Rugby questions thread

brick tamland

Kingfisher
The main attraction in rugby union in 2017 is the British and Irish Lions vs the All Blacks series of 3 matches starting this June. No other matches this year will feature the same intensity, assuming the Lions will be competitive.
 

britchard

Pelican
brick tamland said:
The main attraction in rugby union in 2017 is the British and Irish Lions vs the All Blacks series of 3 matches starting this June. No other matches this year will feature the same intensity, assuming the Lions will be competitive.
I would have thought it would be pretty competitive, unless something goes tits up like in '05.

England are also playing Argentina which might be at a more suitable time for US viewers.
 

brick tamland

Kingfisher
^^ Agree, the 2005 Tour was a low point for the Lions team. Dan Carter really shone for New Zealand in 2005, especially in the second Test.
The Lions tour every four years and they were much-improved in 2009 (against South Africa), narrowly losing the series, and then they won the series against Australia in 2013, which led to the dismissal of the latter's head coach.
 

britchard

Pelican
If any of you want to watch some pretty decent rugby online, if you head to the 'World Rugby' website they are live streaming all games for this year's U20 Rugby world cup.

South Africa against France and Ireland vs Italy on at the moment. Later today the hosts Georgia are playing Argentina at 3pm GMT, then Australia against Wales even later. It is a decent level especially for the top sides.
 

britchard

Pelican
British and Irish lions just won the second test match (NZ won the first) against the All Blacks. A brutal game, make sure you watch the highlights! Or even better make sure you wake up nice and early for the third test next week (kick off is 8:35 GMT).
 

brick tamland

Kingfisher
Yeah it's good for the sport that the All Blacks' invincibility is not absolute. I saw highlights only. The first match last week was high intensity. Onwards to the series decider next Saturday. I bet it will be a test of mental strength, rather than tactics and ability.
 

britchard

Pelican
Today is England vs France, traditionally the biggest, most physical and most intense game in Europe.

I know for a fact that this year all the games are on some popular US sports channel, and kick off is around 11:30am East Coast time!
 

JamalH

Pigeon
Rugby is the best game there is. I played for 20+ years and now coach collegiate women (combines three of my favorite things, rugby, beer and college girls).
Ive thought about coaching a boys team at the high school closest to me. They seem to have a different coach every couple of years. How do you go about becoming a coach?
Never thought of coaching college girls, i bet you've seen a lot of tits and ass. Are they fair game?
 
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