Rugby World Cup 2012 - Page 2




 
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September 9th, 2011  
Del Boy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Ok this one is for Del Boy as outside the Kiwi's on this forum I doubt anyone else will understand it.

Webb Ellis


But something to remember in all this is that win or lose as long as New Zealand make the quarter finals they will still be the worlds number one ranked team after the Rugby World Cup, that is how consistent the All Blacks are.

Anyway enjoy the video I think it is damn funny and extremely well done and best of all at 1:32 is the greatest moment in world rugby.

Brilliant video. And a brilliant Kick-off by NZ - completely blew away Tonga. The old Haka is working again - don't fall over again Monty , like Wales.

I have to say that NZ deserve to go all the way, as always. As for us - well, of course we've there recently, 2003, so we are easy going on that score. It's the taking part that counts you know, not the winning.
September 10th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Del Boy
Brilliant video. And a brilliant Kick-off by NZ - completely blew away Tonga. The old Haka is working again - don't fall over again Monty , like Wales.

I have to say that NZ deserve to go all the way, as always. As for us - well, of course we've there recently, 2003, so we are easy going on that score. It's the taking part that counts you know, not the winning.
Loved the video, if I see another Haka this century I will probably go postal and I hated the game. Tonga certainly played beyond expectation but I think if you polled New Zealanders you will find that that game did more to make us realise that that we are not a shoe in to win the cup than anything else.

The All Blacks were lacklustre and simply did not seem to have a plan to break the Tongan defence and if they played like that against Australia, South Africa or France they would have lost.

The expectation here was that the AB's should have run up at least 50 points and to be brutally honest they were lucky to have a 20 point margin I have heard people spouting on about how it is good for us to have a few hard games and I agree I just wish they were not turning easy games into hard ones.

Never mind Argentina v England tonight should be a good game and may the best Southern Hemisphere team win.


Well what did you expect...

September 10th, 2011  
Del Boy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB

Never mind Argentina v England tonight should be a good game and may the best Southern Hemisphere team win.


Well what did you expect...

Regarding rugby styles, the point is that the World Cup is about winning games. As it should be, it is actually a question of attrition and will , 'til the last whistle blows.

Bring it on!!
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September 10th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
While I accept the argument that the over all aim is to win the game I also think there should be some direction as to what type of game rugby should be which needs to be reflected in the scoring, the problem rugby faces is that it is a small sport and to gain traction around the world it needs to be entertaining and if you allow the kicking game to become dominant the entertainment value goes out the window.

I see no point in encouraging the sport to become soccer with 3 point scores which seems to be England and South Africa's ambition basically when you don't have a plan kick it.

I would like to see rugby's scoring altered to be a cross between Rugby League (1 for a drop kick, 2 for a penalty and conversion and 5 for a try) with Basketball style rules on penalties (personal fouls and team fouls).
September 11th, 2011  
Del Boy
 
Steady Tiger. We must adhere to the accepted format here before considering your interesting proposals; first we fight - then half of us cart-wheel and the other half whinge ; and so on until the roughest toughest long range penalty- kicking lucky so-and-so's from Oz or NZ end up in the final two. Then the most gracious (usually us) congratulate the winners far too kindly, then we all go home. THEN - we talk, and you get to sound off, and the reception you get depends upon where your team finished.

So just hold your horses until early November!

PS .I'm enjoying it already - looks like a great World Cup.
September 12th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Bah adhering to rules is for Nazi's I say shake the game up.

As for the games so far none of the major teams have really impressed me with South Africa looking dire at times and I turned off the England v Argentina game it was that boring but I enjoyed watching the Japanese and USA teams with both deserving a better result than they got although the USA team needs to seriouly rethink its forward packs strategy because had they had a competitive scrum they would beaten the Irish.

At this point my money is still on Australia to win.

As to why I believe running rugby is the only way the game should be played you only have to watch the following to see why...


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September 12th, 2011  
Del Boy
 
Patience my boy, patience. I also enjoyed the USA v. Ireland game.
September 13th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
Today's Matches...

14/09 - 14:30 Samoa - Namibia Pool D

14/09 - 17:00 Tonga - Canada Pool A

14/09 - 19:30 Scotland - Georgia Pool B

Tomorrow:
15/09 - 19:30 Russia - USA Pool C
September 24th, 2011  
mmarsh
 
 
MISSING - Reward

The Defense of French Rugby Team is now declared a missing and a significant reward has been posted for its return.

It was last spotted several weeks ago somewhere between Paris en route to Auckland and hasn't been seen since.

If you have any information concerning the missing French defense please call the FFR at the link below...
September 24th, 2011  
MontyB
 
 
I don't think you understand just how apprehensive New Zealand was over that match, there was a huge collective national sigh of relief when the full time whistle went but I wouldn't judge the French rugby team from that performance they are a phenomenal team and when it counts will perform better however tonight they met a New Zealand team that was not going to give them an inch.

Trust me as a Kiwi we have learnt how dangerous France are if you let them get on the front foot and if I am prepared to bet that a sizeable proportion of the country would choose France to win this thing if we can't.
 


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