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FlatSpinMan
09-07-2007, 08:16 AM
Well, teh big event is drawing near so I thought we should have athread for the five of us who actually give a $hit.
Please take a moment to answer the completely impartial poll question. If your guess is not represented please feel free to post it.

I'd ask posters to use the following heading if posting game scores soon after the game has been played so as not to enrage others living in less convenient time-zones - eg myself.

***WARNING: CONTAINS SCORES****

Good luck to one and all, I sincerely hope you lose and that the All Blacks claim what is rightfully theirs, you swine!

Cheers,
FlatSpinMan

FlatSpinMan
09-07-2007, 08:16 AM
Well, teh big event is drawing near so I thought we should have athread for the five of us who actually give a $hit.
Please take a moment to answer the completely impartial poll question. If your guess is not represented please feel free to post it.

I'd ask posters to use the following heading if posting game scores soon after the game has been played so as not to enrage others living in less convenient time-zones - eg myself.

***WARNING: CONTAINS SCORES****

Good luck to one and all, I sincerely hope you lose and that the All Blacks claim what is rightfully theirs, you swine!

Cheers,
FlatSpinMan

DKoor
09-07-2007, 08:23 AM
Blacks

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 10:31 AM
My heart says England, my head says Kiwi's, and I have a pain in my arse that says France.

Let's hope it's a great tourney.

EDCF_Rama
09-07-2007, 10:50 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
it's funny... just switch 1 and 3 and I have the exact same feeling... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
In any case, we'll all win in the third-half...

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 10:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">In any case, we'll all win in the third-half... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll drink to that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MEGILE
09-07-2007, 11:04 AM
USA

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 11:04 AM
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falling-bird
09-07-2007, 01:04 PM
You mean there's as many as five?

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ploughman
09-07-2007, 04:59 PM
Well I think we all need to doff our caps to France for being the good hosts and losing their first game to Argentina.

Bravo!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 05:26 PM
Well done, Pumas. Defineately the more 'up for it'. Thought Les Bleus lacking in the Gallic flair department. Good news for Ireland? We'll see.

Looking forward to seeing the U.S.A. team tomorrow - can't remember seeing them before. Any of our friends across the water care to tell us how big Rugby is out there?

buffscrum
09-07-2007, 06:20 PM
You can count me in among the interested half-dozen, from all the way over here in Montreal. All the previous RWC were on basic cable here but not this one, so all I'm going to see are Canada's games. Very, very annoyed with that. Before today's game, I would have put my northern hemisphere vote on France, but not now. Anytime France get upset I'm a happy camper. I really hope Ireland beat them and knock them out at the pool stage. American players tend to be big, and very physical. Their test team is mostly made of home-based amateurs. They only have a small handful of overseas pros,so they'll lack test level fitness, and their skill levels won't be great either. They've struggled recently, having suffered some real drubbings to Canada. If we can get them all together, 12 or 13 of our best starting XV will be made up of overseas pros.
If I really had to predict a winner, I'd love for England to retain, just to give all their critics two fingers, but they won't. The All Blacks look good again, but they've bottled it in the past, haven't they.

luftluuver
09-07-2007, 06:32 PM
buffscrum, Rogers has a promo going for Sentata. Not sure how long it will last but the France/Argentine game was on this afternoon. It is on channel 429 in my area.

skarden
09-07-2007, 06:40 PM
Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi !! Oi !! Oi !!

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buffscrum
09-07-2007, 08:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by luftluuver:
buffscrum, Rogers has a promo going for Sentata. Not sure how long it will last but the France/Argentine game was on this afternoon. It is on channel 429 in my area. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think you're getting the promo because Setanta just signed a deal with Rogers. I'm stuck with Videotron out here, so no joy. Thanks for the tip anyways. I'm going to have a look, just in case.

WTE_Googly
09-07-2007, 08:34 PM
Being a New Zealander, I'm supporting the All Blacks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif.



This thread needs a haka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83U_Vg1GRvA&mode=related&search=)

Gumtree
09-08-2007, 02:03 AM
Being an Aussie, I would love to see the Wallaby's get up but being realistic I feel the All Blacks will win, as long as they don't do there signature impersonation of the Boston Strangler and choke again.

What ever the result I just hope we get to see some running Rugby, another world cup of positional kicking will just kill me.

Phas3e
09-08-2007, 02:15 AM
Being a kiwi yes the All Blacks.. the country will go into national mourning if we lose again.

Watched the France, Argie game this morning, thought the Argentine defence was fantsatic they deserved the win.

Sturm_Williger
09-08-2007, 04:14 AM
I may live in the UK, but you never stop supporting the Boks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif !! ( and hating the All Blacks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif )

EDCF_Rama
09-08-2007, 06:29 AM
I agree Argentina deserved the victory, they played the right game (to beat the French).
France wasn't bad (in all game sectors, they performed quite well), but they played without imagination... they badly need a good tactician.

