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BristolUK Oct 21st 2019 5:49 pm

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12752021)
Doesn't really matter, he has retired......

Maybe a move into WWE if they need a new bad guy.

BEVS Oct 26th 2019 6:05 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 
Prediction MrBEVS
33-24 to England with maybe extra time.


mikelincs Oct 26th 2019 10:30 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 
He got the result right, just not the scores, New Zealand never really in the match after that first try. I saw on SM that someone had already got a tattoo of the RWC showing New Zealand winning it in 2019, bet he feels a bit of a fool now.

Vitalstatistix Oct 26th 2019 11:22 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 
Woo-hoo! Well that has cheered me right up :wub:. Really hoping for an England v Wales final. All quiet in this bit of NZ :hysterical:

BristolUK Oct 26th 2019 12:26 pm

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 
Great to finally win a WC match against NZ.

Shame about the two disallowed tries, especially the first.

Always a grey area for me, dummy runners, and seemed typical that so often NZ will have two or three in one go all effectively blocking the opposition from getting to the guy receiving the pass and that England, with only one doing it get penalised "because contact was made" with a New Zealander and that contact was actually because of a tackle on a player without the ball. There would potentially be no contact but for the NZ guy doing what you are not supposed to do,.

Scamp Oct 27th 2019 8:06 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 

Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix (Post 12754183)
Woo-hoo! Well that has cheered me right up :wub:. Really hoping for an England v Wales final. All quiet in this bit of NZ :hysterical:

No way, **** the Welsh. England taking apart the South Africans would be lovely.

mikelincs Oct 27th 2019 11:34 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 
So Wales v New Zealand for the consolation prize.

Garbatellamike Oct 27th 2019 9:02 pm

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12754548)
No way, **** the Welsh. England taking apart the South Africans would be lovely.

Yep good call

Garbatellamike Oct 27th 2019 9:04 pm

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 
what do you call a Welshman with his hands on the World Cup?

Spoiler:
the engraver

BristolUK Oct 27th 2019 10:38 pm

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 

Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12754870)
Spoiler:
the engraver

That's a brilliant name for a Hit Man or Serial Killer.


Scamp Oct 28th 2019 4:56 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 

Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12754870)
what do you call a Welshman with his hands on the World Cup?

Spoiler:
the engraver

What do you call a Welshman in the final?

Spoiler:
The referee

Garbatellamike Oct 28th 2019 5:10 pm

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12754977)
What do you call a Welshman in the final?

Spoiler:
The referee

:goodpost:

BristolUK Oct 29th 2019 1:20 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 
Just wondering...has anyone seen Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson?

I plan on watching again before Saturday. You can watch it here

Vitalstatistix Oct 29th 2019 5:27 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12754548)
No way, **** the Welsh. England taking apart the South Africans would be lovely.

Given that I've just found some Welsh ancestry that I didn't know about, I concluded that in an England V Wales final I couldn't lose :sneaky:.
However, let's smash the Springboks this weekend :nod:

Our local supermarket has suddenly become devoid of all rugby references :rolleyes:, Halloween stuff has suddenly taken pride of place and no-one mentioned the game :rofl:
Sometimes living in New Zealand can be amusing!

BristolUK Oct 31st 2019 12:37 am

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
 
I don't know what to do Saturday morning. The coverage in Canada comes from NBC. The guys in the studio seem to know they're stuff but I've no idea who they are and they just don't sound right. Apart from when Eddie Butler is commentating, the others are New Zealanders and that's perfectly fine.

But my beef is what happens at the end of the match. Within seconds there's a commercial break. There's no sharing the joy of the players on the pitch and I really missed that against NZ. After the break they were back in the studio for a brief summary and there was one interview. Nope, not with anyone on the winning team but Kieran Read. Legend though he is, what about the winning team? :frown:

I've checked the schedule and they're not allowing any more time the usual for the final. I'm sure they will extend in the event of extra time but it's hard to see how the trophy presentation will be included.

When we won it in 2003 the immediate aftermath was very special and the viewers were involved in the joy. I know I was. The thought of cutting straight to commercials and then some disembodied studio chat with nobody invested in the outcome is horrible.

I have a working VPN that gets me ITV and I have a TV set up in my bedroom where I could watch it with the attached computer, knowing if something interrupts it I can switch over to Canadian TV. But I don't want to be locked away in my room, I want the comfort of the living room and access to the kitchen without going up and down the stairs.

I can't guarantee remaining silent and if I am noisy I'm much less likely to wake up others in the house (6.00am kick off) if I'm downstairs than up.

Of course, ITV is commercial too. What do they do at the end of the match?


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