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Post by andybox » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:44 am

...and Lincoln.

Right, time to put your cock/tits on the block. Tips for the final, 2 teams please. As is WAS rules, OP first.
Aus v Ireland.

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Post by mad hatter » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:04 am

Gentlemen?

Where?
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Post by mad hatter » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:05 am

Cough cough.

NZ v Poms
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Post by Shavenhead » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:20 pm

I think now would be good time to post your country's team sheet for Japan - squad of 31.

This is preliminary. You can change your team selection for your country one month before the tournament begins.

Pick your team now!
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:03 pm

1. Vunipola (M), Genge
2. George, Hartley
3. Sinckler, Cole
4. & 5. Itoje, Lawes, Launchberry, Kruis
6. Wilson, Robshaw
7. Underhill, Curry
8. Vunipola (B), Shields?
9. Youngs, Care
10. Farrell, Ford (Cipriani?)
12. Tuliagi, T'eo
13. Slade, Joseph
11&14. May, Ashton, Cocknasinga, Nowell
15. Daly, Watson

That leaves me one for a specialist position, extra Scrum half?

No doubt 20% of these players will be unavailable.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:04 pm

mad hatter wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:05 am
Cough cough.

NZ v Poms
Assuming they both win their groups, that's only possible as a semi final.

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Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:03 pm
1. Vunipola (M), Genge
2. George, Hartley
3. Sinckler, Cole
4. & 5. Itoje, Lawes, Launchberry, Kruis
6. Wilson, Robshaw
7. Underhill, Curry
8. Vunipola (B), Shields?
9. Youngs, Care
10. Farrell, Ford (Cipriani?)
12. Tuliagi, T'eo
13. Slade, Joseph
11&14. May, Ashton, Cocknasinga, Nowell
15. Daly, Watson

That leaves me one for a specialist position, extra Scrum half?

No doubt 20% of these players will be unavailable.
You're supposed to pick a squad of 31.
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Post by Shavenhead » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:17 pm

Sorry - I see you have.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:45 pm

Where's your squad then?

You Naws.

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Post by Shavenhead » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:07 pm

1. Malherbe; Oosthuizen
2. Marx; Mbonambi
3.Kitshoff; Mtarawira
4&5. Etzebeth; Snyman; Mostert: De Jager
6. Kolisi; Louw
7. Du Toit; van Staden
8. Vermeulen; Whiteley
9. De Klerk; Papier
10. Pollard; Jantjies
11. Dyantyi; Mapimpi
12. De Allende; Esterhuizen
13. Am; Kriel
14. Nkosi; Kolbe
15. Le Roux; Gelant
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:13 pm

I assume they are allowed to have players on standby in case there are any injuries? (I forget about past WCs).

Because what happens if one of your props get injured?
You can't really swap Loosehead with Tighthead,
In most of the other positions you can kind of swap them about.

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Post by Shavenhead » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:21 pm

I believe if someone is injured you can do a call up beyond the 31.

I'm interested to see the team sheets of the:
- Bogtrotters
-Shackle draggers
- All Cunts
- Frogs
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:24 pm

I had to think about 'shackle dragger' for a bit.

Nice one.

Don't forget the (original) sheep shaggers - I don't think we have a poster from the valleys. Believe me, you'd know. Especially this week.

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Post by Shavenhead » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:39 pm

Prediction for final: SA vs Wales.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:20 pm

Semi Finals will be:

New Zealand Vs England
Ireland Vs Wales

Would I put serious money on that? No.

Just read up on Australia's results in last 3 years since WC.

Played 42, 17 wins

If you take out 5 victories against Argentina

Played 37, 12 wins (that's less than a third!)

I hadn't realised they'd fallen so far.

Could they pull it out of the bag? Absolutely.

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Post by Shavenhead » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:07 pm

You're insane.
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You're an idiot.

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snooze-a-thon.

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Red_V wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:18 pm
snooze-a-thon.
Go and play in the traffic with a packet of razor blades.
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Red_V wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:18 pm
snooze-a-thon.
I detect a League fan.

My response is similar to your avatar.

