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Old Jun 21st 2004, 5:46 pm
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Is NZ born but eligible and has played for England

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/3603647.stm
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Old Jun 21st 2004, 5:56 pm
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Originally posted by milky bar kid
Any one fancy a bet


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/rugb...ue/3813425.stm
This is the 'common' theme for good ol' 'ruggers':

GREWCOCK GUILTY OF STAMPING

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Old Jun 21st 2004, 6:04 pm
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From http://www.urbandictionary.com

Rugby Union

A game of kick, clap and utter boredom.

A game commonly played to infront of one man and his dog at club level, and 900,000,000 at international level.

The only game in the world where a team can score no tries but still win against a team that has run in three or four if they kick enough goals.

Complete and utter shite. A game where 15 men from Harrow play against 15 men from Eton and barely touch each other yet look as ugly as Elton John.

A game supported by inbreds who are liable to burst into two choruses of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" but fail to carry on as they don't know the rest of the song.

rugby union

or *nion (vulg.)

28 fat blokes watching two other blokes engage in a kicking contest. A generally unwatchable sport where progress is made either: a) by kicking the ball out of the playing area or b) by goading the opposition into conceding a penalty due to an unwitting infringement of one of the many obscure laws (see 'he's gone in the wrong side').

When the two 'kickers' are not engaged in exchanging hoofs into the stand, the 28 fat blokes are called upon to pile onto the ball to prevent its progress up the field. This is called either a 'ruck'; a 'maul' or '28 fat blokes in a heap'.

Games of rugby *nion are settled by which team has the best kicker. Occasionally a 'try' may be scored - but they are so rare that their value has been increased in order to encourage players to pursue that route to victory.

But as try-scoring requires fitness and handling skills, the sport prefers the kicking option to settle contests. (see also 'drop goal' - one bloke kicking while 29 watch). On the rare occasion that a try is achieved, 14 fat blokes pushing another bloke under a pile of bodies from 1 yard is considered a specimen of the type.

Generally considered: a) inferior to Rugby League in terms of skill, fitness and excitement; b) the preferred game of chinless wonders and old Rugby League players who can't hack it any more and c) the spectator sport of bandwagon-jumping twats who don't support any club and don't know any better (see 'Inverdale').

Inf. *nion - 'a pile of unwatchable shite'.

'You can't pass/run/tackle, lad - did you come from *nion?'

'Careful, don't step in that steaming pile of *nion'.

John Inverdale being the 'face' of kick and clap. :scared: :scared:
 
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And the only reason Shaw escaped a ban is because the ref had breached protocol by asking for help from the television match official to identify Shaw. This is a rule use by SANZAR board members, but is not officially sanctioned by the IRB. But for a technicality, England would be missing both locks for the Brisbane test.
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Rugby L****e, who's "World Cup" had a team from that rugby hotbed, the Lebanon, comprised entirely of Aussies. Face it, its a second rate sport. How many Union players have gone North since rugby became professional ? Even the Australian NRL can't keep their players e.g. Rogers, Sailor and Tuqiri. They are now also faced with the prospect of loosing Andrew Johns to NSW.
And don't even start me on that arse Inverdale
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Rugby L****e, who's "World Cup" had a team from that rugby hotbed, the Lebanon, comprised entirely of Aussies. Face it, its a second rate sport. How many Union players have gone North since rugby became professional ? Even the Australian NRL can't keep their players e.g. Rogers, Sailor and Tuqiri. They are now also faced with the prospect of loosing Andrew Johns to NSW.
And don't even start me on that arse Inverdale
I was on a train once from Liverpool Lime Street to Leeds, as I was going to watch Stockport play Bradford at Valley Parade.....
as it happens Wigan were also playing Leeds at Headingly the same day. So there I sat on a train full of klumps from Wigan.
Ma and Pa Klump and their 4 kids all decked out in JJB bollocks eating the buffet car out of house and home.
Not to mention the UN food parcel of Holland Pies and other shite they brought with them.

" 'Ave wi got time tu gaw t'McDonalds before th' game Mam?"

"Wonder if tha Kebab shop'll be open in Hindley when wi get home?"



Rugby League is toss. As is Union to be honest..........
And Sale can piss of from Edgeley Park at any time soon.
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Still it beats Wendyball
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Originally posted by loose

They all try it on a bit and these reporters are coming out the usual tired pom bashing that is laughed about in this country. In the majority our press and fans will talk in glowing terms of great Wallaby and All Black teams, whereas oz and nz media rarely bring themselves to do the same.

All part of the fun!!
But the NZ media did indeed mainly proclaim the great England performance during the world cup, and prior to their absolutely pathetic showing 2 Saturdays ago, were still talking up the poms. As a spectacle, it was a shame they didn't live up to expectations.

OK, so some NZ writers have gone over the top since the second test, but in fairness there wasn't much they could find in common with Woodward, that they could sympathise with at all.

Did he have the right game plan? No
Did his back defence learn anything from the first game? No
Did they stop making unforced mistakes? No
Was he sporting and did he believe the ABs had played well? Well, not that you would know it from listening to him.
Did he believe that the main person at fault for their loss was the (touch) judge, not the villain. Yes.

Even most UK writers (Stephen Jones of course is the exception) have criticised Woodward for his performance.
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Neal Collins on the Sporting Life website has come up with another of his delightful articles.

article

It begins...

"OFFICIAL WOE FOR ENGLAND
By Neal Collins

Thanks ref. You spoilt a great game.

A typically Welsh performance from wayward whistler Nigel Williams successfully robbed World Cup winners England of any chance of revenge over the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday morning."

Even SJ of the Times didnt' suggest that Williams was in any way to blame for the Shaw sending off. I wish some journalists knew what they were talking about !

