• 3 Votes
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    @Daffy-Jaffy I really can't stand that Irish commentator. Not sure why, but he really grates me. No doubt, he's a massive Ireland fan and commentates exactly as one, but I don't have a problem with other countries commentators who do this (Oz, England, Safa).

    I think he just commentates like Ireland are better at absolutely everything and the opposition should almost feel honoured to be allowed to play them.

    Maybe it's just me.

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    @MajorRage said in 6N - Ireland v Italy:

    They are an exceptional team, no doubt.

    Can't make it past the quarters tho 🙂

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    @Daffy-Jaffy said in 6N - France v Ireland:

    Great interview

    No bullshit

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    Could just mean they were the less disciplined side etc - doesn't have to mean they were unfairly treated.

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    @stodders said in RWC Week 5: Ireland v Scotland:

    @Derm-McCrum In fact, pretty much all the bookies are calling you out on the claim that ireland aren't favourites 😃


    Well that's changed. So joint favourites with France now. Hmmm.

  • 0 Votes
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    I noticed the world's "greatest 12" let his rival waltz past him in the 72nd minute-Mr Aki seems a bit slow on the turn...

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    Their cynicism is battle-earned. I admire it. Even, maybe especially, at scrums.

    I just want other teams to get a fair chance to fuck their scrum up.

    [edit especially the boks next week but also France in the QFs.]

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    @MN5 said in RWC: Ireland v Romania:

    @Derm-McCrum said in RWC: Ireland v Romania:

    @MN5 said in RWC: Ireland v Romania:

    @NTA said in RWC: Ireland v Romania:

    @Steve said in RWC: Ireland v Romania:

    They are some shower of whinge bags on the field. Detestable bunch.

    Sexton is such a whiny fluffybunny

    Seems to be a very Irish trait these days.

    I blame BOD for starting it.

    Oddly enough, it seems to have infected a lot of Fern fans too.
    Whine here, whine there, bloody wine everywhere.

    Seems to have started sometime around 2016, according to the historians...

    I blame Wayne Barnes

    Fair comment. 😉

  • 1 Votes
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    @African-Monkey said in RWC warmup - Ireland v Samoa:

    Ireland lucky. If Samoa had a line out, they win that game. Having said that, McFarland was clearly played at in the air in that last line out. Should have been a penalty.

    Samoa defence was immense and they exposed the Irish in a few areas tonight, defended against them in general play better than the ABs last year.

    Ireland not as good as they and the public in general think they are.

    How were Ireland lucky? It was pissing rain which suited Samoa who were happy to play kick chase. They're a bigger, heavier side and played the conditions well. Ireland are a light side who like to move the ball.

    Samoa got a lucky try.

    For the lineout the same thing was happening the irish lineout throughout.

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    @Stargazer said in RWC warmup - Ireland v England:

    @MiketheSnow said in RWC warmup - Ireland v England:

    @Stargazer said in RWC warmup - Ireland v England:

    6 - good record - sorry - early guilty plea? = 3

    3 - Tackle school = 2

    That’s even fucking worse

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    @taniwharugby The game is a bit weird in England. Genuine rugby supporters are fine and just as good as anywhere (despite the PI nonsense) but there plenty of part-time supporters who can be a pain in the arse and think everyone else cheats.

    Cornwall, thankfully, is a bit like Wales and rugby has deep roots here. Imagine they'll be as pissed off with Sexton as we are.

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    Here's the decision on that red card:

    Zach Mercer red card dismissed

    The Montpellier Hérault Rugby No 8, Zach Mercer, has had the red card shown to him during his club’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round of 16 match against the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park, dismissed following an independent Disciplinary Hearing.

    Mercer was sent off by the referee, Andrew Brace (Ireland), in the 50th minute of the match for tackling the Exeter Chiefs back row, Christ Tshiunza, in a dangerous manner in contravention of Law 9.13.

    >Law 9.13 A player must not tackle an opponent dangerously
    Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.13 relating to dangerous tackling carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks.

    An independent Disciplinary Committee comprising David Martin (Ireland), Chair, Gordon Black (Ireland) and Bogdan Zebega (Romania), viewed footage of the incident and heard evidence by video conference from Mercer, who accepted that he had committed an act of foul play but did not accept that it warranted a red card.

    The committee also heard submissions from the Montpellier Hérault Rugby Director of Rugby, Philippe Saint André, from the club’s Defence and Laws Coach, Alex Ruiz, from the club’s Team Manager, Tom Whitford, and from the EPCR Disciplinary Officer, Liam McTiernan. The club’s legal representative, Joris Loupien, was also present during the hearing.

    The committee decided that although Mercer had committed an act of foul play, the tackle did not warrant a red card. The sending off was therefore dismissed and Mercer is free to play.

    EPCR have the right to appeal the decision.

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    I still haven't watched this game and don't know the score, but judging by the fact the thread doesn't have 800 posts, Italy didn't win.

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    @antipodean said in Ireland v France 6N:

    @pakman said in Ireland v France 6N:

    Enquiring minds want to know if this is the same analyst who predicted England would win the RWC under Eddie?

    The guy does think he's a bit of a comedian so maybe that was intended as a joke?

  • Wales v Ireland 6N

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    @Bovidae said in Wales v Ireland 6N:

    @mariner4life said in Wales v Ireland 6N:

    Garlands old men were fucking average too. AWJ, Tipuric and Faletau were liabilities, too slow of foot. They also aren't fit enough

    I'd include Owens and North as well. But are the next tier any good? The Welsh scrum is still a liability.

    Gatland's biggest mistake of this selection was not having Tompkins inloved

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  • Ireland v Fiji

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    @NTA said in Ireland v Fiji:

    I'm 7 minutes into the replay and already count one high shot right in front of the AR on a taking player and the cannonball by green 7 that was actually penalised

    sounds like a great cocktail-drinking game.

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    @MajorRage said in Ireland v South Africa:

    @pakman said in Ireland v South Africa:

    @pakman said in Ireland v South Africa:

    Just saw clip which showed Hansen try came from an illegal kick through ruck by Keenan.

    Georgian tryo was looking right at ruck and missed it.


    I genuinely feel sorry for whoever took all that time to make that video. Genuinely.

    He does one after every Boks match...

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    @WillieTheWaiter said in All Blacks XV vs Ireland A:


    @MiketheSnow said in All Blacks XV vs Ireland A:

    @akan004 said in All Blacks XV vs Ireland A:

    Ffs how is that a yellow

    YC every day and twice on Sunday

    Came at speed, in from the side, and hit the man late

    WTF is this 'came at speed' bullshit.. saw the same thing with Brodies card

    didn't realise there was a speed limit in rugby

    Wasn't a tap

    Brought his full force from distance; illegally in from the side where the Irish player was unsighted so couldn't defend himself; and hit him late

    That's a pretty shit thing to do and deserves a YC

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    Weeks later, I still can’t get it out of my head that the worst thing about all of this is that regardless of the coaching tactics, player performances and decision making is I still can’t understand how the ABs let someone turn up and insult their captain like that with no retribution.

    Honestly, it’s the biggest disgrace of the lot.

    That’s the first thing they need to address. Someone will probably say it again and as long as it isn’t in a RWC knockout game then I’d end the game right there and then, if you know what I mean. Have some f’n pride.