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What are three rules for playing rugby?

taylor, Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh! Oh! This reminds me! I found out the other day what the GIANT FIELD OF ANTENNAS JUST OUTSIDE RUGBY is actually for.

All along I thought that it was harvesting spacerock. Really, it's the antenna from which they broadcast the BBC atomic clock official time from!

You can get radio controlled clocks that connect directly to it! Apparently it broadcasts over certain frequencies on the radio, in a series of pulses (radio activity, it's in the air, for you and me).

HSA told me, apparently he harvests the pulses - not for spacerock, unfortunately, but for Art. Poo.

kate (kate), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:33 (sixteen years ago) link

1) Enjoy drinking wee from a sock

chris (chris), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:33 (sixteen years ago) link

2) a distinct liking for dropping your trousers at every available opportunity

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:36 (sixteen years ago) link

2) If you're playing Rugby and you're based in the South, come off the M1 at Kilsby and take the A roads in - much quicker. If coming from the North, come off at the Magna Park turn-off. You'll arrive in better humour and it'll give you more time to set your kit up and tune up.

Dave B (daveb), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:36 (sixteen years ago) link

4. See the egg and chase after it.

Tim (Tim), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:37 (sixteen years ago) link

We got very lost on the A-roads, but it was a nice experience to drive around the country in the dark listening to "Ecstacy Symphony".

kate (kate), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:39 (sixteen years ago) link

5) Go to a pub, drink twelve pints of bitter and sing Charlotte the Harlot Lay Dying at the top of your voice.

robster (robster), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:42 (sixteen years ago) link

What does any of this have to do with SPACEROCK?!?!?

kate (kate), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:43 (sixteen years ago) link

5) deny being gay fervently. even if you're not accused of it.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:43 (sixteen years ago) link

why is there such rugger-hate round here anyway? is it time for my "This is the thread where we talk about the only team sport that england are good at and also to LAFF at our southern hemisphere chums as england wins the rugby world cup" thread, or is it a little hubristic? (see also grauniad advert where everyone was touching wood whenever the voiceover mentioned england winning...)

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Is it true that there are more pubs per capita in Rugby than anywhere else in the UK?

kate (kate), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:48 (sixteen years ago) link

if you lived in dunedin, you'd understand rugby hate. trust me.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 08:50 (sixteen years ago) link

(not keith wood, by the way)

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 09:08 (sixteen years ago) link

There are many myths surrounding rugby. To the public, rugby is a sport where 30 big, strong, fit, violent men run round a pitch for 80 minutes knocking hell out of each other. After this, these 30 men spend the evening together drinking prodigious amounts of beer, singing rude songs and playing interminable practical jokes that usually involve policemen’s helmets.

In reality, it is not nearly as sophisticated as that.

Myth 1 – You Have To Be Fit To Play Rugby
For a start, men rarely do anything which lasts a whole 80 minutes in most games of rugby, especially not running around. Forwards spend half the time standing about in lineouts and leaning against each other in scrums. Backs stand about watching the forwards standing about. There is also a lot of time taken up with penalties, free-kicks, conversions and injuries. Most players are able to reduce the time they actually run around to about three and a half minutes. Some players (particularly props) have been known to play an entire rugby career without ever getting beyond a brisk walk. Many will openly warn you that it is when players start jogging about and knocking into each other by mistake that accidents happen.

Myth 2 – Rugby Is Dangerous
Rugby is actually far less dangerous than games like hockey, lacrosse or football (where points are given to injured players for artistic merit). Rugby players love to show off their perceived injuries however and will often delight in describing broken bones and suppurating wounds. They will gladly offer to show you their scars. These scars are often merely nettle rash or appendectomy scars and in fact nothing to do with rugby at all.

Myth 3 – Once You Walk Off The Pitch, Everything Is Forgotten
No, it isn’t. In the clubhouse everything may well be polite. After ten pints, everything might be quite friendly. But when a player next sees the man who stood on him lying face up at the bottom of the ruck, memories tend to come flooding back. It is usual for a red haze to fall over everyone’s eyes about three minutes after the game starts and this doesn’t clear until after the fourth pint in the bar. Never worry about this. It is quite usual.

