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  1. 02 Feb '08 20:01
    Anyone see the games - got stuck in a place with no sky although I got updated commentary for the last 20 minutes of the England / Wales game via Planet Rugby - looked like a great comeback by the Welsh!
  2. 03 Feb '08 14:11
    Originally posted by treetalk
    Anyone see the games - got stuck in a place with no sky although I got updated commentary for the last 20 minutes of the England / Wales game via Planet Rugby - looked like a great comeback by the Welsh!
    I am in shock...how did we lose to Wales?
  3. 03 Feb '08 14:19
    Apparently work starts this week on the re-digging of Offa's Dyke!!!
  4. 03 Feb '08 15:59
    Originally posted by spurs73
    I am in shock...how did we lose to Wales?
    You didn't capitalise enough on our very poor 1st half and when Wales applied some pressure in the 2nd, England made mistakes which Wales scored from. After that England's confidence was rock bottom.
  5. 03 Feb '08 17:10
    Originally posted by Angry Boy
    You didn't capitalise enough on our very poor 1st half and when Wales applied some pressure in the 2nd, England made mistakes which Wales scored from. After that England's confidence was rock bottom.
    thats poor..another WC final..followed by 4 of years of re-building...?
  6. 03 Feb '08 18:22
    Originally posted by spurs73
    I am in shock...how did we lose to Wales?
    Mainly due to the fact that the Welsh scored more points, due to the fact the you made terrible mistakes. Wooden Spoon here it comes.
  7. 03 Feb '08 19:41
    Originally posted by John1916
    Mainly due to the fact that the Welsh scored more points, due to the fact the you made terrible mistakes. Wooden Spoon here it comes.
    But we are the WC finalist
  8. 03 Feb '08 20:29
    Originally posted by spurs73
    I am in shock...how did we lose to Wales?
    Ditto.

    Seeing Johnny throw the ball five feet above (and behind) its target was a dark moment for me.

    Having said that, I don't think many teams in rugby could have stopped England in the first half. Some really great stuff that I think warrants each player keeping their starting place (with the four necessary replacements).

    I expected Scotland to do a lot better, but at times France were awesome. They'll only get better with the inclusions of the likes of Jauzion and Poitrenaud.

    Ireland didn't impress. Any stronger opposition than Italy and they're in trouble.
  9. 03 Feb '08 22:48
    Why is it that the Irish struggle so much to inject some mongrel into their pack? They need to watch how England played the first half against Wales (not the second - man did the Poms fall apart) for some tips on winning the collision.
  10. Standard member Tirau Dan
    Enjoying Life
    09 Feb '08 03:11
    Wales have the best NZ coach..that's why. Warren Gatland inspires mongrel instincts as well as being a deft hand at forward movements. I only hope Henry loses with the abs so Gatland (on a 3yr contract) can come back for the next wc.
    Enjoy him Wales.. he's our Waikato provincial Pride.
  11. 09 Feb '08 11:29 / 3 edits
    England played gr8 in d first half but if France clean it up and lose the dropd balls den dey willl coast to a grand slam wif dat back line! Hook was amazing for Wales and Reddan and O gara wer gr8 4 Ireland but as a team France are way superior even wiv dose retirements
  12. 09 Feb '08 11:32
    Originally posted by Swiss Toni
    Why is it that the Irish struggle so much to inject some mongrel into their pack? They need to watch how England played the first half against Wales (not the second - man did the Poms fall apart) for some tips on winning the collision.
    flanery out and best not doin gr8. Best forward O'conel gone but he's back b4 d end even tho he's not even on the squad. Jackman shud get a tryout for a full game and dey shud hav Jenno on d team!
  13. Standard member Ragnorak
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    09 Feb '08 13:50
    Originally posted by jacko13
    flanery out and best not doin gr8. Best forward O'conel gone but he's back b4 d end even tho he's not even on the squad. Jackman shud get a tryout for a full game and dey shud hav Jenno on d team!
    Jaysus, speak English!

    You're an embarressment to na Fianna everywhere.

    D
  14. Standard member Ragnorak
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    09 Feb '08 13:55
    Originally posted by Swiss Toni
    Why is it that the Irish struggle so much to inject some mongrel into their pack? They need to watch how England played the first half against Wales (not the second - man did the Poms fall apart) for some tips on winning the collision.
    Playing rugby is a lot like making love to a beatiful woman.

    First you seduce your opponent with a dance and a song, introducing yourself with a handshake. Then you enter a clinch, listening to shouts of "hands off!" for a while until the time is right, finally you get beyond the gain line, and you drive into your opponents "22".

    The most important thing to remember is the need to pull out, before you tackle late.

    ST
  15. Standard member Tirau Dan
    Enjoying Life
    09 Feb '08 16:23 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Playing rugby is a lot like making love to a beatiful woman.

    First you seduce your opponent with a dance and a song, introducing yourself with a handshake. Then you enter a clinch, listening to shouts of "hands off!" for a while until the time is right, finally you get beyond the gain line, and you drive into your opponents "22".

    The most important thing to remember is the need to pull out, before you tackle late.

    ST
    haha
    or if she's a really ugly task up front.. close your eyes and spin it out to the wing ...you might get one in behind
    edit..but that's probably only the French way