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Rugby World Cup 2019

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

  1. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    Tonights game is a bit of a dud for an opener but holy shitballs, tomorrow, Aus v Fiji should be an entertaining pasting then woah Fra vs Arg is a BIG game, then an even bigger one. Almost a bummer that the biggest round of the tourney is the opening one, almost slightly downhill to the knockouts after this...
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  2. KOB1987 Mark Ella (57)

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    Is anyone else’s Kayo freezing up during the ad breaks?
  3. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Richie parks Bill* where KRead will be able to find it on 2 November. They've thought of everything, these blokes :) :) :)

    * the Trophy, not Beaumont.
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  4. zer0 Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    From a technical perspective the Spark stream itself has been flawless again thus far.

    In terms of what it's offering, these ads are unexpected, unwelcome, and shit. Indeed, it appears all I/we have paid for is a TVNZ stream where you can see a few All Black pool games without the delay. Perhaps not the best investment...
  5. KOB1987 Mark Ella (57)

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    My issue has sorted itself now
  6. KOB1987 Mark Ella (57)

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    Lotsa interest in this opening game on this forum!
  7. Donktec Stan Wickham (3)

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    I’m enjoying the game!
    . and that’s why you have a fast winger or 2
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  8. Donktec Stan Wickham (3)

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    Thinking I want Japan to win, but great to see Russia making them work for it!
  9. John S Tom Lawton (22)

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    Definitely a lot of people, the commentators included wrote the Russians off.
  10. Donktec Stan Wickham (3)

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    So who plays the role of Matsushima for the Wobblies?. rhetorical question:/
  11. Derpus Mark Ella (57)

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    I thought Russia put on a good show and surprised me.
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  12. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Spark claim ~60K streamed the game, that <1% had issues, & that most of those issues were with the user's setup not their delivery.
  13. Sully John Eales (66)

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  14. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    Well that's first game so we underway. I thought not a bad opening game, although I thought Japan looked a little nervous and seemed to try a little hard to rub things, will definitely be better for the run. The Russians I thought were as good as you could hope, so would think everyone reasonably happy.

    Can I add I usually strongly dislike opening ceremonies of sporting events, and don't watch bugger all of them, but I thought the Japanese hit it right smack on the head, and I enjoyed it, and enjoyed also the kids choir doing the 'world in union'. All in all well done .
    And I happy it started!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    WTF is it with the modern scrummies endlessly putting up box kicks from the back of breakdowns? Hasn't the penny dropped the end result is play back where the kick took place, but without the pill? PLEASE STOP THIS SILLY PRACTICE! :mad:
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  16. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    So can a team replace a suspended player?
  17. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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  18. zer0 Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    They're trying to break up the defensive line. If they get the ball back then a whole bunch of defenders will be offside, and others will be all over the shop. Swing it wide and you can fart out tries like the AB's did against the Boks.

    Or, at least that's what NZ are aiming for. Others may just be gunning for set pieces or something.
  19. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    Read somewhere that Spark's cock-up has resulted in RWC fever not really hitting NZ shores yet?

    This is a **National Abomination**and the responsible parties should be tried and executed on the nearest rugby paddock

    #burpees_until_death
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  20. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Eddie Jones is reportedly going to make a lightning trip back for Jeff Sayle's funeral. That would be a remarkable gesture on the eve of a crucial game for England.
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