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Post by tigertattie on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:23 pm

It's been a while since it was done and I'm bored at work Whistle

We're picking a match day squad of 23 from the animal kingdom that are mammals. This means no picking blue whales for the scrum (coz they'd not be effective on land) and you can't cheat by having a bird on the wing to fly over everyone else!

You can only pick one position to fill (to give everyone a chance). If you think you have a better idea for a position already filled, by all means let us know so we can argue about things to pass the time.

Mind it's just a laugh so the fact that some animals don't have hands to catch the ball is irrelevant.

I'll pick one first just to get the ball rolling, but it's going to be a sub just for the giggles.

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16. Rhino (Hooker replacement) Brought on after 60 mins to bring additional ball carrying and dynamism against a tiring opposition.
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Post by marty2086 on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:28 pm

3. Hippo Whistle

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Post by Scottrf on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:29 pm

7. Jackal.

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Post by LondonTiger on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:38 pm

Hmm, if only picking one....

How about:

9) Jack Russell Terrier - always yapping away

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:43 pm

Laidlaw does remind me a little of a meerkat.

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Post by greenandpleasantland on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:46 pm

No.8 Polar bear
The slightly smaller cousin to some modern day 8s.

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 12:53 pm

Yeah meerkat was the one that came to mind for 9.

As its been said already I'll go with a honey badger for 6

wikipedia wrote:It is primarily a carnivorous species and has few natural predators because of its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities.

Sounds a natural fit to me!

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Post by BamBam on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 1:00 pm

13. Horse

Powerful pacy line breaker at outside centre

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Post by tigertattie on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 1:01 pm

TheMildlyFranticLlama wrote:Yeah meerkat was the one that came to mind for 9.

As its been said already I'll go with a honey badger for 6

wikipedia wrote:It is primarily a carnivorous species and has few natural predators because of its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities.

Sounds a natural fit to me!

Most put him at 7 (he goes for the testicles apparently!)

Or at 14 due to Nick "The Honeybadger" Cummings
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 1:03 pm

4/5 - Camel & Girraffe - Or possibly Shire Horse....

1 or 3 - Musk Ox

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 1:05 pm

Sure he honey badger played on the wing for australia.

Obviously pit bull has to be in at hooker.

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Post by propdavid_london on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 1:11 pm

1. Silverback
2. Rhino
3. Hippo
4. Elephant
5. Giraffe
6.Warthog/Boar
7. Hyena
8. Grizzly


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Post by propdavid_london on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 1:12 pm

Size is a bit like the French pack...

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Re: Mammal Kingdom Match Day Squad

Post by cascough on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 1:21 pm

tigertattie wrote:

You can only pick one position to fill (to give everyone a chance).


propdavid_london wrote:1. Silverback
2. Rhino
3. Hippo
4. Elephant
5. Giraffe
6.Warthog/Boar
7. Hyena
8. Grizzly


My suggestion would be buffalo for number 6. Rampaging carrier, plus the you could even have them pack down in the tight 5 at scrum time to allow you to pick a taller, more lightweight mammal at lock.

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 1:31 pm

tigertattie wrote:
TheMildlyFranticLlama wrote:Yeah meerkat was the one that came to mind for 9.

As its been said already I'll go with a honey badger for 6

wikipedia wrote:It is primarily a carnivorous species and has few natural predators because of its thick skin and ferocious defensive abilities.

Sounds a natural fit to me!

Most put him at 7 (he goes for the testicles apparently!)

Or at 14 due to Nick "The Honeybadger" Cummings

But surely the 7 couldn't be anything other than the groundhog!

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 2:23 pm

All the big cattle come in to play aswell.
American Bison, African Buffalo, Gaur...absolutely monstrous animals..

Rhino at 8...be like Waldrom on the hoof!!

No mention of the big cats? Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, Leopard,

Cheetah on the wing.
Impala or Springbok on the other wing?

Wolverine?

Fox for 10?

Domestic Cat at 9...

African hunting dog at 7...bigger engine than Robshaw!

Polar Bear?

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Post by Scottrf on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 2:29 pm

Can tell you guys are rugby fans...nobody sticking to the rules!

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Post by tigertattie on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 2:33 pm

Scottrf wrote:Can tell you guys are rugby fans...nobody sticking to the rules!

Think Ritchie McCaw has a few usernames on this forum!
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Post by tigertattie on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 2:36 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:All the big cattle come in to play aswell.
American Bison, African Buffalo, Gaur...absolutely monstrous animals..

