Being Scottish edition
>Went to a Welsh school
>Tried to embrace being Welsh and have some sense of national pride
>The rest of Wales thinks I'm basically English
Jesus christ lads, my anus can't handle this much tightening.
have to say lads, it's been a pretty nice game so far, kicks the shit out of yesterday
I'd like to see wales give more space to north, seems like he's anchored to touch atm, and when he does get the ball he's got nowhere to physically go
>using the eye rape that is Yotsuba B
>using the eye rape that is Windows
This is Rugby's version of a safespace, exclude Australia and NZ so you don't get triggered by consistent losses.
>HE ALMOST LOST TO FUCKING SCOTLAND!!!!!
>that was literally our strongest team
>there is literally nothing we can add to the attack
>there is literally no players we can bring in to make a difference
North is shit, I don't care what anyone says.
north was given nowhere to go, for most of the game he's stuck next to touch and given the ball maybe 5 times, when he eventually does get it, there's physically nowhere to go
the last ten minutes there he was in centre and he's testing the defence every run
>people actually think that was a good game
>both tries from 5m out
Imagine if NZ had that sort of possession, they'd put 40+ points on either team.
>tfw we are going back to the England era of rugby dominance
also biggar gives a lot more than priestland did today, our attack can easily be better than it was there, I mean fuck, if biggar or priestland hadn't missed their kicks we'd have beaten the hardest opponents in the 6n this year in their own backyard by 9 points, and that's with an attack that was very meh compared to the WC against even australia
I'm not saying that game was great, but to say that was the best our attack can do is just false
having to play away, captain just comes back from injury and missing quite a few of our most attacking players, scott williams, 1/2p, biggar, cory allen, gareth davies, ross moriarty
Wales were missing 3 starters and a fair few players were recently back from injury and undercooked (Warbs, JD2, Williams). Ireland played very well, not taking anything away from it. Why are Irish fans so argumentative?
>tfw your country will never be a relevant rugby nation.
Zero is shite.
McGrath is but without SOB Healy may have started. White isn't. That's not even mentioning Fitzgerald, Henry or Moore. Starters and their immediate replacements.
With our lack of depth I can't see us sustaining our performances through out the competition. Our bench was so shite. Wales missed a trick today.
Yes, born and raised.
>tfw your only chance at even being a relevant regional power at rugby is to reform the Central American Federation
>tfw the Philippines already stole your emblem
great game of ruggers today boys.
Both teams brought an intensity and attacking intent that was only curtailed by heroic defence on both sides.
As a Welshman I have to give credit to Irelel, with so many injuries, they put on a quite spectacular performance. It was lovely to see Wales experimenting with some new back play and having a go out wide. New systems were clearly bieng tried out, the Irish defence had answers to the questions we posed them though, so still work to do in polishing the moves off.
Both those teams should beat England, France, Scotland and Italy on the evidence of yesterdays shiftiests.
I have a feeling Wales will get better as the tournament goes on.
Well, at least we've got 2 easy peasy home games now
>implying it wasn't the same old shit we've seen for the last 4 years
High on intensity and physicality. Low on skill.
Good enough to win the six nations though, because this tournament is fucking garbage at the moment lel
I've been here for quite a while desu so it's nothing new or exciting. It has changed my world view substantially, especially in the way that seeing the efficiency and honesty of the American way of life facilitated by your organized and transparent political system, has filled me with an overwhelming desire to better my homeland.
This includes sports.
We chucked the ball around in spades.
In previous years we would have tucked it up the jumper in such a tight game but today we saw some real attempts to spread the ball and capitalise on overlaps.
It was only a bit of bad luck and the fact that those irish boys bust an absolute gut in defence that denied us a couple of tries.
The same holds true for Ireland who were mightily impressive on the counter, only denied by great one on one welsh tackling.
The draw was an absolutely fair reflection on the game imo.
