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by biffer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: TMO question
Replies: 17
Views: 2678

Re: TMO question

I may have missed something, but when did the question the ref asks change. Noticed this World Cup that instead of the "any reason I cannot " type questions now they are saying " on field decision is/not a try". Better in my opinion Agreed. As I've said many times, the question should be "This is m...
by biffer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England in the 6N
Replies: 131
Views: 8509

Re: England in the 6N

Much to my chagrin, I think England may be in for a period of dominance in the 6Ns. The squad is still relatively young, especially compared to the Welsh and Irish. Ireland will be losing Best, Cronin, Healy, Ryan, O'Mahony, Murray, Sexton, Earls, Kearney in the near future, and although they have a...
by biffer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Rip Off Plastic Beer Mugs
Replies: 50
Views: 5011

Re: New Rip Off Plastic Beer Mugs

My younger Daughter went to see the American Football last Sunday, at the new Tottenham football stadium, Hot Dog cost £9.95, Pint cost £8, should we consider ourselves lucky? :smt022 Went to a couple of baseball games in the US this summer, beer $9-12 a pop. .......and presumably that was for a sm...
by biffer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Rip Off Plastic Beer Mugs
Replies: 50
Views: 5011

Re: New Rip Off Plastic Beer Mugs

LE18 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:00 am
My younger Daughter went to see the American Football last Sunday, at the new Tottenham football stadium, Hot Dog cost £9.95, Pint cost £8, should we consider ourselves lucky? :smt022
Went to a couple of baseball games in the US this summer, beer $9-12 a pop.
by biffer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: debate about high tackling
Replies: 24
Views: 1629

Re: debate about high tackling

JP14 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Jumping into a tackle is illegal, at the lower levels referees I have come across penalise wingers for leaping or skipping to prevent the tap tackle. Something that I do not see on TV.
I've never been sure about that last bit - that's jumping away from a tackle, not into one, surely?
by biffer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: debate about high tackling
Replies: 24
Views: 1629

Re: debate about high tackling

The game is about contact and a contest for the ball, high or clothesline type tackles have always been illegal, a tackle round the neck is illegal, a tackle round the chest the then slips up maybe slips of the ball or perhaps the tackled person raises his arms or lowers his head making the tackle ...
by biffer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: debate about high tackling
Replies: 24
Views: 1629

Re: debate about high tackling

I don't see any shoeing at the ruck any more, rarely see a dangerous challenge in the air these days, nor a spear tackle, no confusion with players there. So give it another few more months then finally the coaches/players mindsets will adapt as per the previous references and all this will be forg...
by biffer
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New Rip Off Plastic Beer Mugs
Replies: 50
Views: 5011

Re: New Rip Off Plastic Beer Mugs

While we're talking about the bars.... i was refused drinks on Saturday because I was buying a round of 6 drinks. Apparently there is a limit of 4 per person this year. Why provide cups that can be stacked then not allow you to buy a round of more than 4 drinks! Well that's not great, surely with c...
by biffer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2930

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

I just don't understand how a country with the resources and infrastructure of Japan can't move the games, especially with 4 or 5 days notice. You'd imagine the cost of such a manoeuvre would be at least partially covered by not having to forfeit TV revenues. I'm worried that England are going into...
by biffer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Non-England World cup thread 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 10037

Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Starting to look like Scotland will be the first country ever eliminated from a World Cup by a Typhoon.
by biffer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?
Replies: 122
Views: 9600

Re: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?

So opinion is divided and we don’t all think the same way.what a terrible world we live in.
by biffer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?
Replies: 122
Views: 9600

Re: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?

No arms challenge he was lucky to get away with v Tonga as well.

Yellow card v the Blues in super rugby this season.
by biffer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?
Replies: 122
Views: 9600

Re: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?

Mark62 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:30 am
biffer wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:28 am
Mark62 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:21 am


When has been sanctioned previously for high hits
He’s been repeatedly sanctioned for no arms hits so it appears tackling technique is a long standing issue.
When certainly not the past season
Well, about half an hour ago for a start.
by biffer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?
Replies: 122
Views: 9600

Re: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?

If someone has been sanctioned once or twice they might be capable of learning, but when it happens again and again, it’s gifficult tobelive they will. When has been sanctioned previously for high hits He’s been repeatedly sanctioned for no arms hits so it appears tackling technique is a long stand...
by biffer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?
Replies: 122
Views: 9600

Re: Is Lavanini going to be a liability?

If someone has been sanctioned once or twice they might be capable of learning, but when it happens again and again, it’s difficult to believe they will.