Rhino at 8...be like Waldrom on the hoof!!

No mention of the big cats? Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, Leopard,

Cheetah on the wing.
Impala or Springbok on the other wing?

Wolverine?

Fox for 10?

Domestic Cat at 9...

African hunting dog at 7...bigger engine than Robshaw!

Polar Bear?

I'd be putting a Tiger in at 6 myself. Imagine that thing chasing down the opposition over and over again. Pretty sure it would make a decent carrier going forward too!

The other option would be at 12!

Tigers are just pretty spectacular in general!
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Post by cascough on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 2:45 pm

tigertattie wrote:
GeordieFalcon wrote:All the big cattle come in to play aswell.
American Bison, African Buffalo, Gaur...absolutely monstrous animals..

Rhino at 8...be like Waldrom on the hoof!!

No mention of the big cats? Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, Leopard,

Cheetah on the wing.
Impala or Springbok on the other wing?

Wolverine?

Fox for 10?

Domestic Cat at 9...

African hunting dog at 7...bigger engine than Robshaw!

Polar Bear?

I'd be putting a Tiger in at 6 myself. Imagine that thing chasing down the opposition over and over again. Pretty sure it would make a decent carrier going forward too!

The other option would be at 12!

Tigers are just pretty spectacular in general!

These big game cats are lazy. Might get away with them in the backs. No chance at 6.

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Post by cascough on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 2:47 pm

I'm sure there's an old joke to be used here, something along the lines of...

Can't we just do what New Zealand do, and pick 15 cheetahs?

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Re: Mammal Kingdom Match Day Squad

Post by tigertattie on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 4:45 pm

So we're currently looking at

1. Musk Ox
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3. Hippo
4. Giraffe
5. Elephant
6. Honey badger
7. Jackal
8. Polar Bear

9. Jack Russell (Finn's wee brother?)
10. Fox
11. Cheetah
12. Tiger
13. Horse
14. Springbok
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16. Rhino
17. Silverback
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19. Buffalo
20. African Hunting Dog
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So we need a fullback, Hooker and bench cover for Loosehead and 3 back replacements! Given that the starting 9 and 10 are looking a bit weak in defense, might want to think of that
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Post by marty2086 on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 4:49 pm

Im sure this bull would know how to do a job at hooker



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Re: Mammal Kingdom Match Day Squad

Post by tigertattie on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 5:13 pm

marty2086 wrote:Im sure this bull would know how to do a job at hooker



Which bull are you talking about?
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Post by WELL-PAST-IT on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 7:55 pm

Got to be a chimpanzee at hooker, good at swinging between solid objects, much stronger than they look, can throw well, unlike most mammals, always yapping to each other and has a thing about always playing with themselves, good for a hooker

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 8:01 pm

Wolf or Leopard at full back.
Both are fast, aggressive, powerful, agile....

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Post by Scottrf on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 10:13 pm

Not see the Cheetahs on Big Cats? I want them at FB.

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Post by Mr Bounce on Fri 19 Jan 2018, 11:02 pm

In an unusual suggestion, I'd like to go for a hybrid animal in the centres - much like the French use Bastereaud, I'd like to suggest a Liger, which is of course a Male Lion/Female Tiger cross. It grows bigger than either of its parent species, some weighing over 900lb.

They're quick, powerful and extremely difficult to stop. And like most backs, they think they're good looking too. kiss

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Post by tigertattie on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 9:25 am

so here we have it!

1. Musk Ox
2. Chimp
3. Hippo
4. Giraffe
5. Elephant
6. Honey badger
7. Jackal
8. Polar Bear

9. Jack Russell
10. Fox
11. Cheetah
12. Tiger
13. Horse
14. Springbok
15. Leopard

16. Rhino
17. Silverback
18. Rory Best's Bull
19. Sebastian Chabal
20. Buffalo
21. African Hunting Dog
22. Wolf
23. Liger
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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 9:34 am

tigertattie wrote:19. Sebastian Chabal

Laugh

Was this whole thread an elaborate setup for that tattie?

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Post by tigertattie on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 9:46 am

There was a space on the bench and couldn't help myself!
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Post by cascough on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 10:34 am

I've still got doubts about the blindside selection. I know the honey badger has the skill-set, but I'd question whether it has the height and weight for international rugby.

