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sadj
43 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

British Lions v South Africa in 2021 will be good. 

 

was away to say na it’ll just be a repeat because Dawson says a combined XV between England and SA would be solely English players. Then someone posted his article.....

 

vvvvvWank
 

 

19 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

Real thing

 

 

 

^^^^^wank

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Maroon Sailor

Where has salty tears Shaun disappeared to ?

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Seymour M Hersh
1 hour ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:

England have got this 

 

What? The runners up medal?

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Seymour M Hersh
1 hour ago, Captain Sausage said:


:lol: he’s a bellend. Just ruins his credibility as a pundit when he says things like that. 
 

Third worst pundit around, behind Guscott and Davies. 

 

They are truly awful.

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Seymour M Hersh
1 hour ago, Dusk_Till_Dawn said:


What we need is a 10,000 word breakdown of the final and Japanese culture

 

Noooooooooo, please no! 

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Alex Kintner
47 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

Real thing

 

 


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46 minutes ago, Barack said:

Hope there are a few tweets headed his way. Arrogant, clueless bawbag.

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40 minutes ago, vegas-voss said:

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Maroon Sailor

Still no salty tears Shaun ?

 

That'll be him off here until his beloved Enguuuuurrrrrrlunnnn roll up for the Euros.

 

Then he'll try to convince us playing the likes of Finland as opposed to avoiding the likes of Holland will be a difficult game and that Finland worry him more than the Dutch would !

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The Frenchman Returns
56 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Kickback calling Lawson, come in, Lawson!!!

Everyone is waiting

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sadj
4 minutes ago, The Frenchman Returns said:

Everyone is waiting

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Be patient , I’m sure the Lord High Protector of hindsight and irony will be along soon to explain how SA deserved it , England never had a chance and reaching the final is the true measure of success for this England team. 

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Shrekeo

Did Lawson not say SA before the tournament on here?

 

If I made that up, I am in need of some serious help!!

 

Great result today!!!!!🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

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Mikey1874
On 19/09/2019 at 03:44, shaun.lawson said:

I've been to-ing and fro-ing constantly over the last few months. Not in who I think will win it - I'm confident about that - but in all the rest of it. Absolutely anything could happen in Groups A and C; the NZ-SA game this weekend is way too close to call; who wins Group D is too close to call as well. It's far and away the hardest RWC to predict that I've ever known - but me being me, here goes. Lawson jinx be damned!

 

Group A

 

1. Ireland

2. Japan

3. Scotland

4. Samoa

5. Russia

 

Group B

 

1. New Zealand

2. South Africa

3. Italy

4. Canada

5. Namibia

 

Group C

 

1. England

2. Argentina

3. France

4. Tonga 

5. USA

 

Group D

 

1. Australia

2. Wales

3. Fiji

4. Georgia

5. Uruguay

 

Quarter-Finals

 

England v Wales

New Zealand v Japan

Australia v Argentina

Ireland v South Africa

 

Semi-Finals

 

England v New Zealand

Australia v South Africa

 

Third Place Final

 

New Zealand v Australia

 

Final

 

England v South Africa

 

World Champions

 

South Africa

 

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A few quick sidelights:

 

1. Am I confident Scotland will be knocked out in the first round? Am I bollocks. I even think Ireland are in danger in that group. I expect an inspired host nation and pure chaos, in which Samoa could play their part too. This is Scotland's best World Cup side since 1995; I just suspect it's gonna end up very unlucky.

 

2. As you can see, I have the Boks winning it despite losing their first match. The first time that'll have ever happened if so. But even if the final ends up being a rematch with the All Blacks, I still think they'll do it. Which brings me to...

 

3. For me, England are third favourites, about half a level below the sport's historic superpowers. If we end up facing Australia in the last eight, even reaching the final will almost certainly be too much - because a knockout draw of AUS/NZ/RSA is impossible. If we avoid the Wallabies and get past a very tough, very dangerous, everything to lose and nothing to gain Welsh test, the pressure would be off and maybe, just maybe, Eddie Jones could mastermind a major upset. He's done it before against New Zealand in the semis, after all.

