The Anti Rugby Football Thread Pt 2


Bunga bundee


It is hurling country.



Punches, kicks and mass brawls: The 1977 colours match had it all (via @IrishTimes)


The good old days.

The colleges ruined the fixture, it should be a much bigger deal on campus.


Bit like the English Varsity match generally played I think on the first Tuesday in December this game has lost some of its traditional lustre .

BBC always made a deal of the Blues game and twickenham was alway nearly full. there was often an Irish interest too .



The Barbarian Football Club play Argentina today at HQ . Will this be exhibition stuff or a quasi test match ?



Obviously worried about the cameras showing Murray snorting personal or something during the game.


I believe RTE simply replied. “Not a celebrity”


The decisions that wil effect us all are being made in these places .


“ there’s been a rape up there”


Joe Schmidt was in talks with New Zealand last year according to the New Zealand media. Treacherous fucker needs to be run out of the country.


Team (home ground, capacity) / Attendance in domestic league / Attendance in Round 1 / Difference of Champions Cup

Leinster (RDS, 18,500) 13,476 (PRO14 v Edinburgh) 18,055 (v Wasps)+4,579

Bath (The Rec, 14,500) 14,301 (Premiership v Exeter) 12,284 (v Toulouse)-2,017

Exeter (Sandy Park, 12,800) 9,730 (Premiership v Worcester) 12,749 (v Munster) +3,019

Gloucester (Kingsholm Stadium, 16,115) 13,232 (Premiership v Harlequins) 9,993 (v Castres)-3,239

Lyon (Matmut Stadium de Gerland, 14,875) 14,875 (Top 14 v Grenoble) 12,197 (v Cardiff)-2,678

Glasgow (Scotstoun, 7,351) 7,174 (PRO14 v Zebre) 7,351 (v Saracens)+177

Scarlets (Parc y Scarlets, 14,780) 12,102 (PRO14 v Ospreys) 8,064 (v Racing 92)-4,038

Ulster (Kingspan Stadium, 18,196) 13,109 (PRO14 v Connacht) 13,152 (v Leicester)+43

Montpellier (GGL Stadium, 15,697) 12,537 (Top 14 v Toulon) 10,450 v Edinburgh)-2,087

Toulon (Stade Felix-Mayol, 18,200) 13,395 (Top 14 v Agen) 13,572 (v Newcastle)+177


They seem like very poor attendances


sadly it is, poor attendances with French and English fans rejecting the European competition

they will reform it on their terms imho


I thought they already did?


they gave too much to the countries with low tv numbers


I’m embarrassed that I let my kids play rugby - David Walsh - Rugby in denial of the dangers of the sport, says Walsh.

Off The Ball break down his article and the findings of a NZ doctor/study that show’d Rugby players scored lower in cognitive function - and the NZ media censored this part when releasing the findings of the study.


Is david walsh a valid source again?