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edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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Well, I’d say we got confirmation that Damon Murphy, the ARs and TMO should never officiate at any level ever again.

Wilfully ignoring 2 players down requiring HIAs isn’t just irresponsible, it’s actively malicious.

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The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008






Beauden on form is just absolutely frightening.

Mister Chief
Jun 6, 2011



Quade Cooper.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.
:scotland:



Kicks winning penalty for his national team. Still denied citizenship.

Vaders Jester fucked around with this message at 15:21 on Sep 12, 2021

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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Who gives a poo poo about Quade Cooper, when you've got BEAUDEN loving BARRETT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4WPhqw2zlY

Phwoar

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

edogawa rando posted:

Who gives a poo poo about Quade Cooper, when you've got BEAUDEN loving BARRETT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4WPhqw2zlY

Phwoar

No doubt BB is terrific and probably best in the world but it’s easy to look good against a clearly inferior team and behind a dominant pack.

ilmucche
Mar 16, 2016




This rabbit team against penrith is wild stuff. Rugby League is so weird

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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ilmucche posted:

This rabbit team against penrith is wild stuff. Rugby League is so weird

Wrong thread. You want this one.

ilmucche
Mar 16, 2016




I thought this was a catchall rugby thread because I didn't see union or league in the title :doh:

MyChemicalImbalance
Sep 15, 2007

Keep on smilin'



:unsmith:

Duane Vermeulen to Ulster

:getin:

He might be 35 and I might be unreasonably excited by his signing but it'll be great to see him test his mettle in the URC - home of the World Champions Benetton Treviso. Oh, and whatever the European cup's called now as well I suppose.

Looke
Aug 2, 2013



Lack of preseason certainly showed for Bristol there. Immense atmosphere for the first game back but ultimately so many wasted opportunities and knock ons

sleep with the vicious
Apr 2, 2010


Wallabies beat the boks back to back. Makes Gatland and the lion's negative and cynical game plan in the summer look even worse in my opinion

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Sa-NZ was a terrific Test.

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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Not counting any dumbshit repeaters and boomerang students, the All Blacks' current tenure with the Bledisloe Cup has gone on longer than all secondary school students in both countries have been alive.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

edogawa rando posted:

Not counting any dumbshit repeaters and boomerang students, the All Blacks' current tenure with the Bledisloe Cup has gone on longer than all secondary school students in both countries have been alive.

As far as I am concerned the ABs are and pretty much always are the best team in the world. I say that as a Bok fan.

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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Argentina will have to go without Pablo Matera, Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, Felipe Ezcurra, Sebastián Cancelliere, Santiago Medrano and Santiago Socino for the final fixture against the Wallabies.

Those six players, and a couple of staff, like a octet of fuckwits, decided it would be good and cool to wander across the Queensland-NSW border, to visit Byron Bay. New South Wales is currently experiencing an outbreak of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




It boggles the mind, why do something so stupid?

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Byron Bay is lovely, TBF.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.
:scotland:



bessantj posted:

It boggles the mind, why do something so stupid?

Athletes are pretty loving dumb a lot of the time. Matera especially.

Vaders Jester fucked around with this message at 20:13 on Oct 2, 2021

Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

It was all going well, and then the parademons showed up


Fallen Rib

This thread is mostly dead but I just wanna say BOKKE!

Thank you

KinkyJohn
Sep 18, 2002



Hmmm looks like that win ranks SA as #1 on the rugby union board.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.
:scotland:



Great win for SA there.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Madkal posted:

This thread is mostly dead but I just wanna say BOKKE!

Thank you

Seconded. Terrific match for a neutral to watch, I reckon.

Some tough calls against Steyn, I thought.

We are going to really miss Vermeulen

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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therattle posted:

Seconded. Terrific match for a neutral to watch, I reckon.

Some tough calls against Steyn, I thought.

We are going to really miss Vermeulen

As an All Blacks supporter, it was a very frustrating test to watch, and IMO, the Rugby Championships should end any further discussion about Ardie Savea's suitability as captain.

They really missed Sam Whitelock, and one he was unavailable, Foster made a major mistake in not appointing Retallick as captain. A really telling stat was that in the 4 tests Savea captained, they only out-scored the opposition in the second half once - the return fixture against Argentina, after a Retallick-led All Blacks side had beaten the same team 39-0 the previous week.

The last 30 minutes of the final three tests were infuriating to watch, as the All Blacks just kept retreating into their shells, so once the Boks got their tails up in the second half of the final fixture, they just couldn't deal with it.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

edogawa rando posted:

As an All Blacks supporter, it was a very frustrating test to watch, and IMO, the Rugby Championships should end any further discussion about Ardie Savea's suitability as captain.

