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Rugby World Cup!

Postby iamafish » 11 Sep 2011, 00:15

Anybody else following it? USA and Canada both have teams and the USA just played very well in defeat to the Irish. Canada play their opening game on Wednesday against Tonga.

http://www.espnscrum.com/2011-rugby-wor ... 86293.html

This isn't a bad site if you want to follow the comings and goings of the tournament.

I just hope there aren't any Argentinians around after yesterday's England game against them...
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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby WBAGNR » 11 Sep 2011, 02:39

Wales were desperately unlucky, but from the bits of the match I saw, it was a good game. Two goal attempts could have won it, shame they missed them.
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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 11 Sep 2011, 03:17

I don't really care for sporting events. But since this is a sport which Wales is *actually good at* then I suppose I may show a bit of undercover intregue. Australia will win again however.
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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 11 Sep 2011, 05:05

Guess who has two thumbs and will be at the Canada Tonga game? This guy!

For some reason a year and a half ago I bought tickets to Canada's four pool matches not thinking how much work I would miss or how much it would cost. I leave for New Zealand for three weeks the day after tomorrow.

In addition to Canada Tonga, Canada France, Canada Japan and Canada New Zealand I have tickets to Fiji Samoa, South Africa Namibia and France Tonga.
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Postby aeric90 » 11 Sep 2011, 05:59

Lord Chrusher I hate you very very much... but that's mostly jealousy...

I've watched two games so far at odd hours. For once TSN is actually covering the RWC here. I'm frankly quite shocked at the almost upsets in the Romania Vs Scotland and Argentina Vs England game, particularly the later since the Pumas got the point for the spread.

I'm obviously hoping for Canada to get 2 wins in their pool but North American rugby is so focused on sloppy rucking that my hopes aren't up to high.
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Postby Tim » 11 Sep 2011, 08:47

I don't understand the scoring, really. Five points for getting into the endzone and two points for the kicked conversion, I think? How else can you get points?

And you aren't allowed to throw the ball forward, right?
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Postby WBAGNR » 11 Sep 2011, 09:28

Yeah, all good so far, Tim.

You can also score a penalty, which is like a field goal in American Football, in that it's kicked off a tee. That's worth 3 points.

As well as that you can score a 'drop goal' which is a kick from open play where the ball in kicked as it strikes the ground, rather than a punt. Same thing applies, got to go above the cross-bar and between the two uprights.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 11 Sep 2011, 11:30

Hopefully I'll get to watch Canada vs Tongo in Victoria. Any rugby fans want to meet up and watch?
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Postby Tim » 11 Sep 2011, 13:22

Can you explain a drop goal a bit more? Does the ball have to bounce off the ground before you kick it? How many points is it worth?
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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby Trymantha » 11 Sep 2011, 13:39

I live within 750 meters of the stadium where the England Argentina game was played. and where most of England's pool games are being played.


I couldn't care less to be honest



Tim wrote:Can you explain a drop goal a bit more? Does the ball have to bounce off the ground before you kick it? How many points is it worth?


no and 1 I think
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Postby iamafish » 11 Sep 2011, 14:13

yes and three.

do totally wrong try :P

you have to kick the ball on the half volley for a drop goal, and it's worth 3 points, the same as a penalty.
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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby WBAGNR » 11 Sep 2011, 15:05

Trymantha wrote:I live within 7500 meters of the stadium where the England Argentina game was played. and where most of England's pool games are being played.


I couldn't care less to be honest



Tim wrote:Can you explain a drop goal a bit more? Does the ball have to bounce off the ground before you kick it? How many points is it worth?


no and 1 I think


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This is a drop goal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DkPOO2tF0o&feature=player_detailpage#t=19s

It should be noted that most drop goals are kicked closer to the posts. For example, this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaDjtEkAGQc&feature=player_detailpage#t=35s
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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby Trymantha » 11 Sep 2011, 15:13

iamafish wrote:yes and three.

do totally wrong try :P

you have to kick the ball on the half volley for a drop goal, and it's worth 3 points, the same as a penalty.


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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Sep 2011, 00:49

WBAGNR wrote:
Trymantha wrote:I live within 7500 meters of the stadium where the England Argentina game was played. and where most of England's pool games are being played.


I couldn't care less to be honest



Tim wrote:Can you explain a drop goal a bit more? Does the ball have to bounce off the ground before you kick it? How many points is it worth?


no and 1 I think


Hang your head in shame- call yourself a Kiwi! (Only joking mate :) )

This is a drop goal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DkPOO2tF0o&feature=player_detailpage#t=19s

It should be noted that most drop goals are kicked closer to the posts. For example, this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaDjtEkAGQc&feature=player_detailpage#t=35s


Drop goals are worth 1 point in rugby league though.
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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby WBAGNR » 12 Sep 2011, 01:20

Yes true.

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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Sep 2011, 03:07

No games today or tomorrow I am afraid.

One of the Canadian players, Sean White, was in the same year as my younger brother and played school and club rugby with him. I played a bit of rugby with his older brother who was in the same year as me.
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Lord Chrusher wrote:Drop goals are worth 1 point in rugby league though.


but that's irrelevant because league is rubbish :P
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True league is rubbish but it might explain Trymantha's confusion.
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I think we discused this before but I'm pretty sure Chrusher was a forward, right? :D
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Postby aeric90 » 12 Sep 2011, 07:16

Oh! Incidentally I was shown on the NBC broadcast of the USA vs Ireland match yesterday during their segment on Mark Bingham, one of the founders of the gay rugby movement in North America and a victim of 9/11. My ass is apparently visible during footage from last year's Bingham cup.
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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby Lord Chrusher » 13 Sep 2011, 00:03

aeric90 wrote:I think we discused this before but I'm pretty sure Chrusher was a forward, right? :D


In my limited rugby playing career I played prop or lock.

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Re: Rugby World Cup!

Postby WBAGNR » 14 Sep 2011, 00:33

So Canada beat Tonga. That's a shock result, but a good one for Canada
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