If they play the same game, they'll probably loose against Ireland, who's probably today the best European team.

But I think black T-shirts will seel well in France this automn.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

ploughman
09-08-2007, 01:04 PM
Good day eh?

Beat India by 7 wickets.

Beat Israel 3-0

Beat USA in the Rugby, (less convincing, nothing like the stuffing the Kiwis gave Italy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif).

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-08-2007, 02:28 PM
Good day, indeed. Don't think the 'boks are too worried by today's performance though. And we're stuck with McClaren for another game at least. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

FlatSpinMan
09-08-2007, 09:44 PM
Hah-hah! What a great night of rugby! I thought the All Blacks were looking really comfortable and sharp - when they scored they didn't seem to be doing anything special but then all of a sudden there were holes in the Italian defence and Black jerseys everywhere. Admittedly the Italians did roll over at the start. They stood up a bit better later on and that gave the NZers a good workout I thought. All in all, a great way to start the campaign.

As for the US vs Engalnd, I was completely won over by the pluck, dash and verve of the Americans. I always like an underdog anyway, but these guys did a stirling job against what was admittedly a remarkably ineffectual England. I just don't know why Josh Lewsey is in there - I have never seen him do much of anything, just stutter-step a bit to bleed off any speed he may have accidentally accrued before getting tackled.

Looks like the Boks will be leading that pool although it will be interesting to see what effect the Samoans and teh Tongans have on the two favourites. Don't know if they'll upset them but there could be a few injuries floating about. That really is a hard pool.

Shame that.

partic_3
09-09-2007, 12:04 AM
Oh Ploughman, "Beat USA in the Rugby", that's just sad...
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I'm an Aussie looking forward to the inevitable All Black choke! ('cause if they don't then they'll win it at a canter.)

rauparaha
09-09-2007, 01:23 AM
Go the all blacks!

bigbossmalone
09-09-2007, 05:25 AM
Sorry guys - hate to tell you this, but the Springboks are taking it home this time 'round -gotta support my home team! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

HotelBushranger
09-09-2007, 06:35 AM
Australia vs Japan

91-3

Not a bad start http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

ploughman
09-09-2007, 06:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by partic_3:
Oh Ploughman, "Beat USA in the Rugby", that's just sad...
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I'm an Aussie looking forward to the inevitable All Black choke! ('cause if they don't then they'll win it at a canter.) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It was sad, by all accounts. Not that I bothered watching it, more interested in the cricket. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sturm_Williger
09-09-2007, 10:24 AM
Looking good for the Boks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But on the strength of that performance, I reckon England have to worry about Samoa too... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

bigbossmalone
09-09-2007, 01:59 PM
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Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-09-2007, 02:18 PM
I'm afraid I agree with Mr Williger. At least the Canucks gave Wales an early scare.

buffscrum
09-10-2007, 04:19 PM
I don't want to start a flame war here, but I want to ask the Bok fans a question or two. And no, it's not about how good they are, I think they're a very good side. Might this be the Boks' last kick at the can? From what I read, and it's pretty much limited to Planet Rugby, there are a lot of powerful people in S.A. who really don't like the Boks, and not just the name. I get the impression that it is not impossible that elements of the government are willing to take it over, or take over the governing body in order to get a side that "looks" right to them. Is this just a load of ****, or is there something to it?

MarkGos
09-10-2007, 08:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Googly:
Being a New Zealander, I'm supporting the All Blacks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif.



This thread needs a haka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83U_Vg1GRvA&mode=related&search=) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As an Aussie I felt compelled to post this in relpy to the Kiwi Haka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNqYZSiy62A

WTE_Googly
09-10-2007, 11:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MarkGos:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Googly:
Being a New Zealander, I'm supporting the All Blacks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif.



This thread needs a haka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83U_Vg1GRvA&mode=related&search=) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

As an Aussie I felt compelled to post this in relpy to the Kiwi Haka

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNqYZSiy62A </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

BRILLIANT!
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FlatSpinMan
09-11-2007, 06:53 AM
Interesting info about the Boks. I'll have to check that out.
Who's picking England over South Africa this weekend? Any takers? Anyone?
They are definitely always competitve but this time I'd say my money is on SA. Didn't see the Samoan game but souds like they're looking pretty good again.

Just found a link with some of the background to it.
http://www.news24.com/News24/Sport/Rugby/0,,2-9-838_2134534,00.html

Tooz_69GIAP
09-11-2007, 06:23 PM
Well, having seen all the games thus far, although the top flight teams all seemed to have trouble with some of their execution, and were making a lot of handling errors, and the like, I have to say that the All Blacks look pretty good in most respects.

England were not good, Australia looked strong, and South Africa were pretty clinical once they started scoring, but I have to say that the All Blacks certainly looked the best of the bunch thus far.

