Ryan Fox on a mini-charge on the back nine and finishes on -3, one off the lead.
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RE: Other Sports rugby XV
Star Wars XV: The Millennium Falcons
Prop: Jek Porkins – This bloke isn’t notable at all, but he’s one of the few Star Wars characters who has a sweet prop body.
Hooker: Ewok – Shorter than the two props, valiant warriors, throw spears and stones well
Prop: Jabba the Hut – Not expecting much from him work rate wise but should be solid in a scrum
Lock: Chewbacca – Huge powerful ball carrier and excellent height for jumping in the lineout.
Lock: Mace Windu – Competent with the force, the Jedi bring a bit of balance to a pack.
Blind Side Flanker: Kylo Ren – Fairly young, but has immense talent. Nice to have a Grandad/Grandson partnership in the back-row
Openside Flanker: Darth Maul – A master of the dark arts, he’d be crucial at the breakdown. Also, he was the best thing about the prequels.
Number Eight: Darth Vadar - Dreams of being Brian Lochore.
Half Back: Yoda – A diminutive playmaker who’ll run the show from start to finish.
First Five: Luke Shywalker - The obvious choice for goal kicker after a stellar 100% kicking performance at destroying the death star
Wing: Obi-wan Kenobi – Good pace and the master of the counter-attack
Second Five: Han Solo – May have been killed off. But we’re backing him to put in a BOD like display for our XV.
Centre: Po Dameron – The young upstart of the team. Doesn’t get a lot of game-time in his first appearance but made a big contribution late on.
Wing: Lando Calrissian – A pretty boy, Lando is a flair winger, leaving the dog work to the likes of Han. Dreams of being a centre.
Fullback: Boba Fett - His jetpack helps him under the high ball.
RE: Other Sports rugby XV
I would have picked Paul Tillich as Openside as a modernist he would keep up to date with all the rule changes. His idea of God above God was clearly a prediction of McCaw.
William of Ockham (with his razor) is a nasty brute of a hooker but can switch to prop if neeeded.
RE: TRC: Pumas v All Blacks
This suggests big Karl isn't yet back up to speed.
Karl will need to hit the ground running when he is back as I don't think he's a cert for RWC selection yet. Four props are fighting for the last 2 spots after Moody, Franks and Tuungafasi.
Big Karl's story was perhaps the most moving Rugby story of recent years. Went from being a guy who was so out of shape the doctors were worried for his life to playing pro Rugby to being selected for the All Blacks to being Man of the Match in Buenos Aries in the All Blacks-Puma test last year.
Being pragmatic and unsentimental, Karl is only worth picked if he is on top of his fitness. He was very poor indeed against Ireland last year. He is coming off the back of injury. Like a number of the Blues squad he put on body fat this year. I think Karl is going to have to really hard to make the RWC squad.
RE: The Open
The 148th Open Championship began at Royal Portrush this morning. First time in Northern Ireland since 1951. Local hero Darren Clarke is -3 after five holes.
There will be some mighty partying from the Ulster locals if he is top of the leaderboard on Sunday evening.