Register    Login    Forum    FAQ

Board index » RossTraining.com Forums » General Discussion » Sports Talk




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: 6 Nations 2012
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:34 am 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:36 pm
Posts: 7672
Yeah, I didn't quite understand the decision to end the game by the ref.... I often have these little moments of mystery to be honest. I just put it down to the constant rules tinkering by the IRB. Here's an example: when I was playing if you took the ball into a maul, the team going forward got the put in at the scrum. They then changed it to the team who didn't take it in got the scrum, which completely changes the risk/reward of playing as mauling game. As a small, fast open side it suited me down to the ground but it was a pretty fundamental change. So on and so forth, there's loads of little rules I don't get now or at least I'm just not following the current configuration.

So I'm not even an educated fan these days, just partisan idiot who likes seeing the English get smashed. I also just like the athleticism and the utterly insane degree of organization sides play with these days. And multi role players who aren't wing/fullbacks or flanker/No. 8. Joost Van Der Westhuizen was just about the biggest, toughest scrum half I'd ever seen until I saw Mike Phillips!

Here's something: at one point Ha'pence tapped the ball deliberately into touch, with an English wing breathing down his neck chasing a kick... didn't that used to be a penalty??

_________________
I hope we shall crush… in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 6 Nations 2012
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:54 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:29 am
Posts: 620
Brooklyn_teacher wrote:
Here's something: at one point Ha'pence tapped the ball deliberately into touch, with an English wing breathing down his neck chasing a kick... didn't that used to be a penalty??


I noticed that. :think: Not sure about the official laws today, but I'm sure that was an offence when I was in school.

I watched a NZ vs Barbarians game from 1973 the other day. The pace at which the game was played was amazing. I know that today the players are pure athletes, but the speed of the wingers back then was mindblowing. Also, a scrum took about 10 seconds to set and contest, now it takes about 3 minutes. There is a lot to be said for the old game.

_________________
Knoxville wrote:
But now I can choose between awesome abs and insane abs. I just don't know which to choose.


Log: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60609


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 6 Nations 2012
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:36 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:36 pm
Posts: 7672
It really was a game of individual guile back then. Imagine it, would David Campese last in the modern game? Or Phil Bennett?

_________________
I hope we shall crush… in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 6 Nations 2012
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:20 am 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:36 pm
Posts: 7672
CYMRU AM BYTH!!!!

_________________
I hope we shall crush… in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 6 Nations 2012
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:07 am 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:31 pm
Posts: 54
Location: Newcastle, UK
Well done Wales. Best team in competition and deserved the win. Now hope England can ruin st paddy's day for irish fans.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 6 Nations 2012
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:44 am 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:36 pm
Posts: 7672
Not a scrappy game so much as really defense oriented. Monster tackles from each side. The two #6's were both immense but Wales kicked better out of hand and used their chances when they had them.

I don't think we fired on all cylinders the whole tournament.... I want to see what Wales can do in Oz this summer. That tour will be huge. what's more, I really want us to win the next world cup.

_________________
I hope we shall crush… in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Board index » RossTraining.com Forums » General Discussion » Sports Talk


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

 
 

Ads by Google


 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
cron