The Realities :
Players should never be in too much of a hurry to get back on their feet after being tackled. It is safer and far less demanding to roll about on the floor rather than chase the ball. Watch the props for advanced techniques.

Players should never be close enough to the play to miss a vital tackle. Everyone remembers the poor soul who let the winger side-step him. They don’t remember the other 14 bods trundling along miles behind the play.

Players should never run with the ball. This can be tiring and hazardous to their health. Get rid of it as soon as possible.

Forwards should never wear a vest or T-shirt under their jerseys, no matter how cold it is, or they will be regarded as effeminate. Wingers should wear thermal underwear, a couple of warm sweaters and an anorak.

The Players :

The Pack: Eight handsome burly guys. They are intelligent, elegant, sensitive and sweet. Truly the ideal men. It is unfair that people consider them to be large, often hairy, beer swilling carnivores that can and will smash anything in their path. It is untrue that they revel in the violence inherent in the scrum, and quite wrong that they aren't even considered humans at all.

The Backs: Seven guys who tend to take advantage of women, and all tubular household objects. Often dine on quiche, brie and wine.

Props: (#1 or #3) Short but stout, these strapping men support the hooker, but no money ever changes hands and the act is never specifically named. Officially there are two props in every team but as it is a position where you are not allowed to retire until you are 50, there is often a surfeit and when other players are in short supply, some teams have been known to play with eight or nine props filling every position from wing to scrum half. There are two types of prop : tight-head and loose-head. There is a rumour that this has something to do with which side of the scrum they stand, but in fact it is to do with a physiological problem that afflicts their necks.

Hooker: (#2) Often identified by a balding spot on top of the head, these vertically-challenged but talented men stand between the two props and secure the ball for their team during scrums. The position of hooker is traditionally filled by the person who is too slow or too small or too fat to play anywhere else.

Second Row: (#4 and #5) These tall powerful men are the driving engines not only of the scrum, but of the entire game. They can be found working their magic from deep in the scrum, behind the front row, or lofting high above the line outs pulling balls from the air. This group of large, often foul-smelling brutes is also more than willing to relish the finer points of stomping on a fallen opponent's body and will gleefully recount the tale ad infinitum. An interesting feature of second row play is that apart from watching the ball fly over their heads in the lineout and under their feet in the scrum, they might not actually see it again in the game. Second rows don’t count the number of tries they scored in the season, but the number of times they had the ball in their hands.

The Back Row: Usually the most handsome and intelligent, these three men of stamina and strength are often considered the Renaissance men of the rugby field. They not only control ball, but the entire pitch. Remember, the back row defines the whole team's style of play. "They are the game." They are also the ones who have a hairbrush, a change of clothes and some nice aftershave in their kitbags. The #8 is the one who pushes in the middle of the back row and locks the whole pack together. He also jumps at the back of the lineout – one of the more impressive moves in rugby. In fact, if a #8 did everything he was supposed to do, he would probably drop dead with exhaustion.

The flankers have no responsibilities whatsoever, and are often psychopaths.

Scrum Half: (#9) The point guard of the rugby team, the scrumhalf distributes the ball, runs hits and kicks. The scrumhalf is only half as handsome and burly as the pack members. Some like to think of this back as an honorary forward. Others tend to think of the No. 9 as half a fairy. The scrum half's presence is tolerated by the forwards because they know that he will spin the ball to the rest of the backline who will inevitably knock the ball on and allow them the pleasure of another scrum. He is often known as ‘The Player Most Likely To Get Late Tackled’.

Fly Half: (#10) The first of those back guys, and the first of the offensive chain. Often confused with an insect, may be referred to as the man with "the foot". Main responsibilities as far as I can tell are ability to throw the ball over people's heads and to provide something soft for opposing back row to land on.

