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up yours wales, we are TAKING YOU DOWN on sunday.
I'm glad I didn't meet you
dude. I was in the north of you the other weekend, you have some lovely hills if you don't mind me saying
i love yo_soys magnificent undulating northen peaks and craggy southern valleys
The amount of times I've passed up the opportunity to pick it up is impressive
I'm not into the whole peanut hugging scene, so I'm really quite indifferent to it. Also, we have a Formula One car parked in the foyer a fair bit. Again, I've never been inclined to sit in it
I'm losing serious man points here, aren't I?
Double yay with a twist and a squeeze
cos tickets were only a tenner. win!
something is seriously wrong with the world
is on St Patrick's Day. Making that Saturday possibly the drunkest thing there'll ever be in the entire history of Cardiff.
....i'll be the only one cheering england in the pub then....
*backs meekly and DRUNKENLY into the corner*
we shall not be watching it*
*because we may be on a plane. or drinking.
that sounds better to me.
It's our best chane ever to win, and we should do the slam. Whilst the front row is ok, the second row is devastating and Best, Wallace and Leamy is probably the best back row in the history of Irish rugby. They've litterally got everything. Boss' emergence has lit a fire under Stringer's arse, and ROG is probably the best fly half in the northern hemisphere. Then out side him, D'arce, BOD, Trimble, Murphy and Horgan when he's back from injury. Delightful!
I can't wait to hear the roar when they first run out onto Croker! What I'd give to be there!
oh crap. i am going to be SO drunk.
When Horgan went over in the last second I was literally just rolling around on the floor.
Then bought everyone in the pub champagne
about Wales v England
And I'll ring ahead and get the champers on ice :)
HE IS FUCKING USELESS
He's been building his confidence back ever since that assualt in 2001. He can break (see the Australia game), his ditribrution is top notch, his tactical kicking is beyond compare and he can kick penalties from inside his own half.
Jones? Goode? Parks?
David Humpreys was always a better player than O'Gara - I never understood why Ireland picked O'Gara over him. all those assets you list as top notch and beyond compare for O'Gara don't fit. He is a good goal kicker, but far from consistent, tactical kicking is VERY hit and miss, he cannot tackle at ALL
Worst of all, he buckles in the big games
On current Outside form in the UK, I would say Hook (and that's not me being biased)
Parks is beyond useless, Goode is Bad, Jones on past form yes, but is coming back from injury. Hopefully will peak just in time for Sunday.
I'm very interested to see how he fairs in this 6N.
Especially with a buckling front five.
Wales have a pretty good front 5 actually. Our front row knocks socks off yours and although our second row is no where near as talented as the Munster boys, they'll do their job
The match will be won in the back row, interesting to see in Best can carry on his immense form into the new year, and the open side contest should be a belter.
So we'll fuck it up royally.
Will prob beat England and France and then lose to Scotland or something.
Plus, our front row is still horseshit and john hayes is one of the worst players ever to get a cap.
but he's solid as, and never gets done. Sure he won't give you an edge, but the opposition won't have one either.
I believe he got demolished by Julian White only last week, and was truly dire against 2nd string provential sides in NZ last lions tour
that Porky was playing tighthead as was Hayes, how exactly did he do him? And it's hard for one man to stand out when the entire pack is getting done by a monumental effort from teh Tigs
I meant the Italian fella
And several reports flagged up Hayes and the rest of the front row as being the weak link in the pack for Munster
Ireland = an overrated bunch of knobheads, with one of the worlds biggest cocks and number 10, closely followed by Mr Dirty bastard himself BOD.
In BOD we trust? Only if he sticks his fingers in your eyes at the break down
Wales to win by 10
ps. We have our fair share of c**ts playing for us as well (Henson being the biggest)
Nice reasoned response
Its a well known "rumour" in rugby circles that Brian O'Driscoll is one of the dirtiest players in world rugby. He paints himself whiter than whiter but he is far from it
Plus ROG has a massive reputation for being an absolutely nasty arrogant twat. Surprising given that he has to be the worst outside half ireland have had in 20 years.
a) who cares if he's an arrogant twat because
b) he's a fucking GOOD player?!!?!!?!?!!
