Dog Rugby

Great post, however I believe I have a better team. Loose head English Bull Terrier, Hooker Beagle, Tight Head Staffy, Locks Rhodesian Ridgeback & English Bull Mastiff, Blind Side Airedale Terrier, Open Side Springer (cant disagree there) No.8 Alsatian Scrum Half Jack Russell ( gobby aggressive little shits just like very scrum half born) Fly half & inside centre two playmakers just like England Border Collie & Australian Kelpie Outside Centre Lab, wing Greyhound other wing Irish Wolfhound Full Back Dalmatian
 

Chop

Clanker
i would have a Shar Pei at Fullback

and as a nod to Faf..a cavalier knig charles at scrum half.
 
I think you've gone for a bit too much weight in the centre, stick a Siberian Husky on the outside for more pace and the ability to leap the tackler. Oh and pick a female they are by far the more dominant.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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Not sure about the GS as full back.
I would prefer a bit more of a specialist, a Doberman would do, they tend to look superior when strutting their stuff and when fired up are lethal on the attack and will defend as if their lives and that of team mates depends on it. If they could they would stick their paws in their pockets and stare the opposition down with their supercilious demeanour.
The FB also needs some brains - the GS gives you all the tenacity you're wanting but he's smart with it.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Newfoundlands or St Bernards in the front row?
And can Australia field dingoes? And the Saffers use Hyenas?
And wolves for Canada?
Anything goes but that's a very big front row and very vulnerable to good scrummaging technique from smaller but still powerful dogs going lower.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Great post, however I believe I have a better team. Loose head English Bull Terrier, Hooker Beagle, Tight Head Staffy, Locks Rhodesian Ridgeback & English Bull Mastiff, Blind Side Airedale Terrier, Open Side Springer (cant disagree there) No.8 Alsatian Scrum Half Jack Russell ( gobby aggressive little shits just like very scrum half born) Fly half & inside centre two playmakers just like England Border Collie & Australian Kelpie Outside Centre Lab, wing Greyhound other wing Irish Wolfhound Full Back Dalmatian
Interesting team.

I like the front row, particularly the beagle idea, but I think your second row would struggle in the line out. I don't know much about the Airedale but his name does keep coming up at Selection Committee.

The Jack Russell will give you aggression but also some very scary decision-making.

The Collie picks himself but the Kelpie seems a bit on the small side if the oppo target the 10/12 channel with big runners, particularly with the Springer at Openside, you're relying on the Alsatian getting across very quickly and not leaving a gap. The Lab at 13 also feels a bit Brad Barritt. That said, your greyhound/wolfhound selection delivers two very powerful strike runners so maybe his job is to get the ball out to them and pick up the pieces in support and he'd be excellent defensively.

I still prefer the GS at FB where decision-making is key. There's no question about the Dalmatian's stamina and go forward, but is he smart enough to take the right options?
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Belgian Shepherd Malinois. Smart, aggressive and fast.
Not come across one of those but from this clip he looks like a shoe-in for 6.

 

BratMedic

LE
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The ref, my Affenpinscher, it's like the Gestapo and polices every one in the vicinity with equal vindictiveness:
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Interesting team.

I like the front row, particularly the beagle idea, but I think your second row would struggle in the line out. I don't know much about the Airedale but his name does keep coming up at Selection Committee.

The Jack Russell will give you aggression but also some very scary decision-making.

The Collie picks himself but the Kelpie seems a bit on the small side if the oppo target the 10/12 channel with big runners, particularly with the Springer at Openside, you're relying on the Alsatian getting across very quickly and not leaving a gap. The Lab at 13 also feels a bit Brad Barritt. That said, your greyhound/wolfhound selection delivers two very powerful strike runners so maybe his job is to get the ball out to them and pick up the pieces in support and he'd be excellent defensively.

I still prefer the GS at FB where decision-making is key. There's no question about the Dalmatian's stamina and go forward, but is he smart enough to take the right options?
Thanks very much for your input I agree the jack Russell at scrum half is a bit of a risk. I note your comment about the lab at outside centre, but such a reliable player must have a spot and while he is not the fastest player on the pitch he certainly wouldn't miss a tackle. Full back is a problem I feel the Alsatian is more of a forward possibly a standard poodle but more show than go so I went for the reliable Dalmatian
 

Kefi

Old-Salt
@FORMER FYRDMAN an outstanding post & opens up an infinite number of posibal squad selections.

FYI it seems the paddys are ahead of the curve on dog inclusion in the Galic football:p

 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Thanks very much for your input I agree the jack Russell at scrum half is a bit of a risk. I note your comment about the lab at outside centre, but such a reliable player must have a spot and while he is not the fastest player on the pitch he certainly wouldn't miss a tackle. Full back is a problem I feel the Alsatian is more of a forward possibly a standard poodle but more show than go so I went for the reliable Dalmatian
That's why I originally had the Lab at 12 where speed isn't as much of an issue. A Lab/Dalmatian centre pairing might work.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
Just had lunch with a South African friend and this chap got nominated for second row:

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He's a Boerboel and his idea of a good night out is a fight with a lion. Standing at almost two and a half feet on all fours, and at 180 lbs, he's very much the Martin Johnson of the dog team.


Edited to add: That's the lineout sorted:

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Our Jack is happy with hooker, but could slot in on the wing too!
 
Agree with your Great Dane, I have one and they are unbelievably quick.
mine has yet to be caught by any dog in a game of Chase in which she indulges frequently.
my next door neighbour was out with his 2 ridgebacks and didn't see us in same field until he heard what he honestly thought was a horse charging towards his hounds. He was looking around frantically as all he could hear was something galloping out of the low mist directly at him, then saw the black beast veer off at last second and his 2 then gave chase. Not a chance of them catching her. :-D
Because the RBs were intelligent enough to know the difference between the sound of a clumping great 'orse (which always set mine off) and the lions that they were bred to chase and bring to bay.
 
Not come across one of those but from this clip he looks like a shoe-in for 6.

Knew a guy who had one. Beautiful, intelligent, strong beast. She was also playful, and liked to play games. She was also gentle as she was playful.
I would not underestimate a Malinois.
 
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