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by BFG
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Non-England World cup thread 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 8222

Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Robespierre wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Ireland so boring.
I thought so.
by BFG
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Non-England World cup thread 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 8222

Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Scott1 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:57 am
Very good reffing,just a yellow
Weren't too shabby was it.
It is a shame though that Sir is far more strict on Samoa slowing down off feet at the ruck then he is for the Irish.
by BFG
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2529

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

If you have an issue with this you have never witnessed a bad one. You can have contingency plans for Typhoon season but not for a storm that is looking like the biggest since 1958. It’s not just about when it hits, it’s the aftermath. It’s about dealing with fatalities, injuries, extensive damage ...
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2529

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

And of course there were no international fixtures that are always played in the Southern Hemisphere in our summer months, which were actually less than normal this year. Come on BFG I’m sure you’re really an intelligent man, take off your blinkers and look at the bigger picture. It’s unfortunate b...
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2529

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

Yet again you miss the point, they were prepared for typhoons just not one of never before magnitude. But then again why let the facts get in the way, and to answer your other point, it is always played at this time of year to fit in with the world rugby calendar Mark I think the Prem final was on ...
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2529

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

Plan what? The rules? It’s nothing to do with Japan not being able to move matches, it’s a World Rugby rule. They could have had 100 years to plan it but it will still be irrelevant as there’s a rule in place. It’s funny how I’ve not seen one single comment anywhere from the day it was announced th...
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2529

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

It’s because the World Rugby rules state that if a pool game is not started then the match is cancelled and a result of 0-0 is given. Japan would be able to move the games but World Rugby rules don’t allow it. They've only had ten years to plan it! :emb: Plan what? The rules? It’s nothing to do wit...
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2529

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

One match less to play for those cancelled makes a mockery of the entire tournament. Thousands of fans probably spent years saving thousands of pounds to attend. Never made much sense holding it there at this time. Their global season will eventually come about one way or another. So you feel that ...
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2529

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

TigerBoy1880 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:13 pm

It’s because the World Rugby rules state that if a pool game is not started then the match is cancelled and a result of 0-0 is given. Japan would be able to move the games but World Rugby rules don’t allow it.
They've only had ten years to plan it! :emb:
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2529

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

One match less to play for those cancelled makes a mockery of the entire tournament.
Thousands of fans probably spent years saving thousands of pounds to attend.
Never made much sense holding it there at this time.
Their global season will eventually come about one way or another.
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Canada Embarrassing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2501

Re: Canada Embarrassing?

If England and Ireland played Spain and Romania on a regular basis the tier one teams would insist on getting tier one money with crumbs left over for the opposition. There is more chance of 6 Nations countries paying NOT to have to play such matches as they would be financially much better off pla...
by BFG
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Canada Embarrassing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2501

Re: Canada Embarrassing?

The occasional mismatch of England v Spain in a rare random draw is one thing but to promote it as a regular occurence would be dreadful. People complain about the lack of competition from Italy. I think Russia and Georgia have yet to beat an Emerging Italy, never mind Saxons or Wolfhounds, let alo...
by BFG
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Canada Embarrassing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2501

Re: Canada Embarrassing?

Another joke of a match this morning.
64 minutes and the Scots are winning 47-0.
What a complete waste of time.
The Scots can even afford a shocker of a forward pass which the so called best ref completely missed and had to rescued by the TMO.
by BFG
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: PRC Round 3 - Bath vs Tigers
Replies: 110
Views: 10246

Re: PRC Round 3 - Bath vs Tigers

While it might be deemed unsporting to ruin a good argument with facts, the laws do state clearly that a player must be brought to ground AND held in order for a tackle to have taken place. Thus, a player 'ankle tapped' or in any way otherwise brought to ground who is not ALSO being held, is not ta...
by BFG
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: PRC Round 3 - Bath vs Tigers
Replies: 110
Views: 10246

Re: PRC Round 3 - Bath vs Tigers

I don’t mean for this to sound facetious but what about a tap tackle? If a player is tapped around their ankles and falls to the floor, does that mean they need to release the ball as that’s never been the case in any rugby game I’ve ever watched or played in. With a tap tackle, the player has alwa...