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Screaming Tree

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Rugby World Cup 2011

What team's going to win, whos' going to make the semi's. What's everyones view??

 
ElizabethS

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ElizabethS says:

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Being a Wales supporter, I hope they win, but I don't know that they will, at least the semis.

alteredego

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alteredego says:

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Aus beat France in the semis to set up a final with NZ who will have beaten the boks.

And the ABs finally avoid choking to win.

The other possibility is les bleus mashing both those in gold and those in black.

I'm watcing the highlights of the first game and I'm already fed up of refs not penalising crossing, forward passing and feeding in the scrum

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bigdave73

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bigdave73 says:

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alteredego said:

I'm watcing the highlights of the first game and I'm already fed up of refs not penalising crossing, forward passing and feeding in the scrum

Carry on feeding and scrums will end up pointless as in League!!!

My money is on the All Blacks.

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drg andy

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A gang of Jeremys pushing each other from behind - not my cup of tea! I really don't care who wins. now the italian Grand Prix - come on Hamilton!

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fenty

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fenty says:

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It didn't look like there were many Jeremys on the Welsh team - some of them looked like they'd come straight off the hill farms. I don't mind who wins - I watch it for all those big beefy thighs...

Of course I haven't really got a secret chocolate stash!
alteredego

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alteredego says:

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drg andy said:

A gang of Jeremys pushing each other from behind - not my cup of tea! I really don't care who wins. now the italian Grand Prix - come on Hamilton!


 

I formally invite you to my old club in an ex-mining area to make that suggestion.

And when you've extracted your head from your fundament perhaps you can explain the attraction of considering which millionaire playboy has the best team of engineers.

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bigdave73

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bigdave73 says:

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fenty said:

It didn't look like there were many Jeremys on the Welsh team - some of them looked like they'd come straight off the hill farms. I don't mind who wins - I watch it for all those big beefy thighs...

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Smartcooky

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Smartcooky says:

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fenty said:

It didn't look like there were many Jeremys on the Welsh team - some of them looked like they'd come straight off the hill farms.

 
 

They also look like they're a result of an inter-family relationship.

cruachan66

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cruachan66 says:

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 daft sport...rugby songs..ho-ho-ho..drinking games in the clubhouse then off to work as an accountant on monday...at least football is full of drug taking dogging perverts which spices it up.

vick

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vick says:

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All Blacks all the way for me and I only really watch it when theres no footy on

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diolch

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diolch says:

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cruachan66 said:

 daft sport...rugby songs..ho-ho-ho..drinking games in the clubhouse......


 

Add in the fans mixing together - generally with a pint in their hands - and who let in the women and children? Then there's the players accepting the ref's decision.

Soccer fans must be confused by it all.

Diolch
Screaming Tree

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I don't think any of the established sides had it all their own way in the first weekend, looking forward to seeing how it all plays out

drg andy

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alteredego: I'd love to come but:

1. I got some paint drying and need to keep an eye on it

2. The Tour of Britain is on. Is anyone tougher than a pro cyclist?

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drg andy

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drg andy says:

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Jonny Hoogerland: Hardest man in sport? Knocked off by a support vehicle into a barbed wire fence at about 30mph. Back on, rode to the finish (about 50 miles), 33 stitches after finishing.

 

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fenty

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fenty says:

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And then it rains & they get all wet & slippery... 

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Screaming Tree

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drg andy said:

alteredego: I'd love to come but:

1. I got some paint drying and need to keep an eye on it

2. The Tour of Britain is on. Is anyone tougher than a pro cyclist?

Chuck Norris

alteredego

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alteredego says:

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drg andy said:

Jonny Hoogerland: Hardest man in sport? Knocked off by a support vehicle into a barbed wire fence at about 30mph. Back on, rode to the finish (about 50 miles), 33 stitches after finishing.

 


 

Absolutely no problem with cyclists, I seem to remember making a point about F1, not about cyclists.