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Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Red_V wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:18 pm
snooze-a-thon.
I detect a League fan.

My response is similar to your avatar.
I"m thinkinking your response is not a "V" for victory rather an "up yours."

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:47 pm

Correct.

You're obviously brighter than the average League fan.

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Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:24 pm
I had to think about 'shackle dragger' for a bit.

Nice one.

Don't forget the (original) sheep shaggers - I don't think we have a poster from the valleys. Believe me, you'd know. Especially this week.
If Eddie Jones wins the World Cup, will he be knighted even though he's a shackle dragger?
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Now you want to play with me again because none of the big boys are playing.

Well, fuck you.

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Shavenhead wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:07 pm
You're insane.
He’s right though. Underestimate the keg guzzlers at your peril.

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Post by Shavenhead » Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:25 pm

Sorry, Andy who are the keg guzzlers?
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Shavenhead wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:25 pm
Sorry, Andy who are the keg guzzlers?
That team who have won 2, lost 2. You know, Green and Gold, fair play, always underestimated. The team that werent expected to get out of the group stage last world cup, but put England to the sword in a brilliant display of running rugby at Twickenham.
Let me know if you're still a bit perplexed and i'll drop some more hints.

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Sorry, are you talking about the Shackle dragggers?
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Shavenhead wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:37 am
Sorry, are you talking about the Shackle dragggers?
Shackle dragging keg guzzlers.

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Post by jedgarandclyde » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:17 am

True i don't know a lot about the Rah-Rah game, but in the next Rugby WC it appears to me that all teams have to beat the AB's to win it.

Am i right or am i right here?
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Post by Shavenhead » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:38 am

Things have changed a bit Clyde.

Based on the results of last year, both SA and Ireland beat the AB's, and SA very nearly beat them a second time. England lost to the AB's by one point, went on to beat Ireland and were then beaten by Wales who are now sitting on a record run of 12 tests. SA and England played each other 4 times, and the result was 2 all. SA were beaten by Wales in the last AI last year.

So in a nutshell, between NZ, Ireland, Wales and SA, anyone could win it, which is what makes Japan 2019 so interesting.
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Sorry, make that NZ, Ireland, Wales, England & SA.
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Post by jedgarandclyde » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:45 am

The AB's have been the best team in the world, and for a long time, and they will be seen as being the best for a long time also.

Though they do at times tend not to show their best at the WC, they no doubt will be the team everybody has to beat to win it.

I know that i am saying the bleedin' obvious here, but you do have to say it, over and over a very loudly to some stupid people.
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Post by Shavenhead » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:11 am

Sorry Clyde, bit Ireland are by far the best in the world this year.
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New Zealand v England
Wales v South Africa

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Post by jedgarandclyde » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:17 am

Shave, were not they hammered by England in recent times?

I will stick to my guns and say that New Zealand is the team they all have to beat.
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Post by kotagiri_tea_planter » Sun May 19, 2019 6:14 am

I’ve managed to snare a couple tix to Vive Le France!-USA! USA! USA! in the group stage in FuckUOkay. Might try to see if any of the matches in Tokyo open up but for now looks like very little availability. Probably will be scalpers around for some of the earlier games when people’s plans fall through.

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Post by Argonheart_Po » Sun May 19, 2019 6:18 am

I got tickets to the final. But might not be able to go!
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Post by andybox » Mon May 20, 2019 10:02 am

Bummer, want to sell them?
Still going Aus v Ireland in the final. Last time I tipped Oz, all and sundry laughed hard. We made the final against NZ.
Not talking my tipping instincts up, but I also picked a 5-0 Ashes win by the yellow sandpaper crew a few years ago, got 50 quid off Lincoln and a long cold stare from Shunter.

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Post by kotagiri_tea_planter » Mon May 20, 2019 10:21 am

I also got roped into the Ireland-Russia match in Kobe. Except it’s the day after France-USA. Will probably need to catch a morning Shinkansen from Fukuoka to Kobe.

