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Online dcdavecollett

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3060 on: December 12, 2020, 01:12:32 AM »
Like the best refs in all sports, he was able to work with, and earn the respect of, the players.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3061 on: December 12, 2020, 08:06:21 PM »
Wayne Barnes is certainly up there

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3062 on: December 13, 2020, 12:57:45 AM »
Wayne Barnes is certainly up there

The difference between the 2 for me (and what sets Owens apart) is that Barnes has a few people he likes and doesn't like are that affects his judgement at times (and I think that's true of almost every ref I've watched or played with) Owens has always seemed able to distance his opinion on players from his decisions better than most, it's why he's so highly respected in the game.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3063 on: December 13, 2020, 10:14:19 PM »
Wayne earns bonus points because he went to the same school as I did and I used to work with his father in law. :)

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3064 on: January 22, 2021, 04:56:49 PM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/55766166

England Six Nations squad
Backs: Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, George Ford, Ollie Lawrence, Max Malins, Jonny May, Paolo Odogwu, Harry Randall, Dan Robson, Henry Slade, Anthony Watson, Ben Youngs.

Forwards: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Curry, Tom Dunn, Ben Earl, Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Jonny Hill, Maro Itoje, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Beno Obano, Will Stuart, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola, Harry Williams, Mark Wilson.

Shadow squad:
Charlie Atkinson, Ali Crossdale, Tom Dunn, Charlie Ewels, George Furbank, Joe Heyes, Jonathan Joseph, Joe Marchant, George Martin, Alex Mitchell, Jacob Umaga, Jack Willis.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3065 on: January 22, 2021, 06:39:00 PM »
I think Marchant should be in the main squad.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3066 on: January 22, 2021, 06:39:14 PM »
Not having Furbank and Willis in the main squad is just odd, not having Simmonds in (given he's probably the form player in Europe right now) just makes Jones look petty, he's better than Earl and Wilson and would give us a genuine alternative at 8.

Ali Crossdale being in the shadow squad is just fucking bizarre, he's played about 5 matches in his career and plays for a championship club.

For me Ford, Wilson and Earl out of the squad replaced by Furbank, Willis and Simmonds is a better balance.

I'm also not sure about Randall, he reminds a lot of Youngs, with all the same weaknesses.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3067 on: January 31, 2021, 12:04:52 AM »
Best of luck to England in their quest for runners-up spot behind Grand Slam winning Scotland.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3068 on: February 06, 2021, 11:05:44 AM »
Best of luck to England in their quest for runners-up spot behind Grand Slam winning Scotland.

Crack is a terrible thing. 

More of this today thanks, shame we won't get to see Queen Nippy's boat race looking like she's been licking piss off a nettle though.



« Last Edit: February 06, 2021, 11:07:36 AM by Jon Crofts »

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3069 on: February 06, 2021, 12:27:55 PM »
Got to be honest more than any other sport I find the rugby really flat without fans.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3070 on: February 06, 2021, 02:49:37 PM »
Yes, it isn't the same without double-barrelled arseholes quarreling about whose turn it is get the Pimm's.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3071 on: February 06, 2021, 04:17:34 PM »
Got to be honest more than any other sport I find the rugby really flat without fans.

I agree, rugby does need the fans.

First game was good though, Dupont is a special player and Italy were as infuriating as always, they get battered but it's genuinely only fine margins. Things like the 2nd try shouldn't happen, that just a lack of understanding, you have to have your 9 or 7 drop in 5-10yards  behind your defensive line there and then he doesn't even try the kick.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3072 on: February 06, 2021, 04:47:44 PM »
The England training kit with the ivory base and golden rose is stunning.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3073 on: February 06, 2021, 04:55:20 PM »
Neither team doing much to dispell the stereotype of rugby being a game for Tories before kick off then. Very poor. Can't even be arsed to kneel for five seconds to show opposition to racism. Scotland worse than England, too. Public school twats.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #3074 on: February 06, 2021, 04:57:39 PM »
5 penalties conceded in 10 minutes. Brilliant discipline from England......

 


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