Centres: (#12 and #13) Another pair of those back guys. Their only purpose is to get the ball to the wing. Usually come in two varieties: hard chargers or flitting fairies. The hard charger is obviously the best one to have, as he will announce his presence in a game with the authority rarely found above No. 8. The flitting fairy is regrettably more common and will usually attempt to avoid contact at all costs. Titles of books written by Centres include ‘The 100 Best Tries I Could Have Scored’ and ‘101 Things To Do While Waiting For A Pass’.

Wings: (#11 and #14) Ideally the fastest men on the team. In a perfect world wingers would be thin, lithe and exceptionally fast. In most club rugby, wingers are the people who are left over when everyone else has been given a position. Their job is to "score with the ball," but they often confuse it with "get tackled with the ball." In the lower reaches of rugby, being a winger is exactly the same as being a spectator except you get to wear the club jersey and you can’t be offensive to the referee.

Fullback: (#15) The last line of defense, he is often a rather pathetic, lonely soul. It is his responsibility to miss the last tackle before the other team score a try. It is vital that he should be ‘good under a high ball’, which to most full-backs means saying his prayers while waiting for it to come down. It is important that they learn to shout ‘Mark’ in an imperious voice as the high ball slips through their arms and bounces off their knees into the arms of the opposing centre. They are often to be found asking the selection committee member “Any chance I could get a game on the wing next week?”

Hope this helps clarify things a bit.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:00 (sixteen years ago) link

er, what?


I don't understand the rugby hate here either, I went to a rugby school and it was full of wankers but I still love watching a good game of Rugby Union. I never played mind you. What you/I have to remember aswell though perhaps is that in Ireland Rugby Union is not solely a snobby or posh sport, sure there are loads of Brian O'Driscoll style "i jusht got a sooper troy alroysh man" types but outside of Dublin people are really into rugby and it's not a snobs thing at all.

Just look at Keith Wood or Peter Stringer, the Keano's of Irish rugby without the borderline psychosis or annoying Man U connection.

Rugby is an absolutely brilliant sport, when it's good. I have only begun to admit this to myself recently, perhaps my enthusiasm is also because Ireland have been quite successful recently.

I don't think I've ever been as animated/mental watching anything as I was watching Munster beat Leicester last year or indeed Ireland squeezing out a result against Wales in the last minute. Absolutely invigorating stuff I'm telling you.

Rugby is also the most competently administrated sport I can think of, they are always trying new rules and ways of refereeing and it's the better for it. This is one area where other sports could really take note.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I would agree with the administrative competence thing. In England at least there is almost continual war between the clubs and the RFU.

A fantastic game to watch.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:14 (sixteen years ago) link

you know the story that it was "invented at rugby in 1823 when [xx] picked up the ball and ran 45867 yards with it HURRAH!!", why did this one single instance of blatantly breaking the rules turn into a whole new game (or several in fact) when in all other cases of ditto the other side simply said "er excuse me but THAT DIDN'T COUNT!!"

also in medieval football seeing as the pitch was infinitely big and you could like strab the opponents etc i'm sure picking up the ball and running w.it was also on the menu

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:26 (sixteen years ago) link

I went to a rugby school and it was full of wankers but I still love watching a good game of Rugby Union. I never played mind you.

i never played either, which i think is where some of the hate of others comes from, long afternoons with one's face in the mud etc. also i hated ruggerbuggers at college, and i'm sure international players (england in particular) are no better, but when played at the top flight rugby is a marvy game to watch.

[xx] = william webb ellis, mark.

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:33 (sixteen years ago) link

the dirty big cheater

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:36 (sixteen years ago) link

I think Carsmile is otm. I did play from aged 9 to age 12 for the local team here who were tiny and crap, and it was always a fun experience, I suspect because it wasn't the focal point and main thing in the area unlike at school where we actually were summoned to the gym at various points during the day to cheer the team off to their matches. Honestly!