Only since after the loins really lad
The main thing is our centres and North have all forgotten how to offload, Roberts used to do it loads but now nobody does. It really takes the bite out of our attack
>http://www.worldrugby.org/rankings now shows the women's rankings by default
What the fuck? It was bad enough that you have to wade through women's, u20 and 7s when looking at the fixtures.
what competitions/leagues do i need to follow to get a good grip on rugby?
there are like fifty of them and i don't want to waste my time watching some meme league
top 14, 6 nations, aviva premiership, super rugby, i don't even know where to start
Watch Super Rugby if you want to see the highest quality but watch meme players, making yourself completely clueless when it comes to talking with other NH people
Watch the Pro12 if you want to watch the best NH league
Top 14 = French league. Money and brutal packs of forwards, probably the most competitive league due to relegation and money
6 nations = International tournament, not a league
Aviva = English league, well balanced league with relegation
Super rugby = Southern hemisphere league, best players, most exciting rugby but a bit silly at times when you see the scores
Focus on international rugby i.e. 6 nations, summer and autumn tests, Lions tours etc.
For leagues, either the Celtic league/pro12 or super rugby. Top14 is a bit all over the place and Aviva is really boring.
I follow the Guinness Pro12 since my team plays in that. There'[s always the Euro championship (Champion's league equivalent) though thats gotten a lot worse since they changed the make-up of the competition.
There isn't really an EPL equivalent league. Everyone mostly sticks to their own. Aviva is the English league but its pretty bad rugby unless you're English and enjoy that. Top14 is the French one and is at risk of becoming a one team league. The Pro12 is made up of teams for Wales, IReland, Scotland and Italy.
6Nations = euro international
Champions Cup = euro interleague
Super Rugby = southern hemisphere league
Top14, Pro12, Premiership = semi-meme leagues
did i get that right?
>There'[s always the Euro championship (Champion's league equivalent) though thats gotten a lot worse since they changed the make-up of the competition.
>though thats gotten a lot worse since they changed the make-up of the competition.
because your team doesn't qualify
Walel player ratings
15. Sanjay: 7/10, ring rusty but not a bad performance
14. North: 6/10, less anonymous than he has been but still needs to remember he can actually offload.
13. JD2: 6/10, lacked creativity but good defensively.
12. Roberts: 8/10, immaculate defending and good bosh ball
11. James: 5/10, better than cuckbert and that's about it
10. Priestland: 7/10, by and large good apart from that howler in the first half
9. Davies: 5/10, decent ball sometimes but he's a greedy cunt
8. Faletau: 9/10, our standout player along with Jamie. Great ball-carrying and tackling
7. Blue Hat: 6/10, quiet at the breakdown because of Garces, decent in open field play. Let a couple of tackles slip, which is uncharacteristic
6. Breadman: 5.5/10, very ring-rusty in the first half but picked up in the second half including a great counter-ruck, though Garces really doesn't allow for much pilfering. Not a bad first game back, should improve considerably later
5. AWJ: 7.5/10, solid game with lots of grunt work.
4. Charteris: 6/10, bit quiet but didn't make any big errors.
3. Lee: 7/10, very good scrummaging and not a slouch around the park
2. Baldwin: 6.5/10, a lot of grunt work but looked a tad off the pace
1. Evans: 7.5/10, great debut. Did a number on the Irish front row, and the scrum grunt dropped considerably when melon came on
From previous /rug/
15- the guy who fills in for halfpenny
14- anyone except cuthbert please
13- snapped his shit up but now back
12- doctor crashball
11- the most overrated winger in world rugby but good at raping shit teams
10- autism dancer
9- greedy cunt
8- strong welsh name
7- blue hat, gold heart
6- gatlands bumboy
4- the actual captain
1- literally who
^copied/pasted from someone else
Now the rest of them.
10-spaghettis can't kick
8-I'd let him fuck me and demand I call him daddy but he's never going to win a trophy because of his shit teams
3-rekt by a dog