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tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Wooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

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Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Yeeeaaahh, Georgia!

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Top cheating from the Lelos prop there, super shameless

The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008




I .... I donít understand betting. Is this actually real? Please tell me it is.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



The Rabbi T. White posted:

I .... I don’t understand betting. Is this actually real? Please tell me it is.

I have no idea. But I choose to believe.

lenoon
Jan 7, 2010



Relegation and promotion in the six nations seems like such an obvious move, Georgia played a blinder in defence. Helped by Australia knocking on about 100,000 times, but still.

sleep with the vicious
Apr 2, 2010


Italy beat Georgia handily when they last played. The gap is still big...only japan seems to have crossed it. Georgia, Fiji, and USA are knocking on the door but missing the gap of professional fitness and top skill in key positions. To a lesser extent that's what keeps Italy from the level of the other five European nations too.

runoverbobby
Apr 21, 2007

Fighting like beavers.


Vagabundo posted:

How so very dare Hansen opt to forgo a dead rubber that would mean that the All Blacks would have a reduced turnaround time between tests going into the knockout rounds, not to mention a risk of injury.

He shouldn't have a say.

May not have been true anyway, but it shouldn't require both teams to consent. One team will always find a reason to get pissy about it and will veto strategically.

Also the teams that had their final match cancelled had their injury risk reduced substantially. So enjoy that ABs, I guess.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


runoverbobby posted:

He shouldn't have a say.

May not have been true anyway, but it shouldn't require both teams to consent. One team will always find a reason to get pissy about it and will veto strategically.

Also the teams that had their final match cancelled had their injury risk reduced substantially. So enjoy that ABs, I guess.

It's not true anyway - what a surprise to see the British press just plain making poo poo up to try to slander the All Blacks.

And "he shouldn't have a say" in a situation where his team would be arbitrarily disadvantaged going into the knock-out rounds? gently caress off.

runoverbobby
Apr 21, 2007

Fighting like beavers.


Vagabundo posted:

It's not true anyway - what a surprise to see the British press just plain making poo poo up to try to slander the All Blacks.

And for Italy, who were already eliminated, it's one final test. For the All Blacks, that means they should get an unacceptable situation of a total of 4 days of rest going into the quarters imposed upon them according to you. He shouldn't have a say? gently caress off.

Nice ninja edit attempt. Italy weren't eliminated, and yes, why should Hansen's desire for rest days override Italy being arbitrarily denied a chance to qualify for the quarterfinal? You gently caress off.

runoverbobby
Apr 21, 2007

Fighting like beavers.


The nature of contingency planning is that both teams are going to be upset about the decision for different reasons. Consensus-building should not play a role. Maybe that's why World Rugby are canceling instead of troubleshooting - no backbone.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


runoverbobby posted:

Nice ninja edit attempt. Italy weren't eliminated, and yes, why should Hansen's desire for rest days override Italy being arbitrarily denied a chance to qualify for the quarterfinal? You gently caress off.

Italy were never going to qualify, and whomever won would go into the quarters with a reduced turnaround time anyway. Any coach, if they were offered a choice in that scenario which never even happened to begin with, would be well within their rights to refuse - something that even a thick oval office like Brian Moore has conceded.

runoverbobby
Apr 21, 2007

Fighting like beavers.


Would have been a 4-day turnaround compared to their opponents' 5.
Now they get a 12-day turnaround compared to their opponents' 5.

Though it hardly matters if we can't agree that canceling a match affects the tournament's integrity more than turnaround times.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

Donncha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
Donncha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?


runoverbobby posted:

Would have been a 4-day turnaround compared to their opponents' 5.
Now they get a 12-day turnaround compared to their opponents' 5.

Though it hardly matters if we can't agree that canceling a match affects the tournament's integrity more than turnaround times.


The terms were clear in the Terms of Participation that all unions signed. But hey, keep getting pissy over some bullshit that noted thick oval office Brian Moore shat out all over his poo poo column in a poo poo rag.

And before you continue to bemoan the plight of the poor put-upon Italians, the NZRU proposed the test be moved to Friday, before the typhoon hit but were turned down.

