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Old 08-02-20, 09:14 PM   #4241
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Worst conditions Ive ever witnessed for a Rugby match.

Almost nothing to comment on.

Freezing cold. Squalling. Torrential rain. 50mph wind

Every time the ball went in the air was a lottery.
I went on a work junket to Gleneagles a couple of times - that pretty much describes the weather for all the golf I played there except windier
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Old 08-02-20, 09:16 PM   #4242
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Well be big underdogs for that one
The pundits on the BBC just said you would be favourites
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Old 09-02-20, 10:05 AM   #4243
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The pundits on the BBC just said you would be favourites
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Old 09-02-20, 08:17 PM   #4244
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Lots of chatter on rugby sites that SA could be admitted to a 7 nations. Only source however is the Daily Mail
A lot of talk around this, wouldn't be a fan of this at all, although I'm pretty sure it will happen sooner or later. It makes a sense administratively and because a lot of South African players are based in Europe, presumably this would extend to club rugby with the SA leaving Super Rugby. The time zones and jet lag factor of Super Rugby makes little sense for South African tours. Although when you consider the money and quality of competition it's essential. Obviously the summer/winter thing is also a bit of an issue - it's not pleasant playing rugby in a Southern Hem summer with 30+ degree temps, although the first month of Super Rugby is exactly that already, I guess.

On the plus it would screw up NZ because they'd need their own competition with Australia and presumably Japan. Would drastically drop the level of what their players are exposed to and the experience of a proper SA tour which are so vital for development.
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Old 09-02-20, 09:12 PM   #4245
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Every time the ball went in the air was a lottery.

Lottery was what it looked like on TV especially when Heinz, Ford and Daly were taking it in turns to kick the ball out on the full.

I wouldn't actually have cared if England had lost in those conditions because there seemed to be quite a lot of pot luck involved and I was just pleased that they played with a more intensity.

But actually you were right in your pre-match comment about England's front five. As it turned out the scrums in the last quarter were probably the difference.

And Stuart Hogg must be about to have an absolute blinder in the next match after what's happened in the last two. It's just a shame that FR looks increasingly unlikely to be part of this year's competition.
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Old 09-02-20, 09:16 PM   #4246
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A lot of talk around this, wouldn't be a fan of this at all, although I'm pretty sure it will happen sooner or later.
I'm doubtful. There are several teams (e.g. Georgia) who have a stronger claim to be part of it.

And if any teams were added it would have to mean a change of format with couple of divisions and promotion and relegation - they can't keep adding games to an already packed schedule.
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Old 09-02-20, 10:19 PM   #4247
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Lottery was what it looked like on TV especially when Heinz, Ford and Daly were taking it in turns to kick the ball out on the full.

I wouldn't actually have cared if England had lost in those conditions because there seemed to be quite a lot of pot luck involved and I was just pleased that they played with a more intensity.

But actually you were right in your pre-match comment about England's front five. As it turned out the scrums in the last quarter were probably the difference.

And Stuart Hogg must be about to have an absolute blinder in the next match after what's happened in the last two. It's just a shame that FR looks increasingly unlikely to be part of this year's competition.
Yeah, actually, although he is a massive, massive whopper Eddie Jones gambled on the weather forecast being right and loaded the bench with forwards which probably was the reason England got the win.

The game was horrendous, realistically it should have been called off - the weather came in just on kick off. The rain is one thing, but the wind destroyed the game as a spectacle. The match was pretty much a coin toss with nothing of any substance happening in between. For about 25 mins the game went England out on full, Scotland choosing to throw to the back of the line. Both teams failing to read the conditions. It was cold and wet and a shit watch.

We are in the shit. We’ve not been awful but that’s another two defeats. Finn Russell’s fairly well put interview in the Times today shines the light on the SRU and Townsend. We need a couple of massive performances but I’m not sure we’ve got the squad unity. Italy looked good today so they will be well up for beating us and if they do... it could be game over for Gregor.

No Finn = No try’s.
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Old 09-02-20, 10:22 PM   #4248
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You couldn’t get a feel for the wind on TV.

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Old 15-02-20, 05:01 PM   #4249
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Nice try from Hogg last night which he started in his 22 then finished off after exchanging passes with Simmons.

Wondered if he needed a week off but it looked like the game did him some good.
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Nice try from Hogg last night which he started in his 22 then finished off after exchanging passes with Simmons.

Wondered if he needed a week off but it looked like the game did him some good.
Just saw it. That was a nice try, and I agree given the last two weeks it may have done Hogg a lot of good to get out of camp and get some rugby in with the chiefs.

Proper Warriors try this.

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