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What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by Robespierre » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:26 pm

I'll not be alone with this gripe:

Referees correctly insist that in line-outs, hookers throw the ball in straight to ensure that the opposing side can compete for the ball, should they choose.
Why oh why does the set scrum not follow the same principle? In my younger playing days as a hooker you had a chance of a strike against the head, but today it's just an utter farce.
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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by Wayne Richardson Fan Club » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:35 pm

The snide holding on to an opponent as you won't get a slap these days, football style celebrations, shouting in an opponents face when they make an error.

Basically a lot if Itojes game.

Not necessary or rugby....don't forget the old phrase "Rugby a game for Hooligans played by gentlemen"
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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by glenn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:35 pm

Advantage... Just how long and how many phases is advantage

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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by Dangerous4 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:37 pm

I agree. When does one see any balls taken against the head in a scrum, by the other side? It used to happen, but not any more.

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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by strawclearer » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:43 pm

Jiffy on commentary.
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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by Robespierre » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:54 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Jiffy on commentary.
:smt003 Luckily for me, they don't employ him on French television!!!
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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by ginge » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:56 pm

The Breakdown lottery..

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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by JP14 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:58 pm

Nick Mullins commentating, dumbs himself down and treats the viewers as if they have an iq of lower than 70.
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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by Mark62 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:17 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Nick Mullins commentating, dumbs himself down and treats the viewers as if they have an iq of lower than 70.
Completely disagree he is by far the best rugby commentator on the television

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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by Mark62 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:21 pm

Social media experts who haven’t got a clue and can’t be bothered to read previous posts that would answer their question

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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by JP14 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:30 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:17 pm
JP14 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Nick Mullins commentating, dumbs himself down and treats the viewers as if they have an iq of lower than 70.
Completely disagree he is by far the best rugby commentator on the television
It’s my opinion if you think that then cool, I don’t like either of BT’s commenators to be honest.
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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by Mark62 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:50 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:17 pm
JP14 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Nick Mullins commentating, dumbs himself down and treats the viewers as if they have an iq of lower than 70.
Completely disagree he is by far the best rugby commentator on the television
It’s my opinion if you think that then cool, I don’t like either of BT’s commenators to be honest.
Compared to Butler they are a joy to listen to.
As you say it’s personal preference I couldn’t abide Bill McClaren a lot of the time. Other people thought he was a broadcasting genius

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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by JP14 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:59 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:50 pm
JP14 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:17 pm


Completely disagree he is by far the best rugby commentator on the television
It’s my opinion if you think that then cool, I don’t like either of BT’s commenators to be honest.
Compared to Butler they are a joy to listen to.
As you say it’s personal preference I couldn’t abide Bill McClaren a lot of the time. Other people thought he was a broadcasting genius
Well there you go then, I like Butler.
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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by northerntiger » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:02 pm

Not being able to ruck

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Re: What gets your goat in the rugby of today?

Post by fentiger » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:03 pm

JP14 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Mark62 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:50 pm
JP14 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:30 pm

It’s my opinion if you think that then cool, I don’t like either of BT’s commenators to be honest.
Compared to Butler they are a joy to listen to.
As you say it’s personal preference I couldn’t abide Bill McClaren a lot of the time. Other people thought he was a broadcasting genius
Well there you go then, I like Butler.
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