The local team was great because we were so crap that you'd score one try and all the parents watching would go absolutely mad. I remember playing one absolute stormer one day and getting clotheslined and punched and things cos I was running by so many people. Afterwards some dude told me to try out for the district team or something but I never did. I was 11 or so and I knew it was a flash in the pan brilliant performance. I never got stuck in enough to be really good at sport.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:42 (sixteen years ago) link

I played it, wasn't bad at it at all (despite getting outrageously sent off) but I just never got into it, I prefer RL if anything. Then I went to college and encountered the rugby teams there, and have hated it ever since (I reckon this'll be the reasion for most dislike of it tbh)

chris (chris), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:53 (sixteen years ago) link

I had to play rugby in school which was no fun when you're one of the 2 smallest people in your year. It put me off the game for a long time but now it's one the few sports I'll happily watch. As long as I can drink beer at the same time.

robster (robster), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 13:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Rugby is a cheats game? Webb Ellis should have been soundly thrashed rather than have a frigging World Cup trophy named after him. Bloody eggchasers. Lest anyone think this is prole snobbery, I also have difficulty with Rugby League. They are all apostates.

Dave B (daveb), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 14:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Webb-Ellis is worse than Pol Pot and Hitler combined.

Mikey, Tuesday, 7 October 2003 14:57 (sixteen years ago) link

my sister is on the second best rugby team for women in canada.

anthony easton (anthony), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 14:58 (sixteen years ago) link

if you lived in dunedin, you'd understand rugby hate. trust me.

I will say that the random bunch of drunk rugby louts I ran into there didn't mind me and were chatty, but they probably thought I was fairly harmless, as opposed to Lady Lurex, who they rightly fear and are shamed by, for they are not as cool as she.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 15:29 (sixteen years ago) link

I played at #8, always quite enjoyed it. Course, I'm from Cornwall, so didn't really have a lot of choice in the matter.

Matt (Matt), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 15:29 (sixteen years ago) link

I played on the wing, I was the original Jonah Lomu, only a lot slower, and not quite as fierce.

chris (chris), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 15:35 (sixteen years ago) link

I played fly-half, which was because some of my football skills transferred. Not many, to be honest.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 16:54 (sixteen years ago) link

My father was a former Welsh international player. Rugby was like a religion in our household.

I have always had a weakness for Number 8s.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 17:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I was out-half, I also remember one day being 12 and getting asked to play in the under 9s match. It may be the only time in my life I have felt physically strong. Along with a few fights in primary school.

Ronan (Ronan), Tuesday, 7 October 2003 20:32 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't understand the assertion that it's not dangerous. Seems to account for a fair number of cases in the spinal injury hospitals here.

cuspidorian (cuspidorian), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 05:04 (sixteen years ago) link

I played on Sunday - first time this year! I am now a sedate full-back, although have played second row, both flanks, wing and centre in my time.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 06:21 (sixteen years ago) link

Look at their ears! They are mangled = rugby is an abomination.

Sorry. I am completely irrational on this one. It offends me.

Dave B (daveb), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 07:29 (sixteen years ago) link

I played hooker. If you have met me you will know that this is proof that the coach was a sadistic maniac.

Sam (chirombo), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 07:46 (sixteen years ago) link

You're a bit tall for hooker, aren't you Sam?

Dr. C (Dr. C), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 15:02 (sixteen years ago) link

You're a bit tall for hooker, aren't you Sam? I'm exactly the wrong body type really - tall and thinnish. Not *quite* enough bulk for the forwards and not compact and balanced enough for the backs. I've played for 20-odd years though on and off!

Dr. C (Dr. C), Wednesday, 8 October 2003 15:09 (sixteen years ago) link

five years pass...

lions doing so well...would make the weekend if they can win against this grim dour s african side

Local Garda, Saturday, 27 June 2009 13:49 (ten years ago) link

right on. the wallabies who represent australia did a ok too!

wilter, Saturday, 27 June 2009 14:06 (ten years ago) link

that's knocked the wind out of my sails

Local Garda, Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:05 (ten years ago) link

yes, mine too. and o'garas x1000. couldn't tackle steyn into touch on the try and then couldn't leave du preez alone in the air. team game and all but shit he let the whole touring party down.

whatever, Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:11 (ten years ago) link

yeah what in the name of jesus was rog doing with that last play. the garyowen was stupid enough, then the foul. a draw would have been a good result considering they lost both centres and both props. if they didn't lose the two props I think they would have won.

i can't actually accept they've lost the first two tests, just feels so wrong, they were easily good enough to beat that fucking sa side and played far more attractive rugby.

