Rugby World cup....

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  1. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    I'll say nothing at all, nil, zero.... :biggrin:
     
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  3. steve butler

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    0000000000000000000000000000000 :cry:
     
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    Don't worry, your secret is safe with us! :tongue:
     
  5. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Maybe we can post no replies on this thread? ... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Didn't think South Africa looked that good, just that England were rubbish. France, Ireland and Argentina must be pretty annoyed seeing the strength of some of the other groups. Has it ever happened that the seeds aren't the 3 big southern hemisphere sides, the 4 home nations and France? Argentina are much better than a few of them and Italy weren't last in the six nations.
     
  7. Big Twigge

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    Mummy and Daddy Twigge are off to watch Wales today - I'm keeping my fingers crossed....but...we shall see!
     
  8. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    RE: Friday's game - its the first time I've ever turned over from an England rugby game. We were shocking, there is no other way to describe it. Brian Ashton needs to have a fundimental re-think of the whole team if we are to even get to the knock-out stage.

    I fear that this could be the worst defence of a World Cup title ever. I can only hope against all sense that we do something against the Samoans - but on last night's debacle beating them is far for a forgone conclusion :mad:
     
  9. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Agreed that England were Rubbish, but with South Africa only looking half decent, and still strolling to a 36-0 win, then there is definitely something wrong with the state of English Rugby. There was one decent performance in an England shirt, and he didn't even get to play the whole game. A man who has retired from club rugby, and still shows the rest how it should be done. Viva Billy Whizz. The Samoans must be thinking that they live on Christmas island, and not Samoa, to be in such a group. England out by next Saturday evening!
     
  10. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    I think it's fair to say that none of the home nations are looking very good this year. Ireland were not good against Namibia last week and were shocking against Georgia. They got wins out of both but didn't deserve either!
     
  11. I am saying nothing here, but (whispering quietly) England looked pretty good - apart from 28 minutes in the second half aginst Samoa - and I am now confident we will make the quarter finals, probably against the Aussies (shudder).
    Just interested, how well are the other Home Nations doing......
    Wales - need to beat Fiji
    Scotland - need to beat New Zealand (hmmmm)
    Ireland - need to beat Argentina by 4 tries and stop them getting a bonus
    point


    There has been so much bleating about Ireland's performances here that it is quite difficult watching England matches!
    That said, I think the eight quarter finallists will be:-
    New Zealand
    Australia
    South Africa
    Wales
    Scotland
    England
    Argentina
    France

    And once it gets into a one-off match, anything can happen (France v Argentina ((world cup opener)) )

    Andy - 5am - going to work soon
     
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  13. Will the Sec

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    It may just be the difference on time zones, but this World Cup seems to be very low key.
     
  14. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Perhaps its because none of the home nations have a prayer of winning it. :)
     
  15. Neil Kinnock, Tom Jones, Manic Street Preachers, Joe Calzaghe, John Toshack, Bryn Terfel, Charlotte Church, Millenium Stadium.......
    Your boyos just took one hell of a beating!!!!!!!


    Andy, rethinking his last 8 prediction now......
     
  16. Now, I'm going for:-
    New Zealand
    Australia
    South Africa
    England
    Fiji
    Italy
    Argentina
    France.

    There, I've proper decided now!

    Andy - no more fence-sitting for me
     
  17. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Oh what a shame! Just need the italians to beat the jocks now.
     
  18. steve butler

    steve butler Active Member

    :sup :D :p :clap:
     
  19. At the time of posting.....
    Scotland 6
    Italy 7


    Only 50 minutes to go!!!!!


    Andy
     
  20. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Scotland 18 Italy 16

    - nail-biting stuff - 16+ mins to go! :oops:
     
  21. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Scotland just won 18-16. Can't have everything.
     
  22. At the end of the day, typical ****** Italians!!!!
    Had the chance, but that missed penalty with 7 minutes to go cost them....
    So just how far can the Jocks go?
    My answer - another 80 minutes but that will be it


    Myself, I have a sneaky tiny feeling we might just surprise the Aussies now!

    Andy - giving up pizza and lasagne forever (some might say thats a good thing!)
     

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