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A good day for English Rugby

Old Dec 1st 2012, 7:50 pm
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/20534229

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/20570304

Well done to the men and women!
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Good day for Tonga Rugby too - but not for Scottish Rugby !
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But what a hangover.......

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012...-cup-2015-draw

Assuming Fiji are the Oceania team, is that perhaps the hardest group ever in the finals of a major sports competition? I can't think of a worse one off hand...

Perhaps the shortest-lived redemption ever also... In reality, Robshaw's dodgy kick decision is far more significant than the greatest English rugby performance in ten zillion years etc etc....
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Oh, and I'm not gloating, honest.....
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The fake Welshman in my office (he's actually English) says, "That's England ****ed then...ha ha ha..."
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And to answer my own question, on paper I guess England's group in Japan 2002 was pretty bad if Argentina and Nigeria hadn't failed to show up.
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The fake Welshman in my office (he's actually English) says, "That's England ****ed then...ha ha ha..."
The Welsh can get ****ed.

Can't stand the pretend Welsh / Scots / Irish (that are really English) that just want to berate England for reasons they don't know or understand. Boring idiots.
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The Welsh can get ****ed.

Can't stand the pretend Welsh / Scots / Irish (that are really English) that just want to berate England for reasons they don't know or understand. Boring idiots.
What about those of us who want to berate England for reasons we do know and understand?? (Though that was not necessarily my intent here, of course).
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The Welsh can get ****ed.

Can't stand the pretend Welsh / Scots / Irish (that are really English) that just want to berate England for reasons they don't know or understand. Boring idiots.
He was just gloating about Cardiff being such a fortress for them until I gently reminded him of their record this year.

I wouldn't rise to such shite usually, I get the whole "anyone but England" stuff from genuine celts, but this guy was born in London and sounds like a cockney, and seems to revel in the anti-English stuff. Weird.
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What about those of us who want to berate England for reasons we do know and understand?? (Though that was not necessarily my intent here, of course).
Yeah, I get that (to an extent, you as a Welshman haven't really been on the arse end of an English kicking like the 'olden days' so still tough to justify).

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He was just gloating about Cardiff being such a fortress for them until I gently reminded him of their record this year.

I wouldn't rise to such shite usually, I get the whole "anyone but England" stuff from genuine celts, but this guy was born in London and sounds like a cockney, and seems to revel in the anti-English stuff. Weird.
It's killer. It's tragic glory seeking.
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I keep meaning to e-mail this to him.

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/...-2012111949502
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
I keep meaning to e-mail this to him.

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/sport/...-2012111949502
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Brilliant.
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..you as a Welshman...
I may be a great admirer of Gareth Thomas but I guess you are just looking for a rise here??
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I may be a great admirer of Gareth Thomas but I guess you are just looking for a rise here??
I made an assumption...so you're not Welsh?
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I made an assumption...so you're not Welsh?
Well that isn't a leek in my pocket if that's what you're asking...
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