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Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


bessantj posted:

He loving kicked it out? What the gently caress?

At that point they couldn't win, so they could only get one extra point from the draw.

... Or he didn't look at the clock.

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Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


oh no computer posted:

As an England fan I can confirm draws are meaningless and never helped anyone.

:negative:

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


New England strategy: try to get every opposition to hit Farrell and then get a red card.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Ireland were found out by England earlier this year, but don't seem to have made any adjustments following that loss.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


loving hell, Stockdale!

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Er...

Jaques Brunel with the best coaching bait-and-switch?

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Oh France.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


First thought:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4x05Z3MSkQ

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Robot Mil posted:

I would begrudgingly support England more frequently (as a Welsh) if the supporters didn't sing swing low sweet chariot constantly. It makes me want to punch something.

I'm sure I heard Fields of Athenry a few times, was that just me?

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


I was going to post that. When did the haka at rugby matches become the more authentic one we know today?

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Dell_Zincht posted:

We can't complain, it's not like we've deserved to win this.

Itís sad Dan Coleís career ends on this note.

Otherwise Iím not too annoyed. England won in 2003 despite terrible refereeing, and if this team wants any pretentious to being as good then they should be able to win no matter what as well.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


I get the sense that if they are genuinely under threat of relegation, the points deduction will be reduced by ten points or so to ensure they stay up.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Get him and Karl Pilkington to do a podcast.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Biggar is such a prick.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Lineouts going the way of scrums with blatantly squint feeds.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Pleasantly surprised that North wasnít knocked out again. Not that itís going to make much difference to his long-term prognosis...

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Gambrinus posted:

Rugby disciplinary process is a joke. Has been for years..
Reducing the sentencing because a person pled guilty doesn't make much sense when there are multiple cameras tracking the offense.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


France are the best team in the tournament right now, by a pretty long distance.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Jamie George for a hat-trick.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


MyChemicalImbalance posted:

Even if we accept he meant black as in poor people, yikes

That's what I heard as a justification, as if rampant classism and snobbery was okay.

Apparently all of this kicked off because the team didn't pay proper respect to Maradona, so a bunch of people went back through people's entire twitter history.

More evidence that twitter is poison.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


drunk leprechaun posted:

I mean I don't have a problem with holding people to account for saying racist poo poo, especially in public. But man what a petty reason to dig through someone's Twitter history.

Also lol at blaming Twitter for them saying stupid poo poo. Cuz really paper is responsible for The Turner Diaries. Come on dude.

I phrased that poorly. I don't blame twitter for what he said, I just hate the website. In any case it's not that relevant.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Wow, never thought I'd be rooting for Australia to win a rugby game.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Don't know why they didn't get Ford or Daly to kick.

Even so, England have lost this anyway. They are at near full-strength, at home, against a scratch France team. That they didn't win conclusively is worrying.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Vaders Jester posted:

Cruelly denied the comedy of props taking kicks.
Agreed, I feel personally cheated.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


tarbrush posted:

England's greatest rugby achievement was entirely based off Neil Back successfully playing the ball on the floor without getting caught, so, uh, still sticking with Are Brave Lads

For a minute I thought you were referring to this:

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

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Shontayne Hape's article on concussion is harrowing.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/shontayne-hape-my-battle-with-concussion/CGBEXHZROCMNKPAD5BYKPBAL5Y/

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


tarbrush posted:

God, that was loving hilarious

The post-match interview with Eddie was great, him just saying over and over that it wasn't rugby.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Only two Jones?

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Stopping the clock will be a problem; you'd need to schedule significantly more time for each match.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


England have had one attack that ended in a few phases due to a loose pass. It's a miracle they're not down by 20+.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Have England reached double-digits with their penalty count yet?

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


tarbrush posted:

England look like an over 50s team who haven't come to terms with the fact that they all lost a step
How about the fact that some of the key players haven't played a game in months?

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Vaders Jester posted:

Maybe don't pick Sarries players then?
No argument from me.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


I think if England's record against Scotland was going to be broken, I'd have preferred it happening in the 2019 game. This has just been dire.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Aramoro posted:

England needed to bring Ford on after like 20 mins.

But that would snub our captain!

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


tarbrush posted:

That's a loving idiotic penalty to give away

That could apply to 6 penalties in the last 10 minutes.

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


... So the South African teams just play each other?

Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


Byron Bay is lovely, TBF.

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.

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Plucky Brit
Nov 7, 2009

Swing low, sweet chariot


When was the last time that NZ lost two games in a row?

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