New Zealand v Italy has also been cancelled.
To which my response would be "Even God could only force a draw against us"Excellent... if England win the RWC (as pleased as I will be to see a NH team take the WE Trophy home), the "yeah but you drew with France" line on my colleagues won't get old for ooo, about the next 4 years?
Turned up to A+E one afternoon to present my team mate for treatment having driven him there. Swelling round his face, giant flap of skin hanging off from his forehead, blood everywhere. Two of us stood in muddy rugby kit, his covered in blood “What happened?” Asked the nurse. “He booted me in the head coming in to help clear out”. Occasionally, after a few beers it gets brought up, near 20 years later. Almost always he still points out i was playing full back and there were probably 4-5 other teammates better placed to go into the ruck at the time. Not that he holds a grudgeReminds me fondly of a rugby game some decades ago.
We lost one of our players to a yellow card for clearing out a ruck with no arms and making contact to the head.
We lost another one of our players with concussion as it was his head that contact had been made with
I note you have just come up with the England team excuse when the Whinging Non-Poms beat you "We didn't have a proper run out against strong opposition!".Also England haven't really been put under pressure yet. I was looking forward to a good test against the French.
Still at least Billy will be fit for the the whinging Wallabies.
I really hope the Scotland game is played. It has the potential to be a cracker, and the group is most definitely not decided yet.
Of course. Memories are long with us. Some are still smarting over Branxton. Not that we hold a grudge for long. What do you think we are? Scottish... Oh, hold on. Cancel last.Which will be a lot shorter time than some Scots supporters will spin the "We only got knocked out because of the weather" line.
Maybe the RWC Committee should explain why the competition was set in Japan in Hurricane Season?
Typhoon season in Japan is the same as hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin; it runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.
I feel sorry for the Italian team and their supporters, to an extent, although realistically does anyone think Italy was going to achieve a bonus point win against NZ?Ballsy statement from Parisse "I'm sure that if New Zealand needed five points to qualify maybe they would have found some alternative solutions". And quite right IMHO.
If New Zealand found themselves in a position needing 5 points to qualify for the QFs then the country would have disowned them anywayBallsy statement from Parisse "I'm sure that if New Zealand needed five points to qualify maybe they would have found some alternative solutions".
I've always thought that "Flowers of the Forest" would be a more suitable pre-match song than "Flower of Scotland" since it's so much more likely to reflect the result .Of course. Memories are long with us. Some are still smarting over Branxton. Not that we hold a grudge for long. What do you think we are? Scottish... Oh, hold on. Cancel last.
Scotland reportedly planning to take legal action if their game is cancelled, to force the tournament organisers to reschedule the game. And there appears to be a suggestion that NZ were offered rescheduling but turned it down because they did not want to shorten the interval between their last pool game and their quarter final.
The last thing I want to see is legal action. The rules did seem fairly clear, however if that is true about NZ (If..) then that might muddy the waters a bit.
Exclusive: Scotland prepared to take legal action to ensure decisive World Cup game against Japan is playedA furious row has broken out in Japan where Scottish rugby chiefs have notified World Rugby of their intention to take legal action to ensure that the governing body of rugby’s World Cup does “whatever it takes” to ensure that Scotland’s final pool game against Japan is played.www.telegraph.co.uk