2018 June Internationals



  • HT: Japan 17 - 14 Italy



  • Full time: Fiji 24 - 22 Samoa

    Match (scoring) stats: https://www.worldrugby.org/pnc/match/25892



  • @rocky-rockbottom said in 2018 June Internationals:

    Japan vs Italy.

    Japanese national rugby team with their front row, halfback and that one nippy winger being the only actual Japanese people on the team. All the rest, ring-in Islanders. Jamie Joseph sending a great message to Japan's up and coming young players. "Yeah nah."

    Italy do a fantastic impersonation of a test rugby team. They have some burly guys and nice blue jerseys and coloured rugby boots and everything. Walking 10 metres away from EVERY single lineout to have a mini conference then slowly sauntering back to the lineout got real old fast. God they are dogshit. Walk around. Drop it. Stand at some ruck like you just want to go home. Just fuck off then.

    They're great to have in the Six nations. It means Scotland don't get a wooden spoon.



  • @mn5 said in 2018 June Internationals:

    @rocky-rockbottom said in 2018 June Internationals:

    Japan vs Italy.

    Japanese national rugby team with their front row, halfback and that one nippy winger being the only actual Japanese people on the team. All the rest, ring-in Islanders. Jamie Joseph sending a great message to Japan's up and coming young players. "Yeah nah."

    Italy do a fantastic impersonation of a test rugby team. They have some burly guys and nice blue jerseys and coloured rugby boots and everything. Walking 10 metres away from EVERY single lineout to have a mini conference then slowly sauntering back to the lineout got real old fast. God they are dogshit. Walk around. Drop it. Stand at some ruck like you just want to go home. Just fuck off then.

    They're great to have in the Six nations. It means Scotland don't get a wooden spoon.

    Or England this season



  • Japan 34 - Italy 17.





  • I have added this weekend's results to the table in the first post of this thread.



  • That was the result JP needed, hopefully they can keep it up, and don’t get completely ass-raped by the ABs and England later in the year. If they can show improvement thry’ll Ride the same wave as the Japanese team during the soccer World Cup here.

    In the WC, They have someone they can’t get past (Ireland I think) and two teams they should beat (Russia and a qualifier), so it all comes down to the Scots game. We’re still trying to get tickets....



  • By the way, the USA scored their most points (62) and biggest ever win (49) over Russia.
    Russia is the latest addition to pool A at the 2019RWC (Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, play-off winner).



  • It's a shame Russia is there - they are not very good, but basically got in because better teams fielded 1 or 2 ineligible players. They will be destroyed by all the teams in their pool.

    Reckon Japan can definitely beat Scotland.



  • @billy-tell said in 2018 June Internationals:

    It's a shame Russia is there - they are not very good, but basically got in because better teams fielded 1 or 2 ineligible players. They will be destroyed by all the teams in their pool.

    Reckon Japan can definitely beat Scotland.

    No fucken way.



  • Former Cardiff Blues coach Danny Wilson is now heading to Scotland not Wasps

    Fingers crossed he doesn't live up to his namesakes

    https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/former-cardiff-blues-coach-danny-14773156



  • @mikethesnow said in 2018 June Internationals:

    @mn5 said in 2018 June Internationals:

    @rocky-rockbottom said in 2018 June Internationals:

    Japan vs Italy.

    Japanese national rugby team with their front row, halfback and that one nippy winger being the only actual Japanese people on the team. All the rest, ring-in Islanders. Jamie Joseph sending a great message to Japan's up and coming young players. "Yeah nah."

    Italy do a fantastic impersonation of a test rugby team. They have some burly guys and nice blue jerseys and coloured rugby boots and everything. Walking 10 metres away from EVERY single lineout to have a mini conference then slowly sauntering back to the lineout got real old fast. God they are dogshit. Walk around. Drop it. Stand at some ruck like you just want to go home. Just fuck off then.

    They're great to have in the Six nations. It means Scotland don't get a wooden spoon.

    Or England this season

    Fucked.
    Get.
    You.

    Please re-organise above.



