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    Originally posted by AwayFromHome View Post
    It was a clever ploy to get on the ref's good side
    A most cunning plan indeed.
    Gwan Joe!!

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      Originally posted by ustix View Post
      A most cunning plan indeed.
      Yes, they are coached by Sergio Baldrickio

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        Originally posted by AwayFromHome View Post
        Yes, they are coached by Sergio Baldrickio
        And owned by French bean-counters?
        Gwan Joe!!

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          Originally posted by ustix View Post
          A most cunning plan indeed.
          As cunning as a fox who until recently had been Professor of Cunning at Oxford University, Baldrick
          "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

          Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

          Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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            Originally posted by ustix View Post
            And owned by French bean-counters?
            Yes, but their real goal is to carve their name on the Turnip Trophy!

            Anyway, enough of a tangent; on the matter at hand I think that World Rugby will need to order that the game be replayed. The credibility of Rugby Europe has been badly damaged by this regardless of what has actually happened. It matters of "impartiality" perception is everything. Being knocked-out by a single error (Thierry Henry, John O'Neill, Wayne Barnes and the "quick" throw in etc.) is one thing but being ridden by a ref like that whose country benefits from the outcome cannot be allowed if the game is to be taken seriously outside of its traditional base.

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              The Spanish were totally stitched up. Total outrage, to be honest.


              And bad for rugby. Spain is a market waiting to happen.
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              "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


              "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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                New possible twist in the Spain saga. Seems Belgium fielded an ineligible player v Germany and could be kicked out as Tahiti were. All their results would be voided in such a scenario with all the other sides awarded a BP win.

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                  Originally posted by neill_m View Post
                  New possible twist in the Spain saga. Seems Belgium fielded an ineligible player v Germany and could be kicked out as Tahiti were. All their results would be voided in such a scenario with all the other sides awarded a BP win.
                  Interesting way of avoiding the issue of whether the referring justifies a replay

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                    A BP win would see Spain through? So then Romania would play Portugal in a play off?
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                      Originally posted by fitzy73 View Post
                      A BP win would see Spain through? So then Romania would play Portugal in a play off?
                      Aye. All a bit messy for Rugby Europe if true etc.

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                        2019 RWC draw

                        Seems Romania may have issues now over an ineligible player. The lad played 7s for Tonga in a World Series event which may/may not have tied him to Tonga.

                        If it is the case, Spain qualify and Russia play Portugal.

                        Any decision about the Belgium Spain delayed until Thursday apparently.
                        Last edited by neill_m; 26th-March-2018, 20:07.

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                          Covering themselves in glory. What a fupping mess.
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                            What a mess. At least if it gets Spain through then fair enough
                            Good things happen to those who wait, though mostly much too late.

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                              Claims that Spain now have fielded an ineligible player. Played for French 20s but whether he played v another side who used the 20s as 2nd team is unknown.

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                                Is no one checking player registrations and eligibility as they go along? What a mess.
                                "We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and remember we are not descended from fearful men" Edward R Murrow

                                "Little by little, we have been brought into the present condition in which we are able neither to tolerate the evils from which we suffer, nor the remedies we need to cure them." - Livy


                                "I think that progress has been made by two flames that have always been burning in the human heart. The flame of anger against injustice and the flame of hope that you can build a better world" - Tony Benn

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