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Mon May 20, 2019 11:45 am

Argonheart_Po wrote:
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I got tickets to the final.
Sure. Chinny reckon :roll:

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Post by Lincoln » Mon May 20, 2019 11:54 am

I'm going to try really hard and get into this RWC....i'm not sure I can ever be a fan of this sport because of the asshole fans but given Gods grace and guidance i'll get there.

England to win.

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Football has the arsehole fans.

Closely followed by yourself and cricket cunts

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Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
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Football has the arsehole fans.

Closely followed by yourself and cricket cunts
That's incredibly hurtful SD...

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Post by Shavenhead » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:03 pm

The first Springbok alignment camp designed to start putting together a squad for the forthcoming tests against Australia, NZ and Argentina, as well as the World Cup thereafter is about to start.

Initial squad of 26 players consisting of Stormers, Lions and a few Sharks and Bulls that didn't play in the Super Rugby quarter finals, as well as an interesting set of 9 overseas based players.

https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/steyn-rein ... ment-camp/

The overseas based players that arrived in SA today:

- Vincent Koch: Saracens (Champions UK)
- Franco Mostert: Gloucester
- Rynhardt Elstadt: Toulouse (Champions France)
- Marcell Coetzee: Ulster
- Faf de Klerk: Sale Sharks (UK Premiership player of the year candidate)
- Cobus Reinach: Northampton Saints (UK Premiership player of the year candidate)
- Frans Steyn: Montpellier (Interesting they've brought the old war horse - hero of 2007, out of the cupboard)
- Cheslin Kolbe: Toulouse (Champions France)
- Willie Le Roux: Wasps/Toyota Verblitz

I suspect there'll be around 17 players from the Sharks and the Bulls who will join this crowd next Monday after they've recovered, to complete a full training contingent of 43 players.

Collectively, a pretty impressive squad that includes some standout players, though the All Blacks squad of 43 looked pretty formidable.

26 days to go before the first tests: SA vs Australia. New Zealand vs Argentina.
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I see France beat Aus in the U-20 RWC 24-23. Good sign for both nations.

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Post by Geoffers » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:13 am

NZ to beat whichever other team makes it to the final. Occasionally Jed has a moment of clarity and calls it true.

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Boring Geoffers being boring.

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Post by Geoffers » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:40 am

Stephanie, we put up similar semifinalists ages ago, we both put
NZ v England
Our difference was the other, I put
Wales v South Africa
You put
Wales v Ireland.
I don’t think either Wales or Ireland can win the WC, neither of them has semi experience, let alone final experience, and that is usually necessary to win the big one.
So from this far out, and I reserve my right to change my mind right up until the tournament starts, I’ll go for the final,
NZ to beat SA.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:50 am

Shavenhead wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:03 pm
The first Springbok alignment camp designed to start putting together a squad for the forthcoming tests against Australia, NZ and Argentina, as well as the World Cup thereafter is about to start.

Initial squad of 26 players consisting of Stormers, Lions and a few Sharks and Bulls that didn't play in the Super Rugby quarter finals, as well as an interesting set of 9 overseas based players.

https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/steyn-rein ... ment-camp/

The overseas based players that arrived in SA today:

- Vincent Koch: Saracens (Champions UK)
- Franco Mostert: Gloucester
- Rynhardt Elstadt: Toulouse (Champions France)
- Marcell Coetzee: Ulster
- Faf de Klerk: Sale Sharks (UK Premiership player of the year candidate)
- Cobus Reinach: Northampton Saints (UK Premiership player of the year candidate)
- Frans Steyn: Montpellier (Interesting they've brought the old war horse - hero of 2007, out of the cupboard)
- Cheslin Kolbe: Toulouse (Champions France)
- Willie Le Roux: Wasps/Toyota Verblitz

I suspect there'll be around 17 players from the Sharks and the Bulls who will join this crowd next Monday after they've recovered, to complete a full training contingent of 43 players.

Collectively, a pretty impressive squad that includes some standout players, though the All Blacks squad of 43 looked pretty formidable.

26 days to go before the first tests: SA vs Australia. New Zealand vs Argentina.
Look at the time and effort which went into this quality post.

Compare that to the drivel I post, and the dull shit you chew out, Geoffers

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