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So it looks like they are refereeing rugby union by the video ref these days. Reviewing any tackle that looks remotely high.

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Euro-reffing comes to Japan.
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Eau de cologne reffing from the Frenchman. Australia 3 tries to 2 and the Welsh are a good side aided by intercepts, but this is why Rugby is dying in Australia. No one wants to see dominant refs. Let the players determine the outcome of matches. Too much pick and choose when the whistle is blown and zero consistency. If we think the NRL has issues, then you've never watched a Rugby match.
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ABC getting stuck into Sticky this morning for being with the England Aussie coach Eddie Jones.

Good luck to Sticky, if he can learn something which he can use to give him/us as edge next year - then all power to him. I hope he is doing some more player scouting while he is there.
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RedRaider wrote:ABC getting stuck into Sticky this morning for being with the England Aussie coach Eddie Jones.

Good luck to Sticky, if he can learn something which he can use to give him/us as edge next year - then all power to him. I hope he is doing some more player scouting while he is there.
I think they’re missing the point over in rugby union land. This is about Ricky trying to improve himself as a coach. It’s not like he decided... I want to help England win the Union World Cup!


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Wowee, we have a rugby thread??
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The Rickman wrote: October 17, 2019, 11:29 am Wowee, we have a rugby thread??
Maaaaate..

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-PJ- wrote: October 17, 2019, 11:39 am
The Rickman wrote: October 17, 2019, 11:29 am Wowee, we have a rugby thread??
Maaaaate..

It's the game they play in heaven...
Of course they do... because it's DEAD boring!
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Is the world cup still going?

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-TW- wrote: October 17, 2019, 11:52 am Is the world cup still going?

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It's us versus them..

I don't know when or where !!
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Them by 59

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Yep..them !!

Not us.
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Them, the Poms beat the Wallabies 40-16. Ouch. Cheika has said he would resign if we didn't win the World Cup. Cya Michael. Wallabies do not have the discipline to play low error Rugby. That comes from the coaching. Hopefully Sticky is learning that 'loose cannons' look good on highlights reels but by their nature will cost points in big matches. Wallabies threw away the match while the Poms were all on board with the game plan for the full match.
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I honestly don't understand the games popularity internationally. It's a real struggle to watch, but each to their own I guess.
One thing I did notice was all the reserves hanging out behind the in-goal line and then rushing onto the field to congratulate their teammates after a try is scored. Tonight when the Frogs were attacking they were actually in the in-goal. Get off the **** field you bozos. It's a **** waiting to happen - like a Roosters trainer incident waiting to happen.

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They stink...
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All Blacks goooone...
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Are they sacking their coach ?
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-PJ- wrote:Are they sacking their coach ?
I think that he was calling it a day either way.

He has won two World Cups in a row, so probably has earned the right to leave on his terms
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South Africa wins the World Cup final beating ENG 32-12.
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I flicked over during the ads. Watched the Empire strikes back for the 97th time, it holds up pretty good.

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Oh, I didn't watch just reporting the result.

I watched Blackfish last night.
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I went to the sports bar to watch. Good atmosphere with plenty of poms and safas. South Africa moved away from the game plan late in the second half and accidentally scored a couple of tries. Kick fest up until then.
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18-12 in the 65th minute

6 goals to 4..

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Now Australian Rugby has a Kiwi CEO and a Kiwi National Coach. What could possibly go wrong?
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She's born in Wagga, what island is that on ?

North or South.
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-PJ- wrote:She's born in Wagga, what island is that on ?

North or South.
That's in Queensland
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True PJ but Nationality is New Zealand so a NZ citizen. Both parents represented NZ her father Bruce at Rugby League as Kiwi Captain and her mum Marlene at Lawn Bowls. Raelene educated in Auckland (Which I always thought 'that's in Qld, Qld's everywhere) but really is NZ.

She did a good job with NZ Netball but not so good with the Bulldogs in Rugby League or with Rugby Australia.
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Ah Doc, I was still typing mine, while you got in first. Well played Sir.
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Oops forgot to mention Kiwi Bruce Castle was once Captain Coach of Wagga Wagga Rugby League Club, Turvey Park.
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RedRaider wrote: November 22, 2019, 6:58 am Oops forgot to mention Kiwi Bruce Castle was once Captain Coach of Wagga Wagga Rugby League Club, Turvey Park.
I'm guessing it was during Mr and Mrs Castles time in Wagga their beautiful daughter was born.
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PJ, creating babies sounds like a great pastime.
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The rights for Super Rugby bought by Optus for 2021-25 after Foxtel withdrew their offer



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Wow. That is heading to true minority sport status.
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-TW- wrote:The rights for Super Rugby bought by Optus for 2021-25 after Foxtel withdrew their offer



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T_R wrote: November 25, 2019, 9:09 pm
-TW- wrote:The rights for Super Rugby bought by Optus for 2021-25 after Foxtel withdrew their offer



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