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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by justinr73 » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:56 pm

He’s just a fat Johnny Sexton, fat Johnny Sexton……..

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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by Neill_M » Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:01 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:56 pm
He’s just a fat Johnny Sexton, fat Johnny Sexton……..
:lol: :lol:

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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by Neill_M » Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:14 pm

Wed Jul 7 – Mon Jul 12

British & Irish Lions

Wed Jul 7 7pm Sharks v British & Irish Lions Sky Sports Main Event & Action / Highlights on All4 & S4C 10:40pm & Virgin Media Two 10:30pm
Sat Jul 10 5pm Sharks v British & Irish Lions Sky Sports Main Event & Action / Highlights on All4 & S4C 10:30pm & Virgin Media Two 10:30pm

6 Nations

Wed Jul 7 2pm Italy U20 v Ireland U20 S4C Clic / RTE2 / Six Nations U20s Youtube & Facebook Channels
Wed Jul 7 5pm France U20 v Scotland U20 S4C Clic / Six Nations U20s Youtube & Facebook Channels
Wed Jul 7 8pm Wales U20 v England U20 S4C / S4C Clic / BBC iPlayer / Six Nations U20s Youtube & Facebook Channels

Summer Test Matches

Wed Jul 7 11am Australia v France Sky Sports Main Event & Action
Sat Jul 10 8:05am New Zealand v Fiji Rugby Pass
Sat Jul 10 1pm Wales v Argentina S4C
Sat Jul 10 3pm England v Canada Channel 4
Sat Jul 10 7:15pm Ireland v USA RTE2 / Channel 4 Youtube Channel

Rugby Europe Championship

Sat Jul 10 2pm Netherlands v Portugal Rugby Europe Website

Major League Rugby

Sat Jul 10 7pm Rugby United New York v Houston Sabercats Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Sat Jul 10 10pm Old Glory DC v San Diego Legion Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Sun Jul 11 1:30am LA Giltinis v Austin Gilgronis Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Sun Jul 11 3am Utah Warriors v Rugby ATL Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Sun Jul 11 5pm Toronto Arrows v New England Free Jacks Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Mon Jul 12 2am Seattle Seawolves v New Orleans Gold Major League Rugby (Website Below)

S4C (Virgin Media (UK) Channel 166 (HD), Freesat Channel 120 (HD) (Rest of UK), Sky Channel 134 (HD) (Rest of UK), Astra 2E 28.2°E 11426 V 29500 8/9 (HD), Astra 2F 28.2°E 11344 V 27500 5/6 (SD) and Streaming media S4C Clic Watch live (UK and Ireland))

Rugby Europe Website – https://www.rugbyeurope.eu/

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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by solidarity » Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:06 pm

Just watched NZ against Tonga. Couldn't sit through it to the end.

Where's the fun in watching a weakened side get stuffed?
How many South Sea Islanders are now playing for NZ? One of the commentators mentioned some players being told by their agents not to play. The whole thing smells bad. I've no problem with players moving round the world to earn a better living but essentially stealing players from already impoverished nations is shameful. Or maybe they're all Maori, in which case, my argument falla. Interesting to see Finlay the Scot playing for NZ.
Worst of all, that piped music at every break in play. I remember they tried it at Ravenhill a few seasons ago. If they try it again, I'm staying at home to watch, with the sound turrned off.

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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by Dave » Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:40 pm

solidarity wrote:Just watched NZ against Tonga. Couldn't sit through it to the end.

Where's the fun in watching a weakened side get stuffed?
How many South Sea Islanders are now playing for NZ? One of the commentators mentioned some players being told by their agents not to play. The whole thing smells bad. I've no problem with players moving round the world to earn a better living but essentially stealing players from already impoverished nations is shameful. Or maybe they're all Maori, in which case, my argument falla. Interesting to see Finlay the Scot playing for NZ.
Worst of all, that piped music at every break in play. I remember they tried it at Ravenhill a few seasons ago. If they try it again, I'm staying at home to watch, with the sound turrned off.
With all the quarantine issues they were never going to compete. New Zealand have no chill in these situations. The top tier nations are always in a superior position. Tonga rarely have all their best players together for any length of time. I would like to see players being able to switch allegiance back to Tonga and other island nations. It has been far too easy for players to manufacture eligibility to tier 1 national sides. Hopefully the new Pacific Island team in super rugby will take off.
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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by BR » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:09 pm

solidarity wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:06 pm
Just watched NZ against Tonga. Couldn't sit through it to the end.

