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Rugby World Cup 2019

Dismal Pillock

Steve Williams (59)
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
 

cyclopath

Stirling Mortlock (74)
Staff member
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
You're never more than a few steps from talking about rooting.........
 

Braveheart81

James Horwill (77)
Staff member
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).
 

Dismal Pillock

Steve Williams (59)
Piers Francis, Willi Heinz

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cyclopath

Stirling Mortlock (74)
Staff member
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).

Disturbing lack of hyphens in those names.
 

Dismal Pillock

Steve Williams (59)
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.
 

cyclopath

Stirling Mortlock (74)
Staff member
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.

Is that known as the McAlister Paradigm?
 

Forcefield

Ken Catchpole (46)
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.
You're like one of those players whose form shifts up a gear or two in a World Cup year.
 

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
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
 

flat_eric

Alfred Walker (16)
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

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