But I hope Scotland get through to the last 8 at least, but beyond that, I doubt they will have a look in.

Sturm_Williger
09-14-2007, 10:01 AM
Hmmm, all quiet on this front ? Must be a lotta English forumites... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

32-20 to the Boks I say. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-14-2007, 02:46 PM
You over-estimated us, Mr Williger.

Outplayed, outthought & outclassed. Well played, 'Boks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

The Samoans must fancy their chances.

bigbossmalone
09-14-2007, 06:09 PM
36 - 0! Disappointing, England.
Well, the Boks are well on their way to glory, guys. The only potentially tough game for us will be the All Blacks, and I fancy our chances in that one...
All you 'limeys' must be feeling a bit down after that, but it was great to see a lot of old school chums of mine who relocated back to England years ago, all down here in Cape Town for the game, and all still firm Bok supporters!
Yay Boks!

FlatSpinMan
09-16-2007, 08:25 AM
Got to say the Boks ARE looking ominously good. What really struck me while watching the game delayed today is how calm and disciplined they are. As an NZer I will be filling my trousers if our two teams meet in the final as it will be such a tight contest.

Go Samoa! Knock the English over!!!

Must say I've probably enjoyed the weaker teams games more so far. Japan vs Fiji had an amazing second half, Canada vs Wales - loved the first 40-50 minutes, and US v Eng was also great to watch. i think Japan, the States and Canada are all playing really well this tournament. unfortunately they tend to play for about 60 minutes while their more professional/bigger opponents play for 80.

Sturm_Williger
09-16-2007, 08:42 AM
I was really disappointed the Georgians couldn't push over for a late try against Ireland - they deserved it !

bigbossmalone
09-16-2007, 09:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by buffscrum:
I don't want to start a flame war here, but I want to ask the Bok fans a question or two. And no, it's not about how good they are, I think they're a very good side. Might this be the Boks' last kick at the can? From what I read, and it's pretty much limited to Planet Rugby, there are a lot of powerful people in S.A. who really don't like the Boks, and not just the name. I get the impression that it is not impossible that elements of the government are willing to take it over, or take over the governing body in order to get a side that "looks" right to them. Is this just a load of ****, or is there something to it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
buffscrum, as a minority white South African, I'm as much in the dark about what the government has in mind regarding a 'representative' side as the rest of the world. I wouldn't be surprised that this is what they have in mind, considering the way a lot of other things in the country are going.This is probably not the place for me to start a discusion regarding that, it would end up becoming rather unpleasant, and possibly to me being banned! Enough said. To my mind, the only qualification to be 'representative' of one's country, is that you are a citizen of that country!
It will be a sad day, indeed, if they do implement this just for the 'right look'.
I am in no way a racist, but as far as I'm concerned, the current governmental attitude smacks of racism - or, as we call it, reverse racism.
I mean, honestly, any country, regardless race, creed, religion, etc should want the BEST players in the team! To hell with being 'representative'! We want to win! I couldn't give a fig if the team consisted of hermaphroditic albino midgets, as long as they are the best players!
We'll wait and see what develops....
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buffscrum
10-06-2007, 11:01 PM
Tough day for the southern hemisphere. I feel sorry for All Blacks fans. The Blacks have been so good lately, they've had a bunch of guys who are truly world class, and this happens. It seems that no matter how they prepare, they fall short. I would have been more than happy to see them win it all. As for the Aussies, well, I haven't stopped smiling all day. No matter how many class acts there are on that team, and there are always a bunch, people like O'Neil and Campese can always be counted on to give them a bad name. My advice is to stuff both of them into a sack and throw them off the bridge in Sydney. At least that way the rest of us wouldn't be so happy when the Wallabies lose.

TheGozr
10-07-2007, 12:49 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuUFL1xis7s&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRiCMc8eLqs

Vike
10-07-2007, 02:07 AM
Yes,that's unbelievable we DID IT http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

The last minutes,the last seconds were untenable but our guys held them back just long enough to maintain the score,pfiewwwwwwwwwwwwww http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif


XV de France for the win! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

@+

WTE_Googly
10-07-2007, 02:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by buffscrum:
Tough day for the southern hemisphere. I feel sorry for All Blacks fans. The Blacks have been so good lately, they've had a bunch of guys who are truly world class, and this happens. It seems that no matter how they prepare, they fall short. I would have been more than happy to see them win it all. As for the Aussies, well, I haven't stopped smiling all day. No matter how many class acts there are on that team, and there are always a bunch, people like O'Neil and Campese can always be counted on to give them a bad name. My advice is to stuff both of them into a sack and throw them off the bridge in Sydney. At least that way the rest of us wouldn't be so happy when the Wallabies lose. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The All Blacks played dreadfully, when plan A did not work they had no plan B ready.

