World Cup in Japan - Rugby Union

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World Cup in Japan - Rugby Union

#1 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:13 pm

Off day at Castle Goblin so just tuned my ITV app into the Japan Russia match. Any other rugby fans here or am I tout seul!?

The Japanese are looking very good against the Russians.
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#2 Post by Capetonian » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:30 pm

Of zero interest to me other than that my son is in Russia at the moment and apparently it's quite a big thing there as they are playing JP.
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#3 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:33 pm

Capetonian wrote:
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Of zero interest to me other than that my son is in Russia at the moment and apparently it's quite a big thing there as they are playing JP.

At least worth watching for pretty Japanese women in the well filled stands! ;)))

Good performance by the Japanese who have just won a bonus point. Kudos to the Russians for making the championship mind!

Perhaps I should have posted on the Sports forum. I am sure the mod. will move if necessary, apologies.
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#4 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Interestingly, the Russian Rugby federation was started by famous test pilot Vladimir Ilyushin.

https://www.world.rugby/halloffame/inductees/59188

Was he the first man in space?


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#5 Post by ian16th » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:51 pm

TheGreenGoblin wrote:
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Was he the first man in space?
That was Yuri Gagarin (SP)
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#6 Post by Woody » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:01 pm

I`m flying out for a long weekend, South Africa v Italy and hopefully England v Argentina, if the tickets get a bit cheaper, currently over £200 :-o
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#7 Post by Woody » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:40 am

France v Argentina, who do we support :ymdevil:
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#8 Post by Woody » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:47 am

Watching the Haka is always a moving sight.
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#9 Post by reddo » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:39 pm

Pleased to see Australia get up against Fiji. Although the Fijians gave them a good scare. The ABs against the Springboks.. well, you really have to be on fire to beat the ABs. Looks like some good games coming up.

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#10 Post by Ibbie » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:11 am

I am sat here with my England Rugby shirt on.

What happens next?

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#11 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:21 am

Ibbie wrote:
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I am sat here with my England Rugby shirt on.

What happens next?
England and Tonga play at 11:15. I don't think England will be much troubled in winning this one. I see the Scots were hammered by the Irish. New Zealand, despite their form of late, are my favourites to win the championship. There, I have probably doomed them.
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#12 Post by FD2 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:52 am

I thought the ABs would be against it with the Springboks but what a game!

Mrs FD2 cheering on the Scots but lost interest at half time - the Irish walked it and made Scotland look like a club side. Still, there's not really much of a following for the game in Scotland but they have played much better than this over the last couple of years. Well done the Nips too - they are building a good following in Japan. More countries playing can only be good for the game, I hope!

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#13 Post by Woody » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:48 pm

Ibbie wrote:
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I am sat here with my England Rugby shirt on.

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I can see why you’re watching egg chasing instead of United =)) =))
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#14 Post by reddo » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:55 pm

Some of the fellas at work sloped off to the pub at lunch time to watch the rugby.

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#15 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:46 am

Japan 19 : Ireland 12

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#16 Post by larsssnowpharter » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:21 pm

Wales Australia. Best match yet. Neither side left anything on the field of play.

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#17 Post by ian16th » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:32 pm

Max Boyce will be leading the singing in the valleys!
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#18 Post by FD2 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:45 pm

Well done Wales - Cymru am byth!

Well done to the Nips - their spirit is still alive - banzai!

It's great when these unexpected results occur, otherwise it just gets predictable and boring.

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#19 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:35 am

+1 to both previous posts.

The Welsh Aussie game was almost too close to call but Wales emerged the worthy winners. Classic stuff.
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#20 Post by FD2 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:58 am

Well done the Jocks too! They can play a great game when the spirit moves them.

Live coverage on too late to stay up for here.

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