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 Post subject: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
PostPosted: Sun September 20, 2015 5:35 am 
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dimejinky99 wrote:
why dont we have a Rugby World Cup thread?


its on right now and Ireland are favourites:)


favourites? really?
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Updated: 14 September, 2015

1 (1) NEW ZEALAND 92.89
2 (2) AUSTRALIA 86.67
3 (3) SOUTH AFRICA 85.15
4 (4) ENGLAND 85.04
5 (5) WALES 84.63
6 (6) IRELAND 84.40
7 (7) FRANCE 81.12
8 (8) ARGENTINA 78.39
9 (9) FIJI 77.04
10 (10) SCOTLAND 75.88



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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
PostPosted: Sun September 20, 2015 5:43 am 
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Highlights from one of the biggest upsets in rugby.



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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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I've never gone as mad for a try as that in my life! A staggering performance. I wouldn't back us (Wales), England, Ireland or France to have gone for the try with the clock on red and actually doing it. Made me fall in love with the game all over again!


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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It still sends shivers on every replay. It's great for the tournament so early on too. Except now all the major teams will be focused so it doesn't happen to them.

Your boys have a fair chance this time I think. It's NZs to lose unless there's a cracker of a performance.


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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LetMeSleep wrote:
It still sends shivers on every replay. It's great for the tournament so early on too. Except now all the major teams will be focused so it doesn't happen to them.

Your boys have a fair chance this time I think. It's NZs to lose unless there's a cracker of a performance.


Not with all these injuries racking up. Out in the groups in all likelihood. NZ pushed hard today! What a great weekend for the game


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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I'm working at the moment on this England vs Wales match. Getting to work at 4am is a bitch but at least I'm getting paid to watch this.


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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I'm working at the moment on this England vs Wales match. Getting to work at 4am is a bitch but at least I'm getting paid to watch this.

Welp

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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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That was a freaking great match. Congrats evvo and your boys. Hope you have some standing when you play Australia.

Still amazed it turned out that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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E.H. Ruddock wrote:
LetMeSleep wrote:
I'm working at the moment on this England vs Wales match. Getting to work at 4am is a bitch but at least I'm getting paid to watch this.

Welp

Plus side is I finish at 11am. But I could have watched the PJ show on someone else's dollar too. ah well.


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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LetMeSleep wrote:
That was a freaking great match. Congrats evvo and your boys. Hope you have some standing when you play Australia.

Still amazed it turned out that way.


Cheers man, incredible! Still feel like I may burst into tears over it. Never had a feeling like it before. We need to beat Fiji with a bonus point on Thursday, then it all falls on England.


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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Well well well. Out of the group stage already evvo.

Some solace for the English fans, at least you qualified.


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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Massive game tonight, dime.

And we will need all 15 players on the field from here on. Great defensive display but against NZ we will be punished severely.


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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Massive game tonight, dime.

And we will need all 15 players on the field from here on. Great defensive display but against NZ we will be punished severely.

Nah - with the exception of the last World Cup - NZ crumbles at about this point. they might win their next game, but they're not taking out the competition

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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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So France have New Zealand to deal with to proceed after Ireland comprehensively beat them yesterday. France usually have the chops to take the kiwis out but both teams aren't playing their best rugby this tournament. That'll be an Interesting and super physical game.

They've succeeded in taking out our captain possibly for the rest of the tournament and Peter O Mahony is definitely out. Sexton was targeted both in their media(some nasty articles from a former club manager) and in the game. He's our best kicker but Madigan stepped up and is proving himself to have that mercurial and decisive ability O Driscoll had for us.

We've got serious injury worries and have to take on Argentina next week. They've knocked us out before. But I think Joe Schmidt has taken us to another level mentally and strategically. The game yesterday against France was really awesome if you didn't see it I recommend watching it back.

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By the way LMS, I meant we're favourites among certain pundits, not with betting odds but here are the latest odds (which make no sense to me anyways)
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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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So we've lost our captain Paul O Connell for the rest of the World Cup. He'll never play for Ireland again as he'd announced his retirement for after this tournament was over. He doesn't deserve to go out like this. He needs surgery on the hamstring. Real shame.

Don't know what that means for our chances. He's an incredible player and an engine on the field for us.

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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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I feel all the group winners will be in the semi final. The Ireland v Argentina match will be the closest of the four although I'd like Wales to push SA.

It's a shame that injuries have hit Wales and Ireland so hard.


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No offence to my Aussie brethren, but I'd really love to see Scotland perform some kind of upset in the quarter-finals...

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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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That's the least likely I feel.


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 Post subject: Re: Ode to William Webb Ellis (The Rugby Union Thread)
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We'd have thought the same about Japan though. It'd be some surprise if the Scots pulled off a win.

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