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by Not a jock
Tue May 24, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO
Replies: 701
Views: 37321

Re: Tigers v Leinster (H) - Saturday 07th May 2022 - 5-30pm KO

The argument about spreading out the talent across 2/3/4 professional outfits versus 13 falls down when you consider the relative populations of E/W/S/I - England has 10-20 times the population of the others. I don't know the number of active players in each nation but assume it's somewhat reflectiv...
by Not a jock
Fri May 20, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Other Weekend Games - 20th to 22nd May 2022
Replies: 79
Views: 3102

Re: Other Weekend Games - 20th to 22nd May 2022

My better half just asked me who's on (BT) this evening to which I replied Shale Sarks. Any other sort-of spoonerisms?
by Not a jock
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Other Easter Weekend Games - 15th to 17th April 2022
Replies: 259
Views: 4661

Re: Other Easter Weekend Games - 15th to 17th April 2022

Just tuned in to Bears vs Sharks and now realise that SALE is an acronym. Not entirely sure what it means but could be South African Lancastrian Expats. Might not work though if they’re based in Cheshire.
by Not a jock
Thu Feb 17, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Law Changes
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Super Rugby Law Changes

How about a rainbow pack of cards? For example, blue for bad language, indigo for squint feeds/throws, green for playing in the USA, viole(n)t for fighting?
by Not a jock
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Romain Poite
Replies: 14
Views: 1669

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: 1334

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: 829

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: 829

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: 26785

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: 5035

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: 53015

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: 53015

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: 2030
Views: 217112

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: 3802

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: 3802

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...