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Rugby World Cup 2019

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

  1. Dismal Pillock John Thornett (49)

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    I split what I have in my hands at any given time a clean 50/50. 50% time, 50% dick.

    I made the whole website at work so can’t very well have 50% dick in my hands at work now can I?






    Answer that one and stay fashionable.
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  2. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    My picks for remaining teams in pools in red
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  3. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I particularly like this description of a fullback:

  4. Merrow Bill McLean (32)

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    Is this where I drop in a joke about the ARU? No I guess you'd need to have your dick in your hands a lot longer for that?
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  5. Dismal Pillock John Thornett (49)

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    Kenya and Germany eh. Will have to update website once you type out info blurb for me. Don’t forget to write it in the voice of a horrifically racist Japanese man
  6. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Someone would need to pay him more.
  7. Teh Other Dave Cyril Towers (30)

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    Kenya to win the Africa qualifiers? Have you seen the results thus far?
  8. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The thing I find most amazing about this is that angelfire still exists. It's like a glimpse back into the past of the internet.

    I bet DP was disappointed when his geocities page got shut down.
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  9. Dismal Pillock John Thornett (49)

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    I was amazed too. Gave up on wix.com due to the whole place having the drag and paste yips, seriously it is infuriating as all hell to even type and save 1 fuckign paragraph and load up a photo at that piece of shit webshite.

    So got to thinking what was the first freebie website I used? Angelfire for the punk rock mail order website www.buycrime.org that vanished overnight with everyones $$ including my $17 so it was hello revenge homepage.

    At least 15 years ago now.

    http://www.angelfire.com/planet/buycrime/
  10. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Tonga 30-26 Samoa to draw level with them on combined points in the Pacific Nations Cup 2016 & 2017.

    Series leaders Fiji host Tonga next week then travel to Apia on July 15.

    Current points:

    Fiji 8 (played 2 matches)
    Samoa 5 (3)
    Tonga 5 (3)

    Winner qualifies as Oceania 1 & for Pool D with Australia & Wales, runner-up as Oceania 2 & for the "Pool of Death" with England, France, and Argentina.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...onga-down-samoa-in-pacific-nations-cup-opener
  11. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    USA confirmed as Americas 1 qualifier:

    http://www.planetrugby.com/news/usa-book-world-cup-spot-in-style/

    They'll be in Pool C with England, France, Argentina & Oceania 2. Canada can still qualify for Pool D with Australia, Wales, Georgia & Oceania 1 as Americas 2 by beating whoever ends up being the best side (other than Argentina) from the Central & South American qualifying process.
  12. WorkingClassRugger Mark Ella (57)

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    Bit of a double edged sword for the Eagles. Bragging rights for the win but placed in a very hard pool opposed to whoever qualifies for the Americas 2 spot.
  13. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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  14. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Match schedule announcement due in about half an hour.
  15. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    All Blacks games:

    All Blacks v South Africa, Sep 21, 6.45pm
    All Blacks v Repechage Winner, Oct 2, 7.15pm
    All Blacks v Africa 1, Oct 6, 1.45pm
    All Blacks v Italy, October 12, 1.45pm
  16. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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  18. Omar Comin' Desmond Connor (43)

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    I saw some of the first match played in Canada. Uruguay have definitely improved a lot since the last world cup. Much improved conditioning and ability in attack.

    Canada will be favourites but no certainties to qualify through the repechage. Russia or Spain would be a chance against them (I'm assuming whichever one is Europe 2 will lose the playoff against Samoa).
  19. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Canada missing the World Cup may be the kick up the bum they need IMO.

    Is the post-playoffs repechage a pool format in a neutral Country this time? I read that somewhere, but can't find confirmation one way or another. I would hope so, it's a much fairer format than the two (or heaven forbid) one-legged playoffs they've done in the past.
  20. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    ^^^^^^^^^ according to the infallible Wiki...

    "Following the end of each regional qualification process, four teams will take part in the Repechage process for the final spot at the Rugby World Cup. Unlike previous Repechages, the four teams will play in a Round-robin tournament, where all teams will play each other once, rather than a semi-final, final."

    Like you, I think that's the best & fairest format although I guess there's something to be said for the drama of sudden-death.

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