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Rugby World Cup 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by waiopehu oldboy, May 8, 2017.

  1. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    He’s the worst TMO in world rugby
  2. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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  3. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I edited the title of the thread so it can be an all purpose thread.

    I imagine closer to the date we will have specific match threads for big games and a general match thread for other games.
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  4. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Love your work!
  5. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    One factor that could root a lot of teams is the goddamn heat. September is still a fuckign cauldron. 35 degree days entirely possible. Sure it'll cool off a bit by October but there still could be brutal one off days. This might just wipe out the UK teams. And NZ. Might favour Aus/SA.

    ps I can safely say that the Olympic Games next year, in Tokyo, in fucking JULY, at 38 degrees and 100% crushing humidity, will be village madness and no I'm not talking about the rooting
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  6. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    You're never more than a few steps from talking about rooting...
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  7. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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  8. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Great player, Faletau. Hard to replace somebody who is, or was, that good.
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  9. Forcefield Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Anscombe now also scratched. Not quite the same level of loss as Faletau, but definitely unsettling.
  10. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    England are the first to name their RWC squad.

    Forwards: Dan Cole (Leicester, 86 caps), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter, 12), Tom Curry (Sale, 11), Ellis Genge (Leicester, 10), Jamie George (Saracens, 37), Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27), George Kruis (Saracens, 32), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59), Courtney Lawes (Northampton, 72), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton, 1), Joe Marler (Harlequins, 58), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22), Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1), Sam Underhill (Bath, 9), Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42), Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53), Mark Wilson (Newcastle/Sale, 13).
    Backs: Joe Cokanasiga (Bath, 5), Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31), Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70), George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56), Piers Francis (Northampton, 5), Willi Heinz (Gloucester, 1), Jonathan Joseph (Bath, 41), Jonny May (Leicester, 45), Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath, uncapped), Jack Nowell (Exeter, 33), Henry Slade (Exeter, 22), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester, 33), Anthony Watson (Bath, 34), Ben Youngs (Leicester, 86).
  11. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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  12. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Disturbing lack of hyphens in those names.
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  13. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    From his Wiki entry:

    "Francis was born in Gravesend, Kent, attended Kent College, Canterbury and played for Old Gravesendians RFC & Maidstone FC..."
  14. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    Oh, not aspersing aspergy aspersions upon his lineage. More his international quality. Even though he did go well for the Auckland Blues. Although that's hardly a ringing endorsement. "Went well for the Auckland Blues" is like saying your toilet still flushes as the tsunami rips your house apart and carts all your shit off downstream.
  15. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Is that known as the McAlister Paradigm?
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  16. Forcefield Chilla Wilson (44)

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    You're like one of those players whose form shifts up a gear or two in a World Cup year.
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  17. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Dismal is on fire lately. I can hardly wait to read further erudition during the RWC.
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  19. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    The Flying Fijians Rugby World Cup squad are:
    Forwards:
    Loose-Head Props
    Campese Ma’afu
    Eroni Mawi
    Peni Ravai

    Hooker
    Mesulame Dolokoto
    Samuel Matavesi
    Ratu Vere Vugakoto

    Tight-Head Prop
    Lee-Roy Atalifo
    Manasa Saulo
    Kalivati Tawake

    Locks
    Tevita Cavubati
    Leone Nakarawa
    Api Ratuniyarawa
    Tevita Ratuva

    Loose Forwards
    Semi Kunatani
    Viliame Mata
    Mosese Voka
    Dominiko Waqaniburotu
    Peceli Yato

    Backs:
    Halfbacks
    Frank Lomani
    Nikola Matawalu
    Henry Seniloli

    Inside Backs
    Levani Botia
    Jale Vatubua
    Ben Volavola

    Outside Backs
    Vereniki Goneva
    Filipo Nakosi
    Waisea Nayacalevu
    Semi Radradra
    Josua Tuisova

    Utility Backs
    Joshua Matavesi
    Alivereti Veitokani

    Fullback
    Kini Murimurivalu
  20. flat_eric Alfred Walker (16)

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    Not too many household names there. Got a version with their clubs linked?

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