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AZOffaly

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8445 on: October 10, 2019, 08:16:03 PM »
Why is everyone getting annoyed? This was obviously factored in beforehand. Going to Japan would have ensured that there was the possibility of a game being cancelled.

The problem is that they should have had plans to rearrange a game or move it, with it being agreed by all countries. If the countries agreed, then why make a fuss?

That's exactly why everyone is annoyed. Italy had a (very remote) change of beating NZ and getting through. That is now taken away from them. As Sergio Parisse said, it would have been interesting to see what would have happened had NZ required the points to get through.

It just undermines the whole tournament in my view, and even teams that are through anyway now get an extra week's rest. Not having a contingency plan for a tournament being played in Typhoon season is amateurish and ridiculous.

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« Reply #8446 on: October 10, 2019, 08:35:15 PM »
Why is everyone getting annoyed? This was obviously factored in beforehand. Going to Japan would have ensured that there was the possibility of a game being cancelled.

The problem is that they should have had plans to rearrange a game or move it, with it being agreed by all countries. If the countries agreed, then why make a fuss?

That's exactly why everyone is annoyed. Italy had a (very remote) change of beating NZ and getting through. That is now taken away from them. As Sergio Parisse said, it would have been interesting to see what would have happened had NZ required the points to get through.

It just undermines the whole tournament in my view, and even teams that are through anyway now get an extra week's rest. Not having a contingency plan for a tournament being played in Typhoon season is amateurish and ridiculous.

So why wasnít it highlighted before? Surely this was in known by the associations?
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8447 on: October 10, 2019, 08:51:32 PM »
What a shambles of a tournament.

It's a joke tournament anyway,  whole group stages mostly a waste of time. Giving draws due to bad weather is just bonkers

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« Reply #8448 on: October 10, 2019, 09:16:43 PM »
What a shambles of a tournament.

It's a joke tournament anyway,  whole group stages mostly a waste of time. Giving draws due to bad weather is just bonkers

Itchy again commenting on a sport he hates. Sad really.

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« Reply #8449 on: October 10, 2019, 10:52:55 PM »
Italy had zero chance against New Zealand reserve team. England, France or as straight forward

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« Reply #8450 on: October 10, 2019, 10:55:45 PM »
What a shambles of a tournament.

Ewan is right about it all.

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« Reply #8451 on: October 10, 2019, 11:44:23 PM »
What a shambles of a tournament.

It's a joke tournament anyway,  whole group stages mostly a waste of time. Giving draws due to bad weather is just bonkers

Itchy again commenting on a sport he hates. Sad really.

Meeeeoooowwwwwww.

It's a joke "sport" where about 3 countries take it seriously and another 4 take it half seriously and another 4 or 5 countries that take a passing interest in it.

What has happened regard the cancellations just validates that is the farce we knew it was.

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« Reply #8452 on: October 11, 2019, 12:05:34 AM »
What a shambles of a tournament.

It's a joke tournament anyway,  whole group stages mostly a waste of time. Giving draws due to bad weather is just bonkers

Itchy again commenting on a sport he hates. Sad really.

Walter posting about a poster he hates, sad really.

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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8453 on: October 11, 2019, 09:15:40 AM »
Italy had zero chance against New Zealand reserve team. England, France or as straight forward

They deserved the chance to try and stay in the tournament. Sport is full of David v Golaith moments. Indeed the Japanese know this only too well considering the South African game at the last world cup.

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« Reply #8454 on: October 11, 2019, 03:12:18 PM »
With the typhoon due to hit, games cancelled, potentially more games to be cancelled, England and NZ being given an extra weeks break, WR admitting to costly errors in the IrevJap game, Japan's bonus point try against Samoa, the state of the rugby pitch for tomorrows game it is safe to conclude that this tournament is becoming even more of a joke.
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Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« Reply #8455 on: October 11, 2019, 03:30:39 PM »
With the typhoon due to hit, games cancelled, potentially more games to be cancelled, England and NZ being given an extra weeks break, WR admitting to costly errors in the IrevJap game, Japan's bonus point try against Samoa, the state of the rugby pitch for tomorrows game it is safe to conclude that this tournament is becoming even more of a joke.
Started great, but itís gone pear shaped solid.

However, nobody remembers what happens in the group stages (other than the occasional surprising exit, such as England last time). Itís from the QF onwards that decides if a World Cup is a success or not, and there seems to be a lot of potential cracking matches to come.

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« Reply #8456 on: October 11, 2019, 05:11:10 PM »
I think if youíre being entirely honest about it, the group games in every sporting tournament are a bit shit in comparison to the knockout stages.

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« Reply #8457 on: October 12, 2019, 11:55:45 AM »
So Irish imports Aki and Kleyn sing Ireland call, our Northern lads do not, and we worried about Irish men issues, some Born Irish men don't see them selves Irish as I don't know why we give Aki and Co a hard time.

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« Reply #8458 on: October 12, 2019, 11:57:25 AM »
His head high stuff getting silly, Stockdale more responsible for that (not his fault as he falling) that Samoan couldn't get any lower

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« Reply #8459 on: October 12, 2019, 12:23:11 PM »
So Irish imports Aki and Kleyn sing Ireland call, our Northern lads do not, and we worried about Irish men issues, some Born Irish men don't see them selves Irish as I don't know why we give Aki and Co a hard time.

Best used to sing it. Has explained that he found it unhelpful to be too wound up when trying to throw in to an early lineout.