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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne 10 Sep 23 12.32pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Yes, but yesterday - notwithstanding the sending off - I cannot remember england conceding so few penalties. Their discipline was superb.

I agree, I think it was their superb discipline and the Argies lack of it that won them the game, because obviously it wasn’t free flowing Rugby.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 10 Sep 23 12.37pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

Yes, but yesterday - notwithstanding the sending off - I cannot remember england conceding so few penalties. Their discipline was superb.

Yeah, i agree, but that may be because The argies were cr@p. One thing i have noticed that along with the TMO, referee's are referring their decisions to the TMO Bunker or 'foul play review process' basically a VAR for Rugby Union

 


This operation, will make the 'Charge Of The Light Brigade' seem like a simple military exercise.

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 10 Sep 23 10.06pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


Really good game Wales v Fiji. Unfortunate for the lad at the end who would've given them a chance to kick for the win.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 11 Sep 23 7.39am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

In the England game it looked to me as though Argentina came into the game with a better record, when Curry got sent off at around 7 minutes & the Argentinian fellah only got a Yellow (10 min sin bin for his indiscretion I think the Argies thought we were going to collapse & it was going to be a walkover for them - the first George Ford drop goal I think really took them by surprise & they never recovered.

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 11 Sep 23 7.55am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by JRW2

I agree that the laws have become a nightmare, but, to be fair, the commentary teams are getting very good at explaining the referees' decisions, often with the help of a quick replay pf the incident in question.

That's fine for the armchair fan, but not when you've paid good money to attend.

Also, though I didn't watch either 'live', I understand that even the ITV commentators and pundits couldn't explain why an England player was sent off by some off-field decision-maker for no more than an accidental clash of heads whereas a South African in an almost-identical incident wasn't even subject to review.

 


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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 11 Sep 23 8.01am Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

I sympathise - my other half is a Kiwi and also has eyes for the rugby players.

While I can't do anything about my height ( 5'11'' ), I've been steadily working my way towards 20st. over the last few years.

Your Haka's come on leaps and bounds,mind. You never got served that quick in the Victory with just a please and thank you.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 11 Sep 23 8.49am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle


Really good game Wales v Fiji. Unfortunate for the lad at the end who would've given them a chance to kick for the win.

That was a cracker yesterday.

Wales look dangerous in attack but defence looked a bit shaky at times. That said, it was a very good Fiji side who were it not for a trademark rush of blood to the head may have got their try at the death.

I was very impressed with England. I thought discipline and general maturity would be our weakest feature, which looked perfectly scripted with Curry's (dubious IMHO) sending off so early on although I respect demz da rulez.

Showed a fantastic, tactical display with Ford earning himself a potential knighthood. Japan will be a problem but a good performance there may restore a lot of hope.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 11 Sep 23 10.47am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by YT

That's fine for the armchair fan, but not when you've paid good money to attend.

Also, though I didn't watch either 'live', I understand that even the ITV commentators and pundits couldn't explain why an England player was sent off by some off-field decision-maker for no more than an accidental clash of heads whereas a South African in an almost-identical incident wasn't even subject to review.

I would honestly suggest it's not only incompetence but genuine bias. There's no other way to explain the constant inconsistencies. Rugby is one sport where the officiating makes the Premier League look good.
The Wales/ Fiji game was the same - good game - yet the two teams where treated differently by the ref. Anything Fiji did - yellow card. Anything Wales did - warning.
What England need to do is go far despite the ref. Which they've already started on. Ireland are the darlings - seemingly immune to the rules.

 


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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 11 Sep 23 11.38am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I would honestly suggest it's not only incompetence but genuine bias. There's no other way to explain the constant inconsistencies. Rugby is one sport where the officiating makes the Premier League look good.
The Wales/ Fiji game was the same - good game - yet the two teams where treated differently by the ref. Anything Fiji did - yellow card. Anything Wales did - warning.
What England need to do is go far despite the ref. Which they've already started on. Ireland are the darlings - seemingly immune to the rules.

I couldn't have put it better myself (apart from the paragraph about the Wales match; I didn't watch it so I can't comment).

 


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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 11 Sep 23 11.41am Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

England - Flattered to deceive. no Tries vs a mistake ridden Argentina. I Get they were a man down, but still didn't look good.

Wales - held Fiji at bay (with some immense tackling) until both Sides were down To 14 men and then crumbled. Embarrassingly reverted to delaying tactics and cynical fouls which they should have been penalised for. In the end it worked. just.

neither team will get far.

 


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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 14 Sep 23 2.53pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

I keep meaning to look up the rules of rugby union because most of the time I haven't a clue as to why the ref. makes the decisions he does, part from the law against passing the ball forward.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 14 Sep 23 5.17pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I couldn't have put it better myself (apart from the paragraph about the Wales match; I didn't watch it so I can't comment).

One game worth watching on catch up. A cracker.

 

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