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#1 OFFLINE   OddJob

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:49 PM

Tickets bought for our match against Wales, looking forward to it. Was at our win against the French this year and was great atmosphere so hopefully same again
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Posted 09 December 2016 - 09:52 AM

Didn't manage to get any tickets when the last batch went on sale - pish. I'll be away for the Wales game but still hoping that I can pick up a couple for Ireland, which will be a hellishly difficult game. 


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Posted 10 December 2016 - 09:04 AM

Got tickets for the Ireland and England matches
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:39 PM

Wales game always guarantees a top night out in Edinburgh :)
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:55 PM

No times for egg chasing, it's an elitist sport which those that run it do duck all about changing.
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:22 PM

We still as shite if nae worse than we are at fitba? Only difference being folk get their hopes up every year as opposed to every 2 year with fitba.
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:22 PM

No times for egg chasing, it's an elitist sport which those that run it do duck all about changing.

 

Give the 6 Nations a chance, its exciting and really captures the essence of international sport - competition mixed with fraternity.

 

For me International Rugby Union is a welcome respite from International football.  


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:23 PM

We still as shite if nae worse than we are at fitba? Only difference being folk get their hopes up every year as opposed to every 2 year with fitba.

 

 Shite, if not better than we are at fiba!


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:24 PM

Give the 6 Nations a chance, its exciting and really captures the essence of international sport - competition mixed with fraternity.
 
For me International Rugby Union is a welcome respite from International football.


Aye if you support if anyone other than us or the Wops.
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:25 PM

Shite, if not better than we are at fiba!


There nae like 9 teams that play rugby at a proper level?
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 10:36 PM

There nae like 9 teams that play rugby at a proper level?


6 Nations
4 big Southern Hemisphere teams
Plus the South Sea Islands - so add Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.
Japan are now too good to be dismissed as also-rans, and improving all the time.
Georgia also improving all the time, and knocking at the door for admittance to the 6N.

So I'd say it's more like 15 nations. Likes of Canada and the USA are ok and improving, but not quite there yet.
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 11:19 PM

6 Nations
4 big Southern Hemisphere teams
Plus the South Sea Islands - so add Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.
Japan are now too good to be dismissed as also-rans, and improving all the time.
Georgia also improving all the time, and knocking at the door for admittance to the 6N.
So I'd say it's more like 15 nations. Likes of Canada and the USA are ok and improving, but not quite there yet.


Aye so still a lot less decent teams than there is at fitba and were probably about 10th out of 15th on that list.
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 11:24 PM

Aye so still a lot less decent teams than there is at fitba and were probably about 10th out of 15th on that list.


We're currently 7th, having recently overtaken France who are pish at the moment.

As if to underline the point, both Edinburgh and Glasgow had good wins against French opposition in European competition this weekend.
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Posted 11 December 2016 - 11:31 PM

No times for egg chasing, it's an elitist sport which those that run it do duck all about changing.


Aye the folk who run football are amaaaaaaazing......

(I'm not a huge fan of rugby, it's shit, but the internationals are good to go to for atmosphere, then the nights out after)
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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:31 AM

6 Nations
4 big Southern Hemisphere teams
Plus the South Sea Islands - so add Tonga, Fiji and Samoa.
Japan are now too good to be dismissed as also-rans, and improving all the time.
Georgia also improving all the time, and knocking at the door for admittance to the 6N.

So I'd say it's more like 15 nations. Likes of Canada and the USA are ok and improving, but not quite there yet.

 

What about Romania. they were touted as being on the up at one point - have they gone backwards?


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:34 AM

Rugby fans are arseholes.
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Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:32 PM

 

What about Romania. they were touted as being on the up at one point - have they gone backwards?

 

Romania have been on the verge of some great rugby breakthrough for about as long as I can remember! They just somehow never seem to get it right. I'd say that they have fallen behind the likes of Georgia, not least because the Georgians have successfully exported a number of players to the French top flight, and who are now playing their rugby at an elite level and passing those skills back to the national team. 

 

Rugby fans are arseholes.

 

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:37 PM

 

Give the 6 Nations a chance, its exciting and really captures the essence of international sport - competition mixed with fraternity.

 

For me International Rugby Union is a welcome respite from International football.  

 

there also a lot more "working class" players on the go nowadays. its not quite the elitist sport it was. 


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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:36 AM

No times for egg chasing, it's an elitist sport which those that run it do duck all about changing.

 

Rugby is hardly elitist these days.

Anyway, I'm sure they're not run as bad as their footballing counterparts. 


Edited by Dynamo, 13 December 2016 - 09:37 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 09:23 AM

Why the All Black haven't won every World Cup is beyond me. By far the supreme rugby union nation...as the Aussies are at rugby league. Re: 15-16 nations playing at 'proper level'? I'd say 3-4: NZ, SA, Aus (poor atm) and whoever are the best European team at any given time. The rest make up the numbers.

 

Neither code can claim to be a truly world sport.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:08 PM

Al, I think you will find that England and Ireland are currently in the top 4 in the rankings and deservedly so.  Ireland beat the All Blacks in a test this year and I think England could match them as well.  Also Scotland, despite a relatively small player base have a good and exciting team and will be very interesting to see how they fare under Gregor Townsend who has done an amazing job at Glasgow.  The 6N teams have all progressed bar Wales so I fully expect the 2019 WC in Japan to be a cracking tournament which will raise the profile of the international game further.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 07:06 PM

Should dump rugby and replace with Grid Iron. Doubly shite this year as THEY will probably pish it.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:26 PM

Sigh.

That shit time of year when women and pooves harp on about how much better rugby is than football.
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:28 PM

Rugby is fucking pish

Get this thread deleted!
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:53 PM

A great win for Scotland today.  The micks will be sick of it.  


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:06 PM

Well done Jocko's, we were lucky though.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:20 PM

Sigh.
That shit time of year when women and pooves harp on about how much better rugby is than football.


If you've ever played it min it's a brilliant game.
The roughy and tumbles fuckin ace.
Brilliant drinking scene too
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:47 AM

Just saw the highlights, Hogg is really looking like the best try scoring player we've had I'd say since Townsend, and Laidlaw is a fantastic captain. Need to tighten our defence for the France game though especially as they'll be hurting from losing to the guffs
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:23 AM

If you've ever played it min it's a brilliant game.
The roughy and tumbles fuckin ace.
Brilliant drinking scene too

 

 

Were you the rugby unions version of William "the fridge" Perry ?


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 10:32 AM

Why? I don't get that joke.
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