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Post by RogerLewis on Thu 22 Nov 2012, 5:51 pm

First topic message reminder :

Who is the thickest rugby player?

In Wales I always thought it was Andy Powell. One of my west Wales farmer customers told me today that it's actually Tavis Knoyle. Quite surprised to see a player in a reasonably intelligent position to be of the two planked variety.

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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 12:49 pm

Hound_of_Harrow wrote:
BristolDave wrote:
Hound_of_Harrow wrote:Brizzle Laugh

FFS get promoted back to the Prem OK

I miss the away trips to the Mem Sad

Some of us Wasps were having a bit of leg pulling with Haskell after the game in Mogliano. Can't be arsed to tell the details, but it went right over his head.

We're trying to Hound. Hit and miss at present. The Mem pasties are a thing of joy and idiots corner never changes.

Good luck Bris. OK

The Robin Hood's Retreat on the Gloucester Road for a pint, or several, when you make it back. Miss the Bris fans, and the pasties.

Back on topic. Apparrently Cullen was nicknamed 'beer bottle'.

Nothing from the neck up.
Wink

Cullen's "beer-bottle" nickname was made up by Eric Rush in Rush's first book - a deliberate WUM by Rush that stuck.
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Post by HERSH on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 7:58 pm

On today's evidence it has to be Robshaw.

What a plank.
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Post by RogerLewis on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:01 pm

HERSH wrote:On today's evidence it has to be Robshaw.

What a plank.

Priestland just overtook him to top spot.

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Post by Peter Seabiscuit Wheeler on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:10 pm

RogerLewis wrote:
HERSH wrote:On today's evidence it has to be Robshaw.

What a plank.

Priestland just overtook him to top spot.

He was following Gatlands gameplan. He just wins the award for sh1ttest execution of basic skills

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Post by RogerLewis on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:11 pm

True.

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Post by charliehesketh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:12 pm

Mark Regan is still not very bright and not very pleasant.

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Post by thebluesmancometh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:15 pm

Just to add a defence of Robshaw...

SA have conceded 1 try in 3 games, England never looked like threatening the try line, and Farells boot is very solid!!! If the restart had been taken cleanly England wouldve worked their way into SA's half and the chance of a penalty would far outweigh the chances of scoring a try.

I would be far more worried about the players questioning Robshaw, Farell taking weigh too long to convert and Botha the plank for the restart

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Post by charliehesketh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:36 pm

thebluesmancometh wrote:Just to add a defence of Robshaw...

SA have conceded 1 try in 3 games, England never looked like threatening the try line, and Farells boot is very solid!!! If the restart had been taken cleanly England wouldve worked their way into SA's half and the chance of a penalty would far outweigh the chances of scoring a try.

I would be far more worried about the players questioning Robshaw, Farell taking weigh too long to convert and Botha the plank for the restart

Agreed. The kicking tee seemed to take forever to come on. Very easy for bystanding journo's et al to take a pop. The strange thing being I wasn't a CR fan, and now find myself defending him.

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Post by thebluesmancometh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:43 pm

Me too, I mean asking the ref to chang ehis mind isn't a great thing to do, then thinking for 40 seconds before discussing it with a colleague.

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Post by anotherworldofpain on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:47 pm

Well McCaw called for the scrum on his own 22 in extra time against Australia and NZ got into position for drop goal 10 seconds later.

Sometimes it's not the decision of the captain but the ability of the team. Shall we say his ambition outmatched his team's ability to deliver his vision?

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Post by thebluesmancometh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:49 pm

Well if the kiwis went for a drop goal it was because of their inability to score a try Laugh

Mccaws decision was ambition outmatched his team's ability to deliver his vision?

Cheeky cheeky

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Post by Peter Seabiscuit Wheeler on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:52 pm

charliehesketh wrote:
thebluesmancometh wrote:Just to add a defence of Robshaw...

SA have conceded 1 try in 3 games, England never looked like threatening the try line, and Farells boot is very solid!!! If the restart had been taken cleanly England wouldve worked their way into SA's half and the chance of a penalty would far outweigh the chances of scoring a try.

