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Post by Trev » Sun Jan 20, 2008 15:55

I doubt there are many (any?) Rugby fans on here.

But being from South Wales it's kinda ingrained into me. My team the Ospreys just got to the quarter final of the Heineken (European) Cup for the first time since they were formed 4 years ago. And I am chuffed. I took out a large bet with long odds last summer that they'd win it. 3 more games to go. Fingers crossed.
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Post by Huw » Tue Jan 22, 2008 15:42

My mum's a rugby nut and I get kinda dragged into it. Then again, I never get more nervous than when Wales are playing, never!
I do however think that the Welsh regions is a bloomin daft idea, like the Martyn Williams thing, if he had retired we wouldn't have had a Welsh Number 7 playing for the regions at all! Bit counter productive that!

Anyway, really hope Ospreys get it together, they have the players, just need a bit of belief that Welsh teams seldom seem to have. Any team with Shane Williams in it gets my support!
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Post by Trev » Tue Jan 22, 2008 16:06

Huw wrote:My mum's a rugby nut and I get kinda dragged into it. Then again, I never get more nervous than when Wales are playing, never!
I do however think that the Welsh regions is a bloomin daft idea, like the Martyn Williams thing, if he had retired we wouldn't have had a Welsh Number 7 playing for the regions at all! Bit counter productive that!

Anyway, really hope Ospreys get it together, they have the players, just need a bit of belief that Welsh teams seldom seem to have. Any team with Shane Williams in it gets my support!
I'm from Osprey land originally (Neath). :-) Fairweather fan - try and go when they are in or near London. Don't get back to Wales very often. That nerves thing is true. I don't care two hoots whether the Welsh footie team gets beat 6-0 by Luxembourg. But when it comes to Rugby I get all irrational. I blame the schools. It's drummed into you there, I think.
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Post by soft revolution » Tue Jan 22, 2008 16:17

I went to a few Wakefield Trinity matches back when they weren't Wildcats.

Am I allowed to venture that League is a better game to watch?
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by Tomb » Tue Jan 22, 2008 16:24

soft revolution wrote:Am I allowed to venture that League is a better game to watch?
Absolutely - lets split the thread in two!

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Post by Huw » Tue Jan 22, 2008 16:37


I'm from Osprey land originally (Neath). :-) Fairweather fan - try and go when they are in or near London. Don't get back to Wales very often. That nerves thing is true. I don't care two hoots whether the Welsh footie team gets beat 6-0 by Luxembourg. But when it comes to Rugby I get all irrational. I blame the schools. It's drummed into you there, I think.
Too true man! Its weird...its like, Rugby and Wales is inseperable. Which just goes to show how bloomin daft we all are! I love football, but Wales just can't even begin to get their shit together.
Its killing me though, I'm gonna be in bloody USA when the Six nations kick off, ain't no chance of watching it here. Damn...then again, England at Twickenham...perhaps I'm better off...
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Post by Trev » Tue Jan 22, 2008 17:01

Huw wrote: Its killing me though, I'm gonna be in bloody USA when the Six nations kick off, ain't no chance of watching it here. Damn...then again, England at Twickenham...perhaps I'm better off...
I've stupidly booked a lostmusic gig that day and when it kicks off I am likely to be on my way to a soundcheck for some supervising. Probably better I don't know, actually.
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Post by Trev » Tue Jan 22, 2008 17:02

soft revolution wrote:I went to a few Wakefield Trinity matches back when they weren't Wildcats.

Am I allowed to venture that League is a better game to watch?
You are. I'd disagree. But there you go. ;-)
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Post by Trev » Tue Jan 22, 2008 17:03

Tomb wrote:
soft revolution wrote:Am I allowed to venture that League is a better game to watch?
Absolutely - lets split the thread in two!
There you go. You British Bulldog 1-2-3 fans can start your own thread!

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Post by Tomb » Tue Jan 22, 2008 17:20

Trev Lostmusic wrote:There you go. You British Bulldog 1-2-3 fans can start your own thread! :-)
How did I know you would say that? ;o)

The split in two for thread was being ironic. No need to do so now as Union adopts more League style rules and styles of play to make a dull game interesting.

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Post by Trev » Tue Jan 22, 2008 18:14

Tomb wrote:
Trev Lostmusic wrote:There you go. You British Bulldog 1-2-3 fans can start your own thread! :-)
How did I know you would say that? ;o)

The split in two for thread was being ironic. No need to do so now as Union adopts more League style rules and styles of play to make a dull game interesting.

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It's usually in Italy or Scotland these days. ;-)
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Post by Huw » Tue Jan 22, 2008 20:38

I've never got the "League Vs Union" thing. They are separate sports after all, and both are far superior to the frankly ridiculous American Football (which is just one set piece repeated, for eternity it seems).

I do think that League lacks much of the flow, finnesse and tactical cheekiness of a top Union game, but having said that a mediocre League game is a better watch than a mediocre Union game.

And, yeah, its good that Union has adopted some League traits, but then League did steal THE WHOLE BLOODY SPORT from Union in the first place!

Yep.
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Post by Tomb » Tue Jan 22, 2008 20:57

Lacks the flow? You sure?

I enjoy watching Aussie and NZ Rugby Union though because it's played at a pace like League. I just find the UK game dull in comparison.

Still footy's better ;o)

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Post by Huw » Tue Jan 22, 2008 21:10

(Flow, yeah, I mean when a league player gets tackled they reset and start again. In Union there is more impetus to pass the ball, or recycle it, whatver).

Yeah, Footie ain't the most popular sport in the world for no reason!
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Post by Huw » Tue Jan 22, 2008 21:17

Tomb wrote:
I enjoy watching Aussie and NZ Rugby Union though because it's played at a pace like League. I just find the UK game dull in comparison.
Oh I see! You've been watching English rugby! Oh man, well yeah, you've got a point there.
Try watching French or Welsh teams play with a bit of creative nous.
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Post by Huw » Sun Feb 03, 2008 15:14

Tomb wrote:.

Anyone seen my large wooden spoon?
I believe it'll be on its way to Twickenham sometime soon. :wink:

What a marvelous game and a marvelous day. I'm so proud.
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Post by Tomb » Sun Feb 03, 2008 16:15

It was funny last night as Trev obviously wanted to gloat about the result but we just didn't care as we despise Rugby Union and can hardly be described as passionate patriots.

In the end Trev wanted to find an upper class Englishman to wind up but as we were in Stockwell you can guess he didn't have much luck!!!.
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Post by Trev » Sun Feb 03, 2008 17:24

Tomb wrote:It was funny last night as Trev obviously wanted to gloat about the result but we just didn't care as we despise Rugby Union and can hardly be described as passionate patriots.

In the end Trev wanted to find an upper class Englishman to wind up but as we were in Stockwell you can guess he didn't have much luck!!!.
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Aye. Nothing worse than getting a great win and knowing 95% of people in England don't give a rats arse for the sport. Still made yesterday just that bit sweeter, interested England fans or not!
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Post by Huw » Sun Feb 03, 2008 22:27

Was funny though how, when they won the world cup, suddenly there seemed to be an awful lot of Rugby fans around...
Still, the relative poshness of the England rugby team (especially compared to the footie team) is just another reason to enjoy yesterdays win. Class warriors are more than welcome to join in the happiness!
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Post by Trev » Mon Feb 04, 2008 18:19

Huw wrote:Was funny though how, when they won the world cup, suddenly there seemed to be an awful lot of Rugby fans around...
Yeah I noticed the upturn too. Saying that I saw more Welsh jersey's at the end of 2005 6 Nations............ fair weather fans are everywhere, I guess.
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