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Old 05-21-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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Looking forward to Joe Schmidt taking over the Ireland job. Really think he can build a force and take us places. Looking forward to 2015 already.

Six Nations Champions 2014
World Cup Champions 2015

Can wait
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:38 PM
 
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World Cup Champions 2015

Can wait

Stranger things have happened I guess, wait, nothing comes to mind
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Dylan Hartley cusses out Wayne Barnes in the Aviva Premiership final and gets himself suspended for the duration of the Lions tour:



Alrite fellow CD ruggers, with the tour about to kick off, let's hear your predictions. I say the lions get their first series win since 97, 2-1.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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I 2nd that prediction!
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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I'm getting pumped for this. Us Irish will win it for us

Think we will win the series. Could be close though.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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So I'm watching Japan vs. Fiji in the Pacific Cup, and it's practically a monsoon out there, the pitch was completely waterlogged within minutes.

And the difference between weight & strength of the two packs is phenomenal. In that sense, I tip my hat to Japan for having any success at all in rugby; it's tough to win if your pack is prone to getting completely manhandled.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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So I'm watching Japan vs. Fiji in the Pacific Cup, and it's practically a monsoon out there, the pitch was completely waterlogged within minutes.

And the difference between weight & strength of the two packs is phenomenal. In that sense, I tip my hat to Japan for having any success at all in rugby; it's tough to win if your pack is prone to getting completely manhandled.
Japan has money to throw around, thats what saves them. They attract many decent foriegn players (many from NZ) to play in their domestic league. Some have qualified to play for Japan over the years, but not many.
They have also had a series of top coaches with the national team. The latest being Eddie Jones.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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I can never really get too excited about a lions tour to Australia , not in the same league as a south African or NZ tour IMO
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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Here's the Lions tour schedule :

June 2013
Sat 1 British and Irish Lions v Barbarians, So Kon Po Stadium, Hong Kong
19:35 local, 11:35 GMT, 23:35 NZST

Wed 5 Force v British and Irish Lions, Subiaco Oval, Perth
18:00 local, 10:00 GMT, 22:00 NZST

Sat 8 Reds v British and Irish Lions, Lang Park, Brisbane
19:30 local, 09:30 GMT, 21:30 NZST

Tue 11 Combined NSW-Queensland Country v British and Irish Lions, Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle
19:30 local, 09:30 GMT, 21:30 NZST

Sat 15 Waratahs v British and Irish Lions, Sydney Football Stadium
19:30 local, 09:30 GMT, 21:30 NZST

Tue 18 Brumbies v British and Irish Lions, Canberra Stadium
19:30 local, 09:30 GMT, 21:30 NZST

Sat 22 Australia v British and Irish Lions, Lang Park, Brisbane
20:00 local, 10:00 GMT, 22:00 NZST

Tue 25 Melbourne Rebels v British and Irish Lions, Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
19:30 local, 09:30 GMT, 21:30 NZST

Sat 29 Australia v British and Irish Lions, Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
20:00 local, 10:00 GMT, 22:00 NZST

July 2013
Sat 6 Australia v British and Irish Lions, Stadium Australia, Sydney
20:00 local, 10:00 GMT, 22:00 NZST
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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So I was watching the Collegiate (University) 7s championship yesterday, and I saw a few really crazy tries, some chip and chasers off the boot, and one guy hurdled the last man in the middle of the pitch and just kept going. At the very least, I think events like this can drum up interest in the XV's game in second-tier nations, particularly the US.
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