He carries along in his hilarious way,

"With England cruising at 6-0 up after ten minutes after two Charlie Hodgson penalties, Williams sent off Shaw for an innocuous knee in the back of arguably the nastiest lock in world rugby, Robinson."

"Yeah, I know it's a cheap shot blaming the officials, but how else do you see this Test, with England down to 14 men after 10 minutes and denied a try after 11?" (when Regan took out Marshall off the ball)

"Ref Williams, 42, went to Neath Grammar and played for Wales Schools Under- 16s and admits his great ambition was to play for his nation.
He failed. Instead the former sales manager turned professional ref whistled England into oblivion on Saturday."

"When the All Blacks finally crossed the depleted English line, Carter might have had his try disallowed as he was tackled by Mike Tindall on his way over. But no, Williams and the tele replay decided the All Blacks had scored."

"Joe Rokocoko put the All Blacks out of sight.
The Fijian (and let's not forget who he should be playing for) has now scored 15 in 14 games."

"Rokocoko completed his hat-trick with a lucky catch off Carlos Spencer's up-and-under"

Incisive, balanced and thoughtful journalism at its very best.

(I just think we should get one of those depleted try lines they sound like a good idea.)

Honestly, this makes Stephen Jones look almost acceptable. Almost.

And lets not forget dear old Tim Glover over at The Independent who came up with this delight

"It wasn't the dismissal of Shaw that did for them but the loss of Jonny Wilkinson. They are nowhere near the same force without him. There are other notable absentees from the side who won the World Cup, such as Martin Johnson and Jason Robinson, but Wilkinson was not only their match-winner but their arch defender and creator-in-chief. He is irreplaceable. Charlie Hodgson is a talented footballer, and so too is Carlos Spencer, but neither are in Wilkinson's class".

Is it me or is this self delusion at its grandest ??

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Saturdays team

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugb...al/3834611.stm

Tee hee

Another of Woodworms one cap wonders....?...remember Andy Long?

Poor prat's not even first choice at Wasps (Craig Dowd being the main man)

What Mike Worsley must think I know not.....been dragged half way across the globe from the A tour and might not even make the bench whilst one of Dillydally's fags with a dozen ZP starts in the past season gets a barely earned cap

Best of luck to him (Tim Payne, that is) and I know the Oz front row wouldn't frighten most U 16's packs, but SCW does repeatedly shown signs of having more than just lost the plot

Anyone seen him crossing any swimming pools lately??
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Saturdays team....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugb...al/3834611.stm

Tee hee

Another of Woodworms one cap wonders....?...remember Andy Long?

Poor prat's not even first choice at Wasps (Craig Dowd being the main man)

What Mike Worsley must think I know not.....been dragged half way across the globe from the A tour and might not even make the bench whilst one of Dillydally's fags with a dozen ZP starts in the past season gets a barely earned cap

Best of luck to him (Tim Payne, that is) and I know the Oz front row wouldn't frighten most U 16's packs, but SCW does repeatedly shown signs of having more than just lost the plot

Anyone seen him crossing any swimming pools lately??
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Saturdays team

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugb...al/3834611.stm

Tee hee

Another of Woodworms one cap wonders....?...remember Andy Long?

Poor prat's not even first choice at Wasps (Craig Dowd being the main man)

What Mike Worsley must think I know not.....been dragged half way across the globe from the A tour and might not even make the bench whilst one of Dillydally's fags with a dozen ZP starts in the past season gets a barely earned cap

Best of luck to him (Tim Payne, that is) and I know the Oz front row wouldn't frighten most U 16's packs, but SCW does repeatedly shown signs of having more than just lost the plot

Anyone seen him crossing any swimming pools lately??
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Saturdays team

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugb...al/3834611.stm

Tee hee

Another of Woodworms one cap wonders....?...remember Andy Long?

Poor prat's not even first choice at Wasps (Craig Dowd being the main man)

What Mike Worsley must think I know not.....been dragged half way across the globe from the A tour and might not even make the bench whilst one of Dillydally's fags with a dozen ZP starts in the past season gets a barely earned cap

Best of luck to him (Tim Payne, that is) and I know the Oz front row wouldn't frighten most U 16's packs, but SCW does repeatedly shown signs of having more than just lost the plot

Anyone seen him crossing any swimming pools lately??
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Rugby L****e, who's "World Cup" had a team from that rugby hotbed, the Lebanon, comprised entirely of Aussies. Face it, its a second rate sport. How many Union players have gone North since rugby became professional ? Even the Australian NRL can't keep their players e.g. Rogers, Sailor and Tuqiri. They are now also faced with the prospect of loosing Andrew Johns to NSW.
And don't even start me on that arse Inverdale
You talk a load of Sh*te Tone.
Lebanon has a domestic comp mate, when was the last time you bothered to do some proper research?
League is a FAR more entertaining game than rugby u***n, which frankly is more boring than wimbledon, F1 and lawnbowls put together. Thats why the game has really taken off in Australia hasnt it? NOT! League still remains no1 code of rugby there! U***n remains somewhere tucked behind baseball?

Rogers, Sailor etc were past it anyway, they wanted an easy life playing rah rah in front of 300 spectators at Southern Districts RUFC game (in which ive been there accidently)at the home of St George Dragons who regularly get 16,000 at the same stadium!

At least we can agree on Inverdale
 
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England rugby have a new prospect coming thru in the name of a young David Beckham, to take all the kicks in leu of Super Jonny Wilkinson's injury.

I agree with some of the coment about England winning the World Cup and most of their rugby by kicking but at the end of the day it is a game and if they win fair and square they should have it, they deserved to win the World Cup fair and square, this is very painful but true. They were the best at the time and that is what matters.

But it is all still about drinking beer and eating curry is it not.
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