The French played bloody well, and kept the pressure on.

I do feel however, that the game was decided by the referee, as the French were playing offside far too much, and the ref's (dreadful) decisions played a major part in the 2 tries and penalty that the French got.

That being said, well done to the French, they did play very well!

Now I am reduced to supporting South Africa and Argentina http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

bigbossmalone
10-07-2007, 02:29 AM
Well, Googly,
you should be alright supporting the Boks!
I have utmost confidence in our boys doing it again this time around!
Go Boks!!!

Phas3e
10-07-2007, 02:47 AM
All blacks were screwed by the ref there.

They choked the last 10 mins but the winning French try coming from a forward pass was just gutting.

partic_3
10-07-2007, 03:15 AM
Congratulations to Pommy forwards! They belted the wallabies out of the game. I was worried all week about our scrum and was very depressed to be so right. But it wasn't just the scrum, the breakdown was also dominated by the poms as the were belting the wobblies so hard I think they just started walking to the breakdown to avoid the pain. I think it was a just result. If you can't scrummage you shouldn't win rugby games. I do think the English forwards should ask their backs to join the party, though. With that sort of forward domination you should be scoring tries. Odd to think that the Boks will almost certainly win the WC without playing the wobblies or the All Blacks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Sturm_Williger
10-07-2007, 06:39 AM
Very interesting yesterday - I have never seen a scrum demolished so completely as the Wallabies'.

England v France, now that will be interesting.

Meanwhile, with the Bok game coming up, I have to get some beers ready...

Insuber
10-07-2007, 08:32 AM
Big congrats to the French Team, they did what seemed impossible thanks to their enormous heart and courage.

As far as the referee, it happens sometimes that the decisions are unconsciously influenced by the momentum of the match.

And now ... Allez les bleus!

Regards,
Insuber

Sturm_Williger
10-07-2007, 09:09 AM
Whoooo - very twitchy. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Too twitchy.

OTOH, it's been a great world cup for watching.

ploughman
10-07-2007, 09:10 AM
Just finished watching the Fiji-RSA game, very entertaining. More of that please.

Good one the French last night, I watched it expecting a master class from the Kiwis and instead they....choked it. Despite the lame refereeing that you could argue cost NZ the game, the score line ultimately reflected the weight of play.

As for England v Australia. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

bigbossmalone
10-07-2007, 11:06 AM
Not the Boks best performance, by a long shot...nevertheless, into the final 4 we go!
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Phas3e
10-07-2007, 02:14 PM
I expect an england, South africa final
with the English relying on Wilkinson as they should to kick them to a win.

As for the NZ France score line, the ref gave them those points and punished the Kiwis for things the French did 10 minutes later whith out even an advantage being played.

Many will consider the game stolen

ploughman
10-07-2007, 03:13 PM
That's fair enough, often happens in tournaments especially in the knock out stages that you find yourself focusing on the ref. I know I've done it, especially in football where a lame ref decision seems to decide the game 1/2 the time in the World or European Cups. It's a shame for NZ as the Rugby World Cup is like oxygen to them, this is a national catastrophe, but at the end of the day their team didn't really deserve a win. Sucky ref or not, that's still true.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-07-2007, 03:14 PM
Well, Scotland had a good go. Well played, Pumas. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

ploughman
10-07-2007, 03:19 PM
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ploughman
10-12-2007, 12:46 PM
Kenneth Rogers and his thoughts on tomorrow's game, Francais v Angleterrorists.

Ken's statement to the nation. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yWJsW5WN5Y&feature=dir)

Caution, Ken uses a RUDE word.

MEGILE
10-12-2007, 12:49 PM
Kenny Rogers just became my 178th favorite person of all time.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-12-2007, 01:23 PM
Classic! Sig material there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/LF2/capture_12102007_200348.jpg

Anybody else think of that geezer in 'Rome' who was upended, dunked and, er, violated in the public sh!thouse whenever they see Chabal? Anyone on the England squad up to the task on the morrow? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWxBxq9jhVo

TheGozr
10-12-2007, 01:51 PM
Witch TV channel will they show the match ?

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Bumping for Gozr - I don't think he gets ITV1.

ploughman
10-12-2007, 06:03 PM
I like that they have Witch TV in Gozrland.

30 minute infomercials on best brooms?

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-12-2007, 06:08 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif Staying up late for the masterpiece of British cinema on BBC1 at the moment, eh?

FlatSpinMan
10-12-2007, 09:02 PM
Can't believe we (NZ) got knocked out again by the French. I know this is old news now but I thought I'd better front up. I really thought we'd win it this time. No one can deny that the AB's choked this time.

And I'm amazed that England are still in there.
I absolutely hate the way they play but I have to admire their tenacity and their ability to rebound in the last few games. There is something to be said for having to fight your way out of the pool, I think.

Go Argentina and France!

