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Kid in the Riot

Rugby World Cup 2019

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5 hours ago, Midred said:

How will this high tackling rule work? Looking at some of the forwards they'd have to bent double not to commit a high tackle on some of the back line!

The laws of the game shouldn't cater for oversized forwards tackling smaller backs. You set the laws of the game and it's then up to coaches to find players that are able to excel within them.

If coaches find that using 6'8" locks means they keep losing them to the sin bin then they'll adjust. Either you teach those giants to tackle low or you replace them with smaller men that can tackle within the laws. If that means that certain players don't play or are used less then so be it. Might take a few seasons for that adjustment to happen but it will. I say this with raw memories of being over six foot by the time I was 13 and hating having to kneel down to tackle little scrum-halves that hadn't had their growth spurt yet.

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Awesome Japan, great for the competition. Ireland no1 team in the world? Whatever. Slow n ponderous. Japan full of running n commitment. Ireland kicked the ball away to end the game. Fabulous result.

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Unbelievable performance from Japan. A lot of people giving out about Gardner and he was pretty terrible but we lost because we got outplayed from around the 20th minute. Fair play to them.

What is it about Ireland and peaking the year before a World Cup...

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Fair play to Japan, brilliant to see them playing so well at their own tournament.

Good to see the springboks winning comfortably as well...

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10 minutes ago, JBFC II said:

Fair play to Japan, brilliant to see them playing so well at their own tournament.

Good to see the springboks winning comfortably as well...

Shame about the yellow card for Namibia. Spoiled the game as a contest.

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4 minutes ago, MichaelRobartes said:

Shame about the yellow card for Namibia. Spoiled the game as a contest.

Yep true, hard for the referee in that instance. 

Really hope this doesn’t turn into a 70 plus point win

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1 hour ago, JBFC II said:

Yep true, hard for the referee in that instance. 

Really hope this doesn’t turn into a 70 plus point win

Sorry mate. Was a spectacularly unfunny joke about the gulf in class, ref had no option as you say.

Namibia did well I thought and avoided a total hockeying. I think Aussie did them 142-0 or something like that in 2003 so they've moved on a bit. Good to see.

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14 minutes ago, MichaelRobartes said:

Sorry mate. Was a spectacularly unfunny joke about the gulf in class, ref had no option as you say.

Namibia did well I thought and avoided a total hockeying. I think Aussie did them 142-0 or something like that in 2003 so they've moved on a bit. Good to see.

I’ve got it now, being half asleep on a train to Preston is my excuse 😂

It is good to see that Namibia have improved, you do have to wonder what South Africa would have done if they’d been in 3rd gear though, did seem as though they were going through the motions.

Great to see tier 2 and 3 nations closing the gap though, wasn’t long ago you’d be certain there’d be at least 1 100 point haul in the tournament, now I heavily doubt there will be

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Before the Aussies v Wales ko I was undecided on which country to support as I don’t like either of them much......then when Wales dropped the first goal I found myself cheering them on......must be my celtic heritage.

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1 minute ago, TomF said:

So fussy. Been a great game but ref has wanted centre stage

I've disliked him ever since he binned Paulie for nothing v Northampton about 8 years ago. Winning the resulting scrum against the head on our own 5m line was one of the loudest roars I've heard.

I don't usually hold grudges though 😂

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Kerevi being penalised for his forearm collision changed the game. Hooper was correct in his complaint of how are players meant to carry when someone is in such an awful tackling position?

Surprised no bins in the red zone for Wales.

AWJ and Davies were brilliant. 

England v Australia QF and a potential semi-final against New Zealand or Ireland!

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All blacks beat Canada 63-0. 

What they can take from that game I’m not so sure apart from the fact they’ll need to up their game massively for when they face Ireland (you’d imagine ) in the quarters. Very similar to South Africa in that they were ruthless but made quite a few uncharacteristic mistakes

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Not impressed with the scheduling. No idea why there are no games played on various days. I can see people losing interest.

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Got to be honest, driving mail aside, South Africa don’t really look up to much today. 

They'll get through to the semi finals probably but I can’t see them winning it off of this game and the one v the All Blacks 

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7 minutes ago, Super said:

Clear red

Nigel Owens is a fantastic referee. The way he talked thru the incident with the TMO, explained his decision clearly and concisely to the Argentinian captain and offending player - no room for debate there!.

Top, top referee

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20 minutes ago, TomF said:

Bloody hell Farrell 🚮

Wonder if that hit has affected him.

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Will take that, 3 wins from 3, bonus point, tricky tie negotiated.

Now for Japan to put the pressure on Scotland with a win against Samoa. Great for the hosts to get through to the quarters.

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2 hours ago, Super said:

England V France is off.

Or maybe moved according to 6o clock news.

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