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Re: Rugby Wold Cup
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2007, 12:05:41 AM »
<focusing...intently on the keyboard...to make this post, after having waaay too much fun & excitement>

What a game!!!

The Bokke done did good!

Fought hard during the final, and were consistent thruout the tourney. 

Without going into alot of details, in the background, the politics of South Africa has "mirrored" the playing history of the Bok rugby team, from being barred from matches, and then welcomed when apartheid was abolished.  Another wave of transition looks to be coming for this rugby team after the World Cup, and it will be interesting to observe how the team copes with the changes.  Best of luck to the South African Springboks as world rugby champs!

South African unofficial anthem...
Impi! wo 'nans' impi iyeza    [Impi! Here come the Impi]
Obani bengathinta amabhubesi? [Who would dare to touch the lion?]

All along the river Chelmsford's army lay asleep
Come to crush the children of Mageba
Come to exact the realm's price for peace
And in the morning as they saddled up to ride
Their eyes shone with the fire and the steel
The general told them of the task that lay ahead
<snip>
Bring the people of this land to heal....

Impi - Johnny Clegg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAplcof51PU  4:48

"My" team wasn't in this final, BUT, but, but, given the Brits I know at LzD, I gotta say I thought I was actually going to be sick as this gritty match played on, hoping for a rose win!
Robinson's injury and early last departure , the Cueto "no-try" (I won't go there, but the game could have shifted right there!  ), and Sir Jonny's missed kicks   

 
So disappointed the red rose army didn't prevail.  All players attempt to play their best, but where England's team came up with the spirit, passion, and grit during this tournament is stuff for the history books alone.  Even with this defeat, massive respect to England.

Man, do I love rugby! Next World Cup in New Zealand!   I just might be needing to go on a kiwi dive trip about that time

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Re: Rugby Wold Cup
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2007, 12:07:17 AM »
@Paddy, SpyDie, Big Tuc

Thanks for the updates & the link...I tried to listen to that page after the game, but it said only for UK?
I decided I couldn't stand it and on one of our rare last "warm" days, I joined some ruggers at their place and watched it afterall

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Re: Rugby Wold Cup
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2007, 12:09:03 AM »
Don't you hate it when refs cost teams World Cups?  j/k


Cueto's toe in touch 

Centimeters!

I need to go to bed now...

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Re: Rugby Wold Cup
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2007, 10:50:07 AM »
<focusing...intently on the keyboard...to make this post, after having waaay too much fun & excitement>

Ripley sorry the link didn't work out side the UK..


That was a tight call by the eye in the sky ... thought it was a try myself it turned out to be the turnig point of the game.. not being a rugger fan I must say I did enjoy that game big time..

Ripley did you wake up to one of these today ?? :hammy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KHf13IUzxg&mode=related&search=

If so maybe you should have .. :hysterical:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbbzB-GTYT0&mode=related&search=


Paddy.. :Hammys pint:
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Re: Rugby Wold Cup
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2007, 04:29:30 PM »
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Ripley did you wake up to one of these today ??

         
I drank, but for some reason, I'm now one of those people who will have a drink, but not drink enough to get drunk. Highly annoying.

Heard a grunch of rugby jokes.  Not many could be posted in a family forum...BUT...I heard one I can laugh about now:

Did you know that there is a new bra on the market called the 'English Rose'...it has plenty of support but NO CUP! 

<Ripley runs really fast!!!!!!>

@numbnuts, did you hear about the new haka for Ireland's rugby team?
The Ireland team will split into two, with the Southern half performing a Riverdance, while the Northerners march the Traditional route from their dressing room to the pitch, via their opponents dressing room.

And, of course, a new haka for the US Eagles team:
The Americans will not be there until half time. In future years they will alter the records to show that they were in fact the most important team in the tournament and Hollywood will make a film called "Saving No8 Lyle".

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Re: Rugby Wold Cup
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2007, 05:41:58 PM »
Well done South Africa. Played a good tournament. But also well done to the lads (england). Having had a terrible four years as word champions and to come back the way we did shows the potential we have.

With young players like Tait coming through we need start preparing now for New Zealand and not like the last four years.
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Re: Rugby Wold Cup
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2007, 09:33:38 PM »
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Ripley did you wake up to one of these today ??

         
@numbnuts, did you hear about the new haka for Ireland's rugby team?
The Ireland team will split into two, with the Southern half performing a Riverdance, while the Northerners march the Traditional route from their dressing room to the pitch, via their opponents dressing room.


Way to go Ripley I can just see that one now ….ROFLMAS  :hysterical:
Cool joke no I hadn’t  heard that one before.. :thumbsup:

Paddy... :tease:   
This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever - Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)

Never argue with a fool, they will lower you to their level and then beat you with experience.