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Rugby World Cup

Post by greenberet79 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:04 am

Will anyone be watching this? I'm not a huge union fan, but it's a big event and I do quite like international union (much prefer League, but let's face it the international game there is woefully under-represented, sadly).

I've got a foot in the england and ireland camps so will be rooting for both. I'd love for either team to get to the semis, but can't really see it happening in the southern hemisphere. It's New Zealand's for the taking surely - but have they got the bottle to do it?
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by pantal00ns » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:19 am

Well New Zealand breezed past Tonga, to be expected.

Will be Sky+ most if it due to the timing, hopefully can catch some at the weekends, but not sure the kids would appreiate that :lol:.

It is New Zealand's to lose and they are on home soil. Think England will do well but semi's is probably most realistic expectation. Would love to see Ireland get further than normal as when they are on form its great to watch.

It will be interesting too see what French team turn up, either sublime or ridiculous!

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Post by retrogamerdude » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:21 am

If the rugby is on the weekend i will be watching it, week days im working unless i have a few days off - i like rugby (even though i didnt play it in P.E in school) and there has already been 1 game played today (i think it was 9.30am kick off due to the time difference ¬.¬ )
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by QuantumCrayons » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:56 am

I don't watch much Union, again being a League fan, but the Scotland games will get my watching pleasure (specifically the Scotland v. England mtach ;)).

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by psj3809 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:01 am

I'm not a huge rugby fan but will be enjoying it once it gets to the knockout stages. Seeing some teams get beaten 83-0 etc (i'm sure there will be some scorelines like this soon) is boring. As soon as its the quarter final stages etc i'll be watching every game

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Matt_B » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:12 am

I think we'll see a few meaningful pool matches this time. New Zealand vs France is the obvious one, as both sides will want to get a good draw for the quarters. Also, Scotland vs Argentina and Wales vs Samoa look like fairly even contests that'll effectively be eliminators.

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by stvd » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:27 am

I have no interest in rugby at all.
Even a Scotland/England match wouldn't stir any interest from me.

It's on par with cricket, horse racing, and the majority of olympic events.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by DPrinny » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:10 pm

Pub

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Post by RMLF » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:06 pm

Scotland left it late vs Romania, and were getting battered for large parts of the 2nd half

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Matt_B » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:34 am

Not the best of starts for England their either. Still, a win is a win, and Argentina will be Scotland's problem next.

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by DPrinny » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:31 am

The streaker had the best tackle in the England game.

Also the "Thanks wife for letting me go NZ" T-shirt was funny

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:18 pm

Will try to watch the Welsh games - shame my body clock doesn't always agree with New Zealand time zones.
(I'm a deep sleeper, alarm clocks don't work and the time when I wake up can be erratic - sometimes 6am, others 10am, the things unemployment does to a person I suppose - but it was broadly similar even when I had a job!)

It was hard enough watching the 2002 football World Cup even when I was a younger, fitter man who didn't need stimulants to feel like a human being before noon.

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by DPrinny » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:22 pm

Try to record it.

But then you might have a Likely lads type thing going on as you try to avoid spoilers

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by SoupDragon » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:06 pm

Love rugby (hey im Welsh :wink: ) and will be watching as much as I can. My wife works with the mother of one of the ones who was picked to play for Wales so its added excitement :D
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:58 am

One point, ONE BLOODY POINT! :(

And that penalty in the first half should have counted - this is why rugby actually has video replays, am I right?
We'll be fine if we keep playing like that though, I'm not that knowledgeable about rugby but I know effort and spirit when I see it.

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