Local Garda, Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:13 (ten years ago) link

also at fault i thought was mike phillips' box kick after every restart that came to the lions, just gave the boks the ball back - have another go chaps i'm sure we'll defend heartily.

with you on the fact that the series has gone, feels very unfair. i've felt though in both tests that captain-wise o'connell wasn't quite there. he played his usual solid game but the leadership x-factor wasn't there. a martin johnson would have read the riot act at restarts and made sure that no one was in a position to make a mistake like o'gara did.

oh well. still a fantastic game to watch. sadly the boks are 2-0 up despite being made to look pretty ordinary since half time last week.

whatever, Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:19 (ten years ago) link

yeah o'connell didn't play particularly well over the two games either. it's a bit of a catch 22 tho. for ireland before the grand slam everyone used to lambast bod's captaincy and say o'connell was the true leader. now after this season most people say the reverse.

I agree about the box kicks actually, I think in general they kicked too much in the second half, nerves I guess.

Local Garda, Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:27 (ten years ago) link

just remembered jones missed a penalty kick for touch with about 5 mins to go...

whatever, Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) link

yeah that was dire. you've got to also blame mcgeechan a bit for getting the forwards so wrong in first test. man...need to just go have a beer and forget about it!

Local Garda, Saturday, 27 June 2009 15:43 (ten years ago) link

nice to get the win even against a weakened boks side. great performance by them, they should have won this series. that lions backline is unreal. why only every four years, should be every two!

Local Garda, Saturday, 4 July 2009 14:58 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...

just found this to be a pretty dope photo...

http://images.smh.com.au/2010/04/08/1300337/ind_berrick-barnes-400x267.jpg

wilter, Friday, 9 April 2010 12:22 (nine years ago) link

but yuh, the QUEENSLAND! back combo of Genia AND WHT THE FKKKKK Cooper IS ACTUALLY PROOVING TO BE DEADLY kudos, LINK

wilter, Friday, 9 April 2010 12:24 (nine years ago) link

was waiting for a revive. Didn't catch hardly any of match, saw the five mins leading up to 1st leinster try

Awesome stuff

♪♫ hey there lamp post, feelin' whiney ♪♫ (darraghmac), Sunday, 22 May 2011 12:41 (eight years ago) link

never seen anything like it...it was quite like istanbul i guess except leinster were favourites. apparently johnny sexton spoke about istanbul at half-time. just the way they tore into them second half was incredible. and sexton...he was bodlike.

Suggest Banter (Local Garda), Sunday, 22 May 2011 13:07 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

for those who know:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/644442_520183308913_82918267_n.jpg

also just make bod a saint already. what a fucking impressive athlete.

Ballboy to Afghanistan (LocalGarda), Saturday, 2 February 2013 17:49 (six years ago) link

zebo is such a superstar already. i thought it was a case of too good to be true in the second half. wales really came at us.

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Saturday, 2 February 2013 18:59 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

anyone been following the lions?

poor bod.

Shamrock Shoe (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 08:40 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

kearney's done brilliantly there

a horse divided cannot stand (darraghmac), Sunday, 2 February 2014 16:37 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Wales destroying France at the mo'. That's good for us, I guess.

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Friday, 21 February 2014 20:29 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

HON IRELAND

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Saturday, 15 March 2014 16:35 (five years ago) link

ya imma break churlish provincial character for this tbh

treeship's assailing (darraghmac), Saturday, 15 March 2014 16:50 (five years ago) link

You Irish cunts had better not make a bollocks of this

Eats like Elvis, shits like De Niro (Tom D.), Saturday, 15 March 2014 17:07 (five years ago) link

Fair

treeship's assailing (darraghmac), Saturday, 15 March 2014 17:33 (five years ago) link

jesus, that was so nerve-wracking. beating the french in "we-give-a-fuck" mode in paris is quite an achievement in itself.

everyday sheeple (Michael B), Saturday, 15 March 2014 20:05 (five years ago) link

that was real

treeship's assailing (darraghmac), Saturday, 15 March 2014 20:19 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

Johnny fucking Sexton

Number None, Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:47 (one year ago) link

shit game but some kick at the end there

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:49 (one year ago) link

although not great conditions for flair tbh

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Few things are more satisfying in sport than watching an England rugby team losing.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Saturday, 24 February 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

Hold on, that guy's a bit too w/c to be playing rugby for Scotland.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Saturday, 24 February 2018 18:43 (one year ago) link

w/c?

