collapse collapse

Please donate to help keep this site going.

The Fanzine

Heroes & Villains Fanzine

Get your fix of all things Claret & Blue by subscribing to the online version!

* H&V Best Of

Follow us on...

Author Topic: Rugby World Cup 2019  (Read 18205 times)

Offline Risso

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 53918
  • Location: Northants
  • GM : 13.02.2020
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #330 on: October 19, 2019, 08:08:19 PM »
Yes, all the disrespectful stuff is bollocks.  If they want to do it, it's up to them, but it's not like it's the official national anthem or anything. 

Offline Pat McMahon

  • Member
  • Posts: 5031
  • Location: Shanghai - Blarney Stone for Villa games
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #331 on: October 20, 2019, 01:09:53 AM »
I listened to the Ireland game today whilst driving up to Villa Park. I was surprised at hearing the Irish fans during the Hakka as I figured it was a sacred cow in rugby - have never played the game but over the years have grown to love big international games. My immediate thought was that the Irish fans had pissed off the Kiwis and that they would go out to make. Sounds like they did just that.

Offline luke:lamf

  • Member
  • Posts: 417
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #332 on: October 20, 2019, 08:29:00 AM »
Oh la la, looks like "good France" might have turned up today, rather than "shambolic France".

Also, I just noticed the lack of sponsor logos on the shirts, and it looks brilliant. Royal blue vs. Scarlet red, like a classic Subbuteo.

Online Richard E

  • Member
  • Posts: 8730
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Tipton
  • This also will pass.
  • GM : 28.02.2019
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #333 on: October 20, 2019, 08:35:07 AM »
Subbuteo Rugby was ace, with the scrum machine thingy.

Offline Meanwood Villa

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3188
  • GM : PCM
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #334 on: October 20, 2019, 09:12:40 AM »
France really should have got more points at the end of the half. Could end up costing them.

Offline Scovilla

  • Member
  • Posts: 110
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Angers France
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #335 on: October 20, 2019, 09:19:13 AM »
France have a tendency to forget there is a 2nd half to play. 9 points ahead is not enough.

Offline Scovilla

  • Member
  • Posts: 110
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Angers France
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #336 on: October 20, 2019, 09:32:11 AM »
Stupid but logic red card.

Offline luke:lamf

  • Member
  • Posts: 417
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #337 on: October 20, 2019, 09:33:14 AM »
Normal service resumed, as France do something completely ridiculous to handicap themselves. Even in rugby, elbowing an opponent in the face is frowned upon.

Offline PaulWinch again

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 38243
  • Location: winchester
  • GM : 09.02.2020
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #338 on: October 20, 2019, 09:36:34 AM »
Absolutely stupid.

Online taylorsworkrate

  • Member
  • Posts: 5958
  • Location: Summer Lovin Torture Party
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #339 on: October 20, 2019, 10:08:50 AM »
3 minutes that scrum took off the clock.

World Rugby needs to sort this out.

Offline Scovilla

  • Member
  • Posts: 110
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Angers France
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #340 on: October 20, 2019, 10:20:27 AM »
We can only blame ourselves for this. We gave the stick to get beaten. Well done Wales and good luck for the semi.

Offline Axl Rose

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5091
  • Age: 37
  • Location: Tokyo
  • GM : 15.03.2020
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #341 on: October 20, 2019, 10:28:27 AM »
The first game I watched in full (even going to games live, I spent so much time queueing for beer) and enjoyed at this world cup.

Have a soft spot for Wales because of my mum.

My house now is like fucking carnival. Flags, shirts, wife's mates. It's not so bad in the respect that I'm surrounded by 7 Japanese women, just the squealing I can't bear. (and asking me to explain the rules of a scrum..I'm none the wiser, I'm afraid).

The miserable twat that I am. Come on South Africa.

Offline Axl Rose

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5091
  • Age: 37
  • Location: Tokyo
  • GM : 15.03.2020
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #342 on: October 20, 2019, 10:30:26 AM »
I was just asked if I know the 'moves' to the haka. Oh dear.

Online taylorsworkrate

  • Member
  • Posts: 5958
  • Location: Summer Lovin Torture Party
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #343 on: October 20, 2019, 10:32:06 AM »
I think the strip for the decisive try probably was slightly forward, but difficult to overrule the onfield decision.

Utter utter stupidity for the red card. France were comfortably the better side with a full compliment. Also what on earth were France playing at not using a no 8 in that scrum towards the end? Madness.

Offline Villan For Life

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 11969
  • Location: Exiled on Main Street
  • GM : 31.07.2020
Re: Rugby World Cup 2019
« Reply #344 on: October 20, 2019, 10:35:08 AM »
I really don’t understand the French tactics in the second half. Even before the sending off I felt that they’d changed their game plan and invited Wales back into the game. A strange decision by the French coach.