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by Not a jock
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Romain Poite
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: Romain Poite

I loved his reply to James Haskell in an England vs Italy match a few years ago. Italy refused to engage in a maul/ruck at a lineout so it was open play and no offside. Haskell asks what England can do. Poite replies, "I'm not the coach." Classic.
by Not a jock
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: World Cup every two years?
Replies: 21
Views: 1210

Re: World Cup every two years?

Most sports now have an elite professional arm and a mass participation amateur side, for example, golf, tennis, boxing, cricket etc with the gulf between them getting ever wider. I suspect rugby union is following cricket in having a commercially successful top tier (ie internationals of various fo...
by Not a jock
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Place kick position & trigonometry
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Place kick position & trigonometry

The kicker is always range limited, these days with instep rather than straight toe on kicking there is always a curve to the kick and the ball is also affected by the wind and rain not to mention whether the kicker is left or right footed and from which touch line the kick is from. The only answer...
by Not a jock
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Place kick position & trigonometry
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Place kick position & trigonometry

During a lull in the Olympics coverage of the 7s, I couldn't help wondering how far back from the try line the place kicker should place the ball / T to maximize the chances of a successful conversion. Cue laptop, Excel and some Maths that's been dormant for many years. Assuming the kicker is not ra...
by Not a jock
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: BRISTOL (H) - 5th June 2021 (NO CITINGS)
Replies: 590
Views: 26142

Re: BRISTOL (H) - 5th June 2021

There's a good write-up of the last 15 mins or so in the Torygraph:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... gniter-rhr
by Not a jock
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Euro Quarter finals
Replies: 158
Views: 4956

Re: Euro Quarter finals

Were the Simmonds brothers playing yesterday? Just perhaps Eddie knows they can't step up level or two to be successful internationally. Ewers on the other hand was very prominent.
by Not a jock
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 1546
Views: 52295

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

I wish people would stop moaning about the referees. Presumably they are the best available and given lots of feedback on their performance. If they aren't the best, who are they and why aren't they being used? Supposing through some quirk of history the balls were coated in Teflon. None of the play...
by Not a jock
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 NATIONS 2021
Replies: 1546
Views: 52295

Re: 6 NATIONS 2021

The team and player statistics are on the six Nations website: https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/statistics/ They don't say how many times a team kicked the ball but it does give distance kicked. On that basis England didn't kick more and the the supposed best two teams kicked the most. England very l...
by Not a jock
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21
Replies: 1746
Views: 174990

Re: Transfers & Rumours Non-Tigers 2020-21

Great news for Bath nightclubs just as they re-open after lockdown.
by Not a jock
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Has Rugby Got a Refereeing Problem?
Replies: 71
Views: 3711

Re: Has Rugby Got a Refereeing Problem?

MCC is spot on. There are so many posters on here wearing Tigers tinted glasses who complain about any and every decision given against us, however minor and inconsequential they may be. I often wonder how they can take in the game and be on the keyboard so much at the same time. Maybe therein lies...
by Not a jock
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Has Rugby Got a Refereeing Problem?
Replies: 71
Views: 3711

Re: Has Rugby Got a Refereeing Problem?

Perhaps the question should be posed the other way round ie has refereeing a problem with rugby (union)? Too many rules and too complicated rules to be applied consistently by refs from different cultures, countries, experience etc. For example, even Nige and Sir Ian can’t agree if it was, or wasn’t...
by Not a jock
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Non playing staff interfering with play
Replies: 51
Views: 3745

Re: Non playing staff interfering with play

I would ban the subs from the in goal area, esepcially when they flood into that area to celebrate a try being scored.

Too much gamemanship eg kicking the ball away after conceding a penalty. What happened to the 10m march back? Good to see Ross get penalised for his pat on Balmain's head.
by Not a jock
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Round 5 other fixtures
Replies: 103
Views: 5272

Re: Round 5 other fixtures

There were ten water carriers on the pitch at one stage. I doubt “army” is the appropriate collective noun for such people - perhaps “navy” , “fleet” or “armada” instead?

Whatever, this is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.
by Not a jock
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter overhyped?
Replies: 44
Views: 3101

Re: Exeter overhyped?

I'm sure we've been round the issue of revenue from gate receipts etc before. Last time, someone said that Exeter have the highest ticket prices in the league. Also, approximately one third of revenue is from gate receipts, the remainder being RFU hand-outs, TV, commercial activities etc. A friend o...
by Not a jock
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Matera hero to zero
Replies: 57
Views: 6215

Re: Matera hero to zero

At the risk of being slightly off-topic, when he was brought in as injury dispensation for Tom Croft, why did he only play eight games for Tigers?