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by Spiffsson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: van der Merwe
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

van der Merwe

Big Frankie has got the shove from Cardiff before playing a single game (financial reasons). May be on his way to London Irish.
by Spiffsson
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rory Scholes
Replies: 15
Views: 3157

Re: Rory Scholes

He will come back a better player. Not based on the game time he has had for Edinburgh. Still - he's a big fast player, and, as pointed out above, Bowe/Trimble/Piutau are either on the down slope or gone. Gilroy is still a bit of an enigma who runs hot and cold. I could well see an effective wing c...
by Spiffsson
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rory Scholes
Replies: 15
Views: 3157

Rory Scholes

Just read he has left Edinburgh. Poor old Rory moved from Ulster because of limited game time, but got even less at Edinburgh. What next for him? He looked a very promising back 3 player a couple of years ago. Still young. Is a move back home on the cards?
by Spiffsson
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Rooster wrote:Warburton captain again :D
Surely you must have seen him "slowing down opposition ball" - everybody's talking about it. Fekkked if I know how he does it mind. Still - that busted conk makes him look quite tough ( remember Lino (no, not Lion) Ventura?) and that must be worth a few points.
by Spiffsson
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Well Cockers and Grumps, although I didn't call a draw either in private or in public, I did publicly say here that I though it would be much closer than many were saying. Couldn't have been any closer. You also said the Lions would be humped 3-0? It seems you missed out the draw when covering your...
by Spiffsson
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

For those who question my judgement on Watson He is fast, he is evasive ( fancy dan foot work ) all very eye catching BUT He carried 10 times in the match for 49 meters or an average of just under 5 metres a carry He fell over himself twice in possession He was totally out of position for Barretts ...
by Spiffsson
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Came across this interesting montage of Sonny Bill's tackles in the past. Some of these are pretty horrific. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXNZ24_VIxI I showed this to a league man yesterday. He and the rest of his compatriots are vile Teo is one of the worst with his fake cast Sent from my SM-G9...
by Spiffsson
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Jaysus Baggy - yer behaving like Donald Trump with all those self pats on the back! Here's how I saw it : Overall a sloppy game, but understandable in terrible weather. The ABs lost for want of a place kicker. SBW's card was justified - shoulder straight into the moosh, no arms used and Watson did n...
by Spiffsson
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

If the Lions cant compete with Super 15 sides never mind international sides ... what exactly is the point? Just people blindly accepting jingoistic rubbish in a bid to keep the memory of a bygone amateur glory age. Bring back proper international tours, stuff the Jolly Boys England and West Englan...
by Spiffsson
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Neil I have said all along Henderson was a second row playing 6 But given Ulster's lack of Backrow forwards and the fact Ulster had a number of reasonable second rows his playing in the back row was an understandable selection but it was not the solution because he never seemed to have an identifia...
by Spiffsson
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Whilst he was decent, i Don't think Best did anywhere near enough to take the no.2 shirt from Jamie George. If you are picking on tour form then Jamie George deserved to be picked for the 1st test and based on his performance in Auckland and Rory's today, JG deserves to keep the shirt for the 2nd. ...
by Spiffsson
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

AWJ shouldn't be on tour never mind the team. Feck all to do with freshness. Leaderships skills me hole. Be as well wheeling out Willie John for the same effect. Reminds me of the most ridiculous geographical selection ever, Tony O'Reilly when he was about 100, but was working in London and had a p...
by Spiffsson
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Summer Tours
Replies: 226
Views: 20215

Re: Summer Tours

Boks looking good though. They have the Lions in four years so they are feeling the heat. :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: God knows why Dave. :lol: :lol: :lol: Unlike the NZers I genuinely like the Saffers and will be hoping they snatter the Lions too. :D I have watched all three ...
by Spiffsson
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

I must have over slept. Reading all this we must have lost the series. Even if the Lions do happen to win the series, it won't change my mind about Gatland. He's a dull customer in my book whatever happens. I did acknowledge that the Lions could still win the series (above) but I do think it extrem...
by Spiffsson
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lions Tour of NZ 2017
Replies: 2063
Views: 87988

Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

I have to disagree with the pair of you about Gatland. I quite liked him at the start of his coaching career but he has become more and more conservative, is totally predictable, coaches a dull brand of rugby and shows no innovation. He is past his best and has nothing new to offer. He persists with...