 

Trouble is, if that happens, the media will go berserk, react as though we're World Champions already, and we'll collapse in a heap against the Springboks: for whom the 12-year rule says they're due. 1995. 2007. 2019? 

 

Not bad

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Barack
2 minutes ago, Shrekeo said:

Did Lawson not say SA before the tournament on here?

 

If I made that up, I am in need of some serious help!!

 

Great result today!!!!!🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦

He did as it goes. Got the teams in the knock-outs wrong, but he went for SA v ENG in the final.

 

 

 

 

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Barack
1 minute ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Not bad

Got the last paragraph especially spot on.

 

:lol:

 

 

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Maroon Sailor
7 minutes ago, Barack said:

He did as it goes. Got the teams in the knock-outs wrong, but he went for SA v ENG in the final.

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah but he's frightened to tip England to win anything - win win for him

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Alex Kintner

My 8 year old nephew loves Formula 1 and always wants Lewis Hamilton to win. Before every race he sits and tells us about how great all the other racers are and how Hamilton doesn’t actually have much chance of winning.

 

Me and his dad know it’s just his own wee way of trying not to get too upset if Hamilton doesn’t win as he can say “I told you so” to us. It’s quite cute actually and of course we humour him every time. After all, he’s only 8 years old.

 👍🏻

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The White Cockade

Great performance by the Boks

Were always in control 

Also Shuts the English media up as we would have heard about nothing else for next 4 years if they had won 

They can go back to talking about Johnny Wilkinson’s drop goal again now

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corkie64

Slept in and missed the match, big congrats to  Sth. Africa and heartfelt condolences (cough) to  Matt Dawson and the English...

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merrymac

Obviously had a premonition :rofl:rwc-promo-Pop-Up-Banner-767x767px.jpg

 

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Alex Kintner
1 hour ago, merrymac said:

Obviously had a premonition :rofl:rwc-promo-Pop-Up-Banner-767x767px.jpg

 


:pleasing:

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Iamborg

I met a few of the Springboks just after they won in 1995 really nice guys but imposing in size .

 

The black players now get a really good chance to play rugby , something they rarely had when I was there .

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CJGJ

I really didn't care who won the match...………….UNTIL I had to listen to the radio and tv presenters going on and on about Eddie Jones, kissing his backside as they did so and refusing to believe that England could be beaten

 

It was so good to see and where's your 'funny quips' now Eddie 

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Boof
On 27/10/2019 at 15:20, Boof said:

England by 20 or more.

 

SA defence won't be able to cope with England's attack.

 

And with that level of prediction skill may I predict a 3-0 win for The Rangers tomorrow 🤣

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Mikey1874
3 hours ago, CJGJ said:

I really didn't care who won the match...………….UNTIL I had to listen to the radio and tv presenters going on and on about Eddie Jones, kissing his backside as they did so and refusing to believe that England could be beaten

 

It was so good to see and where's your 'funny quips' now Eddie 

 

The papers on Friday and today particularly have some brilliant pieces basically saying England will win.

 

Outstanding level of getting South Africa all wrong.

 

A good example of how sport and particularly winning can make fools of all of us. Over egging success equal to over criticising failure. 

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redjambo
1 hour ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

The papers on Friday and today particularly have some brilliant pieces basically saying England will win.

 

Outstanding level of getting South Africa all wrong.

 

A good example of how sport and particularly winning can make fools of all of us. Over egging success equal to over criticising failure. 

 

Some interesting pre-match predictions.

 

https://www.theweek.co.uk/2019-rugby-world-cup/103204/rugby-world-cup-japan-winner-predictions-webb-ellis-cup

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Cruyff Turn

I thought England’s forwards were the biggest, toughest bunch of animals on the planet but South Africa absolutely smashed them. It was a sight to behold. They broke England today. Eddie Jones must be gutted losing two World Cup finals. 

