The Anti Rugby Football Thread Pt 2


#441

Bunga bundee


#442

It is hurling country.


#443

#444

Punches, kicks and mass brawls: The 1977 colours match had it all (via @IrishTimes) https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/punches-kicks-and-mass-brawls-the-1977-colours-match-had-it-all-1.3716115


#445

The good old days.

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


#446

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 .


#447

@GeoffreyBoycott

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


#448


#449

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


#450

I believe RTE simply replied. “Not a celebrity”


#451

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


#452

“ there’s been a rape up there”


#453

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.


#454

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


#455

They seem like very poor attendances


#456

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

they will reform it on their terms imho


#457

I thought they already did?


#458

they gave too much to the countries with low tv numbers


#459

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.


#460

Is david walsh a valid source again?