  • Fiji squad to take on Georgia:

    1 Campese Ma’afu
    2 Ratu Vere Vugakoto
    3 Manasa Saulo
    4 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
    5 Leone Nakarawa
    6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu
    7 Akapusi Qera (C)
    8 Viliame Mata
    9 Henry Seniloli
    10 Ben Volavola
    11 Nemani Nadolo
    12 Jale Vatubua
    13 Semi Radradra
    14 Vereniki Goneva
    15 Kini Murimurivalu

    Reserves:
    16 Ratunaisa Navuma
    17 Eroni Mawi
    18 Kalivati Tawake
    19 Sikeli Nabou
    20 Nemani Nagusa
    21 Frank Lomani
    22 Alivereti Veitokani
    23 Timoci Nagusa

    https://www.fijirugby.com/latest-news/electric-backline-ready-to-fly/

    Semi Radradra to make his debut and Nadolo has arrived as well. This should be a good game. Hopefully, Fiji will be more disciplined than in last week's game. I think they had 3 players sent off with a YC.

    The Georgian squad can be found here.



  • Manu Samoa team to play Tonga:

    1 Jordan Lay
    2 Seilala Lam
    3 Viliamu Afatia
    4 Joe Tekori
    5 Chris Vui (c)
    6 Piula Faasalele
    7 TJ Ioane
    8 Jack Lam
    9 Dwayne Polataivao
    10 Tusi Pisi
    11 Sinoti Sinoti
    12 Alapati Leiua
    13 Alofa Alofa
    14 Paul Perez
    15 Ah See Tuala

    Bench:
    16 Elia Elia
    17 James Lay
    18 Paul Alo-Emile
    19 Brandon Nansen
    20 Ofisa Treviranus
    21 Melani Matavao
    22 Rodney Iona
    23 Ed Fidow

    Injured Players:
    1 Logovii Mulipola
    2 Rey Lee-Lo

    https://www.facebook.com/ManuSamoa/photos/a.158094847546056.34855.134644559891085/1845377115484479/?type=3&theater



  • @stargazer said in 2018 June Internationals:

    Fiji squad to take on Georgia:

    1 Campese Ma’afu
    2 Ratu Vere Vugakoto
    3 Manasa Saulo
    4 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa
    5 Leone Nakarawa
    6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu
    7 Akapusi Qera (C)
    8 Viliame Mata
    9 Henry Seniloli
    10 Ben Volavola
    11 Nemani Nadolo
    12 Jale Vatubua
    13 Semi Radradra
    14 Vereniki Goneva
    15 Kini Murimurivalu

    Reserves:
    16 Ratunaisa Navuma
    17 Eroni Mawi
    18 Kalivati Tawake
    19 Sikeli Nabou
    20 Nemani Nagusa
    21 Frank Lomani
    22 Alivereti Veitokani
    23 Timoci Nagusa

    https://www.fijirugby.com/latest-news/electric-backline-ready-to-fly/

    Semi Radradra to make his debut and Nadolo has arrived as well. This should be a good game. Hopefully, Fiji will be more disciplined than in last week's game. I think they had 3 players sent off with a YC.

    The Georgian squad can be found here.

    Important match.

    Georgia and Fiji in same WC Group along with Wales and Australia.

    Fiji has beaten Wales at WC, Georgia ran Wales close in Autumn 2017



  • Tonga squad to play Samoa:

    15 David Halaifonua, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Nafi Tu’itavake, 12 Siale Piutau (c), 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Kurt Morath, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Fotu Lokotui, 6 Sitiveni Mafi, 5 Joe Tu’ineau, 4 Leva Fifita, 3 Siua Halanukonuka, 2 Paula Ngauamo, 1 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi

    Replacements:
    16 Sefo Sakalia, 17 David Feao, 18 Ben Tameifuna, 19 Valentino Mapapalangi, 20 Maama Vaipulu, 21 Suke Tuumotooa, 22 Latiume Fosita, 23 Sione Fifita



  • Fiji vs Georgia should be interesting : unpredictable backs vs massive pack of forwards.



  • Scots manage to lose 30-29 to USA.

    If you'll all excuse me I'm just off to kill myself now.



  • @mn5 said in 2018 June Internationals:

    @billy-tell said in 2018 June Internationals:

    It's a shame Russia is there - they are not very good, but basically got in because better teams fielded 1 or 2 ineligible players. They will be destroyed by all the teams in their pool.

    Reckon Japan can definitely beat Scotland.

    No fucken way.

    Hmmm. You just lost to the USA bro.