I would be far more worried about the players questioning Robshaw, Farell taking weigh too long to convert and Botha the plank for the restart

Agreed. The kicking tee seemed to take forever to come on. Very easy for bystanding journo's et al to take a pop. The strange thing being I wasn't a CR fan, and now find myself defending him.

Yeah I assume it took a while to come on because noone could believe he'd want one

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Post by charliehesketh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:56 pm

I get your cheeky stance :-) but no excuse for the delay - the time taken may well have been the deciding factor. Penalty awarded -> a kick at goal was one of the option -> tee should have been ready.

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Post by Peter Seabiscuit Wheeler on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 8:58 pm

well that just shows a lack of experience and preparation.

"Sir" Johnny wouldve had a specially prepared ball ready let alone a kicking tee.

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Post by Guest on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 9:00 pm

Remember, England got slated last week for not taking the kicks to catch up with the Oz score. 1 week on and they're slated for actually doing it!

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Post by thebluesmancometh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 9:00 pm

Ye it was definately more time taken and unconvincing decision than the decision itself, lets be honest Wales did similar to Ireland and if England had managed to get another shot at goal we'd all be praising his foresight.

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Post by GLove39 on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 9:01 pm

Sure it's probably been mentioned, but the entire Scotland squad, each and every one of them thick as wood furious

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Post by charliehesketh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 9:02 pm

Absolutely ! Sir Jonny "be prepared" Wilkinson. Some of us are still worshipping the "old religion" Wink

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Post by Peter Seabiscuit Wheeler on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 9:08 pm

Griff wrote:Remember, England got slated last week for not taking the kicks to catch up with the Oz score. 1 week on and they're slated for actually doing it!

Its all about the timings. Last week there was 20 plus minutes left, this time there was less than 3.. 30 seconds of which SA could hang on to the ball for before even taking the restart plus the time it takes to make the decision and take the kick. Only a few minutes earlier they had turned down a kickable penalty to get that field position.

And again its not just the actual decisions made, its the manner in which they were made and the panic on Robshaws face. Lancster has admitted in his interviews that that they dont really plan for this kind of thing and that he leaves it up to the captain to make his own mind up...which really smacks of amateurism.

Every pundit on the two channels Ive watched, all experienced former internationals or and/coaches, was baffled by the decision making in both cases. Once is one thing...twice just shows he isnt cut out for this, and that Lancasters approach is naive.

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Post by thomh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 9:10 pm

Peter Seabiscuit Wheeler wrote:
Griff wrote:Remember, England got slated last week for not taking the kicks to catch up with the Oz score. 1 week on and they're slated for actually doing it!

Its all about the timings. Last week there was 20 plus minutes left, this time there was less than 3.. 30 seconds of which SA could hang on to the ball for before even taking the restart plus the time it takes to make the decision and take the kick. Only a few minutes earlier they had turned down a kickable penalty to get that field position.

And again its not just the actual decisions made, its the manner in which they were made and the panic on Robshaws face. Lancster has admitted in his interviews that that they dont really plan for this kind of thing and that he leaves it up to the captain to make his own mind up...which really smacks of amateurism.

Every pundit on the two channels Ive watched, all experienced former internationals or and/coaches, was baffled by the decision making in both cases. Once is one thing...twice just shows he isnt cut out for this, and that Lancasters approach is naive.

In fairness, that one was on the very edge of Farrell's range. Andy Farrell criticised Owen for taking kicks that long when they played Scotland in the 6N.

That said, if you miss then you just get the ball back from the 22 drop-out anyway, so may have been worth a shot.

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Post by charliehesketh on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 9:34 pm

Good and well-put points ... we need to walk a game in their boots ... then we'd definitely lose !

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Post by 21st Century Schizoid Man on Sun 25 Nov 2012, 1:40 am

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Post by George Carlin on Sun 25 Nov 2012, 11:49 am

Danny Grewcock for me.

It seems he was always at a loss to work out why a game of rugby had broken out in the middle of his mixed martal arts bout.
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