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One Rugby World Cup semi-final down.
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Ataahua
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Oct 15 2011, 8:14pm

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One Rugby World Cup semi-final down. Can't Post

Wales, heartbreakingly, lost to France 8-9 after playing most of the game one man down. (There's a lot of talk this morning about the Welsh captain getting a red card, but that tackle *was* dangerous.) Wales had its opportunities to win with penalty shots but the goal posts have not been their friend this tournament.

Tonight it's Oz vs NZ.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 15 2011, 9:20pm

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There was an awful lot of swearing [In reply to] Can't Post

in this household last night. Rugby is very bad for one's blood pressure.
I am actually wondering if I can stand watching tonight's game. Isn't this supposed to be fun?! Crazy


Hengist
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Oct 15 2011, 9:49pm

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Theres quite a bit of "discussion" [In reply to] Can't Post

here too! Though personally I think that was a bad challenge - he could have broken his neck!

Tomorrows game should be interesting!


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Ref
Rivendell


Oct 15 2011, 10:52pm

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Chips in [In reply to] Can't Post

Just posting what I stated in the other thread. It was a bad tackle, but it was not a spear tackle and he was dropped from 3ft below onto his back (not driven into the ground with his head), which would normally result in a penalty kick or a yellow card at worst.

I'm very peeved yes, but now the spectacle of a great final has now gone. So any neutral spectators have been robbed too.

Mad

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Spencissimus
Lorien


Oct 15 2011, 10:53pm

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Yeah, it was heartbreaking [In reply to] Can't Post

I was at the soccer last night, cheering on my beloved Sydney FC (fat lot of good that did though...we lost) but for the last 10 minutes of the Rugby my ears were glued to the radio, head in hands as the clock counted down. I felt soooo bad for Wales.

As for tonight's game, I'll be figuratively crossing the ditch and throwing my support behind the ABs...I feel that this is a game that the Wallabies need to lose.


Ataahua
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Oct 15 2011, 11:15pm

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I'll be drinking wine during tonight's game. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll need it to steady the nerves.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 15 2011, 11:16pm

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Think I will join you [In reply to] Can't Post

Purely medicinal, of course. Wink


Ataahua
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Oct 15 2011, 11:19pm

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According to a radio commentator this morning, [In reply to] Can't Post

the IRB's definition of a spear tackle is being tackled in the air, upended, and the person landing on either his head or upper torso. Warburton needs to refine his tackling technique when facing a lighter player who is easier to inadvertantly lift.

For all that, Wales played out of their skins to keep France in place for the entire of the game, despite being one man down for most of it. How many other teams could do the same in that situation?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Oct 16 2011, 2:30am)


Ataahua
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Oct 15 2011, 11:20pm

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Wine = one fruit serving. [In reply to] Can't Post

Didn't you know? Angelic

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Starling
Half-elven


Oct 15 2011, 11:23pm

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Ataahua, [In reply to] Can't Post

I like your style!


Nienna
Rohan


Oct 16 2011, 12:33am

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Good news! I'm off now to get a bottle for tonight! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Elven
Valinor


Oct 16 2011, 12:40am

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I'll be sitting on the fence singing ... [In reply to] Can't Post

my combined Nz and Oz National Anthem which I have prepared for such an occassion .... cause I just cant choose. Though I must say, the last 2 lines look like Im leaning towards Australia - but if that was the case I would have said 'Advance Australia to the finals' - and that didnt rhyme. LaughLaughLaugh

In the bonds of love let us rejoice,
For we are young and free.
Asking Thee to bless this place,
Give us plenty, give us peace.

Men of every creed and race,
Behold us from afar.
Our radiant Southern Cross,
and Pacific's Triple Star.

Our lands abounds in Nature's gifts
Beyond wide ocean's roll,
Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
Our hearts, Our home, Our soul.

Make us then a mighty host,
Of beauty rich and rare.
God defend New Zealand
And Advance Australia fair.



May the best team win!


(This post was edited by Elven on Oct 16 2011, 12:45am)


Ataahua
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Oct 16 2011, 12:52am

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Love it! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Donry
Tol Eressea


Oct 16 2011, 1:33am

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I was surprised by the outcome.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I really expected Wales to go through.....such a low-scoring affair! Well, I like both the Aussies and the Kiwi's, but I have to go with the All Black's in this one......

What's the matter, James? No glib remark? No pithy comeback?"


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 16 2011, 1:34am

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Very nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now just don't get me involved in one of those conversations about the characters of Australians and New Zealanders in relation to Aussies 'advancing' in their national anthem, and Kiwis 'defending'...


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 16 2011, 1:36am

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You can stay [In reply to] Can't Post

You are on the correct side. Wink


Spencissimus
Lorien


Oct 16 2011, 3:45am

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Nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

combining Advance Australia Fair with God Defend New Zealand/Aotearoa actually makes AAF look so much better. Some times I think we Australians are jealous of the Kiwi's...they have better scenery, they're better at Rugby, have an amazing national anthem (though anything next to the woeful Advance Australia Fair is brilliant) and, of course, the best movie trilogy in the world was filmed there Tongue

I won't be singing Advance Australia Fair tonight, that's for sure!


Spencissimus
Lorien


Oct 16 2011, 3:48am

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You won't need it... [In reply to] Can't Post

your boys are going to belt the Wallabies out of the park. Deans has shown yet again that he is incapable of selecting a decent team, while the All Blacks line-up is flawless...you'll barely notice Carter's absence.


Ataahua
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Oct 16 2011, 3:54am

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Heh - Advance Australia Fair [In reply to] Can't Post

is one of my favourite anthems as it's so upbeat. By comparison, NZ's sounds strident.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Elven
Valinor


Oct 16 2011, 4:10am

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Ah, but then there's the verses... [In reply to] Can't Post

they they leave out and don't want you to sing - Rule Britania, Capt Cook, famine, pillage, sly grog and table top dancing .... or is another song Im thinking about ... Wink Laugh


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Elven
Valinor


Oct 16 2011, 4:15am

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LOL.. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry I couldn't get around that Cool

The radio commentators are gearing up over here for a really exciting match - last I heard NZ is 3 to 1 odds on -

*starts singing* Tonights going to be a good night!


Elven
Valinor


Oct 16 2011, 4:16am

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*bows* ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Elven
Valinor


Oct 16 2011, 4:21am

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Did you know the Welsh Team take singing lessons! [In reply to] Can't Post

but I hear that they've been replaced by 'tackling' lessons as of yesterday. :D

I wonder who is singing the Anthems tonight?

Most Anthems need an overhaul me thinks. Wink


(This post was edited by Elven on Oct 16 2011, 4:24am)


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 16 2011, 4:25am

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"I've gotta feeling...woo-hoo... ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Starling
Half-elven


Oct 16 2011, 4:27am

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Well I can't speak for anyone else around here, but [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm always up for a bit of sly grog and table-top dancing...

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