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Rugby World Cup

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
The fabulous World Cup starts today! Exciting stuff! :j:j:j

It's a long way to Japan, but luckily most of our games are in the morning here. There's going to be a sedentary few fees in front of the television.

Wales has a hard group in pool D, England the easiest pool in C, it seems, and sadly Scotland and Ireland play each other in B.

Be good to see how the newer nations are developing.

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  • Not sure how England having 2 other Tier one nations in their group as easy. All the other pools are fairly easy to pick the top 2
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    Not the sport for me unfortunately. I have tried watching it but very little seems to happen. There seems to be a pile of bodies doing ver little other than preventing the other side from doing anything, then occasionally the ball appears and gets booted down the pitch befrore everyone piles into some sort of mass of bodies for 2 minutes until finally the ball emerges again only for a penalty to be given for something that happened 3 minutes ago.

    Much prefer watching rugby league. There is a lot more visible action and far less hanging around.
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    As expected, the opening ceremony was spectacular. Great use of lights and the children singing the World in Union anthem before harmonies coming in gave me goose pimples.
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    Can't wait, shame we are playing Scotland on Sunday, would have preferred one of the non 6 Nations as opener, but it will be good!
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    pollypenny wrote: »
    As expected, the opening ceremony was spectacular. Great use of lights and the children singing the World in Union anthem before harmonies coming in gave me goose pimples.

    Watching the game now.

    Missed the opening ceremony will have to see it on catch up.
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    Not sure how England having 2 other Tier one nations in their group as easy. All the other pools are fairly easy to pick the top 2



    They don't meet Australia, New Zealand or Ireland. Do you think France will threaten them?
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    Enjoyed Japan and Russia.

    Seems like a great sporting feel around the stadium.
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    POPPYOSCAR wrote: »
    Enjoyed Japan and Russia.

    Seems like a great sporting feel around the stadium.



    Absolutely.

    They seemed equal initially, then Japan ran away. Russia didn't give up.
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    Another great game with Argentina and France.

    So close in the end.

    Now watching South Africa and New Zealand - love it when they do the Haka.

    This should be good...........
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    I caught the end, with Argentina making ground to go ahead from the 23-21 score.

    So close, especially with those two missed penalties.

    Watching All Blacks v South Africa now, but I should go for a shower.
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