The All-Purpose Rugby Thread (League and Union)

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  1. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    So...anything to do with either code can go here.

    For instance, made some GIFs for potential Super League tries of the season. Will probably do the same for NRL at some point.

    Richie Myler fancy footwork vs Wigan:

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    Jermaine McGillvary powerful solo try:

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    Josh Griffin try, after some ridiculous Rangi Chase skill:

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    Kevin Penny's brilliant acrobatics vs Leigh:

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  2. manlyseaeagle Orange Belt

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    Always thought the CFL should just change and have a NFL team in Toronto and Vancouver and let the rest of the teams play what they originally did i.e. Rugby and hence you also have a international team that Canada can back.
     
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  3. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    YES!!!! Brilliant, we beat just Toulouse (one of the best teams in Europe) 38-0 after a rocky start to our season. Absolutely amazing performance, so happy right now.
     
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    Zak Hardaker brilliant individual try:

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    Gene Ormsby acrobatics vs Salford:

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    Great run from Watkins and lovely passing to put Handley in for a try:

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  5. Concrete Gold Belt

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    Really interested in what they do with Super Rugby. I hope it works.
     
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  6. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Good question
     
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  7. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    In the Guinness Pro 12, Scarlets are playing Leinster tonight at 7.30pm which promises to be a good game. 1st vs 4th, both teams been playing good rugby this season so far.

    You can watch it here - http://www.tg4.ie/en/live/home/ - at half 7 if you have a VPN (hola, zenmate etc,) and set it to Ireland. It's in Irish though.

    It's also on BBC Wales but don't think there is an online option for that.
     
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  8. Alpha Omega Man go on...

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    lol wat...those two cities are full of fair weather fans...the CFL thrives in most of Canada...
     
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  9. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Also you should see this try from the Challenge Cup. Absolutely sublime. Brilliantly worked move, some nice passing and a good finish too.

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  10. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Quite a good game here between Leinster and Scarlets, if a bit scrappy. Leinster look good one minute then make a mistake the next. Only 1 point in it but Scarlets have been better...
     
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    Anyone excited for the Aussie afl player going to NRL? Signed to the panthers

    Can't wait to see if they can cross over
     
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  12. Mga223 Gold Belt

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    Rim - you gonna be upset if Conor loses tomorrow or just going to be happy an Irishman made it that far?

    The league transfers atm have been pretty whack

    The Hopoate contract saga, lafai wanting out after he signed and signing to dragons.

    McQueen to Titans and now Reynolds wants to leave and go to Titans also.

    Rogers wanting to go to Brisbane even if it means a pay cut.
     
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  13. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    England vs New Zealand tomorrow in the 2nd test. Hoping the Kiwis play better for longer, their lack of experience in the halves really showed last week...they started great but when England came back they didn't have that leadership.

    2.30pm GMT on BBC.
     
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  14. Cuzcatlan 13 League titles, 12 FA Cup, 7 4th place trophies

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    El Salvador
    South American Champions "C" 2014
    Only started a national team in 2009.
     
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  15. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Not sure to be honest, Jose's always been one if my favourite fighters but I am cheering for Conor. I think the fact he's talked so much shit in the build up makes it different too, so I kinda want to see him back it up as opposed to get mocked as a bullshitter.

    Yeah, Roberts one is interesting. Wonder where he will end up.
     
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  16. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    manlyseaeagle, you watching the England-Kiwi game?
     
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  17. DangDaGawd Silver Belt

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    What does the "C" mean?
     
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  18. manlyseaeagle Orange Belt

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    Excellent seen some good tries in the Euro comp and Aviva.
     
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  19. manlyseaeagle Orange Belt

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    Yes I did but still can not get into it as much as Iam on World Cup come down...?

    https://youtu.be/fDjVedEtQcw
     
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  20. Cuzcatlan 13 League titles, 12 FA Cup, 7 4th place trophies

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    The lowest level of International competition in South America.
    They have Division C, B, A and CONSUR. CONSUR is the highest, that's were Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay compete.


