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by Jacko27
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 1021
Views: 36982

Re: Lions 2021

I'm sure AWJ's tears were genuine ( he's a passionate man perhaps playing his finale) and maybe professional Northern Hemisphere rugby players do still think of Lions' selection as the "pinnacle" but when I look at the 15 names who started the 3rd Test on Saturday, my gut feeling is that it was no s...
by Jacko27
Sun Aug 08, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 1021
Views: 36982

Re: Lions 2021

Was it really worth it? I'm sure the players and officials were well paid and I guess that Sky managed to wrap enough advertising around the coverage but tbh it was a pretty joyless experience watching it. The Boks first try in the 2nd Test and Russell's transformative effect on Lions' play in the 3...
by Jacko27
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Top 3 Earners from Each Premiership Club - A list from 'The Ruck'.
Replies: 24
Views: 3349

Re: Top 3 Earners from Each Premiership Club - A list from 'The Ruck'.

The "league table" is quite interesting and the club that stands out for me, is Quins. They seemed to have achieved their success without (essentially) a head coach and without splashing the cash. That earns a cheer from me!
by Jacko27
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LCFC plans
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

LCFC plans

Do we think that the ambitious plans announced by Leicester City Football Club have implications for us? The main features of the plans include increasing capacity to 40,000 and the construction of a 220 bed hotel. They are just plans at the moment; they could be modified and they may never happen b...
by Jacko27
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21
Replies: 1389
Views: 132965

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Too naffng cold for more than a year!
by Jacko27
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 1021
Views: 36982

Re: Lions 2021

Whenever a Lions team is published a question always seems to pop up in my mind. (Firstly full disclosure: I am a Lions sceptic always have been. It seems faintly ridiculous to me that four home nations gang up to play one SH nation). Anyway the question I ask myself is would that selected Lions tea...
by Jacko27
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: THIS WEEKS RUGBY - 07-11th July 2021 - MATCH THREAD
Replies: 61
Views: 1953

Re: THIS WEEKS RUGBY - 07-11th July 2021 - MATCH THREAD

I see that Murimurivalu was yellow carded and that both he and Nadolo were off the pitch before the end. Anyone know whether their departure was tactical or injury-related?
by Jacko27
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 1021
Views: 36982

Re: Lions 2021

Yes but Popeye was always saved in the nick of time by his trusty can of spinach and a blow on his pipe!
by Jacko27
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lions 2021
Replies: 1021
Views: 36982

Re: Lions 2021

Cancelled. It was always as daft an idea as a football tour of Brazil or a cricket tour of India. It was a daft idea driven by the public's (understandable) desire to "return to normality" before it was remotely possible and, I assume, media companies' greed
by Jacko27
Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Canada - 10th July 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 5601

Re: England VS Canada - 10th July 2021

Nice front row!
Nice half backs!
Nice back line!
And the Second Row won't let anyone down!
by Jacko27
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Best Wishes , Miles Harrison
Replies: 5
Views: 1533

Re: Best Wishes , Miles Harrison

Sorry to hear this. I met him once at The Stoop - years ago - when he and Stuart Barnes were covering tbe Quins/Tigers match. We'd arrived early at the ground and he was standing outside the commentary box. He was very chatty, very friendly - seemed a regular guy with no media person aloofness.
by Jacko27
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Developments in NZ
Replies: 25
Views: 2116

Re: Developments in NZ

Big boys. Props & Locks presumably!
by Jacko27
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Play Offs...
Replies: 209
Views: 6300

Re: The Play Offs...

Harlequins and Exeter - right finalists for me. Harlequins for the most fantastic come back in play off history ( don't think that's hyperbole!) and rather pleased that Bristol got their comeuppance after the last ten minutes of our game. And I'm an Exeter fan ( after us, of course) because in an ag...
by Jacko27
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 63
Views: 2975

Re: United Rugby Championship

Tbh I hadn't fully grasped that Super Rugby had shrunk down to just being an Anzac competition. As far as I can understand it the new plans are intended to be permanent and not just interim Covid measures.
by Jacko27
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship
Replies: 63
Views: 2975

Re: United Rugby Championship

As I understand it the four 'big" South African franchises will replace the current two. The players are going to be spending a lot of time in aeroplanes!