Rugby World Cup Japan, 2019 - predictions, chat and news

Discussion in 'general sports' started by flypanam, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:41 PM.

  1. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    The world cup in Japan is days away. A month of excitment, early mornings, and skivving is afoot. As well has joy, hubris, and devestation.

    Lets use the thread for outragreous sledging, minute about offside lines and dissecting Warren Gatland's pre and post match barbs. (Sorry Warren, if the opposition didn't play in the way you wanted them to.)

    So to get started Bob Dwyer reckoned that to win a world cup you needed five players that are world class, who on your team meets that standard?

    *Title comes from the late Bill McClaren talking about Jonah Lomu.
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  2. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Schedule (c+p from Supine post in the other thread)

    All matches on ITV unless stated

    Fri 20 -
    10:30 AM Opening Ceremony followed by Japan v Russia (Tokyo) -

    Sat 21 -
    05:15 AM Australia v Fiji (Sapporo)
    07:45 AM France v Argentina (Tokyo)
    10:15 AM New Zealand v South Africa (Yokohama City)

    Sun 22 -
    05:45 AM Italy v Namibia (Higashiosaka City)
    08:15 AM Ireland v Scotland (Yokohama City)
    10:45 AM England v Tonga (Sapporo)

    Mon 23 -
    10:30 AM Wales v Georgia (Toyota City)

    Tue 24 -
    10:45 AM Russia v Samoa (Kumagaya City) - ITV4

    Wed 25 -
    05:45 AM Fiji v Uruguay (Kamaishi City) - ITV4

    Thur 26 -
    08:15 AM Italy v Canada (Fukuoka City) - ITV4
    11:00 AM England v USA (Kobe City)

    Sat 28 -
    05:15 AM Argentina v Tonga (Higashiosaka City)
    07:45 AM - Japan v Ireland (Shizuoka Prefecture)
    10:30 AM - South Africa v Namibia (Toyota City)

    Sun 29 -
    05:45 AM Georgia v Uruguay (Kumagaya City)
    08:15 AM Australia v Wales (Tokyo)

    Mon 30 -
    10:30 AM Scotland v Samoa (Kobe City)


    Wed 2 -
    08:15 AM France v USA (Fukuoka City) - ITV4
    10:45 AM New Zealand v Canada (Oita Prefecture) - ITV4

    Thur 3 -
    05:45 AM Georgia v Fiji (Higashiosaka City) - ITV4
    10:30 AM Ireland v Russia (Kobe City)

    Friday 4 -
    10:15 AM South Africa v Italy (Shizuoka Prefecture) - ITV4

    Sat 5 -
    05:45 AM Australia v Uruguay (Oita Prefecture)
    08:15 AM England v Argentina (Tokyo)
    11:15 AM Japan v Samoa (Toyota City)

    Sun 6 -
    05:15 AM New Zealand v Namibia (Tokyo)
    08:15 AM France v Tonga (Kumamoto City)

    Tuesday 8 -
    10:45 AM South Africa v Canada (Kobe City) - ITV4

    Wed 9 -
    05:15 AM Argentina v USA (Kumagaya City) - ITV4
    08:00 Scotland v Russia (Shizuoka Prefecture)
    10:30 AM Wales v Fiji (Oita Prefecture)

    Fri 11 -
    10:45 AM Australia v Georgia (Shizuoka Prefecture) - ITV4

    Sat 12 -
    05:15 AM New Zealand v Italy (Toyota City)
    08:00 AM England v France (Yokohama City)
    11:30 AM Ireland v Samoa (Fukuoka City)

    Sun 13 -
    04:00 AM Namibia v Canada (Kamaishi City)
    06:30 AM USA v Tonga (Higashiosaka City)
    08:45 AM Wales v Uruguay (Kumamoto City)
    11:30 AM Japan v Scotland (Yokoham City)

    Sat 19 -
    07:30 AM Winner Pool C v Runner up Pool D (Oita Prefecture)
    10:45 AM Winner Pool B v Runner up Pool A (Tokyo)

    Sun 20 -
    07:30 AM Winner Pool D v Runner up Pool C (Oita Prefecture)
    10:45 AM Winner Pool A v Runner up Pool B (Tokyo)

    Sat 26 -
    08:00 AM Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2 (Yokohama City)

    Sun 27 -
    08:00 AM Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4 (Yokohama City)


    Fri 1 -
    08:30 AM Loser Semi-final 1 v Loser Semi-Final 2 (Tokyo)

    Sat 2 - Final
  3. strung out

    strung out (",)

    Let's hope we can muster the spirit of '66 and bring it home :)
  4. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    The hod carrier doesn't lay the bricks the bricklayer does. The hod carrier, mixes the cement, carries the bricks and cement to the bricklayer so s/he can lay them. A good hod carrier will also do some pointing and maybe a bit of running in occasionally.

