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Rugby World Cup

Post by bristleposh » 12 Aug 2019, 18:59

England squad

Forwards: Dan Cole (Leicester, 86 caps), Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter, 12), Tom Curry (Sale, 11), Ellis Genge (Leicester, 10), Jamie George (Saracens, 37), Maro Itoje (Saracens, 27), George Kruis (Saracens, 32), Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 59), Courtney Lawes (Northampton, 72), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton, 1), Joe Marler (Harlequins, 58), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 22), Jack Singleton (Saracens, 1), Sam Underhill (Bath, 9), Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 42), Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 53), Mark Wilson (Newcastle/Sale, 13).

Backs: Joe Cokanasiga (Bath, 5), Elliot Daly (Saracens, 31), Owen Farrell (Saracens, 70), George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 56), Piers Francis (Northampton, 5), Willi Heinz (Gloucester, 1), Jonathan Joseph (Bath, 41), Jonny May (Leicester, 45), Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath, uncapped), Jack Nowell (Exeter, 33), Henry Slade (Exeter, 22), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester, 33), Anthony Watson (Bath, 34), Ben Youngs (Leicester, 86).

A few surprises in there but if they play like they did in the last quarter yesterday they’ll take some stopping
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by bristleposh » 15 Oct 2019, 20:35

Through to the quarter finals and if we're going to win it we need to beat Australia, then probably New Zealand, and if we make it that far probably either Seth Efrica or Wales, no sign of the Sweatys who got comprehensively walloped by a tier two side, sorry it took so long to post this but my sides have been hurting from splitting them laughing at that result.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by tonyp » 15 Oct 2019, 23:06

England should beat Australia. Pity they had to meet in the quarter finals.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by bristleposh » 26 Oct 2019, 11:05

That was awesome England hammer the All Blacks
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Poshay » 26 Oct 2019, 11:34

bristleposh wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 11:05
That was awesome England hammer the All Blacks
Thanks to it's United Nations imports.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by bristleposh » 26 Oct 2019, 13:02

Poshay wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 11:34
bristleposh wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 11:05
That was awesome England hammer the All Blacks
Thanks to it's United Nations imports.
Every country in this tournament has players from various other countries, it just appears that England have managed to select the best of the others rejects
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by poshaussie » 26 Oct 2019, 18:18

tonyp wrote:
15 Oct 2019, 23:06
England should beat Australia. Pity they had to meet in the quarter finals.
I make England favourites now.
Looks like you were right again.
You must be getting bored with being right all the time.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Poshay » 01 Nov 2019, 18:32

This morning the All Blacks ran in 6 tries to beat Wales. This shows how good England were to knock them out. Here's hoping England can be as tight tomorrow in the Final.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by bristleposh » 01 Nov 2019, 18:50

I fear Seth Efrica far more than I did the Maoris, we'll need to be right at the top of our game.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by bristleposh » 02 Nov 2019, 11:57

bristleposh wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 18:50
I fear Seth Efrica far more than I did the Maoris, we'll need to be right at the top of our game.
I did predict that, I hate being right though. We just weren't at the races. :(
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Poshay » 02 Nov 2019, 12:19

England didn't turn up. No doubt much will be made of Sinkler's early injury (2 mins in) but the pack were well beaten by the Bok's 8 and the backs never got going.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by Happy Cat » 02 Nov 2019, 13:02

Even when the team you support loses and it hurts, I still eagerly support England Rugby team! You support even after disappointing defeats.

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by tonyp » 02 Nov 2019, 17:22

England needs an English coach.
Australia needs an Australian coach.
Obvious solution for Australia.
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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by BanburyPosh » 02 Nov 2019, 22:27

Poshay wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 12:19
England didn't turn up. No doubt much will be made of Sinkler's early injury (2 mins in) but the pack were well beaten by the Bok's 8 and the backs never got going.
And so it should. It made a big difference with what we could do around the 60 minute mark with replacements. Don’t get me wrong, South Africa were the strongest on the day and did a “job” on us. There was a lot going on in the breakdown that was missed by the ref, a lot of spoiling tactics. There were a couple of strange penalty decisions also, I’m not sure he covered himself in glory by being a bit whistle-happy on occasions. Might sound like sour grapes but it’s not, we were second-best on the day.

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Re: Rugby World Cup

Post by BanburyPosh » 02 Nov 2019, 22:31

tonyp wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 17:22
England needs an English coach.
Australia needs an Australian coach.
Obvious solution for Australia.
Tony, what do you mean? Eddie Jones has done a brilliant job for England, why does he need to leave? And he’s already been Australian national coach before.

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