TheGozr
10-12-2007, 10:24 PM
I am so for France.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Whirlin_merlin
10-13-2007, 10:49 AM
Spare a thoughtfor me chaps. The future Mrs Merlin is French, I loose whatever.
England win (although I cant see how http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif) and she gets the grump on.
France win and I have to live with a smug froggie git!

TheGozr
10-13-2007, 11:30 AM
LOL..

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-13-2007, 12:19 PM
Not long now, chaps. Hope it's a great match & that Gozr's found a channel that's showing it.

Allez les Blancs! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MEGILE
10-13-2007, 02:46 PM
Unlucky La France. ***** happens.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-13-2007, 02:54 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/3dflagsdotcom_ukeng_2fawl.gif

Well played, France. Better luck next time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

ploughman
10-13-2007, 03:53 PM
Yeah, well done both teams, that was a physical match. Chabal looked like he'd been run over by the end of it. Sometimes it's a shame somebody has to lose.

blairgowrie
10-13-2007, 04:35 PM
Rumour has it. England beat France.

Well done England.

Vike
10-13-2007, 04:57 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

@+ http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

MB_Avro_UK
10-13-2007, 04:58 PM
Hi all,

England won !!!!!!!!!!!

What a match..

Sorry France!!

Now England are in the FINAL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Just a few of the English wins against France in a military situation over the last 1,000 years..

Agincourt:

http://www.longbow-archers.com/historyagincourt.htm

Crecy:

http://www.battlefield-site.co.uk/crecy.htm

Trafalgar:

http://www.nelsonsnavy.co.uk/battle-of-trafalgar.html

Waterloo:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo

There were many more of course but I've selected the highlights http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Excelent game and played by both sides with respect.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

TheGozr
10-13-2007, 05:00 PM
Good game England

Don't start Avro

EDCF_Rama
10-13-2007, 05:05 PM
France player as bad as they played against Argentina.
England deserve the victory.

I really feel sorry for the blacks... they should have been the ones to meet the Bocs in final.

ploughman
10-13-2007, 05:15 PM
So Whirlin. You sleeping alone tonight but smiling anyway?

K_Freddie
10-13-2007, 05:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheGozr:
Good game England

Don't start Avro </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I notice Hastings - 1066, has been selectively left out... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
It just falls within Avros time frame http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Soo England and who... is in the final. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif I don't follow this lot at all - watch my kids sport no problem, but 'big mommies boys' beating each other up.. ZZZZZZZZzzzz

MB_Avro_UK
10-13-2007, 05:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheGozr:
Good game England

Don't start Avro </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry Gozr... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Couldn't resist.. But a close and fantastic game.

Why has JW lost his form?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

M

MB_Avro_UK
10-13-2007, 05:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by K_Freddie:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheGozr:
Good game England

Don't start Avro </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I notice Hastings - 1066, has been selectively left out... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
It just falls within Avros time frame http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Soo England and who... is in the final. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif I don't follow this lot at all - watch my kids sport no problem, but 'big mommies boys' beating each other up.. ZZZZZZZZzzzz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

1066 was a thousand years ago. And the English King Harold had to fight on two fronts.

He beat the Viking invasion in the north of England and then had to march south to meet the Normans.

But the English invaded France 200 years later. But the English and the French at that time were similar as regards dynasty.

Very confusing.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Sturm_Williger
10-13-2007, 07:21 PM
I thought England were a trifle lucky with the first try ... and those points were the difference.

I don't think either side showed their best, but that's the nature of such a hard fought contest sometimes.

Now if we can just see off Argentina tomorrow, it'll be a Bok/England final... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sturm_Williger
10-14-2007, 05:37 PM
Go "Die Bokke" ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Well played Argentina, they pushed hard.

bigbossmalone
10-15-2007, 06:37 AM
Yeah, that was a great game, one of the better ones of this World Cup.
Of course, I'm totally stoked with the Boks performance, and many of my old mates who now live in the UK, are actually supporting the Boks to take the Cup.
Betcha the English team is just a 'tad' worried!
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mmitch10
10-15-2007, 06:51 AM
Betcha the springboks aren't taking for granted a team that overcame Australia and France http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Looking forward to this one, should be a good final

ploughman
10-15-2007, 07:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bigbossmalone:
Yeah, that was a great game, one of the better ones of this World Cup.
Of course, I'm totally stoked with the Boks performance, and many of my old mates who now live in the UK, are actually supporting the Boks to take the Cup.
Betcha the English team is just a 'tad' worried!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I dare say, they're looking at another big game and they'll need to be putting a lot more points up on the board to get past you boys than they have been doing.

I didn't think the Boks looked as good as they could until after the 60th minute when you could almost hear Argentine soul cracking, and then they ran away with it.