    Therefore this is a shit thread title based upon a shit quote by someone who had clearly never been on a building site.

    Jonah was class though :cool:
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  5. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    He's the only rugby player I've made a point of going to shake the hand of. I mean, I love the game and all, but it is just a game. He was special though. Lovely, lovely bloke and what an exceptional athlete before he was brought low by illness. I say brought low, but he was still literally twice the size of me and that wasn't that long before he died.

    (Corporate day out bollocks, back when I was on the periphery of that sort of crap. In case you were wondering. I jumped at it precisely because he was going to be there, glad I did).

    Anyway, back to the thread! Can't wait, my money is on the Kiwis, boring, but lots of fun to be had on the way I'm sure :cool:
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  6. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    This is a horrible title for the World Cup thread. Its needs changing now.
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  7. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    But Bill mcClaren!

    could any passing mod just change the title to rugby World Cup thread.
  8. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Was clearly clueless and it's a shit quote.

    I can't believe you haven't bribed begged the mods to change it yet mate. :facepalm::oops:
  9. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Dunno how, don’t start many threads. Ah should be binned.
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  10. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Thread tools. ^^^^ It's not too late to save face mate. ;)
  11. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I'll change the thread title because it really is extra special shit!
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  12. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    A hod carrier doesn't lay bricks, a bricklayer lays bricks.
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  13. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Yup hod carrying is a very serious profession. Thanks Ed ;)
  14. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Keep up lightening ;)

  15. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    This thread has got off to the same sort of start I expect England to in the tournament.
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  16. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    Jesus if England fans are worried the rest of us are in the merde.

    So I’ve been thinking that Irelands world class players are Furlong, Healy, Ryan, Murray Sexton. Healy possibly isnt, but then again Murray and Sexton have been shit, both playing the 6n with injuries.

    I am hopeful that we get to a semi final but we probably won’t the saffas getting felix Jones as a coach is a disaster as he knows all our calls.

    As an outside bet I’ve put a tenner on France and a fiver on Australia.

    Games outside of Ireland Vs Scotland I’m most looking forward too are Saffas vs brand black, Samoa vs anyone and Canada vs Namibia.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019 at 8:39 PM
  17. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    Glad to see the city I lived in, Fukuoka, hosting games.
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  18. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    I'm very excited about this.
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  19. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Any tips about the city?
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  20. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    I'm actually going to this, with tickets to 3 Wales games. Staying there for a month, flying out in a week.
  21. S☼I

    S☼I walk the water like a sun

    I don't know much about rugby but I'm looking forward to all the arguing on this thread.
  22. Argonia

    Argonia Happy go licky

    Shofokuji temple is worth a look, it's an old Zen temple, they're really beautiful, got into the Zen gardens out there. Then there's Momochi seaside park which is a futuristic district along the waterfront. Then there's Canal City which is a large shopping complex. It's a beautiful city, not on the itinerary of most visitors to Japan but with its own laidback style which is a bit different from Tokyo or Osaka.
  23. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    17 pages of arguments about player qualification rules. 27 pages complaining about the standard of the reffing. Meanwhile New Zealand win and we all forget about it till the 6N.
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  24. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam.

    Great, thank you. I'm there for 3 days and the only things I had on my list so far were Yatai stalls, tonkotsu ramen, and maybe a day trip to Yanagawa to eat unagi (as you can maybe tell I'm there for the food!)
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  25. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Well, what's the point now? :rolleyes: :(
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  26. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    Jealous, hope you have a wicked time!
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  27. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    The lolz?
  28. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

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  29. bendeus

    bendeus Bellend Tagline Generator

    Really busy atm and going through one of my 'rugby, meh!' phases. Went and saw the Wales-England game with Grandma Death and his drunken valleys possee a couple of weeks ago, which was fun in a fairly yawnsome way.

    Dunno what to say, really. Wales have been so utterly fucking pedestrian throughout the warmups that I've really struggled to give a shit. Without Anscombe and Faletau we've got big problems and using Biggar at 10 to direct a slugfest can work at home in front of a fired up Millennium Stadium but it ain't going to win anything in Japan against teams like Aus who'll just attack you from all angles.

    I predict a loss to Aus and then out in the QF to England. Final to be ABs vs England.
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  30. flypanam

    flypanam Agrocultured and shitesayer

    bendeus didn’t the Welsh team have a big do/celebration of all things Gatty at the Millennium Stadium on the grass last Wednesday? Hardly going to getupfor a warm up on Saturday after a skinful of Brains and Lava bread stuffed with lamb.

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