Which test was Andrew Hore ABs captain for?
It was a club game.
Can't believe people are seriously suggesting that Steve Hansen has not called up Akira Ioane because he is saving him for the Maori team. Is there any precedent to back up this theory? Luke Whitelock has outplayed Ioane at both Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup levels this year, and that's why he's been selected.
How does that pie taste?
Apparently BOD was a pundit on the Irish coverage and didn't take the result well. If anyone has the footage and can post it I will be eternally grateful
Was on the ITV coverage.
He had the look of a man who's swallowed a wasp during during a live TV interview and that distracted him from the fact he's also having a severe bowel spasm.
A quarter final exit is an Irish tradition isn’t it?
Planet Rugby’s Ireland fans are still delivering gold
“We knew all of this in advance.
That’s why Joe player what he felt was his best team.
In cooler weather, better ref, neutral location both teams given the same amount of rest and our B team puts 40 points on them.
Do we really think that Japan making the quarters wasn’t just what WR wanted?
At this rate Japan might make the semis or better.
Reminds me of Korea/Japan WC in the football.”
Also a whole thread about how bent Gardner is
I don’t remember bok fans being this graceless at all and their team came back and gave ours a hell of a game in the semis.
I hope Heneke Meyer had a smile on his face last night .
The only downside for Japan is no one in their pool is going to take them lightly so they’ll be playing their top side if possible.
As a neutralish observer (I was obviously backing Japan) I didn't notice any obvious issues with the officiating. Did anyone? (Haven't read the thread.)
What are their specific whinge? Or is it just victim mentality?
Some of them have been saying Japan had an advantage because they play in the super rugby comp and are more used to the way Gardner refs .
Victim mentality, delusions of grandeur or just ungracious arseclowns? Take your pick
According to comments on the42 Ireland were beaten by some fella called Hugh Middity.
He wasn’t on the team sheets but must have been there because everyone is saying “Hi, Hugh Middity”
Can someone please correct this thread title. It is doing my head in.
Freedom of speech still exists - anyone (in most countries) - anyone is free to say anything. What happens as a consequence is the debated point
A society where you can lose your job for legally expressing an opinion is not a society which has freedom of speech.
Sportsmen and woman who express an opinion and speak out for gay rights (rightly) aren't dropped from their teams - but those with an opposite view are.
As you say, sport reflects society.
Legally, I can call my boss a fucking piston wristed gibbon. I can shout it from the rooftops if I want, legally.
Freedom of speech means I can’t lose my job?
It would help us enormously if we knew who you worked for.
SBW is there over Laumape for a number of reasons (experience in general, experience at RWCs) but most importantly he is the better player for the gameplay and structure.
He is there to be in pod one which involves bending the line and recycling quickly out to the second playmaker.
NL is great at bending the line but his ball handling is not at SBWs level.
I probably would have had NL there over Crotty but concede that loses some squad flexibility.
NL is just unlucky not undeserving
Voda TV is a combo smart TV (all the main apps) and Sky feed all through internet.
If you have a good fibre connection and unlimited data it is an easy way of having sat tv and internet tv all in one place. It records to the cloud (500 hours) and can rewind/pause etc like a sky+ box with no contract or monthly fee unless you turn the sky bits on (can turn on and off)
Pretty good product with nice UI IMO.
Instead of buying a $10 can of unfiltered (wow it's hazy!) overpriced hop juice last night I went straight for the hard stuff
I kinda like unfiltered hop juice though ... turns out hops are as addictive as actual cannabis
My gripe is that it's a cheat to cover for a lack of brewing abilities in a lot of cases.
Make up for lack of mouthfeel by not filtering. Cover for malt/hop balance by just overhopping with tropical flavour bombs.
It's the cheap Sav Blanc of beers IMO.
Done well it has merits but fuck forking out stupid money to search for the really good ones.
So they just pay for the flights home?
Matt Taylor might need to 'do some F%$k^&g research' himself me thinks.
Going by schools alone (as per the Mako website) the squad contains 10/35 locally schooled players.
I'm sure someone will add a few in that moved to a another area after being in junior rugby in Tasman but certainly not 18 more as this clown seems to think.