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Rugby Autumn Internationals

Chicago is obviously the place to break hoodoos at the moment. .days after the Cubs won their first "World" Series, Ireland have finally beaten New Zealand after 111 years, with a 40-29 win at Soldier Field. Admittedly only 29 games in that time, but brilliant to finally beat them & sets up the second game in Dublin brilliantly.

A great tribute to Axel as well, with the team lining up in a figure 8!

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Some great games coming up for the Home Nations & Ireland over the next month.

http://www.autumn-internationals.co.uk/2016/
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  • I've had a cracking day for Rugby; first watching London Irish at the Madejski further cementing their status at the top of the Championship, and now this.

    I should be working in Dublin on and off for the next few weeks; hopefully I'll be able to take in the return match over a couple of pints somewhere.
  • Historic win for Ireland .. the century+ hoodoo has been broken
  • Amazing game. I always think that the All Blacks will just turn on their 7th gear and run away with it, but weren't able to yesterday. Ireland were class.
  • Looking forward to watching England v Saffers on big screen next Saturday
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  • Highlights here and the full match is also available .. how NZ missed the power of Whitelock and Retallick at the ruck and maul .. and that interminable Haka ? .. enough !!

  • Excellent England win today ...great to see after the Charlton dross
  • Caught the last 10 of the Scotland/Australia game. Scots with a 6 point lead and Aussies a man down. What could go wrong??

    Thought the crowd were pretty poor, with no respect for the kicker as Australia converted for a winning point.

    Scotland kept it alive for 4 minutes over the 80, but couldn't get close enough for a drop and Aussies kept him their cool to avoid a pen, until the ball went loose and out.
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  • stonemuse said:

    Excellent England win today ...great to see after the Charlton dross

    That's a very good result for England against the Saffers. Watching some of the highlights & the South African defence leaves a bit to be desired, but England looking to be improving more under Jones.
  • TelMc32 said:

    stonemuse said:

    Excellent England win today ...great to see after the Charlton dross

    That's a very good result for England against the Saffers. Watching some of the highlights & the South African defence leaves a bit to be desired, but England looking to be improving more under Jones.
    Jones definitely taking England in the right direction
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    stonemuse said:

    TelMc32 said:

    stonemuse said:

    Excellent England win today ...great to see after the Charlton dross

    That's a very good result for England against the Saffers. Watching some of the highlights & the South African defence leaves a bit to be desired, but England looking to be improving more under Jones.
    Jones definitely taking England in the right direction
    He certainly is. He has a very good pool of players to pick from and is getting the best out of them. Real strength in depth.
  • England R U is showing the importance of a decent coaching staff and manager .. with pretty much the same playing personnel the performances under Jones compared to Lancaster are water to wine, brick to gold, abject failure to potential world beaters ((:>)
  • Another grand slam looks to be on cards.
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    So Ireland's 2nd string saw off Canada by 52-21 after running in 8 tries. A little laboured at times and Canada came back well early on with a quick two tries to level it at 14-14 at one stage, but Ireland eventually found their way through.

    A run out, if nothing else, for O'Mahony & O'Brien after injury and a debut for 8 players, including Ringrose who will be a cracking player.

    Most people's minds wandering to next Saturday at 5pm.

    A lovely tribute from the Maori All Blacks in their tour game at Munster. Respectfully laying an AB shirt, with Axel's initials on, on the pitch ahead of their Haka.

  • Fantastic result for Scotland against New Zealand
  • Really enjoyed the England game.
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  • TelMc32 said:

    So Ireland's 2nd string saw off Canada by 52-21 after running in 8 tries. A little laboured at times and Canada came back well early on with a quick two tries to level it at 14-14 at one stage, but Ireland eventually found their way through.

    A run out, if nothing else, for O'Mahony & O'Brien after injury and a debut for 8 players, including Ringrose who will be a cracking player.

    Most people's minds wandering to next Saturday at 5pm.

    A lovely tribute from the Maori All Blacks in their tour game at Munster. Respectfully laying an AB shirt, with Axel's initials on, on the pitch ahead of their Haka.

    Nice touch.
  • Another grand slam looks to be on cards.

    The Irish will have a lot to say about that ((:>)
  • I'm on a plane with some of the all blacks.

    Gobsmacked.
  • TJ Perenara is a few rows in front. Along with Ardie Savea - hence his kitbag above.

    They were having a few cheeky halfpints at the table next to me for breakfast.
  • off to twickenham tommorow for us against argies, any recomendations where to go for the footie after the match, dont know whether to head back to waterloo and watch in sports bar there or any other suggestions, if leaving on full time what is roughly the queue to get on to a train?

    cheers any reccomendations or advice would be welcomed
  • Try the Weatherspoons in the High Street, same side as the station just walk past the station until you find it. I think it's called the William Web Ellis, other wise probably a wait of about 1/2 hr 45mins for a train depending on how quick you manage to exit the stadium.
  • cheers @Horsfield9 just didnt think they would have sky/bt as wanna try and catch the chelsea spurs game, think may just make a dash back to waterloo
  • off to twickenham tommorow for us against argies, any recomendations where to go for the footie after the match, dont know whether to head back to waterloo and watch in sports bar there or any other suggestions, if leaving on full time what is roughly the queue to get on to a train?

    cheers any reccomendations or advice would be welcomed

    As @Horsfield9 said, the Weatherspoons, the William Webb Ellis, is pretty good, although all the Twickenham pubs will be pretty rammed. I quite like The Fox in Church Street, which is a couple of minutes walk further on from Weatherspoons.

    There is also a big sports bar, Rileys, very close by at 1 Heath Rd, Twickenham TW1 4AW, with huge HD screens and pool tables etc - http://www.rileys.co.uk/ That might be a decent shout if everywhere is packed
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    cheers @Horsfield9 just didnt think they would have sky/bt as wanna try and catch the chelsea spurs game, think may just make a dash back to waterloo

    I'd get away from twickenham and back to Waterloo to watch it. The wetherspoons def won't have it on. As said above, Rileys is the best bet if you do stay local.

    Twickenham is a right bollock ache in terms of getting on the train afterwards.
  • TelMc32 said:

    Caught the last 10 of the Scotland/Australia game. Scots with a 6 point lead and Aussies a man down. What could go wrong??

    Thought the crowd were pretty poor, with no respect for the kicker as Australia converted for a winning point.

    Scotland kept it alive for 4 minutes over the 80, but couldn't get close enough for a drop and Aussies kept him their cool to avoid a pen, until the ball went loose and out.

    No different at Twickenham today, whole of stadium booing the Argie kicker, not that it made any difference.

    I don't like this trend of punishing players for shit refereeeing, and rugby referees at the international level is dogshit at the moment. So many poor or wrong decisions being made today and in the last few weeks, can't remember the last time officials were this incompetent.
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