Curiously the bookies have England at 2/1 and your lot at 4/11. I'd've put the odds a bit further your way myself. Looking forward to it, England's recovery from the spanking your lads game them has been epic so let's hope both teams give us a good show and play all 80 minutes (and then you lose and go home crying like girlies http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif .)

By the way RSA definitely have some of the most floppy bunny hair-dos of the tournament. Is there a stylist in the dressing room?

bigbossmalone
10-15-2007, 10:59 AM
Haha, Ploughman -
Percy Montgomery's hairdo has been along-standing topic of jokes over here in SA.
We generally make light-hearted fun of him, too, but as long as he kicks the ball over, no-one will really badmouth him here. All kind of hush-hush, s******, s****** stuff! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
No offense to the English team, but can we just think back to the first encounter against us in the RWC?
A subtle reminder, to those that might have forgotten: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa226/bigbossmalone/mail.jpg
Either way, guys, the best team will win! I'm not dissing the English, it's almost like a second home to me, but MY money's on SA.
Let's hope its a great game, whatever the outcome!!!
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PS: Don't cry for me Argentina! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif
I couldn't resist - did you see all the tears coming from the Argentine team/supporters.BTW, most of the English supporters here were shouting for Argentina. Hmm, that tells me something...they weren't all that keen on facing us again in the Final, perchance? Hold on, let me go fetch my violin... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

FlatSpinMan
10-16-2007, 11:53 AM
This is just purely my bitter, acidic, sour grapes speaking here but I still can't believe England made the final. OK, fair enough - they definitely showed great character to get over their poor start and dismal form of the past, oh say 4 years, but to be in the final playing the kind of rugby they play just about makes me sick. What's even more frustrating is that my team, the AB's just completely failed to fire a shot in the whole tournament *again*. Waltz, waltz, waltz - what do you mean we're eliminated?! How did that happen - *again*? Aaaaaarrrgggh. Can't beleive it, can't believe it! And I'm not even as big a fan as most NZers I know.

While I'm moaning, i thought Argentina didn't play like a team in the semifinals of a World Cup. They really let the Boks into the game with their poor handling and passing. I think the Boks would've won anyway but Argentina really made it so much harder for themselves.

I'm still looking forward to the final as it'll be a good spectacle regardless of who wins (RSA). Not sure who I'm supporting but I'm leaning towards the Boks mainly because the fact that a team can win based almost solely on the boot of one player offends my delicate sensibilities.

Did I say "Aaaaaarrrrghhh" yet? Cos I really mean it 'Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!"

WTE_Googly
10-17-2007, 01:52 AM
Flatspinman, just read something really good when I was having a glance over some RWC forums:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
gone are the days of great players playing every oppitunity available be it club,provincial,super 14 or international games giving it all all the time.... now you can only watch pretty boys play sterilised rugby and every four years watch teams who can hardly win games winning the cup im confused.....??????????
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think this is very true of New Zealand rugby nowdays.

Kernow
10-17-2007, 07:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bigbossmalone:
...BTW, most of the English supporters here were shouting for Argentina. Hmm, that tells me something...they weren't all that keen on facing us again in the Final, perchance?.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I think you'll find England fans would be quite keen to face ANYONE in the final, since few thought we'd get past the QF, after the results of the last 4 years. Before the tournament the best I was expecting was to at least play well when getting knocked-out in the QF. Everything after that has been a real bonus.

I thought this was going to be the most one-sided RWC ever - surely NZ just had to turn up to win it this time? Then all my predictions have proved wrong: NZ to win, Ireland to do well, England to go out... just one more prediction now - my head says SA must win the final. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It may have taken 4 years, but England have at last remembered they're the World Champions and are actually competing. That, and the fact that many of the team have actually experienced a WC final before, might just give them a chance to pull off a big upset.

But whatever happens in the final, it's been a good WC: the ABs won't win it, France won't win and the Aussies won't win - couldn't have asked for more http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MB_Avro_UK
10-17-2007, 03:54 PM
Hi all,

Something's not been mentioned.

There is never a 'Hooligan' problem with Rugby supporters. No riots,no segragation of fans and minimum Police presence http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

And supporters of both sides drink together before,during and after the match.

Why is this? And compare with football.

This could be a thread in its own right...


Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

bigbossmalone
10-17-2007, 06:19 PM
Good point, Avro...
I've always thought its because rugby is a much more physical game, and the supporters are happy to watch the aggression being played out ON the field - tackles, scrums, etc - its a proper contact sport.
I like soccer as well (football, if you prefer), but it is pretty nancy compared to rugby, and you rarely get to see anyone 'socking' it to the opponents. Then, of course, there's all the theatrics - the guys get tackled slightly, then roll around on the ground like little kids in agony, hoping the ref will give them a free kick, or something.
To me as a South African, rugby is a MAN's game and football is a BOY's game - that comment is bound to upset some folk, but I will never be made to think otherwise.
So the footie fans never really get to see any real physical aggression on the field, and have to find another release for their frustrations - hence the hooliganism.
That's my take on it, anyway. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

WTE_Googly
10-17-2007, 11:57 PM
I think it has more to do with the traditional roots of both games.

