in the 1960s, in the days when you could kick into touch on the full without being pulled back to opposite where the kicker was when he kicked. I remember one dire Wales v Scotland game with Clive Rowlands, the Welsh scrum-half, spending the whole 80 minutes blasting the touch-line to smithereens. If my memory hasn't failed me the final score was 6-3 to Wales, two penalty goals to one. The three-quarters needn't have been on the pitch.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 23:46
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2. Repeated penalties for the same infringement - penalty try !! It is becoming almost automatic with rucks within 5 metres.
God no, but proper use of yellow cards. Once one is issued,any subsequent infringement should be an instant yellow, not more warnings....
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 23:56
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Here's an interesting angle...

Joubert was right all along
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 09:07
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This is Club Rugby of the '60's. More fun than today's game, I fancy
Goudie - that's a great book. My father used to referee Mike Green quite often when he played for the lower XVs at Ealing and he claimed to be the referee who lost the false teeth.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 11:49
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AO, I believe that the alleged "loud whining" you refer to has only become audible since the 3rd October, due to the stunned silence and muffled sobbing that still prevails in that region.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 16:13
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The Garryowen - yes. It is the "territorial" kicking I was referring to. And I agree it was much worse before the rule change to stop the direct touch kick. One of best English wingers ever, Dave Duckham, hardly ever got to touch the ball unless he came infield to get it himself !

When I was at school, our crazy Jock games master would go apoplectic if anyone kicked (mind you, he really was a nutter). I think he was trying to encourage ballhandling but really hadn't much idea of getting his ideas across.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 18:10
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Close run thing for the 'All Blacks'! Tough match for both teams and could've gone either way.
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Old 24th Oct 2015, 21:01
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I suppose I should be satisfied, as a New Zealander, with the result on the scoreboard, but I didn't manage to get excited about the game.
Just two heavyweights cancelling each other out and preventing any exciting enterprise.
Results matter in conventional test matches, but the RWC should be a showcase for the sport and a spectacle for the public but the real excitement ends with the end of the "roundrobins".

With a week now to go before the cup is decided, could I invite nominations, please, for:
Game of the tournament:
Team of the tournament:
Region of the tournament:

My own nominations:

a. Japan v SA
b. Japan
c. South Pacific Islands (excludes NZ) (for their pure love of the game).
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Old 25th Oct 2015, 11:57
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Never in a lifetime would I have thought I'd be shouting for the Pumas, but I will; it has nothing to do with either Scotland exit or the time I have spent at a particular South Atlantic fortress.

I just like their style of rugby.

[note suitably coloured smiley]....
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Old 25th Oct 2015, 12:18
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glad rag

Some Yeomen Warders will be round your gaff shortly to escort you to the Tower.
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Old 25th Oct 2015, 14:44
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Unless otherwise asked, my plan is to delete the first post which will kill the thread 2 weeks after the Final.......................
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Old 25th Oct 2015, 14:51
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glad rag

Some Yeomen Warders will be round your gaff shortly to escort you to the Tower.
Really, I'll go-sharpen the war axe and make sure the wheels are securely fitted to the chariot of fire then, lol...


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Old 25th Oct 2015, 16:59
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Here's an interesting angle...

Joubert was right all along
From an Australian
humble punter with an unprecedented sense of self-importance
. Many of the comments disagree with him BTW
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 02:33
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Just watching the replay of the Argentina/Aust game. Seems like the crowd was going for Argentina! If its because they were the underdogs then that means the crowd should back Oz in the final
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 02:43
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I once had a Tee shirt that had the following printed on it " I support England and ANYONE playing the All Blacks" The Aussies will get the support !!!
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