Statistic of the Day

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Re: Statistic of the Day

Postby cashead » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:57 am

Lizard wrote:I still have no idea why Wales gives caps for these festival matches at all, or why these ones but not others. Fiji and Brazil capped their Baabaas matches this year, as have Canada, Czechia, Georgia, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

I think at least one of them was about getting someone their 100th test cap, like Martyn Williams or Stephen (or Steven? I can't remember which variation applies to the dickhead "journo" and which goes with the pretty good Welsh 10) Jones. I vaguely remember at least one of those two were involved.

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Re: Statistic of the Day

Postby Puja » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:49 am

cashead wrote:
Lizard wrote:I still have no idea why Wales gives caps for these festival matches at all, or why these ones but not others. Fiji and Brazil capped their Baabaas matches this year, as have Canada, Czechia, Georgia, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

I think at least one of them was about getting someone their 100th test cap, like Martyn Williams or Stephen (or Steven? I can't remember which variation applies to the dickhead "journo" and which goes with the pretty good Welsh 10) Jones. I vaguely remember at least one of those two were involved.


Shane Williams, IIRC. What's fun is that everyone who played in that game is tied to Wales, whereas Mike Haley, who played England vs Barbarians and England A vs South Africa A has been free to go to Ireland because South Africa A wasn't technically nominated as their 2nd XV at the time.

Not that I'm saying the eligibility rules are broken, but...

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Re: Statistic of the Day

Postby Lizard » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:36 am

One of the capped matches was to mark the 130th anniversary of the WRU. I’m not sure that warrants a cap, although the NZRU capped the 3 test series against a World XV for its 100th in 1992.
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Re: Statistic of the Day

Postby zer0 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:13 am

Because Lizard is very unlikely to do it, here are the total 2020 records for each NZ franchise:

Crusaders @ 11-1-2 (79%)
Blues @ 10-1-4 (67%)
Hurricanes @ 9-5 (64%)
Highlanders @ 7-7 (50%)
Chiefs @ 4-10 (29%)

The Blues were cruelly robbed of their inevitable win today. That guaranteed win would've brought them equal with the Crusaders on 11 wins for the year, and identical SRA records (6-2).

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Re: Statistic of the Day

Postby Lizard » Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:15 pm

zer0 wrote:Because Lizard is very unlikely to do it, here are the total 2020 records for each NZ franchise:

Crusaders @ 11-1-2 (79%)
Blues @ 10-1-4 (67%)
Hurricanes @ 9-5 (64%)
Highlanders @ 7-7 (50%)
Chiefs @ 4-10 (29%)

The Blues were cruelly robbed of their inevitable win today. That guaranteed win would've brought them equal with the Crusaders on 11 wins for the year, and identical SRA records (6-2).

Fucken hate rugby now.
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Re: Statistic of the Day

Postby cashead » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:14 am

The All Blacks have never conceded a single point on the 23rd of September.

They've only ever played 2 games though - a tour match against Bristol in 1905 which they won 41-0 (which would have been 59-0 by modern scoring) and the test against Scotland at the 07 RWC.

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Re: Statistic of the Day

Postby Lizard » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:39 pm

cashead wrote:The All Blacks have never conceded a single point on the 23rd of September.

They've only ever played 2 games though - a tour match against Bristol in 1905 which they won 41-0 (which would have been 59-0 by modern scoring) and the test against Scotland at the 07 RWC.

Nice stattage.
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