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  • TheBritishRam
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    Rugby World Cup 2011

    Just wondering who on here is going to be following the rugby World Cup which starts tomorrow morning (or whenever depending on your time zone). I know there will be fellow Brits watching and some other international fans but are any Americans interested in rugby? I just read an article that said the World Cup has a new television deal in the US meaning it will have more exposure and that rugby is growing very fast there.

    If you've never watched a game before I thoroughly recommend catching a game (try watching a New Zealand one if you want a lot of action). I'll be waking up early for the next few weeks to see as many games as possible and of course cheer on England.

  • Ram Mar Ram
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    What a hard fought, ugly win .. but it was a win and thats really all that counts in the final wash-up. Rams have barely put a dampener on my weekend. hang-over and Happy about it.

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  • Ramblin` Ram
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    be hard for the boys to pick themselves up off the floor but am sure they`ll be able to do it and be up for the battle..got the same ref who couldn`t see the Hook kick was good in the game against the springboks tho so who knows what will happen this time.

    good luck to the All blacks...can`t let the french and their anti-rugby tactics win this World Cup. although i`ve never liked the french i`ve always admired how they have played the game..not this team they`ve got this year tho.

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  • Ram Mar Ram
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    Good like to the Welsh tonight ... should be a great contest.

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  • Ram Mar Ram
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    Alright .... ALright ....... ALRIGHTTTTTTTT. Got to the game that counts. my Parents were in NZ and at the Semi-Final that they said it was the best game they have been too. The crowds were pumped and the AB's played really well.

    Condolences to the Wales, its hard to go down to 14 with 3/4 of the game to go and that kick was sooooooo close to almost win it anyways. With 15 on the field it would have been comfortable win for Wales.

    LOL @ TheBritishRam ...

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  • TheBritishRam
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    Originally posted by Ramblin` Ram View Post
    they`ve only played 1 top team so far and lost twice.
    That's hardly fair - I think New Zealand see themselves as a top team...
    Last edited by TheBritishRam; -10-17-2011, 01:26 PM.

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  • Ramblin` Ram
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    loving the All Blacks v Aussies game.

    All blacks playing great stuff..Aussies are battling great to still be in a contest with 30 minutes to go. All Blacks not having a proper kicker playing is helping them with that tho..

    Come on my Kiwi brothers!

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  • Ramblin` Ram
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    i didn`t take into consideration that Wales would have their captain sent off after 20 minutes..i`d like to be gracious in defeat and say well done to france, you stepped up and beat us fair and squarely...but one of those 4 kicks go over and even the normally game killing event of a (harsh) sending off from the half-french ref couldnt have saved you. Wales were heroic in still attacking when it was 14 v 15 France done well in defense but offered nothing going forward.
    Congratulations is the best i can come up with and can`t wait till we meet again early next year to get this horrible defeat out of our system. when you got so many great young players (aged 19-25) like Wales have it`s hard to be down for too long... Ireland for example are screwed because for many of them this World Cup was their last swing of the bat before they retire from international rugby.

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  • Jockelite
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    Originally posted by Ramblin` Ram View Post
    they`ve only played 1 top team so far and lost twice.
    France are like the Dallas Cowboys of the Rugby world..always full of talent and can beat anyone but they are notorious for in-fighting and often if they aint winning after 30 minutes their fans turn on them and the players wilt under the pressure.
    even though they have managed to squeak through to the Semi-final they will have to step up their game if they want to beat the current Welsh team who many non-welsh Rugby fans have been impressed by and would admit are the form team of the tournament so far.
    It appears that the French did step up their game. Well fought game on both sides. Losing key players is tough to overcome.

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  • Ramblin` Ram
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    Originally posted by Ram Mar Ram View Post
    Wales looks awesome, was cheering hard last night for those guys, i'd pick them to pick off the french next week.
    yeah cheers,they have been good fair play...i was distraught after the opening game against the Springboks because of the circumstances of how they lost,but it`s just been a springboard to better things...
    i always cheer on the all blacks aslong as they aren`t playing Wales. as do pretty much all of Wales due to our similarities.
    e.g we the only two countries where Rugby is king,near enough same population,same kind of people,friendly to all but won`t take a backward step to anyone who mistakes that for a weakness.
    both nations built by people who like to work and play hard and both love our own country with a passion and are happy and proud to be exactly who we are.

    Good luck for the game sunday..hopefully it`ll be our teams in the final.

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  • Ramblin` Ram
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    Originally posted by Jockelite View Post
    Cant stop the French!!
    they`ve only played 1 top team so far and lost twice.
    France are like the Dallas Cowboys of the Rugby world..always full of talent and can beat anyone but they are notorious for in-fighting and often if they aint winning after 30 minutes their fans turn on them and the players wilt under the pressure.
    even though they have managed to squeak through to the Semi-final they will have to step up their game if they want to beat the current Welsh team who many non-welsh Rugby fans have been impressed by and would admit are the form team of the tournament so far.

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  • Ram Mar Ram
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    Wales looks awesome, was cheering hard last night for those guys, i'd pick them to pick off the french next week.

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  • Jockelite
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    Cant stop the French!!

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  • Ramblin` Ram
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    And the mighty Dragon walks on into the Semi-final as the clover and rose wilt and die.

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  • ZiaRam
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    Originally posted by Ram Mar Ram View Post
    Google it ... but shotover jet is basically a really fast jetboat going through a small canyon at full speed.

    As far as ladies, there is plenty of fun to be had. lol. But this is a family board so i shall not comment further haha.
    WOW I got to do that!! That is so BA!! haha looks like a blast..
    And I might have a solution for you for the description.. check ur pm's.

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