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by BR
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Pro16
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Pro16

So if we're getting a pro16, what format would you prefer? I'm thinking 2 pools of 8. H&A Semis and final (no doubt the money men will push for qfs/barrage) + 4 interpro games outside the league points system (will the Welsh buy that?) to create separate domestic champions. Italy and Scotland to com...
by BR
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Professional rugby
Replies: 14
Views: 1484

Re: Professional rugby

Sugar- Daddies frequently have little if any history of interest in the sport in which they "invest" I'm going to say that's ballix. There are a couple of high profile examples at the extreme apex of the sport industry, but the overwhelming majority of 'investers' (especially in rugby) are those wh...
by BR
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Professional rugby
Replies: 14
Views: 1484

Re: Professional rugby

Maybe for the best. Reset the game worldwide. Take time and work out how to reduce the problems from 1st principles, instead of continuing to tinker with failed initiatives because they've already gone too far.

Not holding my breath though.
by BR
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.
Replies: 207
Views: 9797

Re: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.

Leinster firsts beat Leinster thirds convincingly. Hardly a shock.
by BR
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Heineken Cup 2020/21
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: Heineken Cup 2020/21

To be fair, it's more logical than the Pro14. That's about as much as I can say about it.
by BR
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 304
Views: 15459

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Hope you're not all going stir crazy, as I live in a small village and have not been into either Montrose or Arbroath for almost a month, I'm dodging most of the worries. People in our village sadly seem to think it's ok to carry on as normal as they think we are immune, social distancing seems to ...
by BR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 304
Views: 15459

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

mid ulster maestro wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:29 pm
I believe it is still used by the prison service for training. Could be wrong though.
Think the training facility closed years ago, and the site was for sale. Cant confirm if it was actually sold.
by BR
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 304
Views: 15459

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

rumncoke wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:48 am
. where we in NI are somewhat behind both in the spread of the disease.

??

Deaths/population: NI > ROI

factor out London, and I'm going to guess NI > GB too.
by BR
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 304
Views: 15459

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Good luck Tender. I had the fever and severe cold-like symptoms for 3 to 4 days, started to feel better again and the constant cough didn't kick in for another 4 days after that. Of course this was back in January, so despite the symptoms being identical, it couldnt have been COVID19. Or could it? ...
by BR
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 304
Views: 15459

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Good luck Tender.
I had the fever and severe cold-like symptoms for 3 to 4 days, started to feel better again and the constant cough didn't kick in for another 4 days after that.
Of course this was back in January, so despite the symptoms being identical, it couldnt have been COVID19. Or could it?
by BR
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 11237

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

So why bring rucks into the discussion?

It was clearly open play - not even a tackle.

The question imho was - Did DS gather the ball immediately. On the replay, it looks like it is only his entanglement with the Os player which slows his progress and makes it apear less immediate.
by BR
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 11237

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

BR the only players who can play the ball in a ruck -is the person who is tackled and those on their feet -- the tackler must release the ball carrier and be on his feet to play the ball. The question for me watching the game was was the Ospreys player in possession of the ball when Davy fell on to...
by BR
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 11237

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

While I disagree with Rum about the ruck/maul. The open play bit is what I meant. If he falls he is allowed to gather the ball in open play. (players do it all the time chasing back into their own 22, for example). There is an argumentent that he fell, landed on the Os player, and continued to recov...
by BR
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 11237

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

In defence of Shananananan - he did nothing wrong for that penalty. We wuz robbed. It was a dumb pen to give away. He panicked when he dropped the ball and made it worse by playing it on the ground. Clear penalty. Depends on refs interpretation of immediate. Clear penalty at the time for me, not so...
by BR
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 11237

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

In defence of Shananananan - he did nothing wrong for that penalty. We wuz robbed.