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Post by propdavid_london on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 10:37 am

cascough wrote:
tigertattie wrote:

You can only pick one position to fill (to give everyone a chance).


propdavid_london wrote:1. Silverback
2. Rhino
3. Hippo
4. Elephant
5. Giraffe
6.Warthog/Boar
7. Hyena
8. Grizzly


My suggestion would be buffalo for number 6. Rampaging carrier, plus the you could even have them pack down in the tight 5 at scrum time to allow you to pick a taller, more lightweight mammal at lock.  
Ooops - apologies

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 11:58 am

15. Blue whale.

What?

He's still a f**king mammal! Don't any of you watch Attenborough???

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Post by Scottrf on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:02 pm

SecretFly wrote:15.  Blue whale.

What?

He's still a f**king mammal!  Don't any of you watch Attenborough???

Not sure about the mobility on land.

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:07 pm

Scottrf wrote:
SecretFly wrote:15.  Blue whale.

What?

He's still a f**king mammal!  Don't any of you watch Attenborough???

Not sure about the mobility on land.
He's a blue whale, Scott. Stretch him out across the tryline and just watch them cheetahs try to get a ball across it. He can bloody go to sleep for all I care, defence is taken care of for the whole game.

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Post by Scottrf on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:10 pm

Would get pinged for a no arms tackle though.

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:21 pm

True. Didn't think of that. Forget the Blue Whale. And now he's under contract and I paid a fortune for him. Basterde agents!!!

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Post by The Oracle on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:58 pm

He'd also get pinged constantly for not rolling away.
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Post by cascough on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 12:59 pm

SecretFly wrote:True.  Didn't think of that.  Forget the Blue Whale.  And now he's under contract and I paid a fortune for him.  Basterde agents!!!

Plus, the gravity would ensure he suffocates under his own weight so he'd be fine for the opener, but I wouldn't bank on him for the grand slam decider.

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Post by lostinwales on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 1:02 pm

cascough wrote:
SecretFly wrote:True.  Didn't think of that.  Forget the Blue Whale.  And now he's under contract and I paid a fortune for him.  Basterde agents!!!

Plus, the gravity would ensure he suffocates under his own weight so he'd be fine for the opener, but I wouldn't bank on him for the grand slam decider.

Are there any rules on picking players who are already dead?

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Post by Scottrf on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 1:29 pm

lostinwales wrote:
cascough wrote:
SecretFly wrote:True.  Didn't think of that.  Forget the Blue Whale.  And now he's under contract and I paid a fortune for him.  Basterde agents!!!

Plus, the gravity would ensure he suffocates under his own weight so he'd be fine for the opener, but I wouldn't bank on him for the grand slam decider.

Are there any rules on picking players who are already dead?

Not seen AWJ play recently?

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Post by BamBam on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 1:30 pm

Laugh Yahoo

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Post by cascough on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 2:47 pm

lostinwales wrote:
cascough wrote:
SecretFly wrote:True.  Didn't think of that.  Forget the Blue Whale.  And now he's under contract and I paid a fortune for him.  Basterde agents!!!

Plus, the gravity would ensure he suffocates under his own weight so he'd be fine for the opener, but I wouldn't bank on him for the grand slam decider.

Are there any rules on picking players who are already dead?

Not sure. But the Liger and the Tiger lording it over the carcass is bound to cause friction. At best the rest of the team will be distracted from the task at hand and at worst there will be infighting. Hang on, who are we playing?

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 3:19 pm

Power and Speed!!

1 Musk Ox
2 African Buffalo
3 Hippo
4 Giraffe
5 Elephant
6 Lion
7 Grizzly Bear
8 Rhino

9 Thomsons Gazelle
10 Big Red Kangeroo
11 Cheetah
12 Polar Bear
13 Tiger
14 Pronghorn Antelope
15 Leopard

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Post by Scottrf on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 3:25 pm

Sorry to go all Attenborough but a Kangeroo isn't a mammal.

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Post by cascough on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 3:40 pm

Although Scott is correct in his thirst for detail, I'd say he is incorrect.

They are not placental mammals (the animals we generally consider to be mammals), but they are marsupial mammals, who both share a class of mammalia. Quite frankly though, if we leave the pesky Australians out then who will complain?

Great thread.

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Post by Scottrf on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 3:41 pm

I stand corrected.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 3:54 pm

Reptiles next ?

Komodo Dragon, Saltwater Croc...some power and aggression there!

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Post by SecretFly on Mon 22 Jan 2018, 4:10 pm

I'm surprised I haven't seen a donkey and a mule somewhere in amongst 1, 2 and 3. Try moving them boys forward, back or to the side when they don't want to do it. Even a rhino would lose his cool and get red carded trying to shift them.

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