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Rugby World Cup 2011 Thread

Old Oct 3rd 2011, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by Burbage
Been watching the games on ITV, but it's not exactly high definition. And it drops out every now and then.
I have been having limited luck with the iPlayer + VPN streaming here actually ... I guess being out in the sticks means I am lucky not to be on dial-up ...
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Old Oct 3rd 2011, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
Scotland did well, but ultimately did not have the gas to finish England off. England are one of the best teams at playing world cup rugby, and know what it takes to win and controlled the 2nd half. Scotland had not finished them off after 60mins and this was always going to come back and bite them.
Reminds me of the Australian /Brumby? side of the turn of the century..knew how to win...England are sneered at but they know how to win and have that self-belief despite their own press. And there is talk of the Scot prop not binding / squaring up properly hence the first half scrums..the Scots were being driven backwards in the second half ..Wilko missed penalties but they were at the extreme of his range.

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every time CH9 tried clumsily to throw in an advert simply because they were organising a line-out or getting the scrum together...
How about when Youngs gets the ball? Bit of delay there...again: chitchat about Flood standing flatter and getting better ball..

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I have been having limited luck with the iPlayer + VPN streaming here actually ... I guess being out in the sticks means I am lucky not to be on dial-up ...
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Reminds me of the Australian /Brumby? side of the turn of the century..knew how to win...England are sneered at but they know how to win and have that self-belief despite their own press. And there is talk of the Scot prop not binding / squaring up properly hence the first half scrums..the Scots were being driven backwards in the second half ..Wilko missed penalties but they were at the extreme of his range.
It was tough kicking conditions and every player has an off game. He defended well. One area where England are not lacking is in the front-row - plenty of firepower there. I think they will make the semis.
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
It was tough kicking conditions and every player has an off game. He defended well. One area where England are not lacking is in the front-row - plenty of firepower there. I think they will make the semis.
And if they get past France, why not? then they could clinically get past Ireland or Wales - even unleashing the backs with a Flood and then Wilkinson substitution. It's crazy: the England backs ain't bad.

I want a NZ v England final : never paired in world cup knockout stages!
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Originally Posted by Burbage
They have the rights to the Open too, and never show it, and it means no one else can either.
which Open?
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For once something SA does well....all the Sport.
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For once something SA does well....all the Sport.
Indeed they do!
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Originally Posted by Maddyjvn
For once something SA does well....all the Sport.
Originally Posted by Alfresco
Indeed they do!
What about the 'world sport' ?
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Originally Posted by General Tojo
What about the 'world sport' ?
We get sport from everywhere from netball to rodeo!! It's pretty comprehensive on all the big global comps.
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What about the 'world sport' ?
Baseball? I heard there is a World Series.
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I have been having limited luck with the iPlayer + VPN streaming here actually ... I guess being out in the sticks means I am lucky not to be on dial-up ...
It's got to be a location thing, because I've had no problem using Expat Shield or Tunnel Bear to get the ITV feed going pretty smoothly in full screen, does take a minute or so before it starts streaming though and Expat shield would take a while to connect during a game, so would have to get it on a while before the game.
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Baseball? I heard there is a World Series.
Well the Canadians and Japanese play it
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Old Oct 3rd 2011, 7:11 pm
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[QUOTE=BadgeIsBack;9654086]And if they get past France, why not? then they could clinically get past Ireland or Wales - even unleashing the backs with a Flood and then Wilkinson substitution. It's crazy: the England backs ain't bad.

I want a NZ v England final : never paired in world cup knockout stages![/QUOTE]

eh beg to differ old boy, but didn't NZ knock England out in the 1995 semi? Pretty certain one Jonah Lomu trampled all over us that day, although we did "win", the second half
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Originally Posted by Bob
It's got to be a location thing, because I've had no problem using Expat Shield or Tunnel Bear to get the ITV feed going pretty smoothly in full screen, does take a minute or so before it starts streaming though and Expat shield would take a while to connect during a game, so would have to get it on a while before the game.
Yeh, I think I'm pretty lucky to get the speed I do considering. The VPN is handier than Expat Shield but probably not worth the expense (admittedly small but still ...).
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which Open?
The Open Championship.

http://www.opengolf.com/
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