Where's the fun in watching a weakened side get stuffed?
How many South Sea Islanders are now playing for NZ? One of the commentators mentioned some players being told by their agents not to play. The whole thing smells bad. I've no problem with players moving round the world to earn a better living but essentially stealing players from already impoverished nations is shameful. Or maybe they're all Maori, in which case, my argument falla. Interesting to see Finlay the Scot playing for NZ.
Worst of all, that piped music at every break in play. I remember they tried it at Ravenhill a few seasons ago. If they try it again, I'm staying at home to watch, with the sound turrned off.
NZ is a net exporter of rugby players.
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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by Neill_M » Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:11 pm

Tue Jul 13 – Mon Jul 19

British & Irish Lions

Wed Jul 14 7pm South Africa A v British & Irish Lions Sky Sports Main Event & Action / Highlights on All4 & S4C 10:30pm & Virgin Media Two 10:30pm
Sat Jul 17 5pm Stormers v British & Irish Lions Sky Sports Action / Highlights on All4 & S4C 10:30pm & Virgin Media Two 10:30pm

6 Nations

Tue Jul 13 2pm England U20 v Italy U20 S4C Clic / Six Nations U20s Youtube & Facebook Channels
Tue Jul 13 4:45pm Ireland U20 v France U20 S4C Clic / RTE2 / Six Nations U20s Youtube & Facebook Channels
Tue Jul 13 8pm Scotland U20 v Wales U20 BBC2W / BBC iPlayer / Six Nations U20s Youtube & Facebook Channels

Summer Test Matches

Tue Jul 13 11am Australia v France Sky Sports Action
Sat Jul 17 8:05am New Zealand v Fiji Rugby Pass
Sat Jul 17 11am Australia v France Sky Sports Action
Sat Jul 17 3pm Wales v Argentina S4C

Rugby Europe Championship

Sat Jul 17 11:30am Russia v Portugal Rugby Europe Website

Major League Rugby

Fri Jul 16 3am Seattle Seawolves v Houston Sabercats Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Sat Jul 17 7pm Rugby United New York v New Orleans Gold Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Sat Jul 17 10pm Old Glory DC v Austin Gilgronis Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Sun Jul 18 1am Utah Warriors v LA Giltinis Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Mon Jul 19 Midnight New England Free Jacks v Rugby ATL Major League Rugby (Website Below)

S4C (Virgin Media (UK) Channel 166 (HD), Freesat Channel 120 (HD) (Rest of UK), Sky Channel 134 (HD) (Rest of UK), Astra 2E 28.2°E 11426 V 29500 8/9 (HD), Astra 2F 28.2°E 11344 V 27500 5/6 (SD) and Streaming media S4C Clic Watch live (UK and Ireland))

Rugby Europe Website – https://www.rugbyeurope.eu/

Major League Rugby - https://www.therugbynetwork.com/
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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by solidarity » Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:13 pm

BR wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:09 pm
solidarity wrote:
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:06 pm
Just watched NZ against Tonga. Couldn't sit through it to the end.

Where's the fun in watching a weakened side get stuffed?
How many South Sea Islanders are now playing for NZ? One of the commentators mentioned some players being told by their agents not to play. The whole thing smells bad. I've no problem with players moving round the world to earn a better living but essentially stealing players from already impoverished nations is shameful. Or maybe they're all Maori, in which case, my argument falla. Interesting to see Finlay the Scot playing for NZ.
Worst of all, that piped music at every break in play. I remember they tried it at Ravenhill a few seasons ago. If they try it again, I'm staying at home to watch, with the sound turrned off.
NZ is a net exporter of rugby players.
True, Aki for one of course. Still doesn't make up for stripping the islands of their best talent. Would Aki or any of the other exports have made the All Blacks?

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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by BR » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:55 pm

What talent do they strip the islands of?

Which players (out of all the talented All Blacks and Junior All Blacks) were imported to play rugby?

Supplementary questions: How many players get scholarships, but don't make that level? How many kiwis with island heritage are developed, but don't make the NZ team?
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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by solidarity » Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:28 pm

In the current squad of 40...
Akira Ioane Samoan extraction via Japan
Angus Ta’avao Samoan extraction
Asafo Aumua Samoan extraction
David Halivi Tongan extraction
George Bower Fijian extraction
Hoskins Sotutu Fijian extraction
Karl Tu’inukuafe Tongan extraction
Nepo Lualala Born in Samoa
Ofa Tu’ungafasi Tongan extraction
Patrick Tuipulotu Tongan extraction
Richie Mo’unga Samoan/Tongan extraction
Sevu Reece Born in Fiji
Shannon Frizell Born in Tonga
Tupou Vaa'I Tongan Extraction

3 born outside NZ; 11 parents born outside NZ (not absolutely sure about that)

So it's just a coincidence that just over a third of the squad have Pacific Island heritage (and a Scot :shock: ) ? Could be, I suppose.
Having said all that, there is absolutely no reason why people shouldn't move to better themselves, so I guess it's just life.

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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by solidarity » Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:30 pm

It would be interesting to know how many lads come to NZ on rugby scholarships then returrn to theor home countire to play for them. If there are a lot, it would somewhat speak against my argument, although the best would still be creamed off for the All blacks.

