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Hang on, I was defending a comment about England being 'the biggest joke in world rugby' If you want to give it out be prepared to take a bit back fella. Nice of of you to comment on all of the other stuff though ;)
Posted 16:51 08th August 2012
Oh dear, oh dear.
Yes, the Heineken Cup is the best rugby tournament in the world. The Aviva Premiership is the best rugby tournament in the world. Twickenham is the best rugby ground in the world, Wimbledon is the best tennis tournament in the world, Wembley is the best football ground in the world, the Premiership is the best football tournament in the world, the FA Cup is the best football knockout in the world, Badminton is the best eventing event in the world, Lord's is the best cricket ground in the world, your beer is the best in the world (even though most of you drink foreign lagers brewed under licence) ...
Do we recognise a pattern here? Lol, we know how this goes. We've heard it all before.
Posted 14:59 08th August 2012
I was defending all NH rugby not just England. I'm well aware that it's team GB winning medals not just England!! The buzz of the Heineken Cup is amazing and the folks from Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy that we meet year in year out make it the game I love. You carry on posing and posturing we'll enjoy the Craic as the Irish say.
Posted 17:09 07th August 2012
@ Johnny_Guitar... as if you should even need reminding, but it's Great Britain that is winning all the medals, not just England... remember it also includes people from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It's not surprising the English are so unpopular sometimes with an attitude like that.
Posted 13:37 07th August 2012
@Johnny Guitar. Loving yr work man.
English and European club rugby are streets ahead of similar competitions. The Prem is the best contest in the world with real pressure. Where is the promotion/relegation in Super Rugby? So no real pressure then! Trips to Munster, Paris, Cardiff are some of the best days out available to Rugby fans anywhere in the world. And where do all the SH players want to come in between World Cups? Europe of course!
Posted 11:46 07th August 2012
Not sure I know where some of this vitriol regarding England comes from. Some of the SH just seem to have a huge chip on their shoulders about England. Get over it! I enjoy my rugby and I enjoy supporting my local town who happen to be quite good. Good enough for Wayne Smith to coach, Buck Shelford to play for, Pat Lam to play for, i don't need to go on with the list. Of course many will come over for a bit of a pay day after finishing their international career that is so obvious it's hardly worth talking about. Go drink your rubbish beer and tell yourself you are the best, i'll stick with European rugby with all it's differences, colour and great weekends away!
Posted 11:12 07th August 2012
england rugby just maintaining their standing as being the biggest joke in world rugby and possibly sport. i am happy cameron isnt going to rugby's hospice and i hope he stays at the force because they need a great player like him for next year
Posted 09:06 07th August 2012
Nothing to do with not being fit enough for the Premiership (Armchair- I detect your tone!) We (Saints) need a player who can contribute for the whole season and I've read so many comments about how injury prone this chap is from Aussie fans. Don't judge our rugby against your own as it's very different. I personally love our set-up with loads of local sides and we English won't be going regional any time soon, we'll get by i'm sure.
Anyway got to get back to the Olympics and count our medals ;)) I think we've won more medals than Aus, NZ, SA and Arg put together!! so we know a bit about sport.
Posted 23:11 06th August 2012
no surprise there...was even astonished they wanted to sign him in the first place!!
Posted 21:28 06th August 2012
Ozzie international back not fit enough for English club rugby. Love it.
Posted 17:51 06th August 2012
I think the Saints have made a very wise decision not to sign him, I have watched him over the years, he's probably one of the better players at the Force, but then again he is playing for the weakest of all the Aussie teams, more importantly though he is a glass man and cant seem to go more than 5 games without picking some kind of injury and I think this is the reason why he wont be playing for the Saints.
Posted 15:27 06th August 2012
Well, ste490, the solution is simple. Develop your own players and stop scouting overseas.
This is tough on Shepherd, but no great surprise.
Posted 14:14 06th August 2012
Hmm. Saints made the same decision over Joe Van Niekerk a couple of years ago and look how that turned out! Hope we haven't done it again.
Posted 13:08 06th August 2012