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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:48 am 
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Huge win for the Irish ladies over the All Blacks yesterday!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:46 pm 
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W00t for the Irish ladies! That is a great upset win given how strong the All Blacks have been in this tournament in the past.

South Africa, of course, isn't doing very well at all :blackeye:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:19 pm 
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What's All Blacks, precious? I tried to google, but news articles assume that the reader already knows.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:32 pm 
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The New Zealand National Rugby team. Their strip is a black jersey, with black shorts. Hence, the All Blacks.

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Congrats. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rugby!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:01 pm 
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You still lurking Griffy? Curious to hear what you think about the latest kerfuffle re: RWC 2023!

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 Post subject: Re: Rugby!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Well, France are the hosts for 2023. There will be some gnashing of teeth in South Africa!

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 Post subject: Re: Rugby!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:29 pm 
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Two great games yesterday Griffy! If you can find links I'd recommend checking out Ireland v Wales and Scotland v England!

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I don't know the first thing about rugby, but watching JK Rowling post incoherent tweets over the England-Scotland match was a joy. Apparently, her husband was making her to tone it down. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rugby!
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Two great games yesterday Griffy! If you can find links I'd recommend checking out Ireland v Wales and Scotland v England!

Man, I really wanted to watch at least one of those games, but I ended up being out of town! Hoping to find links because from what I've heard they were both crackers.

One day we'll either find a TV provider where we can get more rugby games ( Faramond was riveted by that game ) or we'll find enough money to spring for everything we'd like to watch :blackeye:


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 Post subject: Re: Rugby!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:17 am 
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Do you have access to Mobdro Griffy? Not that I'd be suggesting anything of the sort! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rugby!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:18 am 
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Well, Ireland have won the Six Nations with a game in hand and are now #2 in the World Rankings. Still a ways behind New Zealand though!

Still, we have an opportunity for a 3rd Grand Slam if we can beat England in Twickenham on Paddy's Day! And guess who has a ticket? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rugby!
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So, since my last post, we won the Grand Slam, and last weekend we finally beat the All Blacks for the first time on Irish soil!

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I heard about it! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Rugby!
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When the Springboks beat the All Blacks in September, they did it narrowly (36-34) and mostly by taking advantage of the All Blacks' surprisingly weak kicking game. They had the ball down the South African end for most of the game, but either didn't take shots for drop goals which would have leveled the score or missed the shots they did have. Historically this hasn't mattered because the team has been so dominant, but it's something they'll probably work on over the (southern) summer.

But the Irish beat the All Blacks simply by outplaying them. Keeping the All Blacks from scoring a single try was remarkable.

But NZ is still at the top of the world rankings, and I wouldn't let one game override that. Still, the 2019 World Cup is looking more interesting now.


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