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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by Neill_M » Sun Jul 18, 2021 3:57 pm

Sat Jul 24 – Sun Jul 25

British & Irish Lions

Sat Jul 24 5pm South Africa v British & Irish Lions Sky Sports Main Event & Lions / Highlights on Channel 4 11:25pm & S4C 10:30pm & Virgin Media Two 10:30pm

Major League Rugby Semi Finals

Sun Jul 25 1am Rugby ATL v Rugby United New York Major League Rugby (Website Below)
Sun Jul 25 11pm LA Giltinis v Utah Warriors Major League Rugby (Website Below)

Major League Rugby - https://www.therugbynetwork.com/

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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by Neill_M » Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:31 pm

Mon Jul 26 – Sun Aug 1

British & Irish Lions

Sat Jul 31 5pm South Africa v British & Irish Lions Sky Sports Main Event & Lions / Highlights on Channel 4 11:15pm & S4C 10:30pm & Virgin Media Two 10:30pm

Olympic 7s

Mon Jul 26 3am South Africa v Ireland BBC / RTE / Eurosport
Mon Jul 26 10:30am USA v Ireland BBC / RTE / Eurosport
Tue Jul 27 3am Kenya v Ireland BBC / RTE / Eurosport

Full schedule - Times on the schedule are Tokyo Time, need to subtract 8 hours for UK Time

https://www.world.rugby/tournaments/olympics/matches

Major League Rugby Final

Sun Aug 1 9pm LA Giltinis v Rugby ATL Major League Rugby (Website Below)

Fosroc Super6 Rugby

Fri Jul 30 7:30pm Boroughmuir Bears v Heriot’s Rugby BBC Sport Scotland Website / BBC i Player / SRU Website – http://www.scottishrugby.org
Sun Aug 1 1:30pm Ayrshire Bulls v Watsonians Rugby Freesports

Freesports (Eir TV 419, Freeview HD / Talk Talk TV / BT Channel 64, Virgin Media Channel 553 (HD), Sky (UK) Channel 422 and Astra 2E (28.2°E) 11426 V 29500 8/9 (HD))

S4C (Virgin Media (UK) Channel 166 (HD), Freesat Channel 120 (HD) (Rest of UK), Sky Channel 134 (HD) (Rest of UK), Astra 2E 28.2°E 11426 V 29500 8/9 (HD), Astra 2F 28.2°E 11344 V 27500 5/6 (SD) and Streaming media S4C Clic Watch live (UK and Ireland))

Major League Rugby - https://www.therugbynetwork.com/
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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by BR » Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:16 am

Got this today:

ALL FOR ONE | 130 Years of the Lions in South Africa

A new story by Michael Charton:

The British and Irish Lions represent the last of the traditional tours on the rugby calendar. Springbok rugby fans recognise, intuitively, that there is something very special about playing them. A magic, for which we have waited twelve long years.

ALL FOR ONE sets out to discover the basis of this magic by looking back at the thirteen previous Lion's tours to South Africa: the characters; the contests; the politics; and the moments, all of which have been woven into one of the most layered rivalries in sport.

The story is approximately 60 minutes via Zoom and has been produced with both South African and British+Irish rugby enthusiasts in mind.

The premier will be on Friday evening at 6pm (SA time). And for those who will be out celebrating our new freedom, there will be another performance on Saturday at 4pm as a lead-up to the second test. Please forward on to anyone you think might enjoy.

Tickets are R100 (£5) per person.
Preview:
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Webtickets:
https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/event.a ... 1507535023
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Re: Rugby on the Box

Post by Neill_M » Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:11 pm

Fri Aug 6 – Sun Aug 8

British & Irish Lions

Sat Aug 7 5pm South Africa v British & Irish Lions Sky Sports Main Event & Lions / Highlights on Channel 4 & S4C & Virgin Media Two - All 10:30pm

Bledisloe Cup Game 1

Sat Aug 7 8:05am New Zealand v Australia Sky Sports Main Event & Lions

Fosroc Super6 Rugby

Fri Aug 6 7:30pm Watsonians v Stirling County BBC Sport Scotland Website / BBC i Player / SRU Website – http://www.scottishrugby.org
Sun Aug 8 1:30pm Heriot’s Rugby v Southern Knights Freesports

Freesports (Eir TV 419, Freeview HD / Talk Talk TV / BT Channel 64, Virgin Media Channel 553 (HD), Sky (UK) Channel 422 and Astra 2E (28.2°E) 11426 V 29500 8/9 (HD))

S4C (Virgin Media (UK) Channel 166 (HD), Freesat Channel 120 (HD) (Rest of UK), Sky Channel 134 (HD) (Rest of UK), Astra 2E 28.2°E 11426 V 29500 8/9 (HD), Astra 2F 28.2°E 11344 V 27500 5/6 (SD) and Streaming media S4C Clic Watch live (UK and Ireland))
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