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  • AdolphusGrigson
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    I accuse you of bieng an adherent of that small sect known as the British behavioural scientists who specialise in the meiticulous collection of large quantities of data and then its missapplication to a scientific model becuase of a spurious assumtion...

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  • jagawayagain
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    Originally posted by AdolphusGrigson View Post

    I have to confess I had you classified as a sensible type - I'm afraid in my annual season end review of posters I may need to re-categorise you...
    I forgive you- we all make mistakes.


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  • AdolphusGrigson
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    Originally posted by jagawayagain View Post

    I'm not convinced that it is the right decision, but it ought to have been made days ago.
    I have to confess I had you classified as a sensible type - I'm afraid in my annual season end review of posters I may need to re-categorise you...

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  • the plastic paddy
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    Originally posted by Finnegan79 View Post

    he's 100% correct. They are a dirty team at this stage. They've gone beyond the cynical stuff that the All Blacks usually pull a few time sper match with and have passed into full blown dirtiness b/c they know they can get away with it.

    It makes me laugh that among NH rugby journalists, especially Irish ones, the opinion is that they just somehow had a bad day at the WC final. "they're the best team in the world" is a phrase which has been used repeatedly during this 6N. They are no such thing. They bully teams with illegal play and that's pretty much how they win. Yes, they had a great win against NZ, but that NZ team wasn't the All Blacks of a few years ago. The Wallabies beat the pants off them in the Rugby Championship, and the Boks had played them pretty evenly over the past 2 seasons.The Springboks were able to run against England's vaunted rush defense and absolutely dismantled the England pack from start to finish. Almost every scrum was an absolute destruction of the English pack. That was an absolute ass whipping up and down the pitch. South Africa wins that match 9 out of 10 times for me. England have to play dirty to win, not the mark of a great team at all. France showed them up as well and that French team got away with one in Cardiff and lost to the Scots.
    England are going to miss Kruis next season and I think the Vunipolas will be gone as well. They have had Ireland’s number over the last two six nations games( the RWC warm up was completely irrelevant) but I expect Ireland to win next season in Dublin as long as they are refereed, which they weren’t by Peyper six weeks ago.

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  • Finnegan79
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    Originally posted by Mojo Hand View Post
    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rug...ones-1.4202122

    Notwithstanding that he’s a plonker, Matt Williams has a good article on the IT today re England’s onfield behaviour.
    he's 100% correct. They are a dirty team at this stage. They've gone beyond the cynical stuff that the All Blacks usually pull a few time sper match with and have passed into full blown dirtiness b/c they know they can get away with it.

    It makes me laugh that among NH rugby journalists, especially Irish ones, the opinion is that they just somehow had a bad day at the WC final. "they're the best team in the world" is a phrase which has been used repeatedly during this 6N. They are no such thing. They bully teams with illegal play and that's pretty much how they win. Yes, they had a great win against NZ, but that NZ team wasn't the All Blacks of a few years ago. The Wallabies beat the pants off them in the Rugby Championship, and the Boks had played them pretty evenly over the past 2 seasons.The Springboks were able to run against England's vaunted rush defense and absolutely dismantled the England pack from start to finish. Almost every scrum was an absolute destruction of the English pack. That was an absolute ass whipping up and down the pitch. South Africa wins that match 9 out of 10 times for me. England have to play dirty to win, not the mark of a great team at all. France showed them up as well and that French team got away with one in Cardiff and lost to the Scots.

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  • Mojo Hand
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rug...ones-1.4202122

    Notwithstanding that he’s a plonker, Matt Williams has a good article on the IT today re England’s onfield behaviour.

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  • Finnegan79
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    Originally posted by hellovating View Post
    that then will be italy (h), france (a), australia (h), south africa (h), japan (h) for ireland in october / november... with presumably 2 HC round of fixtures before the italy game

    player welfare really has come on leaps and bounds....
    They need to have serious player rotation during that period. Give starting minutes to guys like Farrell, McCloskey, Cooney, Ross Byrne, Dillane, etc, guys who are backups or on the fringes of the 23. Play these guys, see what they've got. The younger fellas, give them a go at the Wallabies, Boks, Blossoms, what could it hurt ? That's the whole point of developing talent, to utilize it. If Andy Farrell isn't prepared to play more than the same 25-28 guys in matches against tier 1 opponents, then he isn't fit for the job. No sense is wearing the players into the ground
    Last edited by Finnegan79; 14th-March-2020, 00:19.

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  • jagawayagain
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    Originally posted by Upfront_1979 View Post
    right decision but shambolically handled. Loads of fans have already travelled down. should have been cancelled yesterday
    I'm not convinced that it is the right decision, but it ought to have been made days ago.

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  • Upfront_1979
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    right decision but shambolically handled. Loads of fans have already travelled down. should have been cancelled yesterday

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  • Piquet
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    Wales v Scotland off

    The 42

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  • ustix
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    Originally posted by jagawayagain View Post

    Lenient
    Joke shop. Jones scot-free. Whatever that means

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  • Cowboy
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    This England team has inordinate sway and leeway. Abnormally so

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  • the plastic paddy
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    And the RFU officially apologise to the officials for Jones’ comments but Jones doesn’t .... disgraceful.

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  • Waterfordlad
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    Originally posted by jagawayagain View Post

    Lenient
    very

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  • jagawayagain
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    Marler gets ten weeks, Tuilagi gets four, Lawes gets off.

    The 42
    Lenient

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