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Offline paul_e

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2940 on: February 23, 2020, 04:56:22 PM »
Nope, but I think there are still problems, we really should've been looking at 40+ points there, Ireland were shockingly poor. I still don't think the backline fired, that was a game decided in the pack. I agree with th choice of Lawes as man of the match, he was immense.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2941 on: February 23, 2020, 05:01:24 PM »
Ireland were poor, but it would have been very difficult for any team to live with England's physicality, especially in the 1st half.

Think there was a lack of patience a from us around their line. Went wide too early and a few passes were a bit off.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2942 on: February 23, 2020, 06:48:15 PM »
Enjoyed that, not sure how Ireland kept 15 men on the pitch to be honest. Referee not willing to go to TMO for a couple of big incidents that should have ended with a red card. Ireland’s 5 will definitely get cited for a punch on Itoje in the first half.

Good seats in amongst a few ex England internationals.


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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2943 on: February 23, 2020, 07:00:15 PM »
Seems daft that there was no action taken over the Irish player punching Farrell in the stomach twice either. Granted Farrell was rightfully penalised for grabbing hold of his leg, but surely it can't be acceptable to react like that?

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2944 on: February 23, 2020, 07:19:17 PM »
I've said the same, I get that Farrell was being an arse and got pinged for it but there was a clear case of unnecessary aggression in the response, closed fist and that's a red so to give nothing because he was hitting with the heel of his hand seems stupid.

Should've been a penalty and a yellow for Henshaw taking May out as well, no chance was he committed to that before the kick, you could see the moment realised and stopped trying to tackle and just went with his shoulder instead.

I missed the one on Itoje at the time but looking back I agree with Jon, it was pretty cynical.

Final point on the officials, when he came on there was a clear case of them trying to wind Genge up, 3-4 different players needled him in the first 10 minutes and the ref really should've had a word because it was going a bit too far really.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2945 on: February 23, 2020, 07:40:14 PM »
What are your opinions on the Stander/Farrell incident?

Mine is Stander red card. Or have I got my rose tinted glasses on again 👍

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2946 on: February 23, 2020, 08:41:21 PM »
What are your opinions on the Stander/Farrell incident?

Mine is Stander red card. Or have I got my rose tinted glasses on again 👍

A ridiculous incident, again Stander should be cited and banned, Farrell should be embarrassed by his antics. A stupid penalty to give away we were more than capable of clearing our lines.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2947 on: February 23, 2020, 09:12:20 PM »
I was there today, good solid display by England.  Sexton had a nightmare, which was nice.  Crap reffing, the Henshaw one was blatant.  Big Courtney deservedly MOTM.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2948 on: February 23, 2020, 09:59:27 PM »
What are your opinions on the Stander/Farrell incident?

Mine is Stander red card. Or have I got my rose tinted glasses on again 👍

It's somewhere between a yellow and a red depending on the specific circumstances and, given Farrell was being a dick, a yellow would've been fair (along with the penalty being reversed).

It was a good result and there was aspects of it that were very impressive but I'm a little concerned that Jones is responding to SA and France out battling us by upping the physicality even further to try to beat them at their own game and I don't think it's the right approach.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2949 on: February 24, 2020, 07:36:55 PM »
My view is that there were mitigating circumstances that prevented a red, namely the fact it was not a closed fist.  Farrell after all could have let go after the first “push” but chose not to.  Kinda surprised it wasn’t a yellow but I think Farrell being a twat gave the referee justification.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2950 on: February 25, 2020, 01:55:26 PM »

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2951 on: February 26, 2020, 03:39:57 PM »
Ireland v Italy called off

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2952 on: February 28, 2020, 06:21:32 AM »
Ireland v Italy called off

A ridiculous decision.
Do the Irish authorities think that Italians now won't come to Dublin for a piss up anyway?

I do hope the Italian authorities don't call off the England game, I'll be going to Rome for the weekend whatever they decide.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2953 on: February 28, 2020, 06:26:39 PM »
I'll be amazed if Italy v England isn't called off. Think the Ireland game could have gone ahead with no away fans.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2954 on: February 29, 2020, 06:58:10 PM »
I'd be surprised if Biggar plays next week, carreid off after about 15minutes earlier and looked a nasty knee injury.