RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019

Discussion in 'Off-topic Discussion' started by zakes, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Bombadil

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    Oh dear.. That hasn't aged well :):)
     
  2. Bombadil

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    Well they have to do something, literally nobody else plays their version of football...
     
  3. Hros

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    Good point...
     
  4. Bombadil

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    That's not to say they play it very well... 45 <cough> 7
     
  5. Hros

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    No, didn't think so.
     
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  6. onceaking

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    I didn't expect it to. Lol!

    USA have a pretty good rugby 7's team - they're currently ranked 2nd in the world. Some countries are better at 7's than 15's like Fiji.
     
  7. onceaking

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    You never know. In 2011 no one expected them to reach the final but they did and maybe this time they go even better. Upset can happen - no one expected Uruguay to beat Fiji.
     
  8. onceaking

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    Interestingly this World Cup has had more men sent off than any other World Cup. I guess it's due to the concern over concussions. Still, I love how the players respect the ref - unlike other sports. Yesterday I listened to Nigel Owens on the Don't Tell Me The Score podcast where he talked about why rugby players respect the ref... I found it to be quite a moving interview. He reckons Wales will win the World Cup. Lol!
     
  9. onceaking

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    Speaking of interesting tomorrows game between Argentina and USA will be very interesting. Both teams will be fighting for automatic qualification for the next World Cup. I expect Argentina will win it but it should be a rather competitive match.
     
  10. Bombadil

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    It's not completely out of the question. They are ranked no. 2 in the world.
     
  11. onceaking

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    Possibly.

    I see there's this conspiracy theory going around now that World Rugby are favouring New Zealand. Sergio Parisse said if the All Blacks needed the points the game would have been played. At the very least it's poor planning on their behalf.
     
  12. onceaking

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    Lol! USA didn't win a single game.

    But Japan have been incredible.

    Speaking of incredible the Canadian game was called off because of the typhoon but they helped in the clean up efforts.

     
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  13. onceaking

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    This guy's lack of discipline got France knocked out of the World Cup

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    Then all this happened :emoji_astonished:

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  14. onceaking

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    England got fined for disrespecting the haka but I think what they did was fine. What's a team to do? Just take it? Owen Farrell said they were standing up to NZ and I think that's perfectly fine. Anyway NZ seemed to be overwhelmed by England. If England play like they did they should win the World Cup.
     
  15. M-mcfly

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  16. zakes

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    Im South African. My heart says go the Boks!!

    Here is an interesting stat: in 1995 SA won the world cup, 12 years later we won it again in 2007....and lastly it is 12 years now since last win.. Are you thinking what i am thinking

    I took off from work to be at airport on day they bring the trophy home..
     
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  17. zakes

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    Teams should be allowed to respond to haka.. To make it 100 percent fair
     
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  18. M-mcfly

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    I think if England had won in 2007 it would of been a shame as SA was a much more exciting team to watch whereas England ground out results. Now it’s the other way round so I hope your wrong.
     

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