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Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Highly convenient if you ask me......

So when UK papers post articles then all the English are whiners... but when the NZ papers post something it's all in jest and never to be taken seriously?

I'm honestly glad that I know a few NZ'ers and have had the pleasure of visiting the country, because if I had to come up with a view of what NZ'ers were based purely on this thread, nay, this entire website, I'd put you firmly into the 'Hypocritical two faced bunch of c***s' category...

Don't get me wrong, as I said, I know that's not true, but every comment that I perceive to be written by an AB fan or a NZ'er (perhaps they're trolls), are just laughably ridiculous... Reminds me of those 'facts' spewed by North Korea about how their great leader played golf and retired because he got a hole in one with every shot...

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

I've said it before, the whole thing with 'what if's' is totally pointless..

If NZ hadn't had that try awarded they'd have realised they were behind and fought even harder to create opportunities (or try to). If NZ had got all their kicks England would realise they were far behind and do what they can to make up the difference...

Blanket 'what if' statements never cover both teams, they only ever focus on one teams downfalls and build them up, ignoring the fact that the majority of professional teams are flexible and adaptable.

Sorry to be a reply to you Pete, I realise that your comment was in reply to another what if.. I just find the majority of the above comments from both Dave, fly half, colt and yourself to be more or less baseless...

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Five stars nominated for IRB World Rugby Player of the Year 2014

A jokes never funny the second time you hear it...the first time was 2009..

1 Week, 2 Days ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

One of the best comments re the all blacks. I think the only reason it appears that they 'cheat' more, is because of how good they are at not getting caught.

Also, I think we're all looking for it as well. As soon as you know RMc is playing, you instinctively look for that pesky 7 lying on the wrong side, hands in the ruck etc... he is also very good at looking innocent as well!

As you said, every team cheats, some are better than others at doing it. Look at Jim Hamilton for instance, he's abysmal at his timing at priorities. Scotland will be losing by 1 point, they'll be on the opposition try line with a penalty advantage 10 seconds left on the clock and the 10 in the pocket lining up for a drop goal. The ball will be totally secure at the back of the ruck and Jim will decide to poke someone away from a ruck for no apparent reason.... therefore reversing the penalty and causing the loss...

I'm sure it's a slight exaggeration.. (slight)..

1 Week, 3 Days ago

Friday Funnies - Prop Adam Jones' audacious drop goal attempt

Was that some repressed dream that was allowed to briefly escape their from Mr Jones?

"Dad, when I grow up I want to be a fly half"

"I'll not hear you talk about becoming one of them fairies boyo, get another pie down you!"

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

As stated, I; unfortunately, didn't see the game, so regarding Tv producers and fourth officials I cannot comment to in depth. From what I heard on the radio, again it was to do with the advertising or something like that. Could the TV producers not be forgiven as they were/could have been replaying the try? Or were they actually trying to stir up trouble? Regarding the fourth official, was he involved in this?

1 Week, 4 Days ago

Referee decisions in spotlight as New Zealand prove too good for England

To be honest, that NZ try with the ball rolling forward looked suspect to me. I don't like that type of try (if it's allowed), we saw one a little while ago where it was short but the player rolled it forward and then this one I'm not sure about... either way I'm not sure on the rulings of it, but I don't like that type...

As for the kick. I don't really see the issue with a yellow here.. it was something to nothing, but Scott Murray for Scotland was red carded many years ago for kicking out at a Welsh player for a late tackle, he caught the guy on the head and it was a red card... I therefore don't see the issue with a missed target kick, being awarded a yellow. I'll admit it was something to nothing.. nothing in it etc, but had it been a penalty or a yellow I'd not have argued either too much.

In the highlight video where the NZ commentators shout offside, I'm not so sure. The ball was well out the back of the ruck, the player that tackled look like he came from England side :/ Not 100% on that, but that seemed a bit harsh.

Unfortunately I didn't see that 'Try awarded, lets have another look' thing, but I did hear that it was confusion with the advertising line or something and I hear commentators actually defending Nigel Owens and saying whoever thought that advertisement was a good idea isn't too bright. "where the best Ref in the world found himself questioning his own judgment in awarding a (perfectly legitimate)" so I'm not entirely sure it was a bad move. One of those damned if you do damned if you don't moments...

I do however think referee's need to make sure they don't just play to the crowd, with the injection of 'Soccer' which is creeping into the game, we're finding more and more booing for blatant GOOD decisions. (Sorry French/Italians, you've been guilty of this for a little while now). So regardless of what the crowd think, referee's need to focus on the game - if that means questioning a try, then so be it.

1 Week, 5 Days ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

...are you trying to say that NZ fans did not kick up a fuss about these incidents?

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Test Rugby Results - November 7th and 8th 2014

Had the all blacks got a dose of the shits it could have easily been a blow out in a very different fashion...

If's and But's are never given out other than in the beholders favour.... If NZ played better then they could have won by more, but that is only IF England didn't play better...etc... IF's and BUT's are 2 ways streets... don't IF and BUT your own team without doing the same to the opposition...

1 Week, 6 Days ago

Australia edge Wales in another agonising defeat for home fans

...Halfpenny played and was alright wasn't he? Didn't see him go off?

1 Week, 6 Days ago

 
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