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by againstthehead
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 200
Views: 13002

Re: 6N 2020

2 home wins as you would expect. 2 away defeats on the cards.
by againstthehead
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 200
Views: 13002

Re: 6N 2020

anyone got some paint for me to watch dry?
by againstthehead
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Bath v Ulster
Replies: 168
Views: 8473

Re: Bath v Ulster

Haven't seen the game but a pleasant surprise to see an away win. Any of the pack really stand out?
by againstthehead
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: BBC To Show Pro 14 Highlights Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: BBC To Show Pro 14 Highlights Show

Awesome. Ty
by againstthehead
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

South Africas path to the final was much easier given that they only had to beat Japan and a threadbare Welsh side. Not much emotional or physical energy was spent en route so they could empty the tank in the final. England having to beat the 4 championship sides in a row was always going to be a t...
by againstthehead
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

I'll never forget the interview Erasmus gave after their defeat in their first RWC cup game were they lost to the ABs. He was so happy, so confident. Never seen an interview like it - it was though he had a big secret up his sleave and it was all part of his plan. It's been a weird tournament, NZ lo...
by againstthehead
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

Agree the SA kicking was poor. Both wales and SA played like sides who didnt want to lose as opposed to sides that wanted to win. Pressure is on England now. They had one of those games V NZ when everything went right. If some things go wrong early on against SA then that is a different place to be ...
by againstthehead
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?
Replies: 46
Views: 4790

Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Joe is a top coach. His lack of a plan B for Ireland makes me think one of two things: 1. He has no confidence in irish technical ability. He wanted a low risk gameplan as he had no confidence that irish players could execute anything more ambitious. 2. A low risk gameplan based on kicking and defen...
by againstthehead
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

Yeah i think SA can pull it off. England really took it to NZ around the fringes but SA should be able to deal with that. Finals tend not to be expansive games which again will suit SA. It will be an almighty battle up front and at the breakdown.
by againstthehead
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

Excellent performance from England. Had a gameplan and executed it very well. NZ reminded me of Ireland the week before. Just looked clueless against the rush defense. Kicking game was terrible and had no answer to the English lineout. I thought it was odd that Cane was dropped. First time i have se...
by againstthehead
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

Haha boks making it clear how they will play. Wales have a chance i reckon. Just need to take their chances. Hard to call the england game. England have looked good in the past then turned to custard. Surprised dropping cane but savea has been playing more like a 7 at times anyway. Should be 2 good ...
by againstthehead
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?
Replies: 46
Views: 4790

Re: In Defence of Schmidt, Ireland's RWC and where to now?

Some good points. Physically and mentally the team looked jaded at best. Players couldnt even execute the most basic of gameplan. Kicking game was appalling. Lost all the collisions. Worst thing for me is turnover ball. Often end up kicking it away. Turnover ball is so precious and hard to come by a...
by againstthehead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

Interesting that Schmidt made no reference to any failings in his selection or coaching. Entirely the fault of players making mistakes was more or less what he said. He picked and coached those players and decided the tactics. The box kicking to the NZ backline, for example, was ridiculous. Murray ...
by againstthehead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

Poor old Dublin4, weeping into his Pimms. :roll: It's the one positive in all of this knowing that plenty of kn0bheads have gone the whole way to Japan to witness this ballix. Some absolute to$$ers go to these things to be sure. Spend most if the match looking for themselves on the big screens. as ...
by againstthehead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 580
Views: 30443

Re: Japan RWC

Stockdale made a few howlers to be fair but they entire team, tactics and execution was terrible. ABs were sensational and it was one of those days were things went their way but nevertheless Ireland had nothing. Absolutely nothing. As poor a performance as I have seen from Ireland. England V NZ wil...