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by richy678
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: Players who need a break from test rugby?
Replies: 26
Views: 842

Re: Players who need a break from test rugby?

You want to design a system based on relentless physical confrontation after we just lost a final following two physical games to a team that hadn't just had two physical games? Wouldn't it make more sense to look at options to remove such contest? I do agree on Farrell not doing enough as a 12. Th...
by richy678
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Newcastle v Coventry
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Newcastle v Coventry

COVENTRY RUGBY TEAM TO PLAY NEWCASTLE FALCONS Greene King IPA Championship Round 6 Kingston Park Sunday, November 17th, 2019 Kick off 3:00pm 15 James Stokes; 14 David Halaifonua, 13 Heath Stevens, 12 Rory Jennings, 11 Max Trimble; 10 Will Maisey, 9 Tom Kessell; 1 James Gibbons, 2 Joe Buckle, 3 Garet...
by richy678
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Players who need a break from test rugby?
Replies: 26
Views: 842

Re: Players who need a break from test rugby?

Obviously Cole goes on a permanent break. Daly needs to decide his position.....its not fullback....and then nail it as he has gas, skill and elusivness. Wing or OC. Alun Wyn Jones. We can see Maro Itoje blows hot and cold, however the Lions will be calling and the celtic hordes enjoyed the sing alo...
by richy678
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: England going forward
Replies: 243
Views: 6904

Re: England going forward

I'm just going to stick with "We were awful".

Only thing we can do now is win a Slam in the spring.
by richy678
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England going forward
Replies: 243
Views: 6904

Re: England going forward

Managed to get back to some sort of normality now. For me - there has been a discernible difference in one or two performances over the past couple of years. I am discounting the dead cat bounce Eddie brought about and whitewash of OZ away (all good stuff btw). There have been a handful of games, no...
by richy678
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Anthony Watson
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Anthony Watson

Thats brilliant. Thats the type of guy who should represent us at sport.
by richy678
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs South Africa - RWC final
Replies: 204
Views: 5983

Re: England vs South Africa - RWC final

Ian Jones used to annoy me big time when I used to watch super rugby on sky.

Every kick.....".....he's gone downtown."

I reckon he's a bit of a gimp.
by richy678
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Plans for Saturday
Replies: 71
Views: 1587

Plans for Saturday

Share if you feel its not an invasion of privacy. Finish work tomorrow - train from Bham New St to Reigate, Surrey. Meet Son in pub next to the station. Beers and Food. Stay over in his flat, just down the road. Meet up with my Brother on the night or Sat a.m. (My Brother is a non-combatant - no rug...
by richy678
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs South Africa - RWC final
Replies: 204
Views: 5983

Re: England vs South Africa - RWC final

Just wondering about the old sage that WC winners have to have 30,000 caps in the team. Has anyone done the maths for Eng class of 2019? Eddie jettisoned a huge number of caps just prior to the tournament. Burt used to bang on about it endlessly whilst ignoring the simple truth that in order to act...
by richy678
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: It burns
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: It burns

Ok - so England's record in RWC Finals is played 3 won 1. About to be ....well...played 4...

Wales?
by richy678
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

Just thinking of the Haka, does anyone else think that it's become increasingly performative over the last 4 years? I was showing my daughter highlights of the 2015 final and Kapo e Pango was done and dusted in about a minute. It was still threatening, it was still a challenge laid down, but it was...
by richy678
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

I'm not bothered about the try being chalked off as it doesn't matter now, though would have been a nice reward for Underhill, but I'm still trying to understand if the handling of this moment and the logic used is correct. https://i.ibb.co/XXpXG2t/Screen-Shot-2019-10-27-at-16-02-49.png At this mom...
by richy678
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

Agreed. Do you think it's time for Coka or Nowell (if fit) on the bench? Maybe not if Farrell is not 100%. I would be tempted to say the Boks will just rain down high balls on Daly - thats what I would do. I would be looking at how we can stop Faf playing and Manu has to stop De Allende. So, are yo...
by richy678
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

That's the one fear: can they be that bad again? Hope May is fit to deal with the interminable kicking! They have more in their locker for sure Agreed. Do you think it's time for Coka or Nowell (if fit) on the bench? Maybe not if Farrell is not 100%. I would be tempted to say the Boks will just rai...
by richy678
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

Phew. Really didn't want to play Wales. Too Too much at stake.

The kick charge down caberet at around 47 minutes - under 12's stuff.

Surely the Boks will not play like that next week?
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

p/d wrote:So with 2 Kiwi send offs Friday night which one do you want to applaud. Hansen or Gatland?


Don't particularly like either of them.

Gatland really fucked me off two Lions tours ago when he basically admitted he didn't like the idea of English players.

Friday night? Send offs?
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

Potential injury list is a big concern of mine: May clearly isn't right Nowell would have been on the bench at least, if fit, for this game based on the manner in which we played, so must be crocked Farrell carried a knock for about an hour Sinckler was limping shortly before he was subbed Heinz So...
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

Ahhhh - but will the replacement be kicking towards Liam Willams? If Care was on stand by I would still go for him as a "Finisher". Dont think I would go for Foden. Good point, Barrett's shit isn't he? ;) Will Williams be fit enough in a week's time? Let’s just say we’re more likely to be...
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Southern Hemisphere Board
Topic: All Blacks v England. Oh sh**.
Replies: 133
Views: 3982

Re: All Blacks v England. Oh sh**.

Partly agree Puja. Nige always lets the tackle area be a free for all. Some refs would have blown England off the park today. However, that didn’t effect the result. What did was NZ refusing to adjust and put more bodies into the rucks and fight fire with fire. Just a penalty for open hand strike h...
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Southern Hemisphere Board
Topic: All Blacks v England. Oh sh**.
Replies: 133
Views: 3982

Re: All Blacks v England. Oh sh**.

And that should have been at least a penalty to Slade, if not a penalty try and a yellow. You know the one I'm talking about. Fuck that shit. Us pushing the offside line, I will give you, but this is utterly bizarre. The first contact was by Slade's outstretched arm - how on earth could that possib...
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Minute-by-minute - England vs New Zealand
Replies: 49
Views: 1560

Re: Minute-by-minute - England vs New Zealand

Puja wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:Can’t we just enjoy the win.


This *is* me enjoying the win. You're going to have to wait for the rest though - I'm off to play some rugby of my own.

Puja


Nice one. I'm about 11 years after last turning out for Broadstreet 4ths.
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

Beasties wrote:The Wiggler. Box kicking is the name of the game innit.


Ahhhh - but will the replacement be kicking towards Liam Willams?

If Care was on stand by I would still go for him as a "Finisher".

Dont think I would go for Foden.
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 9370

Re: England vs. New Zealand - Match Thread

What was the reasoning for Youngs' disallowed try? I couldn't understand what my froggie commentators were saying (neither did they, probably!). From what I saw, the ball was being gradually worked back in the maul without any passes, so why were the forwards penalised? "...NIGEL....Nigel...Ma...
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Southern Hemisphere Board
Topic: All Blacks v England. Oh sh**.
Replies: 133
Views: 3982

Re: All Blacks v England. Oh sh**.

Why do you keep running into touch? I cannot understand it. Owens let the English backline play offside all night to the point where they might as well have been running around behind the All Blacks goalposts with the reserves. It put the All Blacks attack under pressure, naturally, and forced them...
by richy678
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Minute-by-minute - England vs New Zealand
Replies: 49
Views: 1560

Re: Minute-by-minute - England vs New Zealand

Gotta enjoy the win.