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Old 19th Sep 2015, 17:06
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Jet Blast - Rugby WC Thread

Surprised there not a thread already.

Games so far

England flattered to deceive at Twickenham but given 1st game and pressure they came away with a victory which is all that was required. Later subs helped.

Georgia upset Tonga which was a surprise

Ireland easily beat Canada as expected.

Japan and South Africa currently on and Japan giving a good account of themselves at 19-19 after 54 minutes which would not what anybody figured.

6 weeks is a long time though for the WC.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 17:49
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Oo er missus Seff Efrika did't see that coming
6 weeks is a long time though for the WC.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 17:51
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Definitely a shock seeing Saffers get beat.
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Is this rugby league or the proper one?
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Imagine all those Boks fans waking up in the morning...hungover, and in a terrible mood, but not being able to remember why. And then, after a couple of seconds........"Oh Christ!"

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Imagine all those Boks fans walking up in the morning...hungover, and in a terrible mood, but not being able to remember why. And then, after a couple of seconds........"Oh Christ!"

They are in Brighton so could have new "best friends for ever" as well.

Booked for one of Japan's matches now just because of that as atmosphere was great.

Concieveable Japan could go through to next stage as lets face it that was their most difficult opponent.
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 22:57
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Absolutely. SA winning was a foregone conclusion, second qualifying spot was supposed to be for Scotland and Tonga to fight over. I'd be very nervous now if I was Scottish!

Italy were very disappointing I thought.

And as for that (in)famous Brighton hospitality well, I hope somebody warned the Japanese, their crest is the Cherry Blossom afterall....
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 07:25
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Ah so ?

Only if you party in Brighton.
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Old 20th Sep 2015, 09:47
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Fantastic result! Well done Japan.

It was great to see the Japanese moving the ball quickly from the scrum & from the top of the lineout.

The Japanese knew they would not win a blood & guts type of game, & played to their strengths. Making those big bruising Saffers forwards run all over the park for 80 minutes, as opposed to getting mixed up in a brawl.
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Originally Posted by Akrotiri71 View Post
Fantastic result! Well done Japan.

It was great to see the Japanese moving the ball quickly from the scrum & from the top of the lineout.

The Japanese knew they would not win a blood & guts type of game, & played to their strengths. Making those big bruising Saffers forwards run all over the park for 80 minutes, as opposed to getting mixed up in a brawl.

And a much nicer style of play to watch too for the Neutral....although let's be honest, none of us were neutral by the end of that......
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I were torn I was. Should I support the team emblazoned with Panasonic, or should I go with team Toshiba... Toyota seemed the go..

Suspect them Poms will put on a good celebration like they did with them North Koreans back in 66. Wonder if them SA crew will wear the rotten tomatoes when they get home.... yes I know, they were playing girly ball back in 66..







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Very true UDT. (Although I do enjoy watching SA get beat).

As an aside. I've just watched the highlights of the SA v Japan game, & I was pleasantly surprised to see that when Japan had their last scrum, the hooker actually hooked the ball back, (I missed it during the live game as I was jumping up & down), & subsequent play eventually led to the try. (Not often you see hooking these days, as the ball is usually fed to the 2nd row... ). I seem to recall reading that Tom Youngs admitted never having hooked a ball in his life.
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I think most of the Northern Hemisphere has enjoyed the pictures of the not so happy Spring Boks ..looking really..Badly mega- pissed off after the little dynamos from the Japanese Islands beat them at their game...

The next match the Boks have could be a real Cruncher
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The Boks have a history of losing it when they are losing. if the game had been 10 minutes longer, hw many of them would have been sent off?

But at least they cheat openly, unlike the Kiwis.
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The Pumas had a decent crack against the All Blacks... the real difference was the level of fitness those last 15-20 mins.

I tell you, these guys are built out of a different material to the rest of us.

Funniest comment for me so far was one of the players being helped off the pitch... after being trampled to death by over a dozen hefty guys:

"I think he may have taken a bit of a knock..."

Classic!!!
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I think Barnes is a terrible Ref, only Poite is worse, so to see him putting McCaw in the bin was superb. That man is one of the biggest cheats in the game, and nobody ever pulls him up.
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Despite it being a vast commercial effort to make as much dosh as possible, there is some cracking Rugby being played,

We all expect the Boks, Kiwis and Wallabies to be a bit hard and stretch the laws, but the game's are creating some legendary moves and tries.. really good to see.
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I notice that 'beating England' is considered 'cheating'.. The Referees are obviously getting kick-backs too

It's ok. Maybe someday soon you'll be good at a sport that you invented. I won't hold my breath though.
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 09:28
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I notice that 'beating England' is considered 'cheating'..
Where I come from, it's considered desirable! The most recent Kiwi 'accidental' trip was against the Argies btw.

Maybe someday soon you'll be good at a sport that you invented.
Didn't the Ashes go quite well for England?

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Didn't the Ashes go quite well for England?
One summer a swallow does not make. I notice the latest ICC Rankings still happen to have England ranked below Australia in Test Match, 50 Over and T20 cricket. Despite your penchant for hiring South Africans, Irish etc to do your bidding for you!

Oh, the IRB has England ranked below Australia in Rugby as well. Ditto Rugby League. And Field Hockey. And Basketball, and Rowing, and Netball, and etc etc (not that you had a hand in inventing some of those sports, you just 'try').

In fact Australia heads the UK in just about every team sport other than poofbal...., opps, Soccer. And that's only because no one here really lowers themselves to play it. You'd think that with having more than 3 times the population of Aus you might do a tad better, but I guess when 90% of the people are pasty fat whiney couch sitters nothing better is to be expected
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