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Rugby. World cup bloody fantastic

  Ungus 19:35 03 Oct 2015
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I don't think my liver can survive this abuse. This world cup has been the best yet, I haven't missed a match yet and its still anyone's to win in the tier one teams. Really fancy Ireland or New Zealand to win it.

  Quickbeam 19:39 03 Oct 2015

New Zealand were dropping the ball left right and centre against Georgia on Thursday!

As for a fantastic tourney, I'll reserve my opinion until about 10pm...

  john bunyan 19:56 03 Oct 2015

Sorry Scotland did not beat S A. About to watch England vs Australia but am not confident!!

  kad292 20:24 03 Oct 2015

Scotland put up a spirited response in the second half but i left at 26-16 so overall not surprised of their defeat.The Aussies will be eager beyond measure to pull a victory out of this game, England have shown themselves susceptible so should be a cracker.Not watching at home so read the result later.

  Ungus 21:16 03 Oct 2015

You probably won't believe me but I really hope England don't go out at this stage it would be bad for the competition as a whole. As for Scotland I think if we get to the quarters it will be considered a success measured against recent times, but at least Vern has got pride back in the thistle.

  kad292 22:06 03 Oct 2015

Well just seen the news,humiliation for England and congrats to the Aussies.

  john bunyan 22:06 03 Oct 2015

England were not good enough. Lost to Wales and Australia at Twickenham of all places. Not bad luck, the others were better - far too many English mistakes, particularly giving away penalties. I will cheer for Scotland and Wales from now in the cup!!

  Ungus 22:12 03 Oct 2015

I think the tournament will be poorer for Albion's exit but its sport and in sport you always look forward to the next time. The Ausis ook like a good team and it looks like if things go to firm Scotland will play them in the quarters and that will be a very tough gig for the thistle. Good thing about rugby is we all go the bar and get drunk.

  bumpkin 22:35 03 Oct 2015

* Good thing about rugby is we all go to the bar and get drunk.*

Well everything has to have something going for it.

  Quickbeam 04:42 04 Oct 2015

I wish I'd gone to see The Martian instead of the crappy B disaster movie I saw.

  morddwyd 08:05 04 Oct 2015

Sorry, I don't agree. Most matches have been decided by which team has been caught cheating most times (penalties).

This is meant to be a handling game, but most points are scored from the boot( I speak as a kicker, penalty, place and drop, myself). A kick at goal should only be permitted, as, though it grieves me to say it, takes place in soccer, when the offence stops a realistic chance of a score. A minor offside in a maul 15 metres outside the 25 goes not fit in that category.

I know , I'm of a different generation, but it would be interesting to know the proportion of points scored by penalties, as opposed to playing rugby football!

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