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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cabra Hoop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2023 at 5:11pm
Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.
Truth hurts kiddo...
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Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.
Truth hurts kiddo...

Still tired and boring. Along with the usual talking points that get wheeled out on here when the rugby team are doing well.
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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.

The Six Nations -

One of the teams has 13 Six Nations wins in 23 years. Their record literally reads 13 wins, 97 defeats and a draw. LOL

Another team has never won the Six Nations at all.

That leaves just four teams who have a chance, and you'll usually pick the winner from those depending on - which team has the best home/away schedule,  which teams are actually giving it 100 percent and not just trying stuff out, which teams aren't threatening to go on strike.

Even on a year by year basis, fans should be scratching their heads a bit at the supposed 'competitiveness' of this. Riveting stuff it is not.


Edited by E2016 - 22 Mar 2023 at 5:38pm
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Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.

The Six Nations -

One of the teams has 13 Six Nations wins in 23 years. Their record literally reads 13 wins, 97 defeats and a draw. LOL

Another team has never won the Six Nations at all.

That leaves just four teams who have a chance, and you'll usually pick the winner from those depending on - which team has the best home/away schedule,  which teams are actually giving it 100 percent and not just trying stuff out, which teams aren't threatening to go on strike.

Even on a year by year basis, fans should be scratching their heads a bit at the supposed 'competitiveness' of this. Riveting stuff it is not.
as I trod off to see Ireland v the famous Latvia, hoping for a riveting evening


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Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.

The Six Nations -

One of the teams has 13 Six Nations wins in 23 years. Their record literally reads 13 wins, 97 defeats and a draw. LOL

Another team has never won the Six Nations at all.

That leaves just four teams who have a chance, and you'll usually pick the winner from those depending on - which team has the best home/away schedule,  which teams are actually giving it 100 percent and not just trying stuff out, which teams aren't threatening to go on strike.

Even on a year by year basis, fans should be scratching their heads a bit at the supposed 'competitiveness' of this. Riveting stuff it is not.

If it wasn’t riveting, then the games wouldn’t sell out. 
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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.

The Six Nations -

One of the teams has 13 Six Nations wins in 23 years. Their record literally reads 13 wins, 97 defeats and a draw. LOL

Another team has never won the Six Nations at all.

That leaves just four teams who have a chance, and you'll usually pick the winner from those depending on - which team has the best home/away schedule,  which teams are actually giving it 100 percent and not just trying stuff out, which teams aren't threatening to go on strike.

Even on a year by year basis, fans should be scratching their heads a bit at the supposed 'competitiveness' of this. Riveting stuff it is not.

If it wasn’t riveting, then the games wouldn’t sell out. 

The games sell out because it's very important for little Jamie-Devereaux-McClusky and his buddies from Arthor Cox and KPMG to be seen at the Irish rugby. The selfie from the couch or pub really doesnt have the same clout on social media. 
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Matches were selling out years before Facebook.
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Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.

The Six Nations -

One of the teams has 13 Six Nations wins in 23 years. Their record literally reads 13 wins, 97 defeats and a draw. LOL

Another team has never won the Six Nations at all.

That leaves just four teams who have a chance, and you'll usually pick the winner from those depending on - which team has the best home/away schedule,  which teams are actually giving it 100 percent and not just trying stuff out, which teams aren't threatening to go on strike.

Even on a year by year basis, fans should be scratching their heads a bit at the supposed 'competitiveness' of this. Riveting stuff it is not.
as I trod off to see Ireland v the famous Latvia, hoping for a riveting evening


Yes, perhaps if the referee started telling the teams what to do it would be better. Hopefully we see the referee start to tell players when they can tackle and when they cant, when to play the ball. I find that stuff really exhilarating.
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Is Het-field still banging on about why people who have no interest in rugby aren’t still celebrating 
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Is Het-field still banging on about why people who have no interest in rugby aren’t still celebrating 

That’s not what I’ve been banging on about at all. Nobody has to celebrate.
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Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

Originally posted by Shedite Shedite wrote:

Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.

The Six Nations -

One of the teams has 13 Six Nations wins in 23 years. Their record literally reads 13 wins, 97 defeats and a draw. LOL

Another team has never won the Six Nations at all.

That leaves just four teams who have a chance, and you'll usually pick the winner from those depending on - which team has the best home/away schedule,  which teams are actually giving it 100 percent and not just trying stuff out, which teams aren't threatening to go on strike.

Even on a year by year basis, fans should be scratching their heads a bit at the supposed 'competitiveness' of this. Riveting stuff it is not.
as I trod off to see Ireland v the famous Latvia, hoping for a riveting evening


Yes, perhaps if the referee started telling the teams what to do it would be better. Hopefully we see the referee start to tell players when they can tackle and when they cant, when to play the ball. I find that stuff really exhilarating.

The way rugby union is umpired could be an example to football referees and VAR.
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Originally posted by E2016 E2016 wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Originally posted by Cabra Hoop Cabra Hoop wrote:

Jesus, stll banging on about this...the pre tournament favourites won a  competition that had 3 competitive teams in a sport played mainly by British and their colonies.

Colonial and uncompetitive. The same tired tropes.

The Six Nations -

One of the teams has 13 Six Nations wins in 23 years. Their record literally reads 13 wins, 97 defeats and a draw. LOL

Another team has never won the Six Nations at all.

That leaves just four teams who have a chance, and you'll usually pick the winner from those depending on - which team has the best home/away schedule,  which teams are actually giving it 100 percent and not just trying stuff out, which teams aren't threatening to go on strike.

Even on a year by year basis, fans should be scratching their heads a bit at the supposed 'competitiveness' of this. Riveting stuff it is not.

That's a woeful stat how Georgia haven't been brought into the fold is a scandal. 
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Not sure I'd call it a scandal, but they have broken away from the rest of the pack in the Nations Cup, and have started clocking up test wins against traditionally bigger nations like Wales and Italy. Rather than a relegation play-off, admission just makes more sense.
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Ireland have 10 members included in the Six Nations team of the tournament. Clap
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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Ireland have 6 members included in the Six Nations team of the tournament. Clap

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Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Ireland have 10 members included in the Six Nations team of the tournament. Clap

Yeah, but cut to the chase - But how many came from non-posh schools?
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

Ireland have 6 members included in the Six Nations team of the tournament. Clap

Clap

What happened to the other four?
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The Aviva is sold out this weekend for Leinster v Ulster in a round of 16 game. They're doing something right anyway.
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