The Rugby World Cup 2015 Thread

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So, who else is looking forward to the Rugby World Cup starting tomorrow?

Well if you are then this thread is the place to be :D

And of course we start off with the opening match between England and Fiji which I SHALL be watching

Then Saturdays fixtures are:

Tonga vs Georgia

Ireland vs Canada

South Africa vs Japan

France vs Italy

And Sundays are as follows:

Samoa vs USA

Wales vs Uruguay

New Zealand vs Argentina
 

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You know Fiji are going to boss this tournament :p

In serious though, New Zealand are looking like the side to beat. In the space of a couple weeks, the took a narrow loss to Aus and turned it into a thrashing victory...
 

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I've never watched rugby but I am, on a whim, going to find someplace I can watch it anyway. Not sure if they will carry that here but I'll see.

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[QUOTE="podsaurus, post: 6475960]I've never watched rugby but I am, on a whim, going to find someplace I can watch it anyway. Not sure if they will carry that here but I'll see.

Sent from 2000ft under the crust[/QUOTE]
Watch Fiji thrash England tomorrow night! :snicker

Jokes aside, it should make for an entertaining opener at the very least. Fiji will run the ball any chance they get. Should probably expect a few big hits from the fijian backs.
 

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[QUOTE="Fijiandoce, post: 6475969]Watch Fiji thrash England tomorrow night! :snicker

Jokes aside, it should make for an entertaining opener at the very least. Fiji will run the ball any chance they get. Should probably expect a few big hits from the fijian backs.[/QUOTE]

Don't think it will be a walk over for England I must admit but it's a game we really should win, massively excited about watching the opener tonight and the whole tournament in general :D
 
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[QUOTE="LadyBlack007, post: 6476010]I love the world cup. Will definitely be watching tonight. Massively excited about the tournament. :D[/QUOTE]

Who are you rooting for?

I'm so excited about it I'm even tempted to watch the minor nations matches
 

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I would be excited if England won but I think New Zealand might take it. Who are you rooting for?

I do that with six nations too, I watch all matches.
 

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[QUOTE="Duffman, post: 6476007]Don't think it will be a walk over for England I must admit but it's a game we really should win, massively excited about watching the opener tonight and the whole tournament in general :D[/QUOTE]
I expect England to shut Nadolo down quickly when he gets the ball (or try to at least). Of all the fijian backs, this guy will cause problems for most teams.
 

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[QUOTE="LadyBlack007, post: 6476012]I would be excited if England won but I think New Zealand might take it. Who are you rooting for?

I do that with six nations too, I watch all matches.[/QUOTE]

Well it would be nice for England but like you say I think it will be a New Zealand vs South Africa final

[QUOTE="Fijiandoce, post: 6476013]I expect England to shut Nadolo down quickly when he gets the ball (or try to at least). Of all the fijian backs, this guy will cause problems for most teams.[/QUOTE]

They will have to be careful, one laps of of concentration and they seem like a team that will punish you!
 

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Well it wasn't pretty and it wasn't a wash over but we shall take the win and the bonus point, can't play like that against Wales and Australia though so hopefully the next performance is a massive improvement! There were signs of it and some of the passing was flowing and fast but there just seemed too many lapses in concentration
 

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[QUOTE="Duffman, post: 6476252]Well it wasn't pretty and it wasn't a wash over but we shall take the win and the bonus point, can't play like that against Wales and Australia though so hopefully the next performance is a massive improvement! There were signs of it and some of the passing was flowing and fast but there just seemed too many lapses in concentration[/QUOTE]

Agree. The player that stood out the most to me was Mike Brown. Australia and Wales will annihilate us if we play like that again. Looking forward to Ireland v Canada today. Hopefully Ireland will win.
 

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[QUOTE="LadyBlack007, post: 6476254]Agree. The player that stood out the most to me was Mike Brown. Australia and Wales will annihilate us if we play like that again. Looking forward to Ireland v Canada today. Hopefully Ireland will win.[/QUOTE]

I can't see Ireland slipping up against Canada but you never know, France vs Italy should be a close run game though!
 

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[QUOTE="Duffman, post: 6476256]I can't see Ireland slipping up against Canada but you never know, France vs Italy should be a close run game though![/QUOTE]

I can't see it either but I just like the way Ireland play mostly. That's the next game I'm looking forward to the most. I hope Italy win.
 

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[QUOTE="Duffman, post: 6476262]I can see South Africa thrashing Japan today in all honesty......[/QUOTE]

How wrong was I :lol:

Amazing display by Japan, definitely an upset when you consider South Africa's rugby pedigree!
 

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Yeah, poor showing from South Africa. I heard it on the news this morning and had to have a little reality check seeing as i just woke up :snicker
 

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[QUOTE="Fijiandoce, post: 6476434]Yeah, poor showing from South Africa. I heard it on the news this morning and had to have a little reality check seeing as i just woke up :snicker[/QUOTE]

Don't think you are the only one, apparently Japan actually has a massive rugby following and it's own super league, who knew :lol:

No surprises today though, Uruguay put on a good show at the start but Wales have decided to start playing now
 

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Surprised that it was against SA, but not surprised that Japan played so well.


Am I the only one (outside of Japan) that aren't surprised at their good play?


Good win today - don't listen to media about it being sloppy. We were ill disciplined, and the Pumas defence was just that good.
 

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I used to be able to watch Rugby at home ... but my douchey cable company keeps slowly removing channels. >_>
 

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[QUOTE="Brandon, post: 6476506]I used to be able to watch Rugby at home ... but my douchey cable company keeps slowly removing channels. >_>[/QUOTE]

They are on ppv on DirecTV so... Never watched a game and wanted to check it out. I'm guessing the semis and final will be on some channel I get. Wouldn't mind checking it out.
 

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[QUOTE="PS4freak, post: 6476515]They are on ppv on DirecTV so... Never watched a game and wanted to check it out. I'm guessing the semis and final will be on some channel I get. Wouldn't mind checking it out.[/QUOTE]
to bad ant a site broadcasting all sports games http://www.sportstream.tv/
 
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[QUOTE="Duffman, post: 6476628]So, no games tonight or tomorrow but here are the fixtures for Wednesday:

Scotland vs Japan

Australia vs Fiji

France vs Romania[/QUOTE]

Anyone brave enough to predict that Scotland Vs Japan game? lol
 

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[QUOTE="XperienZ, post: 6476743]Anyone brave enough to predict that Scotland Vs Japan game? lol[/QUOTE]

Well a couple of days ago you would have said a walk over for Scotland but Japan could very well make it 2 wins on the bounce!