That was a bit close, no?

Obviously, post-Brexit we shall have to stop France being in the 6 nations.

For, as we keep being told, all cooperation with J. Foreigner will stop the moment we little Englanders take over.

Hmm, after that, messy, messy, game that we were lucky to win. V. lucky.

Not entirely sure about the new high tackle rules though. Ones that just ride up are worth a penalty, really just not sure about that.

15 comments on “That was a bit close, no?

  1. Wood, Hughes, Youngs, Ford off their game. And May kept falling over his own feet. And we still won.

    Worse than a ref who doesn’t understand scrums is one who thinks he does.

  2. The new rules are a farce. If the letter of the new Law was acted upon in that match consistently, there’d only have been 6 men on the pitch at half time and Lawes would have been banned for life. The only thing that anyone got correct was the “Man of the Match”.

  3. “Worse than a ref who doesn’t understand scrums is one who thinks he does.”

    Indeed. He was pedantic to a fault on getting the scrum stable, fair enough we want to see a contest, but then let the scrum half feed straight to the 2nd row.

  4. And the time the ref called ‘out’ at a ruck and then penalised Wood for diving on the ball. Either it’s out or it’s not. It can’t be in and out.

  5. Completely off topic, but we do need a diversion from England’s inept performance, I see that the left in America have suddenly discovered that the rule of law as interpreted by judges is now a good thing.

    Add this to a new love of free markets and a hatred of EOs and one might be forgiven for thinking one has woken up in a parallel universe.

  6. “then let the scrum half feed straight to the 2nd row”: it is an offence in the eyes of the Lord, and certainly makes a mockery of the fiddle-faddle about the rest of scrummaging.

  7. I go further: if you are going to allow the feed to go into the second row, there is really no point to scrums. Restart the game in some different way.

  8. I don’t like the fact they allow lifting in the line out, but if they mess with the scrum I am going over to League. You almost never see the other side win the ball but I think the pretense is important.

    Totally off topic: Warmists lying again.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4192182/World-leaders-duped-manipulated-global-warming-data.html

    The Mail might be hysterical haters who are as close to a Fascist paper as the UK has ever come, but they are also virtually the only people doing real reporting.

  9. Ed Snack,

    He wasn’t penalised for offside, he was penalised for not staying on his feet when the ball was not out but still ’emerging’ from the ruck according to the ref, despite him clearly calling “it’s out” just moments before.

    We were poor, but hopefully will rectify the mistakes for next week’s big game against the Taffies.

  10. Add this to a new love of free markets and a hatred of EOs and one might be forgiven for thinking one has woken up in a parallel universe.

    As I enjoy pointing out to lefty friends, if most of the policies being proposed by Trump (or Marine Le Pen, for that matter) were coming from Corbyn, they’d be wet with delight. But since TRUMP IS LITERALLY HITLER

  11. The whole point of the new tackle rules is to try and take away from the spectacle of the South-Eastern Tetartosphere game (not sure if that exists, I may have made it up – but basically Oz, NZ and the Islands) in order to favour the Northern Hemisphere (plus SA) game.

    Both games are fun to watch, and it is even more fun to watch the interaction of the two; but to severely penalise tackles that slip or where the tackler tries to duck under the tackle takes away from the SET game (I like this as an acronym for the above – and think that it should be more widely used!) and encourages the typical Northern Hemisphere approach of kick for territory, force a penalty, kick the three points, rinse and repeat.

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