Football has been a game for the masses, and I imagine such violence between supporters has been common since the beginnings of organised football.

Rugby on the other hand was the main sport for most universities and private schools (I think they might call them public schools in England). This lead to a more cricket like attitude towards the game.

Despite these class rifts not being so prevailent in the modern day, I think the cultures of both sports still remain.

ephemere1962
10-18-2007, 03:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Googly:
Rugby on the other hand was the main sport for most universities and private schools (I think they might call them public schools in England). This lead to a more cricket like attitude towards the game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In England... not in France.
In France the Rugby tradition inherited from the "Soule" tradition (a game between two villages who consisted to dispute an oval ball and to bring it back to the village) who was very popular in France SW, a kind of ritual village war (1 day each year). At beginning of XXth century, Rugby took over... but the tradition remained. The war is on the Rugby field (you can't imagine how violent some village rugby game can be), but not outside the field... and when the 80mn is over, everybody go together for the 3rd half.

WTE_Googly
10-18-2007, 03:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ephemere1962:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Googly:
Rugby on the other hand was the main sport for most universities and private schools (I think they might call them public schools in England). This lead to a more cricket like attitude towards the game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In England... not in France.
In France the Rugby tradition inherited from the "Soule" tradition (a game between two villages who consisted to dispute an oval ball and to bring it back to the village) who was very popular in France SW, a kind of ritual village war (1 day each year). At beginning of XXth century, Rugby took over... but the tradition remained. The war is on the Rugby field (you can't imagine how violent some village rugby game can be), but not outside the field... and when the 80mn is over, everybody go together for the 3rd half. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is what I meant http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif even if the game is violent on the field, everyone is still good friends off the field in Rugby.

It's facinating reading about other country's sporting history though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-18-2007, 04:55 AM
Rugby shirts emblazoned with several international team colours and badges are popular casual wear in the U.K. - couldn't see that happening with football shirts. I used to work with a guy who made it a point of honour to wear the other teams' shirt when he went to Twickenham for England matches, again, couldn't see that happening in football.

stathem
10-18-2007, 05:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
Hi all,

Something's not been mentioned.

There is never a 'Hooligan' problem with Rugby supporters. No riots,no segragation of fans and minimum Police presence http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

And supporters of both sides drink together before,during and after the match.

Why is this? And compare with football.

This could be a thread in its own right...


Best Regards,
MB_Avro. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This may tie in with Googly's point later, but some of this may be due to media focus.

For instance, did you know that there was trouble in the stands at Old Trafford during the Super League final between Saints and dirty Leeds? There's almost never trouble actually inside Old Trafford at football.

That may be due to League being a 'working class' game as opposed to the more, ahem, gentrified southern Union game, but I seem to have a vauge recollection that Leicester fans are no angels.

Kernow
10-18-2007, 09:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bigbossmalone:
Good point, Avro...
I've always thought its because rugby is a much more physical game, and the supporters are happy to watch the aggression being played out ON the field - tackles, scrums, etc - its a proper contact sport.
I like soccer as well (football, if you prefer), but it is pretty nancy compared to rugby, and you rarely get to see anyone 'socking' it to the opponents. Then, of course, there's all the theatrics - the guys get tackled slightly, then roll around on the ground like little kids in agony, hoping the ref will give them a free kick, or something.
To me as a South African, rugby is a MAN's game and football is a BOY's game - that comment is bound to upset some folk, but I will never be made to think otherwise.
So the footie fans never really get to see any real physical aggression on the field, and have to find another release for their frustrations - hence the hooliganism.
That's my take on it, anyway. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
It's a point often made, but I don't think it's the real reason. Cricket has no physical contact, player-to-player, at all and you can go on a complete 'Leo' at the cricket and yet there's still no trouble. Likewise the 'class' explanation doesn't really explain it: the Welsh would also resent being told rugby is not a working man's game, just as it seems the French would.

After trouble at the footie you sometimes see the 'experts' saying it was 'inevitable' as the authorities allowed drink to be sold near the ground. I think the experience in almost every other sport shows that to be complete BS; it isn't inevitable at all. Generally the trouble-makers are just bent on violence anyway, they just happen to have attached themselves to football as an excuse, perhaps because that's where the biggest crowds are on the average Saturday.

bigbossmalone
10-20-2007, 09:42 AM
Well, I'm gnashing my teeth now - the final is 3 hours away, and the pubs are filling up - SA/Springbok flags abound!
Good luck to both teams, and may the best win!
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ploughman
10-20-2007, 10:02 AM
Some bookies thoughts:

"England's odds on winning the Rugby World cup have been cut from 50/1 to 5/4 after their amazing wins vs Australia and France. Englad started the world cup as 20/1 outsiders, after the 36-0 defeat vs South Africa, Ladbrokes went as long as 80/1 !! and on Betfair they were as long as 266/1. William Hill have put England at 5/4 to avenge that group stage defeat. If England do go on and retain the World Cup the Bookmakers will take a 10m hit!"