They really missed Sam Whitelock, and one he was unavailable, Foster made a major mistake in not appointing Retallick as captain. A really telling stat was that in the 4 tests Savea captained, they only out-scored the opposition in the second half once - the return fixture against Argentina, after a Retallick-led All Blacks side had beaten the same team 39-0 the previous week.

The last 30 minutes of the final three tests were infuriating to watch, as the All Blacks just kept retreating into their shells, so once the Boks got their tails up in the second half of the final fixture, they just couldn't deal with it.

I think that the ABs are so used to winning and being on the front foot that when an opponent manages to destabilise them they don't always know how to respond. SA put them under huge pressure at the breakdown, under the high ball, at scrum, lineouts, and with the rush defence, so NZ wasn't able to establish domination like they usually do. I take your point that a better captain may have been able to turn that around. I still think that they are the best team in the world though, and beating you always feels like it's unexpected, and the sweetest of victories (except maaaybe the Lions).

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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Chiefs, Bay of Plenty and Maori All Blacks winger Sean Wainui died this morning in a traffic collision, aged 25.


https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/453760/sean-wainui-dies-in-car-crash-in-mclaren-falls-park





gently caress.

Mister Chief
Jun 6, 2011



edogawa rando posted:

Chiefs, Bay of Plenty and Maori All Blacks winger Sean Wainui died this morning in a traffic collision, aged 25.


https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/453760/sean-wainui-dies-in-car-crash-in-mclaren-falls-park

gently caress.

drat.

RIP.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




That is tragic, feel for his family.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.
:scotland:



Man, that's loving awful.

RIP

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLuB_4qjs7k


https://twitter.com/ChiefsRugby/status/1449924358504280064

https://twitter.com/ChiefsRugby/status/1449924843697180675

https://twitter.com/BOPRugby/status/1449987343381762048

https://twitter.com/ChiefsRugby/status/1450235242900606982

https://twitter.com/brad_weber9/status/1449938486287548416

https://twitter.com/AllBlacks/status/1449921896250707971

https://twitter.com/juliansavea7/status/1449940168538951682

https://twitter.com/Hurricanesrugby/status/1449958267480776709

https://twitter.com/BluesRugbyTeam/status/1449930892407808001

https://twitter.com/Highlanders/status/1449932794608513029

https://twitter.com/crusadersrugby/status/1449926427818790915

edogawa rando fucked around with this message at 02:22 on Oct 19, 2021

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



rufus mclean is pretty good.

fallingdownjoe
Mar 16, 2007

Please love me


Fun so far, and Basham looking solid.

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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The All Blacks are a bit good aren’t they? :smug:

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.
:scotland:



HappyCamperGL posted:

rufus mclean is pretty good.

The step for his second try was very nice.

edogawa rando
Mar 20, 2007

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Carl Hayman, who was the cornerstone of the All Blacks scrum at tighthead from 2004 to 2007, has been diagnosed with early on-set dementia at age 41. He's joined the class action lawsuit against World Rugby that former players like Steve Thompson and Alix Popham are part of.

edogawa rando fucked around with this message at 20:56 on Nov 2, 2021

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


I'm thinking back to when CTE in american football first became widespread news. I was hoping that the lower deceleration speeds in rugby would mitigate the risk of brain damage. Very wishful thinking on my part.

drunk leprechaun
May 7, 2007
sobriety is for the weak and the stupid

Plucky Brit posted:

I'm thinking back to when CTE in american football first became widespread news. I was hoping that the lower deceleration speeds in rugby would mitigate the risk of brain damage. Very wishful thinking on my part.

Yeah with the research suggesting that sub-concussion head hits being damaging as well I think you're right. I don't k ow honestly how you deal with colission sports at all these days. Here's hoping better minds than me can figure it out.

Foxtrot_13
Oct 31, 2013

A brave little mouse!


Rugby may have lower impact speeds but it had the same macho culture of playing on with brain injuries. Still playing even when you already have a brain injury will cause extra problems. Plenty of ex-players have stories of not remembering entire sections of games. How much this extra damage contributed vs the original is unknown but it isn't going to be good.

Hell, it was only five years ago I can remember a Welsh player being out cold for a few seconds and he was allowed to play on.

fallingdownjoe
Mar 16, 2007

Please love me


Owen Farrell's tested positive for COVID, which you'd reckon has to put that whole match in question now.

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goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.




Grimey Drawer

You'd think so. He does spend a lot of games spitting feathers at everything.

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