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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 22 Oct 23 2.43pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Ireland beat the Springbocks and lost to the Kiwi's. So, i predict the All Blacks to win the overall title.


well, it was never going to be Romania, now was it ?


New Zealand also beat South Africa the last time they played a few months back, so I would also predict that, but who knows it's a final anything can happen.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag London 22 Oct 23 3.41pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

its curious how often the Silverware ends up in the Southern hemisphere.

They've got the deepest pockets.

 

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 23 Oct 23 3.54am Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Not a penalty.

Ref won the match for RSA.

Though I like watching the rugby I haven't got a clue about some of the calls the refs make . Surely the players know not to give away penalty's in crucial areas of the pitch but they always do .

Maybe thats why the rugby refs are untouchable ,players rarely argue with decisions as they probably haven't got anymore idea of whats going on as me

 

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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 23 Oct 23 7.32am Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

With football you can get from one end of the pitch quite quickly and regularly in a position to score, with rugby going through phases takes a lot longer to get into the opposition 22, A team is behind in rugby with 10 minutes left they kick upfeild to touch and get a line out with them throwing in and they stroll up
So slowely like they are having a walk in the park when they should be running up. Can not understand why no urgency.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 23 Oct 23 8.27am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by nickyf

With football you can get from one end of the pitch quite quickly and regularly in a position to score, with rugby going through phases takes a lot longer to get into the opposition 22, A team is behind in rugby with 10 minutes left they kick upfeild to touch and get a line out with them throwing in and they stroll up
So slowely like they are having a walk in the park when they should be running up. Can not understand why no urgency.

It probably depends on the score at the time and is a sort of preemptive time wasting - a team two or three points behind late on know if they score a try and convert it the opposition will need more than a penalty to win and they'll almost certainly regain the ball from the restart when they can run the clock down more easily.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 23 Oct 23 8.30am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

if footballers exerted the same amount of energy / effort during tackling, scrums & line outs as Rugby players do I would suggest that they would walk a bit more too.

Originally posted by nickyf

With football you can get from one end of the pitch quite quickly and regularly in a position to score, with rugby going through phases takes a lot longer to get into the opposition 22, A team is behind in rugby with 10 minutes left they kick upfeild to touch and get a line out with them throwing in and they stroll up
So slowely like they are having a walk in the park when they should be running up. Can not understand why no urgency.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 23 Oct 23 8.35am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Elpis

Though I like watching the rugby I haven't got a clue about some of the calls the refs make . Surely the players know not to give away penalty's in crucial areas of the pitch but they always do .

Maybe thats why the rugby refs are untouchable ,players rarely argue with decisions as they probably haven't got anymore idea of whats going on as me

The problem is that some errors are forced, preventing the ball carrier from getting to ground, making the tackled player hold onto the ball by aggressive rucking, forcing an error in the scrum, etc, although the last one can be open to interpretation.
The refs do generally favour the attacking team though.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 23 Oct 23 10.38am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Not a penalty.

Ref won the match for RSA.

Exactly, he also did the same to France. It was like having Darren England on VAR for every match.

 


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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 23 Oct 23 10.47am Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by Elpis

Though I like watching the rugby I haven't got a clue about some of the calls the refs make . Surely the players know not to give away penalty's in crucial areas of the pitch but they always do .

Maybe thats why the rugby refs are untouchable ,players rarely argue with decisions as they probably haven't got anymore idea of whats going on as me

It's so complex I have the feeling watching rugby that the ref is a band-leader conducting an orchestra.

I can't work out what those penalties are for, it's really all about the ref how he is feeling at any given moment.

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 24 Oct 23 5.14pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

It's so complex I have the feeling watching rugby that the ref is a band-leader conducting an orchestra.

I can't work out what those penalties are for, it's really all about the ref how he is feeling at any given moment.

That's not quite true. There's no doubt that there are differences in the ways individual referees interpret the laws, but I think each referee is pretty consistent in his own interpretation. After Wales lost to Argentina, Warren Gatland said that the change of referee (because of injury) had been a problem for them. His players and coaches had watched videos of the original ref to acquaint themselves with how they needed to play to stay on his side (in other words, to find out what they could and couldn't get away with). I imagine all the top sides do the same, and in a sport where there's such scope for differing interpretations of the laws, that makes sense.)

Pity that Farrell seems to have no interest in keeping the ref on side. I can't remember another occasion when the captain of a side in the World Cup got marched back 10m for speaking out of turn. It resulted in an in-range penalty.

 

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I do know they don't give penalties for handball, and it's not just women who don't understand the offside rule in rugby, it's not gender specific.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 27 Oct 23 9.55am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

So, World Rugby has decided to take no action against Bongi Mbonambi who allegedly called Tom Curry a white c*** during the semi final last weekend. And nobody makes a fuss.

I can't help wondering what outrage would have been expressed by all and sundry if the name calling had been reversed.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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