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#41 Post by ribrash » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:06 pm

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It’s coming up to six nations and it’s at this time you realise the impact CoVid is having on a couple of hardworking trades people across France and Britain and Ireland... the arse has fell right out of ticket touting and pick-pocketing.... 👍
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#42 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:03 pm

Scotland are leading against England. Have I caused quantum decoherence of the wave function by even mentioning that fact?
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#43 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:34 pm

But we have a faster jab rate 😢

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#44 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:42 pm

A famous Scottish victory. There'll be much secret celebration (Covid being such a buzz kill) north of the border. England defended mightily but Scotland really screwed up the English game plan and dominated possession.
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#45 Post by FD2 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:54 pm

Great celebration in the other half of the FD household! :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMPARTY:
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#46 Post by FD2 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:47 pm

I'm really pleased too, but the usual sour grapes in the papers - it was all down to England's appalling mistakes and nothing to do with Scotland's standard of play. 'Lack of match practice' in England etc etc. I expect the Scots were playing every weekend as usual. :))
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#47 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:15 pm

An outstanding Scottish performance.

Good to see the Afrikaans Scotsman, van der Merwe's crucial role in the victory too! :)

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duhan_van_der_Merwe

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#48 Post by FD2 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:28 pm

Was that van der MacMerwe? :D
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#49 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:31 pm

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Was that van der MacMerwe? :D
;)))
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#50 Post by FD2 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:56 pm

There was an RAF pilot on exchange in 845 (Junglie) Squadron in Hermes. I think he had S.A. connections as he had a fund of van der Merwe jokes and being a natural raconteur often had us all in stitches with those and other jokes.

There was a 'gathering' of ships in Singapore in 1966 and a comprehensive sports programme took place on the playing fields at HMS Terror, the shore establishment. Victorious was in, along with frigates and destroyers from the R.N., R.A.N. and R.N.Z.N. In the rugby games the RN and RAN managed to field one or two teams but the NZ frigate fielded three. The final was between their first and second teams and several of their players were playing in bare feet, but still had earlier managed to run rings around any opposition.

I must try and watch the Calcutta Cup game on YouTube and hope that Mrs FD2 doesn't get carried away!
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#51 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:27 pm

As you know FD2, the van der Merwe's are always the butt of the joke. There used to be an Irish comedian called Paddy in Cape Town who delighted in asking if there were any van der Merwe's in the audience, there invariably was one, and Paddy would then promise to tell the jokes slowly for him! You know you are in trouble when even the Irish are taking the piss with that old joke! =))

As for playing in bare feet, all the top, Afrikaans speaking, rugby schools in the northern suburbs and towns in the Cape tend to train their kids bare footed on thorn filled fields. We soft footed English speaking southern suburbs types knew we were in for a torrid time when we played them!
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#52 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:53 am

Sorry to see Scotland finally succumb to the Welsh by one measly point (while playing with 14 men). The 6 Nations is wide open, I think, and very intriguing this year, with only the Italians, showing little promise, sadly.

Ireland and France? Difficult to call but I suspect the French will win out as some of the best of the Irish squad are hors de combat and the French are playing very well at the moment.
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#53 Post by Woody » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm

TGG , Ian16th is stealing our best player X(

https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/west ... m-20210214
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#54 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:54 pm

Woody wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm
TGG , Ian16th is stealing our best player X(

https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/west ... m-20210214
Kolisi, leaving for the Sharks, for shame! A Xhosa in the house of the Zulus!
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#55 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:55 pm

France won, but so close! Good game!
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#56 Post by ian16th » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:51 pm

Woody wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm
TGG , Ian16th is stealing our best player X(

https://www.news24.com/sport/rugby/west ... m-20210214
I have next to no interest in local rugby! Though I was at the 1995 World Cup Final :YMPARTY:

It got too confusing with the name changes and with 'Super Rugby'. It all went wrong when the ANC got involved and stopped the old province names being used.
Totally unnecessary. If the Irish Rugby Union can ignore the partition in 1921, the Cricket County Championship ignores the county changes, the SA Provinces can ignore the ANC.

A question for our Pretoria native. Who are 'The Bulls'? and who are the 'Blue Bulls'? And for our Western Cape supporter, what the difference between 'The Stormers' and 'Western Province'?
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#57 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:26 pm

As ian16th knows, I am sure, back in the days of Currie Cup rugby, Northern Transvaal were known affectionately, by their supporters at least, as the Blue Bulls. With the arrival of Super 10 rugby they became the Bulls.

Like ian16th, I too miss the days of the Curry Cup when I was a Western Province supporter, living, as I did by then, within crowd roaring distance of Newlands stadium in Rondebosch. :)
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#58 Post by Woody » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:31 pm

The Stormers play in Super Rugby against Kiwis, Aussies and a couple of Argentinian teams, Western Province play in The Currie Cup solely within South Africa and it’s not just ZA teams with weird names, The Waratahs and the Brumbies are apparently Australian :-o

Edit- The Currie Cup is still going

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currie_Cup
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#59 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:42 pm

Yes it is but it is not the same to the old die hard traditionalists who miss the days when it was the premier S.A. cup.
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