Test Rugby Rugby World Cup - Japan 2019 Thread - 20th September to 2nd November

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I know they want to protect the head, but in that instance I'm just not sure how it could've been avoided. Player wasn't hurt at all, so yellow and let judiciary do the rest. Tackling in the air used to be a yellow too.
 

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I know they want to protect the head, but in that instance I'm just not sure how it could've been avoided. Player wasn't hurt at all, so yellow and let judiciary do the rest. Tackling in the air used to be a yellow too.
Concussion mate . You cant tackle high . Players miss weeks , careers are shortened . Its the way the game is going now .
 

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Looked good when they put they foot down. Two more stupid sin bins though is a concern, although once again, what was the tackler meant to do?

I suspect we'll see the really good sides continue to duck their heads in tackles.
 

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Went to the Wallabies v Uruguay game yesterday. Everything really well organised but the heat is going to be a big problem for the Olympics if yesterday was anything to go by. Was only 28 yesterday and medium humidity but even then it was tough moving around, waiting for buses etc. Can't imagine what it'll be like in August, whatever compelled them to have the Olympics that time of the year is beyond me.

Aussie fans were good value, cringeworthy and funny in equal measures. 33k at a 40k stadium so not bad considering it was Uruguay. Possibly overpriced, these seats were Cat B (of A-D) and were $200. All in all not bad, not bad at all.
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Went to the Wallabies v Uruguay game yesterday. Everything really well organised but the heat is going to be a big problem for the Olympics if yesterday was anything to go by. Was only 28 yesterday and medium humidity but even then it was tough moving around, waiting for buses etc. Can't imagine what it'll be like in August, whatever compelled them to have the Olympics that time of the year is beyond me.

Aussie fans were good value, cringeworthy and funny in equal measures. 33k at a 40k stadium so not bad considering it was Uruguay. Possibly overpriced, these seats were Cat B (of A-D) and were $200. All in all not bad, not bad at all.
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It's astounding the crowds they are getting in Japan. With the ticket-prices you've just mentioned, even for match-ups like that, I'm even more astounded.

Hats off to the Japanese.
 

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All Black tickets at the same stadium were another 25% on that so well and truly into taking the proverbial terrirtory. To be fair though there was very little waiting around for anything, the event was way over-staffed and a can of bourbon was only $8 so I was happy with that.
 

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Getting a bit worried these soft yellows will effectively eliminate a side at some point... Some of them are honestly laughable.

I understand & agree with protecting the head... but I think this has gone too far. It is too pedantic an interpretation IMO.
 

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Getting a bit worried these soft yellows will effectively eliminate a side at some point... Some of them are honestly laughable.

I understand & agree with protecting the head... but I think this has gone too far. It is too pedantic an interpretation IMO.
Would like Wales to lose tonight, so maybe they could be the first? :)
 

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You know, I wouldn't mind seeing a plate and bowl competition at the Rugby World Cup. Especially this one in Japan. Great set of matches for Kamaishi, Kumagaya, Fukuoka and Hanazono. Or maybe double-headers at the bigger grounds.
 

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Fox commentators teeing off at the TMO:
-Wales should've had a red
-Fiji getting an iffy yellow
-TMO thinks the RWC is about him
 

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Fiji seem to have come in being really careful with their passing to prevent interception tries like Wales had against Australia.
TO there but fortunately not punished.
 

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