 

:pleasing:

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ri Alban

How did Harry get to Japan? Glider!

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Captain Sausage
2 hours ago, ri Alban said:

How did Harry get to Japan? Glider!


He’s more of a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ kind of guy...

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Stephane Grappelli

Delighted for all South Africans, especially Oti Mabuse.

 

 

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Seymour M Hersh
21 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Not bad

 

I predicted SA (well my dark horses for it) but without all the cutting and pasting palaver. 

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The White Cockade
2 hours ago, Stephane Grappelli said:

Delighted for all South Africans, especially Oti Mabuse.

 

 

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ri Alban
1 hour ago, Mikey1874 said:

Saracens cheating is probably the big post World Cup story.

 

But Scotland and World Rugby have 'resolved' their dispute.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/50416168

I thought that was a tad harsh on Saracens. Punishment like that could force clubs to the wall.

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milky_26
On 14/11/2019 at 11:13, Mikey1874 said:

Saracens cheating is probably the big post World Cup story.

 

But Scotland and World Rugby have 'resolved' their dispute.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/50416168

saracens are to be relegated at the end of the season for still not sticking to the salary cap

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Mikey1874
On 18/01/2020 at 19:52, milky_26 said:

saracens are to be relegated at the end of the season for still not sticking to the salary cap

 

It's an amazing story.

 

Could affect England if the players become more divided. 

 

Basically been cheating for years. It seems Saracens are accepting a second 35 point deduction to avoid opening their accounts for scrutiny. The story has more to run. 

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I P Knightley
5 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

It's an amazing story.

 

Could affect England if the players become more divided. 

 

Basically been cheating for years. It seems Saracens are accepting a second 35 point deduction to avoid opening their accounts for scrutiny. The story has more to run. 

The 35 point deduction (plus £5.4m fine) had been accepted based on previous years of EBTs, sorry, I mean cheating on hidden payments to players. They could have played on with lots of 5-point wins to avoid relegation.

 

The unavoidable relegation is a result of them failing to prove to the authorities that they aren't still breaching the salary cap. They had two options: take relegation on the chin or undergo some rigorous scrutiny (I can't remember from whom). 

 

The risk to England is that Saffercens highest paid England players (Farrell, Itoje, Vunipola and that winger fella) scarper off to France, where they could keep up their earnings. If they did that, they wouldn't play for England. There aren't enough England players at the club in my view, and England have sufficient strength in depth that all those players are replaceable with similar quality. 

 

Some of the chat down here is that they hope to retain a significant bunch of their players next season. Lose a few of the older, higher paid bunch; concentrate on the younger academy players (they have some really good ones), stroll the championship and come back lean and mean after one season's penance. 

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PortyJambo
On 18/01/2020 at 19:52, milky_26 said:

saracens are to be relegated at the end of the season for still not sticking to the salary cap

 

They're now being investigated for possibly playing an ineligible player in the Champions Cup, an American player whose work permit expired a day before he played against Racing 92.

 

Could lose their quarter final place and, if they do, it would be Glasgow that would replace them in the last eight.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51415778

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DETTY29
2 hours ago, PortyJambo said:

 

They're now being investigated for possibly playing an ineligible player in the Champions Cup, an American player whose work permit expired a day before he played against Racing 92.

 

Could lose their quarter final place and, if they do, it would be Glasgow that would replace them in the last eight.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51415778

And Racing 92 now saying that seeding is all wrong - they would go up to 2 so home quarter (and semi) instead of an away quarter and potentially seeking quarter final redraw.

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Mikey1874
15 minutes ago, DETTY29 said:

And Racing 92 now saying that seeding is all wrong - they would go up to 2 so home quarter (and semi) instead of an away quarter and potentially seeking quarter final redraw.

 

A lot of travel plans messed up.

 

Saracens really feckkmg everyone up. 

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milky_26
31 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

A lot of travel plans messed up.

 

Saracens really feckkmg everyone up. 

they get a 50k euros fine and not kicked out of tournament

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