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Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...as-born-players


Some notable facts:

Australia have more South Sea islanders playing for them than NZ do,

All of Wales' "overseas" players are from England.

C.J Stander is a perfectly good Irish name and ill fight anyone that says otherwise

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Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Aramoro posted:

So just in case you're unsure who is going to win I've use some 'advanced' AI to predict the results of the matches for us

Japan vs Russia


Erm ok, a bit non-committal that, taking that as a Japanese narrow win.

Australia vs Fiji


Went off on a bit of a tangent there but at least it picked a winner first.

France vs Argentina


New Zealand vs South Africa


Not sure about it's scoreline prediction there.

There you go. All the results you need for tomorrow and Saturday.

Cool spoilers bro, not all of us have time machines.

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Aramoro posted:

It's currently obsessed with the USA winning every game, especially games they're not involved in.

I'm going to say now that if my beloved Canada win more than 1 match I will ditch Grieg for Tyler as my avatar.

Thats because the US wins everything

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


bessantj posted:

Rumours swirling that Howley isn't the only one mixed up in the betting scandal.

IS THAT HARRY ELLIS' MUSIC?

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


So when did all the South Sea Island rugby teams fall off a loving cliff?

Also go Japan, its awesome to see one of the "fringe" sides do well

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Thassa pretty try

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


This game is going to be nuts based on the opening exchanges.

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


So the deal here is what? Scotland need a bonus point and need to stop Japan from getting one right?

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


kecske posted:

at this point japan go through still even if they lose but by less than seven points, do I have that right?

Yeah Scotland still need to score 2 more tries at minimum

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Scotlands handling has been poor

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


The Rabbi T. White posted:

gently caress off you cheating racist fucks. Ugh.

Which ones?

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


First time NZ have come up against a competent side and they look bad.

Really makes you think.

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


If it's a tie at the end of this does it go to whichever team scored the most tries


/s

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


slothrop posted:

Nuclear takes here

Lol if you took that seriously....

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Forward pass.ffs

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Judging by tmo stuff today this is going to be a red

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Good call for once

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Good job dumbass

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


The handling in this game from both teams has been appalling

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Englands tackling has been really good

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Hoping for a Wales England final now.

Obv with Wales winning

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


oh no computer posted:

Plus "England have looked the best all tournament" yeh against Argentina, Tonga and loving USA.

Tbf the All Blacks scraped past SA then hammered 2 poo poo teams too. So that statement isn't exactly wrong.

I

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Vagabundo posted:

.

From the kick-off, the England defenders were consistently living offside,

Ritchie McCaws career says hi

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Aramoro posted:

Console yourself with the fact we have to play England in the 6 Nations for the next 4 years. South Africa are my only hope now.

Wales beat England earlier this year so it's not out of the realms of possibility

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Vagabundo posted:

HOW THE gently caress AM I MEANT TO BE UNBEARABLY SMUG IN THIS THREAD FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS?

Do what all fans of formerly great teams do.

"Pfft, talk to me when you have won 3 world cups"

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Aramoro posted:

Wales winning the World Cup is still a bad time for everyone else in the 6 Nations.

It's still better than England winning jt

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Dog Friday posted:

Oh dear, the English are going to be insufferable this week aren't they?

How dare they be happy that their team beat the best team in the world and have made it to a world cup final.

The utter gall of them.

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Kitchner posted:

Lol plus all their forward passes. I counted at least two.

Pissing on the ref is extremely un-rugby like (unless they are French refs, in which case its fair game). If you want to piss and moan about refereeing go watch football.

Oh hey Nige

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Plucky Brit posted:

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

I thought so too. wonder if some Irish had tickets for the Semis on the off chance they would make it this year?

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Jedimastafez posted:

What the gently caress I thought this game was kick off at 9?!
Another hour to wait?

It does kick off at 9.

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


SA were my wild card before the tournament but it sucks Wales couldn't pull through.

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


It's loving horseshit because I guarantee they are using the absolute extreme as an example eg "What if someone Adam Jones size decided to be a woman"


It's just lightly veiled transphobia

Vigil for Virgil fucked around with this message at 17:51 on Jul 21, 2020

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


quote:


yes it is but how is it fair if a 6ft 6 120kg transgender person goes on to play rugby and a player tries to tackle them when they are running at full speed. they are going to get injured even with amazing technique. I think they should not be stopped but I think a lot of thought and research needs to go in to it first so as not to put either side at risk of injury but also to make sure that everyone can be included.

its not a bad argument I have seen amateur players break their necks when they have tried to tackle a much larger player. The professional game is something completely different. I have also had it where someone has tried to tackle me last season and they were much smaller and I ended up dislocating their shoulder, breaking their nose and knocking themselves out.


I think ive found the dumbass at my work

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


MyChemicalImbalance posted:

I wish I was more literate when it comes to the science, but in contact sport is the difference in muscle and bone density not the main factor? Is that not what they decided on?

I hate that its excluding women from playing the sport but is the research as flawed as some people are saying it is, or is there a real issue at the heart of it?

So there is a genetic difference. But the heart of the issue is that you are generally not going to be getting 100+kg men transitioning I would say. Although I could be wrong and that might be me being super ignorant.


I also think part of the issue is societal where we still view women as these frail creatures. We sheild them from contact sports in highschool, and force them to play other sports while men get to play the "rough" sports and the ones that want to play rugby etc are seen as weird (and assumed gay a lot).

Also bigoted assholes basically use the absolute extremes.


Again, I am genuinely sorry if this offends anyone, that was 100% not my intention

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


I mean this is Scotlands opportunity to win a trophy based on those groups.

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Aramoro posted:

Yeah the word is fine it's just literally everything they've ever done to use it for promotion that's the problem. It kinda why there isn't the same level of protest against Saracens.

Saracens might be an issue if they were a team in Turkey or something.


But that's besides the point.

Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


gently caress sake Edinburgh. That was your chance.

Either way. Leinster are going to stroll their way to another Championship anyway

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Vigil for Virgil
Sep 15, 2013

Its just not the same without our Virg being here.


Scotland have an outside shot of finishing 2nd.

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