1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Bantam Talk

    Why not register for an account?

    Not only can you then get fully involved in the community but you also get fewer ads

  3. Premium Membership now Available


    Please see this thread for more details

    Dismiss Notice

Rugby World Cup

Discussion in 'General Sport' started by Offcomedun, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Solid but not especially inspiring start from England today. Got the bonus point for 4th try and didn't concede a try, which will please them. Plenty to work on.

    All Blacks showed how they can turn a game around in the blink of an eye. Under the cosh for 20 minutes then clinically ran in two super tries from saffer mistakes.

    Shame Fiji ran out of steam at the end. Incredible that the Aussie wasn't sent off for the no arms tackle that robbed Fiji of their best player.

    Fantastic second half France v Argentina. Pumas nearly pulled off a massive comeback. Shame that kick missed at the end.
     
    #1 Offcomedun, Sep 22, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2019
  2. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Nobody interested in the Rugby World Cup then.
     
  3. Bratfud

    Bratfud Active Member
    P.L. 18/19 Top 10

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2018
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    40
    Wouldn't watch it if it was on in my back garden.
     
    Jayteebee likes this.
  4. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Each to their own, eh?
    Is that because you're a League fan or just don't like rugby?
     
  5. Idlebantam

    Idlebantam Well-Known Member

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    2,862
    Likes Received:
    6,218
    Obviously not on here!

    Not into any form of Rugby myself. Asking the Rugby League fans at work today, and not one of them interested either
     
  6. Bratfud

    Bratfud Active Member
    P.L. 18/19 Top 10

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2018
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    40
    A League fan. After growing up watching RL I just find RU boring.

    Hopefully the play off game tonight is more exciting than last nights however...
     
  7. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    I'm the opposite. As a southerner I grew up with union and played a bit of it at school.
    I find RL one-dimensional and boring. There are so many more facets to RU - rucks, mauls, lineouts, aerial duels etc and you usually have to earn the right to run the ball by winning the forward battle.
    I know that RL fans often find RU boring because there isn't enough running rugby, but I find the opposite true of RL - the free flowing tries are so frequent that they cease to be exciting. I have the same problem with basketball - when so many baskets are scored it's just not exciting to me.
     
  8. Dennis

    Dennis Moderator
    Moderator Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1,767
    Likes Received:
    4,328
    I'm just watching the Japan-Ireland game. It's anything but boring! It's a great game so far. The team currently regarded as the best in the northern hemisphere at the moment is making hard work of it.

    Japan have their heads in front and the crowd is right behind them. For those on here who believe that showing passion for your club involves invading the pitch and acting like an ar$e, they should take a leaf out of the Japan fans' passion book. Full blooded passion and still good natured towards the Ireland fans in their midst.
     
  9. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    What a great game of rugby! Fantastic win for Japan. They played Ireland off the park second half and ran the legs off them.

    Throws the group wide open. Probably now comes down to who gets bonus point wins against Samoa (assuming they all do so against Russia). Scotland must be sh!tting themselves.
     
  10. bantam65

    bantam65 Well-Known Member
    Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    703
    Im a Bradford lad but was educated at public school and served in the army. I started playing union at the age of 10/11 and played on and off for about 30 years so it's union all the way for me.
     
    Offcomedun likes this.
  11. Jayteebee

    Jayteebee Active Member
    P.L. 18/19 Top 20

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2018
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    149
    Saw a bit of the Wales game on Sunday, after a break in play the clock was stopped at 73.11.
    Clock re-starts as a scrum forms and gets to 75.50 after the scrum collapses 3 times.
    Two and a half minutes of absolutely f... all.
    No thanks.
     
  12. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Well-Known Member
    P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    4,844
    Likes Received:
    12,153
    Its the NRL grand final next week if you want to watch some decent rugby.
     
    Nottsy and NorthernMonkey like this.
  13. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    That was down to terrible refereeing. Scrum resets have generally been far less of a problem this season.
     
    #13 Offcomedun, Oct 1, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019
  14. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Run, pass, tackle, stop, wiggle around a bit, push ball between legs. Run, pass, tackle, stop, wiggle around a bit, push ball between legs. Run, pass, tackle, stop, wiggle around a bit, push ball between legs. Repeat ad infinitum and then score. Then repeat ad infinitum some more. And then some more again.
    Yawn. No thanks.
    There is a reason that no one outside of the M62 corridor and Australia gives two hoots about RL (and a decreasing number of those to boot). Because it's one dimensional and boring.
     
  15. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Well-Known Member
    P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    4,844
    Likes Received:
    12,153
    Jeez man, chill out. It was all tongue in cheek. I warch both codes but prefer league bcause its what i was brought up playing. Your attitude towards what is a great game is quite sad.
     
  16. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Well, I guess if I thought RL is a great game then I wouldn't call it boring.
    I understand that there is far more running rugby in RL, and those who favour RL always cite this as the reason why they think RU is dull by comparison. But to me RL is very one dimensional - running with the ball is really all there is. Too much of a good thing gets dull by repetition. I much prefer the broader facets in RU - rucks, mauls, lineouts, proper scrums, aerial duels and, yes, running rugby too.
     
  17. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Well-Known Member
    P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    4,844
    Likes Received:
    12,153
    Half the things you mention aren’t really contested anymore, lineouts and scrums are pretty much just a way to restart the game. Its part of the reason i watch Union now, all the laws and facets of the game used to lead to such a stop start spectacle, even in the Woodward days it was tedious kick and clap every two minutes. Theres a reason union employs so many ex league coaches and players these days,
     
  18. Offcomedun

    Offcomedun Well-Known Member
    Supporter P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1,044
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Not sure about that. I've seen plenty of ball stolen at contested lineouts this World Cup. Ireland lost a ton of lineout ball against Japan. Launchbury, Kruis and Itoje are all masters at winning opposition lineout ball for England.
    There has been a welcome reduction in the number of reset scrums, thank goodness, but it's still a contested area, unlike RL. Teams try to push their opponents backwards, wheel the scrum or force the oppo front row to collapse. The Japanese front row were mobbed like heroes by their team mates when they won a scrum penalty against Ireland, so it's far from just being a restart.
     
  19. WilsdenBantam

    WilsdenBantam Well-Known Member
    P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2018
    Messages:
    1,898
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Not a fan of rugby in general, find both codes stop start and in the main dull. But I watched England this morning and enjoyed it I have to say, I struggled to be full engaged some of the time but what impressed me was the ref more than anything. Football could learn a lot from rugby in that respect.

    I’ll never be a fan but I’ll probably watch and cheer England on for the rest of the tournament, who knows it might draw me in.
     
    Daisy Mcniven likes this.
  20. Rogered Tart

    Rogered Tart Well-Known Member
    P.L. 18/19 Entrant

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2018
    Messages:
    4,844
    Likes Received:
    12,153
    Proper rugby on Sky Sports Arena right now, the NRL grand final. One of sports great occasions.
     

Share This Page