Exciting, ain't it?

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-20-2007, 11:43 AM
Well said, Mr Malone http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Wish I'd got on England at those odds. Here's hoping it's a great match.

stathem
10-20-2007, 12:44 PM
Not long now...

Just got back form watching United-Villa in the Pub, there's a proper buzz going round there about the Rugby, and this in a real football area and pub (with the odd Sale Shark in there).

Off to the Offy. Good luck England.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-20-2007, 12:56 PM
Here we go... see you in 90 - odd minutes for a virtual beer. C'mon England! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ploughman
10-20-2007, 01:53 PM
Meep. Great game so far, very tense. Eeek.

ploughman
10-20-2007, 02:52 PM
Well, well done RSA! Desperately disappointed of course but the better team on the night (just) lifted the trophy and that's what matters. See you in four years.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
10-20-2007, 02:53 PM
Congratulations South Africa. Worthy world champs. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Well done England for making a game of it. Great comeback from the early embarrassment.

Enjoy your party, 'Boks. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ploughman
10-20-2007, 02:56 PM
Yes, if you're South African and you haven't got a stinking hangover tomorrow lunchtime I'll want to know why.

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Sturm_Williger
10-20-2007, 03:27 PM
Woohoo ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Actually a very tight game, England fighting all the way.

But ... go us !!

EDCF_Rama
10-20-2007, 08:31 PM
Same... welldone Springbox.

The RSA team was the best team of this worldcup, from the start to the end.

Good game England... that was a galant fight

Just hope we (French) comes with a better prepared team in 4 years.

EDCF_Rama
10-20-2007, 08:33 PM
Also bravo for the Pumas... who shown they now belong to the best teams of the Shoutern hemisphere.
Just hope they'll make it in the Southern hemisphere nation champioship, and that the tri-nations becomes the "4-nations"

Whirlin_merlin
10-21-2007, 02:20 AM
Good final, maybe not the best rugby ever seen but a very fitting end to the tournement.
RSA got a most deserved win, it's been their Cup begining to end.
England can hold their heads high, what a comeback 36-0 to the final!
Agree about the Pumas it'll be interesting to see where they get in 4 years time.
I will also be interested to see how the USA develops, I think there was real character shown in their game against England (Eng' on the other hand were awful).
And thanks to France for hosting.

Kernow
10-21-2007, 05:32 AM
Well done Springboks. Both defences were very solid and aside from England's disallowed 'try' and SA earning that penalty close to the line at the end of the first half, neither side looked like threatening the line, but exciting stuff nonetheless. Like true champions SA were unbeaten through the tournament (RWC hasn't yet been won by a side that has lost a group match). And well done England for not giving up the crown easily - just don't revert to the habitual woeful underperforming against 'lesser' sides, please http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Great perfomance from the Pumas too - proves that first match was no fluke (and that SA didn't have an 'easy' path to the final).

Fabs2007
10-22-2007, 08:46 AM
What a party!!!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

FlatSpinMan
10-22-2007, 10:24 AM
Well I'm three days late (and a world cup trophy short) but I have finally just watched teh final. I was $hitting myself for the first 60 minutes - such a hard-fought and tense game. England did very well to really push the Boks. The first 50 mins or so they were dominant but in that curious way of being dominant while simultaneously not-so-threatening.

I'm pleased SA won as they have played well all year (Super14, Tri-Nations) and looked a good team in the RWC, too.

Despite my real reluctance to praise the English rugby team (absolutely loved the country when I was there though) due to their style of play I have to say that their mental toughness, determination and their preparedness to take any points at any time are all things that my team, NZ, need to learn. This NZ team had some stunning talent and I thought they were mentally tougher under pressure than before but clearly I was wrong. I'm not even a huge fan compared to most in NZ but I was very disappointed this time around. Now the pressure goes on ten times as hard for the next RWC. If the AB's lose in the RWC in NZ I don't know f they'll get off the pitch alive.

BTW, hope the French Gendarmerie shot that pitch invader. What a f uckwit.

Congratulations Boks! Take a bow England, well played.

Fabs2007
10-22-2007, 10:37 AM
What do you call a Englishman with a World Cub Trophy?


An engraver.
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FlatSpinMan
10-22-2007, 10:48 AM
What do you call an NZer with the RWC trophy?
A thief.
A rarity.
A defiance of karma.

WTE_Googly
10-22-2007, 06:49 PM
The new All Blacks bra, all support and no cups!