    "30 OCTOBER 2015 - OSCAR ORELLANA-HYDER (REEVES 2002–07) TO PLAY RUGBY FOR EL SALVADOR
    Oscar Orellana-Hyder (Reeves 2002–07) will be part of the El Salvador rugby team taking part in the Central American Rugby Championship in December.
    Oscar, who plays for the OE Stags, qualifies to play for the team because his mother is from El Salvador.
    He will be flying out on 29 November before the start of the tournament on 6 December.
    The CAC consists of four teams: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.
    El Salvador ('Los Torogoces') are the defending champions in the tournament.
    Oscar said that he couldn't wait to get started on what he expects will be a great experience."

    http://www.eastbourniansociety.org/News-2015-10

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  21. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Wasn't a great game anyway, I'm the same as well haha. Good thing there is lots of club rugby back and the european cup is on soon.
     
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    Haven't seen any news of it.
     
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  23. manlyseaeagle Orange Belt

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    I hope the other forum users who where on the World cup thread are going to pop in from time to time mate.

    Yeah boring game and I'm normally a League fan first but just find Union with the world cup a better game.
     
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  24. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Yeah I'm always interested in cross over players, excited to see how he does. He was borderline Olympic high jumper too, so obviously a great athlete.
     
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  25. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Yes it has just been me talking to myself mostly haha
     
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    Cool.

    I thought for second they had beat out Argentina and Uruguay. Argentina played really well this last cup. They're one of the best teams in the world. Easily the favorite for the first American Six Nations.
     
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  27. manlyseaeagle Orange Belt

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    Always found outside Combat Sports chat the sports forum is too much American Sports crap and if they look outside there bubble they wank on about English Soccer.
     
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  28. Cuzcatlan 13 League titles, 12 FA Cup, 7 4th place trophies

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    They doing a America's Six Nations?
     
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    It has been really hard to give too much of a crap about the League so soon after the RWC, but nice to see the series in the balance.
     
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  30. manlyseaeagle Orange Belt

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    He is not a top AFL player and also played Rugby League as a kid....I want to see a top AFL player cross over to both Rugby's think Barry Hall and Buddy Franklin.
     
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  31. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Yeah, I don't mind american sports but wish there was a few more less insular fans...
     
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  32. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Yeah Lance Franklin is class...not sure how translatable Aussie rules is to rugby though tbh. Izzy Folau didn't do much, and this guy, as you say, played league as a kid.

    You looking forward to the International Rules series? It's gone a bit cold of late but seems to be a little bit of excitement for it again.

    Irish squad was announced yesterday and it's fucking class...Aussie squad is strong as well. Was hoping that a few of the Irish AFL guys would play, particularly wanted to see Pearce Hanley like last year, but ah well.
     
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  33. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Was watching Toulon there earlier, holy fuck they are scary to watch...and they still have even more star players to come. God help anyone that has to play them in Europe.
     
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    Yep.

    USA, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil
     
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  35. manlyseaeagle Orange Belt

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    Are they playing ball in hand Rugby or is it the dour 10 man wrestle and kicking game.
     
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    Why does fucking Sacramento get a team in this PRO Rugby League? SF, I can understand. World Class City and the Bay Area is probably the biggest rugby hotbed in this country (I don't know much about the Northeastern scene though.) Sacramento is just a crap city.
     
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  37. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Definitely ball in hand rugby, offloads everywhere.... Not sure how Montpelier are this season though, could be they are just terrible but I doubt it.
     
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  38. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    That doesn't sound good...I know fuck all about the US rugby scene, but I thought they were going to be working with and building on top of existing structures. Putting one somewhere there isn't much of an interest seems like a good way to fail (where the hell is Sacramento anyway, California?)
     
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  39. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Quade Cooper played a brilliant game in his debut for Toulon as well, including this lovely no-look assist:

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  40. DangDaGawd Silver Belt

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    About an hour and a half northeast of San Francisco.

    One of my friends just told me that area has one of the largest Pacific Islander populations in the USA so that explains it.
     
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  41. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    In other news, looks like USA might finally get a professional competition.

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/nov/09/us-professional-rugby-union-league

    US professional rugby union competition to begin play in April


    That's good news, hopefully it actually works out and we see the game grow over there.
     
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    Sacramento is the Capital of California. They might have more success their because they only have one professional team to compete with. The Sacramento Kings of the NBA.

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  43. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    No yanks have any thoughts about the fact that yous will soon have a professional rugby competition? Interest? Bemusement?
     
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    arent they doing an english premiership match in the US on St. Patricks day next year?
     
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  45. Alpha Omega Man go on...

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    this may help a lot of Canadian players who need to develop...
     
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  46. Rimbaud82 The owls are not what they seem

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    Yeah London Irish vs Saracens (scum)
     
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