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Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by JP14 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:13 am

The World Cup starts today!! Japan vs Russia is a one-side affair but will be still be entertaining nonetheless.
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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by Mark62 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:38 am

Just said on the telly that Russia lost to jersey in a warm up match

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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by chewbacca » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:27 pm

Not as one sided as expected. Russian fitness seems the main issue.
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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by Mark62 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:30 pm

chewbacca wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Not as one sided as expected. Russian fitness seems the main issue.
Agreed. Russians seem inspired Japan seem nervous. Not the highest quality game you’ll ever see.
Japanese 8 looks useful and right wing just scored a hat trick

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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:19 pm

Thought the Russian No7 and Wings looked pretty handy

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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by JP14 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:44 pm

Yes the Russian No7 is very highly rated by Squidge Rugby, but he worships Alun Wyn Jones so take that for what you will.
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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by TigerBoy1880 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:34 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:38 am
Just said on the telly that Russia lost to jersey in a warm up match
That’s correct. They did.

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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by glenn » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:10 am

Russia really are only there by default.

After spain, Portugal and Romania fielded ineligible players they were kicked out..... I do wonder if this should happen to sarries if they are found hilltop have played over the odds????

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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by JP14 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:46 am

Big difference World Rugby were kicking out Tier 2 minnows, not Premiership Rugby trying to kick out the European Champions Saracens.
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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by JP14 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:49 am

Disgusting officiation that lead to Aussie victory, World Rugby would rather maintain the status quo than maintain the laws.
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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by Mark62 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:32 am

Early signs are that Argentina may have found their scrummaging legs. Certainly holding their own against France

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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by Mark62 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:35 am

JP14 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:49 am
Disgusting officiation that lead to Aussie victory, World Rugby would rather maintain the status quo than maintain the laws.
I haven’t seen the first half yet but there was a reference made to an incident with Hodge.

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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by Mark62 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:43 am

French backs starting to purr outside their young half backs

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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by JP14 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:12 am

France quite lucky, but refereeing was poor for both sides.
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Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Post by Mark62 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:34 am

JP14 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:12 am
France quite lucky, but refereeing was poor for both sides.
Thought Gardner did ok

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