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algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Just popping in to say that that Japanese counter-ruck owned and I haven't seen a counter ruck that good in like 20 years lmao.

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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

At least it shows that the Russian state doping programme never got as far as the rugby side.

MyChemicalImbalance
Sep 15, 2007

Keep on smilin'





Tyma posted:

Scotland: Hogg; Seymour, Taylor, Johnson, Maitland; Russell, Laidlaw-kun
Dell, McInally (captain), Nel, Gilchrist, Gray, Barclay, Watson, Wilson.

Replacements: Brown, Reid, Berghan, Cummings, Thomson, Price, Harris, Graham.

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Ireland: Larmour; Conway, Ringrose, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; Healy, Best, Furlong
Henderson, James Ryan; O'Mahony, Van der Flier, Stander.

Replacements: Scannell, Kilcoyne, Porter, Beirne, Conan, McGrath, Carty, Farrell.

Larmour at 15 is a weak link, look forward to this being a competitive one.

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007



Reckon Seymourís lucky to get in the side based on form.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




Watched the first half at one of the Sapporo fan zones, a ton of English and Aussies and mostly backing for Japan in that match.

Maybe itís just been a while but I thought the Russian forwards were super aggressive in the ruck a lot of times, almost worth getting a penalty for diving in, and daring the ref to call it.

Japan was a lot better with the ball but Iím not shocked they gave away that first try, they looked tight as gently caress coming in. Little bit of pressure on.

Time to see Australia at the Dome today and then eventually catch New Zealand-South Africa. Should be a good day.

LimburgLimbo
Feb 10, 2008

One day I will be happy
every day


Now that Iím awake again and my battery is back; holy gently caress was that bad from Japan. They should be so much better. Dumb kicks weak play. Kudos to the Russians and if Japan were to play that poo poo next I think that a few years Russia could win a match.

The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008



Wait Beaver and Sumo are the commentary duo for Spark Sport? Holy poo poo I may actually not be pissed off by it for once.

Jedimastafez
Jun 5, 2005

The Stanley Cup has been kidnapped by Gary Bettman! Are you a bad enough dude to rescue it?


The Rabbi T. White posted:

Wait Beaver and Sumo are the commentary duo for Spark Sport? Holy poo poo I may actually not be pissed off by it for once.

Itís not quite the same without having to say ďshut up JustinĒ every 5 mins tho

slothrop
Dec 7, 2006

Santa Alpha, Fox One... Gifts Incoming ~~~>===|>



Soiled Meat

Are the ACC doing any matches?

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007



ITV have brought in Miles Harrison

The Rabbi T. White
Jul 17, 2008



slothrop posted:

Are the ACC doing any matches?

Only at a pub in Auckland. They're not allowed near the RWC apparently.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.




White has smuggled a rare caterpillar onto the pitch on his face.

Mrenda
Mar 14, 2012



I'm not sure I'm fully ready for these 5.30am starts, but if all the games start with the same bang as Fiji have I might manage.

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007



Mon Fiji

HappyCamperGL
May 18, 2014



FIJI!

Fanatic
Mar 9, 2006



Wow are we playing badly. Well deserved lead for Fiji

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.




Yaaaaas!

Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

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


Fallen Rib

Hoping Fiji gets a 30 point lead before they get too tired to keep playing after the 60th minute.

Tyma
Dec 22, 2004

Chwyldro Dawnsio Dawns


This is worth any loss of sleep

hooman
Oct 11, 2007

This guy seems legit.


Fun Shoe

The only thing scarier than a Fijian 7s team is two of the bloody things.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Oh snap, just got in. poo poo been going down huh?

Aaannd as soon as say that Aus score

bigfoot again
Apr 24, 2007



Fijiís tackling is unbelievably good

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Nice strike that

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.




Scary to see what Fiji are capable of when they have real time to train together.

Fanatic
Mar 9, 2006



Beale gets snapped in half once again lol

Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

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


Fallen Rib

Lol quick throw in. Australia playing like they have a collective concussion.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.




Thoughts and prayers for Hodge's brain.

iajanus
Aug 17, 2004

#GOAT


Advantage in this game seems to be of widely varying length

Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

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


Fallen Rib

If Fiji could hang on to the ball they would have about 4 tries by now.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Love the gong vs usual siren. Makes half-time seem like a solemn ritual.

Fanatic
Mar 9, 2006



Slumfrog posted:

Love the gong vs usual siren. Makes half-time seem like a solemn ritual.

Yeah that's a really nice touch.

stavros880
May 1, 2005
I like monkeys

Missed the first half. Have Fiji been playing well and worth their lead? Does it look like they'll compete in the second half?

Mrenda
Mar 14, 2012



Fiji have done well, there's a lot more structure in their game while still maintaining their offloading play. 22 exits have been hugely improved, they're playing great off lineouts, if their scrum was better they could be up another one, maybe even two tries.

Australia have been the creators of their own downfall, a little. They're playing a loose game against what's basically a big sevens team (albeit with Fiji doing the fundamentals a lot better.) There was a period where they went from the half way line to the 22 by just picking and going and using centre smashes. At the start they were also keeping the ball in play with their clearance kicks, just all round dumb play against a team who loves to run. If Australia keep it tight, wear down Fiji, they have to win.

Fiji are also unlucky not to have been a man up for ten minutes, a shoulder to the head went unpunished.

sleep with the vicious
Apr 2, 2010


stavros880 posted:

Missed the first half. Have Fiji been playing well and worth their lead? Does it look like they'll compete in the second half?

They're playing well. Both wings tuisova and radradra are big threats having impacts. Lost their 7 who was playing well to a HIA. scrum can't hold up so they are having trouble setting a consistent platform.

Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Yeah Fiji have been fairly solid, having been able to actually train together longer than a weekend. Fast and strong as usual, but also putting phases together on a regular basis. Great kicker too. Scrum has been weak tho, and having trouble covering out wide when Australia advance.

Some beautiful hits too, especially on Luke Hodge, who is now a fine suspension of particles in red mist.

hooman
Oct 11, 2007

This guy seems legit.


Fun Shoe

Fiji, continuing to look dangerous and Australia continuing to look undrilled.

sleep with the vicious
Apr 2, 2010


Hahaha

Wow that sucks for Australia. Way too many loose passes

Madkal
Feb 11, 2008

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


Fallen Rib

Australia took a quick throw in from pretty much their own try line and buggered it up. That should tell you something.
I don't think Fiji are going to maintain this tempo though.

Vagabundo
Mar 20, 2007

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


Somewhere, a Welshman is having 2007 flashbacks.

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Slumfrog
Feb 14, 2012



Lovely steal at breakdown by Fiji.

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