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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 20th Sep 19, 7:54 AM
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    Rugby World Cup
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    • 20th Sep 19, 7:54 AM
    Rugby World Cup 20th Sep 19 at 7:54 AM
    The fabulous World Cup starts today! Exciting stuff!

    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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    • TheBiggestBadger
    • By TheBiggestBadger 20th Sep 19, 9:08 AM
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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
    • bap98189
    • By bap98189 20th Sep 19, 9:18 AM
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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.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 20th Sep 19, 10:46 AM
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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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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 20th Sep 19, 10:47 AM
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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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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 20th Sep 19, 10:57 AM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 10:57 AM
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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.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Watching the game now.

    Missed the opening ceremony will have to see it on catch up.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 20th Sep 19, 12:53 PM
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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
    Originally posted by TheBiggestBadger


    They don't meet Australia, New Zealand or Ireland. Do you think France will threaten them?
    Last edited by pollypenny; 20-09-2019 at 12:56 PM.
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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 20th Sep 19, 12:55 PM
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    Enjoyed Japan and Russia.

    Seems like a great sporting feel around the stadium.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 20th Sep 19, 12:58 PM
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    Enjoyed Japan and Russia.

    Seems like a great sporting feel around the stadium.
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR


    Absolutely.

    They seemed equal initially, then Japan ran away. Russia didn't give up.
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    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 21st Sep 19, 9:48 AM
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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...........
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 21st Sep 19, 10:09 AM
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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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    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 21st Sep 19, 11:20 AM
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    ......Watching All Blacks v South Africa now, but I should go for a shower.
    Originally posted by pollypenny

    DH is glued to it.

    I shall be talking to myself in the mornings for the foreseeable future
    I can cook and sew, make flowers grow.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 22nd Sep 19, 9:57 AM
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    Phew! Ireland on top form against Scotland just now. The irony is that Scotland had the greater possession but could not break Irish defence.

    Every time Ireland had the ball they made great use of it.
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    • newatc
    • By newatc 22nd Sep 19, 10:26 AM
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    Scotland were surprisingly poor. Their final game in the group against Japan will probably be the decider for second qualifier but with the winner of that playing New Zealand in the q-f, the Scottish outlook is not great.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 22nd Sep 19, 12:43 PM
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    England v Tonga was predicable. Never a problem for England.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 23rd Sep 19, 3:43 PM
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    Fabulous start for Wales this morning.

    Where are all the rugby fans who posted four years ago?
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    • newatc
    • By newatc 23rd Sep 19, 7:24 PM
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    Yes it was a good start for Wales though disappointed with second half. If the Georgian pack can push them about then that doesn't augur well when (if) they come up against the likes of the All Blacks or even England.
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    • By newatc 25th Sep 19, 7:32 AM
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    First major shock of WC with Uruguay beating Fiji. A lesson to all, never take anything for granted.
    Great to see the second tier teams doing well (Georgia played well against Wales) as long as they don't beat your own country!
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 25th Sep 19, 8:55 AM
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    Not had a chance to catch up here, our boys did really well against Scotland, hoping Sexton is ok for rest of tournament.

    Downside about the competition, time difference and work, so not able to watch very much
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 25th Sep 19, 11:07 AM
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    Joys of retirement for us!

    I hope Sexton will be okay, too. It's a shame if a player loses out after working hard to get to the WC. Sad for Scottish Watson; at least this was an accident unlike poor Yato of Fiji, injured after a careless tackle.

    Any news on Reece Hodges' sanction yet?
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