(a) He can't tackle for toffee
(b) has a gob on him that makes people what to smack him (ask that aussie who laid into him down under in 2001)
(c) Buckles under pressure when the shit hits the fan
(d) Arrogance breeds over-confidence, thats his major problem
Best Outside half in the northern hemisphere? MY ARSE! He not even the best in Ireland
(a) name me a fly half that can other than Carter?
(b) Can't take the pressure of a bit of sledging? Don't play then! Secondly it's a bit callous to bring that up. It was a calculated unprovoked assualt as ROG lay at the bottom of a ruck unable to defend himself. There's no excuse for that
(c) BOD said before last years 6N that ROG actually wanted to quit rugby after 2001 and who could blame him. He's been rebuilding his confidence since and at the moment he looks absolutely dynamite.
(d) That's your own personal judgement which seems to stem from some deep seated hatred of ROG. Each to their ownn
(a) Jones - best outside half tackler in world rugby, better than Carter in my opinion
(b)True, but there is sledging and then some. I happen to think (and again I have heard rumours to this effect) that ROG takes it that Little bit too far. Warrented, my comment about 2001 was unfair, I take that back
(c) He has played ok in some of the european games, but was mightly shocking against Leicester a few weeks ago (when the pressure was on) and don't even mention the grand slam game in cardiff 2 years ago. Dynamite - no way
(d) He is overconfident, and its not a deep seated hatred of him. I have just never rated him as a great OH. Humphreys ALWAYS should have played instead of him
and he's a lovely sweet man.
I live with a Welshman, so I'm used to this one eyed ignorance to facts.
Oh yes, the fantastic accustation from Henson's book that BOD eye gauged him.
The actuality - BOD dumped him and said "How'd you like that you cocky little fuck?"
PLEASE, do me a favour
I was not referring specifically to the Henson BS book, and as I have already stated, GH is a tool of the highest order.
A lot of players in the world of rugby have stated that BOD plays very dirty at the tackle area, and gets away with it.
Don't get me wrong, BOD is awesome in attack, and can be a tremendous tackler. Its just that too many rumours are batting about with regards to his underhanded tactics
My home life is a nightmare. I get 20 minutes of Hook, 20 minutes of Peel then 20 minutes of Ryan Jones (sexiest man in Wales) with a "I hope Wilkinson never plays again and that Phil Vickery breaks his neck". Then it starts again. And in comparison to his friends, he's tame.
Oh no rumours. I concede. These rumours (the only one of which I've heard is from Henson's book) are obviously compelling evidence.
There was that half hearted attempt at a shoeing against Italy last year, but in fairness, the Italians were lying all over the ball and the ref was doing nothing. I'd have done the same, except I would've actually shoed him instead of losing my bottle.
I never said it was compelling evidence, its just that you hear these things alot and in different places so you start to think it has some foundation.
I am not one of those Welsh people you seem to live with you hate all the English and are blind to the own deficiencies in our own team. People like that are beyond help. But I am a little pee'd off with the Irish going on about BOD this and ROG that, without taking critism of them on board
Don't even get me started on Stringer - good god how he he 1 cap let alone 50 odd is beyond me. The most one-dimensional scrum half in world rugby
He did a job when we had few other options
With the rise of Boss, we'll see less and less of him I think
And it's because they're perfect ;)
Half kiwi isn't he? ;0)
Geraghty absolutely did him in the first LI-Ulster game.
But yeah, he's as Irish as Cockbain is Welsh and Ward Smith is English
But I did at least back it up with some form of arguement
Every report I've ever had (and that's a lot) about ROG is that he's sound as a pound...
Our performances a few months back were outstanding although like someone else said that'll probably mean we bottle it.
Having said that, Oh to be at Croke Park...!
I've got a feeling about this one.
Then again I said that in 2003,2004,2005 and 2006
Wales by 5-8
My friends have turned down filming for *this*...
what's the big deal?
with chasing eggs I think...
We really are. And watch us win the World Cup, we'll never have a better chance.
Good luck with that
then so can we!
Simple, let the French get a bit of a lead in the first half, they'll come out playing sevens and we'll clean up!
Someone didn't give Murphy the message.
In fairness though, France created nothing in that game. We made six appalling errors and they scored off all of them. However, that second half was the launching point of our now fevering momentum.