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« Reply #7125 on: July 19, 2018, 02:09:09 PM »
Sam Warburton the Wales Captain has retired from rugby. That is a big blow for Wales.

The shape of things to come from the crash ball carriers and those tasked with tackling them.

It's not the crash or the tackle. It's the ruck area, it's a complete war zone.

Is that true Dinny? Most of the injuries the likes of Peter O'Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack O'Donoghue etc that I watch closely seem to be shoulders, arms, necks etc from collisions, rather than wrestling in a ruck situation. I suppose 'clearing out' was very dangerous and they still don't really enforce the dangerous clearouts.

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« Reply #7126 on: July 19, 2018, 03:27:59 PM »
Sam Warburton the Wales Captain has retired from rugby. That is a big blow for Wales.

The shape of things to come from the crash ball carriers and those tasked with tackling them.

It's not the crash or the tackle. It's the ruck area, it's a complete war zone.

Is that true Dinny? Most of the injuries the likes of Peter O'Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack O'Donoghue etc that I watch closely seem to be shoulders, arms, necks etc from collisions, rather than wrestling in a ruck situation. I suppose 'clearing out' was very dangerous and they still don't really enforce the dangerous clearouts.

yea it's the clear-outs, lads flying off their feet. The three you named are all back-row forwards who undertake the most punishment, high tackle counts, constantly at the coal-face trying to turn over ball. There's a reason Heaslip stayed out of rucks and never got injured :)
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« Reply #7127 on: July 19, 2018, 04:58:18 PM »
Sam Warburton the Wales Captain has retired from rugby. That is a big blow for Wales.

The shape of things to come from the crash ball carriers and those tasked with tackling them.

It's not the crash or the tackle. It's the ruck area, it's a complete war zone.

Is that true Dinny? Most of the injuries the likes of Peter O'Mahony, CJ Stander, Jack O'Donoghue etc that I watch closely seem to be shoulders, arms, necks etc from collisions, rather than wrestling in a ruck situation. I suppose 'clearing out' was very dangerous and they still don't really enforce the dangerous clearouts.

yea it's the clear-outs, lads flying off their feet. The three you named are all back-row forwards who undertake the most punishment, high tackle counts, constantly at the coal-face trying to turn over ball. There's a reason Heaslip stayed out of rucks and never got injured :)

The term 'ruck inspector' was made for him and Richie Gray

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« Reply #7128 on: July 19, 2018, 07:15:39 PM »
Paul o Connells last involvement in a rugby game was being cleaned out of a ruck against France in 2015 wc


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« Reply #7130 on: August 18, 2018, 05:00:10 PM »
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« Reply #7132 on: August 31, 2018, 03:51:21 PM »
Bristol Bears? For fecks sake, what Bears have they in Bristol. Bare Arses maybe.

Bristol Brigands, or something nautical would surely have been better if you need a dodgy sobriquet.


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« Reply #7133 on: August 31, 2018, 03:55:54 PM »
Bristol Bears? For fecks sake, what Bears have they in Bristol. Bare Arses maybe.

Bristol Brigands, or something nautical would surely have been better if you need a dodgy sobriquet.
Bristol slave merchants would be historically accurate
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« Reply #7134 on: August 31, 2018, 04:18:51 PM »
Bristol Bears? For fecks sake, what Bears have they in Bristol. Bare Arses maybe.

Bristol Brigands, or something nautical would surely have been better if you need a dodgy sobriquet.

The Munster Turnips will be a great one when it appears!!

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« Reply #7135 on: August 31, 2018, 04:33:23 PM »
Bristol Bears? For fecks sake, what Bears have they in Bristol. Bare Arses maybe.

Bristol Brigands, or something nautical would surely have been better if you need a dodgy sobriquet.

The Munster Turnips will be a great one when it appears!!

You say that like it's a bad thing.

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« Reply #7136 on: August 31, 2018, 04:51:36 PM »
Bristol Bears? For fecks sake, what Bears have they in Bristol. Bare Arses maybe.

Bristol Brigands, or something nautical would surely have been better if you need a dodgy sobriquet.
The complete capitulation of professional sport to corporatism with these identity rebrands is depressing. At least Leinster had the good sense to shuffle the whole "Leinster Lions" thing out of existence years ago.

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« Reply #7137 on: August 31, 2018, 05:30:48 PM »
Bristol Bears? For fecks sake, what Bears have they in Bristol. Bare Arses maybe.

Bristol Brigands, or something nautical would surely have been better if you need a dodgy sobriquet.

Bristol Brigands sounds worse.

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« Reply #7138 on: August 31, 2018, 05:57:33 PM »
Bristol Bears? For fecks sake, what Bears have they in Bristol. Bare Arses maybe.

Bristol Brigands, or something nautical would surely have been better if you need a dodgy sobriquet.
The complete capitulation of professional sport to corporatism with these identity rebrands is depressing. At least Leinster had the good sense to shuffle the whole "Leinster Lions" thing out of existence years ago.

The Munster Stags didn't last long either. I think they were told to 'goawayouttathatyelangers'

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« Reply #7139 on: August 31, 2018, 05:58:00 PM »
Bristol Bears? For fecks sake, what Bears have they in Bristol. Bare Arses maybe.

Bristol Brigands, or something nautical would surely have been better if you need a dodgy sobriquet.

Bristol Brigands sounds worse.

Maybe, but at least it makes more sense. Bristol Bears. Jaysus. Bristol Buccaneers?