I also don't remember this being a discussion about who is hardest.

And any comment you can make about dullness and class can be thrown straight back at F1.

But the class consciousness of this site is fascinating. The two biggest insults appear to be "Jeremy" or "Chav".  Long live the classless society !

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Smartcooky

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Smartcooky says:

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As it stands, the Irish win has resulted in a Northern Hemisphere/Southern Hemishpere split on the run in to the final.  If England win the rest of their group games they will most likely face France in the QF's, then Wales or Ireland in the Semi's.  So, England winning the WC is not impossible.  If all this does come to pass, we only have to beat renowned World Cup chokers (the All Blacks) in the final

arch

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arch says:

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drg andy said:

A gang of Jeremys pushing each other from behind - not my cup of tea! I really don't care who wins. now the italian Grand Prix - come on Hamilton!


 

Then don't comment on the thread then.

 

 

drg andy

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drg andy says:

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Hi Arch

Opening post 'What's everyone's view', I've added mine, is that wrong? If so I apologise for thinking it's boring but there you go!

Also the invite (or what ever it might have been) to a rugby club to 'discuss' how boring I find the game insinuated that rugby players are very tough, I offered a different version of tough. And if chuck Norris had a better name then he'd probably win as toughest guy in the world. Ever.

 

 

Apart from Larry Grayson.

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arch

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arch says:

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Screaming Tree said:

What team's going to win, whos' going to make the semi's. What's everyones view??


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On which teams going to win, who's going to make the semi's.

The Rugby World cup.

 

Not the tour of Britian did anyone know it was on push bike race, or whos got the best scar after falling off. Or who drives the fastest car because the driver don't matter because my blown diffuser is bigger than your KERS button.

 

The Rugby World cup.............Get it ??

 

 

PS: Nice play on words in your last post BTW.

 

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arch

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arch says:

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drg andy said:

Hi Arch

Opening post 'What's everyone's view', I've added mine, is that wrong? If so I apologise for thinking it's boring but there you go!

Also the invite (or what ever it might have been) to a rugby club to 'discuss' how boring I find the game insinuated that rugby players are very tough, I offered a different version of tough. And if chuck Norris had a better name then he'd probably win as toughest guy in the world. Ever.

 

 

Apart from Larry Grayson.

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I thought the insinuation was you'd probably get your head shoved up your ar*e TBH.

drg andy

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drg andy says:

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Oh, how mature! I thought Rugby Union was played by gentlemen, that's what others say, mixed fans, beer on the terraces... Then threats of shoving heads up arses, how mature and restrained and hardly the comments of gentlemenly sportsmen.

Last time I went to the Challenge Cup Final the fans were mixed too, F1 fans mix, so do TdeF fans and those at the Olympics; scumbag yob behaviour seems to be isolated in football.

And, just to poke the snake with another stick... 6 and half weeks!!! The whole of the Olympics is done in three! And the ultra-tough cyclists can tour a whole country in three weeks!

This thread ought to now be re-posted in'rants'!!!! Still at least it makes the forum a little more lively, as long as we can remain polite and unthreatening it will be nothing if not entertaining! 

Have a good day!

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alteredego

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alteredego says:

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Whoa time out.

In the words of harry enfield's scousers "calm down calm down"

Before this spirals off into one of those vitirol spitting threads, if I could just clarify.

My "invite" was intended to be a light hearted response, not a threat of physical violence. Sincere apologies if it came across wrong.

I was not making a comment about the toughness of rugby players, I was responding to the suggestion that rugby players were a load of "jeremys", which I took to mean posh.  My experience is very very different.

I think cycling is great, both participation and watching. And people overtake.

But I'm afraid F1 really is as dull as dishwater and in its current engineer lead incarnation, struggles in my mind to embody the essence of true sport  

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fenty

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fenty says:

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Good job the rugby's on, eh?

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