Rugby World Cup 2007

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Rugby World Cup 2007

Postby JPF » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:51 pm

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Postby Bigtone53 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:08 pm

Exciting times for us rugby fanatics, athough the inevitable combination of the phrases ' England face uphill struggle' and 'Jonny Wilkinson injured' does not inspire local confidence. The Kiwis have to be the intelligent choice, but a betting man might go for the Aussies (12/1). We are at half time at the moment in a messy match between France and Argentina.
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Postby tarek » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:33 pm

Jeremy Clarkson wrote:Jonny Wilkinson is probably the best player in the world. It's a shame that his bones are made of glass


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Postby udosuk » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:13 am

The thing that caught my attention is England's sour baby cry about the new hi-tech ionised jerseys worn by the Aussies, South Africans and Japanese etc. Man it's just a shirt. Just stop being a cheapo and buy them for your players, instead of whining about it. If you don't want any help from your clothing you can play bare-foot in your underpants, but don't interfere with what others can wear or not.
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Postby udosuk » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:27 am

Very surprising to see England beat USA by only 28-10 and missed out on the bonus point. Either the Americans are that good or the Poms are in an offensive slump. Bet they could have scored that extra try with those "bionic jerseys".
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Postby tarek » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:39 am

The Australians just missed on having a 3 figure score.

I must confess that I watched England's football match rather than the rugby match (as both were aired at the same time:( ).

I think I made the correct decision.

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Postby udosuk » Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:13 am

Bad day for England. First in cricket they lost to Australia by 8 wickets with 5 overs to spare, then in rugby they were thrashed by South Africa by 36-0. Well at least you have the soccer to bragg about.
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Postby Bigtone53 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:56 pm

Bad day for England. First in cricket they lost to Australia by 8 wickets with 5 overs to spare, then in rugby they were thrashed by South Africa by 36-0. Well at least you have the soccer to bragg about.


We read over here about some Aussie Sports Administrator banging on about how obvious it is that in sporting terms at least, all Australians hate the Poms. I guess that I can see why.
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Postby udosuk » Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:25 pm

Well, congrats for your England team defeating Australia 12-10 in the quarterfinal of the Rugby World Cup 2007 in France. Your team earned you all the bragging right for now. Have to say we Aussies are somewhat used to the disappointments from our Rugby Union team, the "Wallabies". Good luck against the New Zealand All Blacks.

I guess it isn't a good season for all sporting teams I support. First our cricket team lost the Twenty20 match in the semifinal against India, then the in tennis they lost to Serbia and dropped out of the World Group. And not to mention all the teams/clubs I support in various leagues, such as AFL, NRL, and MLB where the New York Yankees are in a 0-2 hole against the Cleveland Indians thanks to a crappy performance from my favourite pitcher Chien-Ming Wang and a wave of bugs in game 2 which ruined their composure just when they were about to win...
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Postby Bigtone53 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:24 pm

Good luck against the New Zealand All Blacks.


Thanks, but they have to beat France first. Playing as I type! A bit disconcerting though to see the All Blacks playing in a pale Cambridge blue strip.
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Postby Bigtone53 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:56 pm

And indeed France won 20-18. Two absolutely amazing games on the same day.
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Postby udosuk » Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:33 am

Bigtone53 wrote:Two absolutely amazing games on the same day.

Yeah it's amazing. I guess you just can't assume any sporting results these days. The next thing we know South Africa and Argentina will also lose today, and the loyal punters who bet on England to repeat as champions will become a whole lot richer.:)
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Postby Bigtone53 » Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:51 pm

The next thing we know South Africa and Argentina will also lose today, and the loyal punters who bet on England to repeat as champions will become a whole lot richer.


Getting there:D
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Postby Chessmaster » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:19 am

How does rugby even work. Is it anything like American Football.
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Postby Bigtone53 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:05 pm

How does rugby even work. Is it anything like American Football.


In the same way that chess is like Snakes and Ladders:D
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