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Re: 6N 2020

Post by big mervyn » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:58 pm

If only Engerland needed that game for a slam :lol:
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by justinr73 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:37 am

I shall be popping along to HQ tomorrow.

I was supposed to be seeing my fellow BT9-er Paddy Raff but the wife is going with her mates instead.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:39 pm

Decent match so far, England's defence is ferocious with little interest in whether it is legal or not.

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Post by Tender » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:24 am

Anyone else sickened by the thuggery on display during the Lionel’s v Taffs?

Has it come to this, when sportsmanship has been replaced by ‘Win at all costs’ mentality?
We all know the Welsh play the very edges of the laws and they’ve done so for years, but the Little Englander/rule Britannia performance from Eddie’s mouth breathers was disgusting.

The media, the RFU and the English supporters seem content to put up with any level of thuggery, just so long as their team wins.
We watched Joe Marler, who wouldn’t get a job doing the door at Lavery’s, repeatedly nipping Wyn Jones penis. We watched the England captain lash out at a player on the ground and then shove Biggar to the ground.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Jetstream » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:32 am

I thought the tone of the match was set in the first minute when Biggar was hit with a no arms tackle as he fielded the ball.
Farrell as usual got away with murder.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:40 am

Agree with what other's have posted, was really surprised the double tackle on Biggar wasn't reviewed. Was also a game in which I noticed so many players from both sides being held on the ground so they couldn't have any impact on the next phase. Lot of dark arts on display indeed.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by rumncoke » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:56 am

The English defence is a two man tackle first in goes low the second shoulder first high. the maul and ruck are hit in exactly the same fashion.

The excessive delay in release is the favourite ploy within the 5 yard area -- imported and perfected into the irish game by Cullen .About 50% of leinster's try have their origin in the ploy.
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by tigerburnie » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:01 pm

Best performance by a side playing against 17 I have ever seen, changed my mind about Eddie, he is spot on with his preparation, he knew the Welsh would try to gouge and elbow their way into the game, they have taken over from the French as the dirtiest team around. Johhny May was cynically elbowed in the head and went off with concussion and the tmo and ref didn't even have a look at it, red card all day long. Alan Whinge Jones was lucky it was only a "handshake" he got as he was looking for a fight, Marler just laughs off the provocation he was getting all day.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Jackie Brown » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:28 pm

Grabbing someone by the dick, has our game come to this?
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Samstew » Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:37 pm

With the demise of Saracens, England have taken on the mindset of the “Wolf Pack” mentality, win at any, any cost!
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by flatpass » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:01 pm

I have always considered tigerburnie to be an authentic rugby supporter. Good perceptive comments over the years. But the post today about England/Wales is not worthy of him. Most of us in here are no lovers of Wakes or Welsh tactics over the years, but yesterday England plumbed the depths. A thuggish display bearing little resemblance to the game we love. Yes, play hard and on the edge. But not like that. As for Marler, he deserves to have the book thrown at him.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by big mervyn » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:09 pm

Why do the home side frequently change their strip in rugby? "Advantage blue" shouts the ref :lol:
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by solidarity » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:12 pm

I don't imagine there's any relationship between this https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51745646 and the hard man stuff, but you never know.

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Re: 6N 2020

Post by Jackie Brown » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:23 pm

Tozer is apt
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Re: 6N 2020

Post by big mervyn » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:30 pm

Is Faye Tozer responsible for Ireland's hard man stuff?
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