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007



The Howley betting slip isnít real ya dinghies

And neither is world rugbyís contingency plan lol

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


So media, fans, and posters here are getting mad at something the All Blacks categorically did not do?

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




Vagabundo posted:

The terms were clear in the Terms of Participation that all unions signed.

Jesus, guys, itís this. They acted per the rule; everybody signed up to that rule.

ďOh well they could have designated a second site and moved everyone there insteadĒ

The trains were closing early, domestic flights for today have been canceled, this is serious poo poo, and the last thing anybody needs is the teams and support staff adding to the crush of people trying to travel yesterday.

It sucks, and itís not ideal, but itís what all teams signed up for and what is safest for everyone.

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007



Smorgasbord posted:

So media, fans, and posters here are getting mad at something the All Blacks categorically did not do?

NZ tv systematically seeks out the worst Most moronic takes from the UK Times and Telegraph, which isnít hard to do, and then amplified them so everyone can get angry about them. Welcome to media world. No real person gives a gently caress about this

Mister Chief
Jun 6, 2011



Yeah, all you people not actually in Japan shouldnít be saying poo poo because you really donít know.

Iím at Narita hoping my flight take off tomorrow.

Aramoro
Jun 1, 2012






Mister Chief posted:

Yeah, all you people not actually in Japan shouldn’t be saying poo poo because you really don’t know.

I’m at Narita hoping my flight take off tomorrow.

I guess your flight is tomorrow and if it can't takes off then it'd just cancelled and you have to stay in Japan forever right?

runoverbobby
Apr 21, 2007

Fighting like beavers.


That's the safest and fairest solution

Charles 2 of Spain
Nov 7, 2017



Aramoro posted:

I guess your flight is tomorrow and if it can't takes off then it'd just cancelled and you have to stay in Japan forever right?
Lol what the hell

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007



Mister Chief posted:

Yeah, all you people not actually in Japan shouldnít be saying poo poo because you really donít know.

Iím at Narita hoping my flight take off tomorrow.

Nobody is saying they should play in a typhoon. Theyíre saying World Rugby should have had a contingency plan other than ďmove the game from Yokohama to TokyoĒ which is basically the same city.

Anyone who thinks Scotland wouldnít have a legitimate gripe if they get eliminated this way is wrong. If I was a Japan fan Iíd be pretty miffed too, frankly, because they would probably win.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Powerful start by Ireland.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Mister Chief posted:

Yeah, all you people not actually in Japan shouldn’t be saying poo poo because you really don’t know.

I’m at Narita hoping my flight take off tomorrow.

I'm pretty much always not in Japan, and yet I constantly talk poo poo.

Not about rugby of course, I'm not an animal. Some things are sacred.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

That second try by Ireland was ace. Pure big man power.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

Attack vs defence, champagne rugby. Ireland look great but massively helped by poor discipline in every facet from Samoa.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Very good third try by Ireland, nice lines and good passing.

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

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Soiled Meat

Nice try Samoa. Looked like a sick neck roll in the lead up and the Samoan jumper in the line-our looked like he was interfered with too.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

Oof, that conversion attempt by Samoa. Ireland need to get their heads back in the game.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

Thats going to be a red card for Ireland...

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


That could be red...

MyChemicalImbalance
Sep 15, 2007

Keep on smilin'





Cant argue, definite red. Bundee stepped into it and hits him in the face.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

Yeah, very poor tackle. Super dangerous, Aki was fully stood up when he made the hit.

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

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Soiled Meat

I canít argue with that as a red. It didnít look malicious but in terms of what cards have been handed out this tournament, it had to be red for consistency.

Nice touch by the Samoan players to give Aki a pat, they clearly saw it wasnít a malicious thing.

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




So bad from Aki, but these things happen so quickly.

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

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Soiled Meat

Sexton in good form

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004




Easy for Ireland. Samoa are so dire.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

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

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

Very sad performance from them. They should have been able to do something noteworthy against 14 men for most of an hour.

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sephiRoth IRA
Jun 13, 2007

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality."

-Carl Sagan


Japan Scotland is still on, correct? Not even a whisper that itíll be cancelled? Iím going to be bummed the gently caress out if it is

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