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:02 (one year ago) link

world cup

Planck Blather (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:03 (one year ago) link

OTM Tom

carrotless, turnip-pocketed (fionnland), Saturday, 24 February 2018 20:10 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

i take it all back my god

unproven (darraghmac), Sunday, 18 November 2018 11:50 (eleven months ago) link

three months pass...

Thank you, Wales, thank you, thank you, thank you...

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Saturday, 23 February 2019 18:29 (seven months ago) link

You're welcome.

Enjoyed that game.

groovypanda, Sunday, 24 February 2019 14:47 (seven months ago) link

I lolled

See me in mi heels an' tinge (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 24 February 2019 15:20 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

Lads.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Saturday, 28 September 2019 10:24 (three weeks ago) link

too soon!

calzino, Saturday, 28 September 2019 10:31 (three weeks ago) link

twats

watch scotland beat japan now

The World According To.... (Michael B), Saturday, 28 September 2019 10:42 (three weeks ago) link

They have to.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Saturday, 28 September 2019 10:45 (three weeks ago) link

thought scotland were playing within themselves againt us tbh. theyre better than that

The World According To.... (Michael B), Saturday, 28 September 2019 11:28 (three weeks ago) link

Cracking weekend of rugby. Thoroughly enjoyed both main games although second half yesterday was somewhat tense.

Scotland should comfortably beat Samoa today but the Japan game will be interesting as they'll be going into it with a 4 day turnaround compared to Japan's 8 day one.

groovypanda, Monday, 30 September 2019 09:05 (two weeks ago) link

God this is a drubbing

honk hunk blue (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 11:37 (two weeks ago) link

Fuck that was brutal

groovypanda, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 12:07 (one week ago) link

So, let me get this right, if the Scotland v. Japan game is cancelled Scotland are out and Japan and Ireland are through? Fuck that shit.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/10/losing-by-default-to-a-typhoon-scotland-rugby-fans-braced-for-worst

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Thursday, 10 October 2019 14:50 (one week ago) link

it’s terrible for scotland, really unfair

estela, Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:05 (one week ago) link

Get absolutely fucked World Rugby

I agree that the "I" is a pretty heavy concept (fionnland), Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:07 (one week ago) link

well at least we know how great Japan are and how shite we are

lol yeah

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 13 October 2019 12:49 (one week ago) link

Right, when's the football back on?

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 13 October 2019 13:51 (one week ago) link

home to San Marino at 5 o'clock

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 13 October 2019 14:09 (one week ago) link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/50052435

Get absolutely totally fucked World Rugby

lol france with an idiotic red card when they’d been playing quite well by their standards

Jibe, Sunday, 20 October 2019 08:43 (nine hours ago) link

The red and the mess of a scrum costly for France

The World According To.... (Michael B), Sunday, 20 October 2019 09:11 (eight hours ago) link

ffs France, now we're stuck with the Welsh for the rest of the tournament.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 October 2019 09:21 (eight hours ago) link

what's wrong with the Welsh?

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Sunday, 20 October 2019 09:35 (eight hours ago) link

Yeah I've no problem with the Welsh. I dislike Gatland though.

The World According To.... (Michael B), Sunday, 20 October 2019 09:50 (seven hours ago) link

I only like them when they play England tbh.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 October 2019 10:30 (seven hours ago) link

That goes for football too.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 October 2019 10:30 (seven hours ago) link

It's only because we always beat Scotland.

Can't see us getting anything next week against that Bok front 5 though.

Other semi final should be a cracker and hopefully the ABs can do it.

groovypanda, Sunday, 20 October 2019 16:36 (one hour ago) link


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