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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old September 20th, 2019, 23:48 Thread Starter
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EE in Rugby 2019 World Cup (includes Russia and Georgia, not Croatia)

Discuss EE in 2019 WC.

No Croatia though. Little disappointing. Why did they decide to pull out of the tournament?
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old September 21st, 2019, 01:55
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How is Russia in this but not Romania?

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I usually support the Polynesian teams in this

Fiji, Samoa, Tonga

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Those guys would be terrifying to play against.

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yeah, 200 kg monsters

good Hakas though

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I'll be honest, this is a stupid sport played by stupid people. Kinda like American football.
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do Russia and Georgia have legit players or are they basically England's C team like Italy? Italy's squad has the great traditional names on their such as Budd, Mbanda, Callum Braley, Allen and Hayward

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I usually support the Polynesian teams in this

Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
As long as they hit a few Samoan drops, Superfly splashes and finish them off with a Tongan Death Grip I'm fine
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Georgia is super scrappy, always getting into brawls.

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How is Russia in this but not Romania?
The Vlachers fielded ineligible players. Vlaching idiots.
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I'll be honest, this is a stupid sport played by stupid people. Kinda like American football.
Wrong. It's a sport for brutes played by gentlemen. Unlike (soccer) football, a sport for gentlemen played by brutes and unlike (American) football, a sport for brutes played by brutes.

There's also curling, a sport by gentlemen, for gentlemen.
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do Russia and Georgia have legit players or are they basically England's C team like Italy?
100% Georgian.

Looks like Russia too.


Unlike Romania, who is mostly vlaching Samoa's 3rd team
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Russia lost their opening game 30-10 against Japan.

Today they face the Samoans.

USA will face England and France btw.

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Samoans will make easy work of the Russians.

Georgia should demolish Uruguay.
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post #14 of 38 (permalink) Old September 24th, 2019, 22:08
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Three red cards in the Russia-Samoa game.

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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old September 29th, 2019, 04:50
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Japan That first Ireland try was beautiful though.

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Seems that win over the Springboks wasn't a one off.

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So I couldn't sleep and caught some of this (the tournament is actually on TV here) and here is the perspective from somebody who knows nothing about rugby

- I understand its a physically taxing sport but the tournament is like 2 months long
- There is much more respect in the game, no fake phony injuries, time wasting, no attacking the refs, the players seem to respect each other as the fans do too. Replay system is miles better and the refs are mic'd which should be mandatory at major football competitions
- Europeans/foreigners complaining about baseball yet rugby games last also three hours, at least no commercials and more action Though it seems like the clock can run to 100 minutes and the final whistle won't be blown
- Surprised at how "good" these relative unknown rugby nations are like Italy, Georgia, Uruguay, Argentina are. Again don't know if they particularly played weak opponents but these countries don't scream out rugby tradition
- Looks like a sport that USA is not that competitive in although there are some colleges here which offer rugby as a sport to play; Canada look worse
- Thought these Pacific Island nations would be better, they are basically the Red Stars, Dinamo, Legia Warsaws of the Rugby World Cup it appears, passionate fanbase/players but not much talent yet the commentators patronize them similar to the stereotypical CL commentary ("these Eastern European trips are always difficult!"
- One guy on the Italian NT looks like a Chetnik circa 1944
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@HajdukSplit that actually sounds interesting, I might actually try to catch a game.
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Rugby is awesome. the only watchable sport besides foci, although I must admit I’ve never watched anything else than world cup games

should visit a Bundesliga game once, there are even 3 BL teams in my hood

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