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    World Cup warm up games

    Scotland 25 - France 21

    Huge win for Scotland. France came out of the blocks & blew them away in the 1st half.

    France up 21-3 at half time. Scotland then came back to win it. Even more impressive when you consider Scotland were down to 14 men from the 51st minute.

    Scotland have Ireland & the Boks in their WC group. Neither will be overly confident of qualification after this game

    England 9 - Wales 20

    Although it was very much a second choice 15, bar maybe 3 or 4 players. England were meretricious. No grunt in the fwd's. Monumental amount of handling errors (22 turnovers)... the roof was closed too! The lacklustre performance has made the coaches job a lot easier when he selects the final WC squad.

    Wales were awesome. A lot of players retired or were chopped in the last few months. Gatland's got a good blend of hungry young aggressive players & a few old heads to steer the ship.

    On a side note Fiji hammered Japan today!

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    Meretricious. What a beautiful Word. Yes it seems it was an England B side but there should be no excuses.
    About to watch the Scotland game. Told it was a cracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wholetruth View Post
    Meretricious. What a beautiful Word.
    I reckon he's been sitting on that one for awhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by wholetruth View Post
    Meretricious. What a beautiful Word.
    A beautiful word, but with little overall meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    A beautiful word, but with little overall meaning.
    ARCHAIC
    relating to or characteristic of a prostitute.


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    Not the first time I’ve wheeled that beauty out!

    Normally used when describing Waratahs teams of years gone by.

    adjective
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    apparently attractive but having no real value.
    "meretricious souvenirs for the tourist trade"

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    England 19 - Wales 17

    Poms were way past meretricious this week! Went down to 12 men at one stage and a better team would have put them to the sword.
    Farrell's yellow was upgraded to a red after a bad tackle
    They managed to claw it back somehow. Either team will be lucky to get out of the group stage.

    France 30 - Scotland 27

    Scotland clawed the French back again after being 27-10 down.
    Both teams looked very impressive.
    Great game to watch if you can get the repeat on Stan

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    On a side note....

    John Plumtree's son Taine is playing at 8 for Wales. Very handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFDom View Post
    England 19 - Wales 17

    Poms were way past meretricious this week! Went down to 12 men at one stage and a better team would have put them to the sword.
    Farrell's yellow was upgraded to a red after a bad tackle
    They managed to claw it back somehow. Either team will be lucky to get out of the group stage.

    France 30 - Scotland 27

    Scotland clawed the French back again after being 27-10 down.
    Both teams looked very impressive.
    Great game to watch if you can get the repeat on Stan

    Englands first World Cup game is the crunch game against Argentina and good chance Farrell will miss it now. If they lost that then it will put massive pressure on them to beat Japan and Samoa

    Also Portugal beat USA 46-20, so that might not be as big a flogging as a lot might suspect

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    Japan and the Pacific Islands for Aussie Super 9's!

    Let's have one of these in WA! Click this link: Saitama Super Arena - New Perth Stadium?

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    Farrell’s red was downgraded to a yellow the hearing! WTF 😳

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    That must really piss the TMO off . Absolutely a red …. Direct contact to the head …. No attempt to bend …. No mitigation…. Previous history of poor technique….. Cop out ….(Actually mitigation … important to Englands World Cup effort!!)

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    World Rugby press release: "We absolutely care about player safety, except when it's a big name player who will potentially miss our showcase event"

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    Surprisingly it was an all Aussie judiciary panel

    “An all-Australian judicial committee comprised Adam Casselden SC and two ex-Wallabies in John Langford and David Croft. The former back-rower was coached by Eddie Jones, both for Australia and the Queensland Reds. These committees are assembled by World Rugby’s judicial panel chair, Chris Quinlan, with the chair selected in advance of matches. Two other members are then added afterwards, with an onus on neutrality for a player’s upcoming fixtures”

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    David Croft would know a thing or two about getting hit in the head, maybe affected his objectivity...

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